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THE PUBLIC MEDIA SUMMIT 2012 AWARDS

The Public Media Summit 2012 Awards

The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) presents its annual awards to exemplary leaders and stations within the public broadcasting community that provide innovative programs and effective advocacy on behalf of public television stations across the country. While the Public Media Summit in February 2012 will focus on addressing the strategic challenges facing local public television and radio stations, it will also provide us the opportunity to recognize leaders within our industry who are serving their communities in new and exciting ways.

Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues by nominating them for the 2012 EDGE Award or the 2012 David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award. The deadline for the submission of nominations is Friday, January 6, 2012.

EDGE Award

Each year, APTS honors public television stations and leaders for their innovative use of digital broadcast technology to better serve their communities. The EDGE Award highlights excellence in the use of digital technology, groundbreaking partnerships, innovation and leadership in using digital resources to meet education priorities in math, science and literacy. The 2012 EDGE Awards will be presented to a station, an individual or a group of individuals who have used their digital resources to deliver innovative services on-air, online and on-the-ground.

APTS member stations and their employees are eligible for this award. Nominations should include the name of the person offering the nomination, the name of the nominee/project and a description of the merits of the project. Nominations of past winners have also submitted additional materials (for example, detailed project descriptions and impact statements, videos and other material, as well as letters of recommendation from project partners) to support the nominations. Please take a moment to learn more about the 2011 EDGE Award winners. Please take a moment to learn more about the 2010 EDGE Award winners.

To submit a nomination for the 2012 EDGE Award, please do one of the following:

The deadline for the submission of nominations is Friday, January 6, 2012. For questions about the EDGE Award, please contact Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President, COO and General Counsel, at 202.654.4215 or lthompson@apts.org.

David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award

As public broadcasting continues to face funding challenges, the success of our advocacy campaign rests in the efforts of citizen activists who take up our calls to action to secure our federal funding. As leaders of local public television and radio stations prepare to gather in Washington in February 2012 for the Public Media Summit, APTS is pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the contributions of a deserving lay leader with the David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award. No other national award specifically honors the vital link in which citizens engage other citizens on behalf of public broadcasting.

The Brugger Award, named for the former President and Chief Executive Officer of APTS, recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in advocating for continued funding for public broadcasting before Congress. In 2011, APTS presented the Brugger Award to American Public Media  for their work on the 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting campaign. In 2010, the Brugger Award went to the Honorable Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D., Board Chairman of the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. Other past Brugger Award recipients include:

  • Peggy Charren, WGBH (2009)
  • Elsie Hillman, WQED (2008)
  • Pat Moody, WNIT (2007)
  • Betty Jean Fergerson, Iowa Public Television (2006)
  • Don Rinker, Alaska Public Broadcasting (2005)
  • Reba Campbell, SCETV (2004)
  • Friends of Thirteen, WNET/Thirteen (2003)
  • Larry Langley, KLRU (2002)
  • Diane Papedo, Rock Mountain PBS (2001)

APTS members are eligible to submit nominations for the 2012 David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award. Nominations should include the name of the person offering the nomination, the name of the nominee and a description of the activities the nominee has undertaken to strengthen community support for public broadcasting. Past nominators have also submitted additional materials (for example videos and other material, as well as letters of recommendation from elected officials and community partners) to support the nominations.

To submit a nomination for the 2012 David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award, please do one of the following:

The deadline for the submission of nominations is Friday, January 6, 2012. For questions about the 2012 Brugger Award, please contact Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President, COO and General Counsel, at 202.654.4215 or lthompson@apts.org.

The Public Media Summit

Webinars/Conference Calls

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