MSG Varsity And The New York Chapter Of The National Academy Of Television And Arts And Sciences Announce Second Year Of MSG Varsity V Awards
November 4, 2010
(BETHPAGE, N.Y.) – MSG Varsity and The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NY NATAS) are pleased to announce the second year of the MSG Varsity V Awards, which were designed to foster the next generation of broadcast professionals by recognizing excellence in student-produced content for television. Open to all high school students in Cablevision’s service area, the award program encourages students to capture their own school’s stories and provides high schools with an opportunity to share with their communities the positive things their students are doing.
The MSG Varsity V awards will recognize the top performer in each of the following ten categories:
– Best On-Air Talent
– Best Play-By-Play/Color Commentator
– Best Feature
– Best Full Game Production
– Best Full Game Coverage by a Single Camera – Best PSA
– Best Editing
– Best Videography
– Best Original Production
– The Story of My School
“Best Original Production” is a viewers’ choice category. Videos of all nominees in this category will be posted on MSGVarsity.com and the winner will be chosen through online voting. This year, MSG Varsity has extended the submission period (November 1, 2010 through March 21, 2011).
Entries will be judged by television, production and broadcasting industry professionals from MSG Varsity and NY NATAS. Each winning high school will receive a $5,000 grant. Each winning student, in addition to receiving a trophy, will be featured on a television special highlighting all award winners, which will air in June 2011 on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14).
“We are thrilled that The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences continues to support our goal of fostering media creation in high schools throughout the tri-state area,” said Theresa Chillianis, General Manager, MSG Varsity. “We were impressed with last year’s entries and are eager to see the new student productions and share that creativity with their communities.”
“We are proud to be part of such a wonderful program that encourages creativity and recognizes students for their television production skills,” said Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director, of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “We honored some remarkably talented students last school year and we look forward to seeing what this year has in store.”
About MSG Varsity
MSG Varsity is a multi-platform suite of services comprised of: a 24/7 HD television network, a comprehensive online destination, and a groundbreaking interactive service, all dedicated to high school sports, academics and activities happening throughout the tri-state area. Content for these services includes MSG Varsity’s professionally produced programming as well as content created by the high schools themselves. Working in partnership with MSG Varsity, students and faculty are given extraordinary access to curriculum and training in multimedia creation and distribution, empowering them to become active participants in telling their school’s stories. MSG Varsity is a Cablevision exclusive service not available to satellite or phone company TV subscribers and reaches three million households throughout the New York market. For more information, please visit www.msgvarsity.com.
About The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences (NY NATAS)
NY NATAS, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving all media professionals in the television industry by offering career enhancing events and networking opportunities. NY NATAS conducts activities that cultivate and promote understanding of, appreciation for, and public interest in the arts, crafts and sciences of television. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy® Award, the most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television. NY NATAS continues to evolve playing a vital role in recognizing outstanding content in our changing industry. As distribution platforms have expanded to include broadband and portable devices NY NATAS now honors television the art form regardless of the delivery platform. For more information, please visit www.nyemmys.org.
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