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AccessVision Wins Regional Awards

Each year, the Alliance For Community Media Central States Region salutes the best community programming with a regional competition, the Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival. AccessVision has once again been honored with a total of four "Philo" awards and nominations for two Overall Excellence Awards for its programming.

Long-time AccessVision volunteer Sherrill Smith Cotton was a Finalist in the Religious - Non-Professional category for her program, "Emmanuel Kingdom News".

AccessVision Projects Coordinator Jason Augenstein was a First Place Winner in the Professional Public Service Announcement category for "AccessVision Workshops Promo". Jason was also recognized with two Finalist Awards in the Performing Arts - Professional and Promotional Video (3:00 or less) - Professional categories. These were given for "The Why Store: Live" and "AccessVision Workshops Promo", respectively.

Additionally, AccessVision received two nominations for some of the best programs out of over 240 submissions across four states. "United Way of Greater Battle Creek 2010 Campaign Video", produced by Teresa Osborne and Jason Augenstein, was nominated for a Philo Excellence in Directing Award. "AccessVision Workshops Promo" was a nominee for the Philo Excellence in Editing Award.

Congratulations winners, finalists and nominees! Awards were presented at the Philo Festival of Media Arts at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY on October 8th.

The Philos are a recognition of excellence in non-commercial cable programming from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The awards are named after Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the first receiving tube for television transmissions.