Nantucket, July 1, 2021

Nantucket Community Television has been honored with citations from The Telly Awards for general media promotion and from the Hometown Media Awards for children’s programming.

The Telly Awards is the world’s largest recognition of excellence in video and television content across all screens, with annual winners including media giants like Comcast, FOX, Netflix, Microsoft, Condé Nast, HBO, Nickelodeon, and others. Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.

NCTV18 was given a 2021 silver award for its outstanding work in self-promotion, for the station’s “What’s New with NCTV18” campaign. Credits include Dee White as producer, lead editor, and graphics artist; Andrew Cromartie as acting talent; writing assistant Rachel Larson-Devine; and NCTV18 Executive Director Lisa Getter.

Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje noted: “In the face of a year like no other, the visual storytelling community has continued to defy the limitations of our new world. Achievements have been both societal, such as embracing social media platforms to raise awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams…. This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. The collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

Hometown Media Awards recognized NCTV18 in its access professional division for children’s programs, for the series Out to See. The award names Sue Riddle and Lizza Obremski as the creators, and Andrew Cromartie and Dee White as the station staff who worked on the production of this series. 

The awards are presented by the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media, which supports and promotes education in community media. The 2021 Hometown Media Awards received almost 1,000 entries, which are evaluated on factors including budget, experience, and subject. The judges review the submissions from their assigned category, score accordingly, and provide feedback to all entrants who request commentary on their submissions. Programs entered for the 2021 Hometown Media Awards had their first telecast on a local cable access channel between January 1 – December 31, 2020.


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