JAG AWARDS: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD; ENTER THE JAG AWARDS
by George Fairfield, Chair
JAG AWARDS CLOSE FEBRUARY 28
Winning an award is exciting news. It feels good to be acknowledged for the hard work you and your team has done. Even more important is the fact that winning an award can be used as a great marketing tool. You can announce it to your administration; send a press release to your local media outlets; include it on your website and social media; include it in a newsletter. It can also lead to greater involvement from your viewers.
Over a year ago the JAG Awards Committee set a goal to find more ways to honor the exceptional work produced by the JAG Members in local & regional Public Education Government (PEG) cablecast programming which ultimately would lead to more stations and more creators recognized for their great work. In accomplishing this task, the committee created a restructuring plan which would be rolled out over two award’s seasons.
Phase one, which was implemented last year, saw the creation of awarding 3 trophy winners for each category: Award of Recognition, Award of Distinction, and Award of Excellence. These were all announced during the awards ceremony held during last year’s virtual Eastern Video Expo.
This year will see phase two of the JAG Awards restructuring which adds the awarding of an Award of Excellence for the top Independent Producer member’s entry and Non-profit member’s entry. Additionally, each entry submitted will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Certificate based on the judges scores.
This restructuring allows JAG the ability to award over 40 trophies. Every entry will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Certificate thus accomplishing the committee’s goal to recognized more stations and more creators for their hard work and dedication.
As stated above, winning an award is a great feeling — you and your team are recognized.
More importantly, any award can serve as a great marketing tool which ultimately proves your value. And in these uncertain and turbulent times, don’t we all need as much help as we possibly can get?
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD; ENTER THE JAG AWARDS