Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 8, 2006 -–
In 2006 defining television for the National Television Academy (NTA) has required thinking outside the box in more ways than one. “Moving pictures on a screen,” NTA President Peter Price recently declared. “From that definition we realized there was a whole new world out there,” says Lone Star EMMY Chapter President Kevin Cokely.
Television viewing is no longer just about settling on the couch with remote control in hand. News and entertainment content is being delivered-on-demand to computers, PDAs, mobile phones and many other non-traditional delivery platforms. The viewing public has come to expect it.
In recognition of emerging media excellence, the Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy has created the first EMMY-branded regional awards for new media: the Lone Star EMMY Emerging Media Awards.
“The Lone Star EMMY Chapter found that defining and awarding television excellence in an age of vodcasts, podcasts, webcasts and video blogs meant we, like the National Academy, had to take a serious look at new and emerging media,” says Cokely.
The National Television Academy Awards Committee took the lead by first offering a special category for its own Sports EMMY Awards, called the “Outstanding Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms”. That effort has now expanded to the Daytime EMMY Awards.
Lone Star EMMY recognized the need to offer an award at the regional level, just as it does with the traditional EMMY Awards.
The Lone Star EMMY Emerging Media Awards:
Awards will be given in recognition of editorial content and video production creativity in original material created primarily for consumption on non-traditional viewing platforms such as computers, mobile phones, PDAs and similar devices.
Entries must be produced for distribution primarily in the Lone Star Chapter's designated awards area of Texas. Team members who creatively contributed to the content are eligible to be listed on the entry.
Winners will receive the Lone Star EMMY Emerging Media Awards Tower which features the National Television Academy’s EMMY logo.
All entries must be posted for the first time during the period from March 1, 2005 through February 28, 2006. No entry may be submitted to another chapter's awards.
For complete rules, entry instructions and eligibility please visit our website:
Who We Are:
As the Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy we are the standard-bearers for excellence in the television broadcasting industry in Texas and the gatekeepers of the coveted EMMY Award.
Lone Star EMMY represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas’ 19 television markets.
Now in our fourth year, the Lone Star EMMY Chapter is taking the EMMY® brand to the next level with exciting new programs to recognize excellence, advance the arts and sciences of television and the emerging media and to promote continuing education for working professionals while bringing up the next generation.
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