2014 Gold Circle

Norma Goodman
Bob Newman

2014 Silver Circle

Steve Amen
Walter Farley
Dan Kleckner
Lori Matsukawa
Steve Pool
Dee Sarton
Tom Speer
Cleven Ticeson
Ed White

Who We Are

Along with the EMMY Awards, the chapter provides our region's professionals with seminars, programs, and networking.

NATAS also serves our communities by offering scholarships for tomorrow's television leaders.

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The Call For Entries

2015 Call For Entries - pdf - word
2015 Categories Only - pdf - word
Emmy® Express - online entry form

Entries AIRED during the 2014 calendar year (January 1 to December 31) are eligible.
The deadline for submittal is 5:00 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015.

Other dates of interest

Emmy® Award Nominations – Friday, April 10, 2015
Gold/Silver Circle Reception – Friday, June 5, 2015
Emmy® Awards Presentation – Saturday, June 6, 2015

The long version of the Call for Entries will be ready soon... Stay tuned.

What’s New This Year?

  1. Several of the News Gathering categories no longer have the requirement that entries come from newscasts. This is the case with the General Assignment and Feature categories, along with Spot News, Investigative, and News Series.
  2. All entries must meet the category time limits. Shows longer than the time limit must be submitted as composites that do not exceed the maximum time.
  3. The segments of a composite program series entry must come from a single episode, not from multiple episodes.
  4. Double dipping has additional clarification, which allows different episodes from a program series to be entered in more than category.
  5. Team Coverage has moved back into the News Gathering group, meaning it is no longer limited to a single entrant (News Director).
  6. Station Excellence has been renamed Overall Excellence.
  7. 1280x720 videos! - See the following section for more information.
Read more... [The Call For Entries]
The NATAS NW Early Bird Membership

Save $25 - Renew your membership now

This is a no brainer. Put $25 in your pocket by renewing your membership (or joining) by December 31. After December 31, dues increase to $75.

And as a 2015 NATAS member, you will save even more on your Emmy® Award entry fees! On Craft Entries, you will save $80 over the nonmember fee. And you can save up to $65 per entry on Program entries, depending on your market size.

As you renew/join NATAS this year, Emmy® Express automatically registers your membership. And when you submit award entries, the system assesses and charges you the reduced membership rate. This is helpful for your colleagues as well who may be listing you as a "most responsible" person on an entry.


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Gold Circle Silver Circle Honors

Nomination Forms for Gold and Silver Circle

The next deadline for nominations is December 17, 2014. Nominations are open to all persons in the NATAS Northwest Chapter jurisdiction who have made significant contributions within our chapter's region.

pdf - docx - 2015 Gold Circle Nomination Form
pdf - docx - 2015 Silver Circle Nomination Form

Read more... [Gold Circle Silver Circle Honors]
NATAS/IBEW Master Class Series 2014

NATAS San Francisco / Northern California and IBEW SF are partnering to present a Fall series of master classes in TV production/post production. Free to NATAS and IBEW members, $25 each for non-members and $5 for students with a current ID in San Francisco.  The classes will also be live webcast to NATAS and IBEW members and then archived on YouTube.  RSVP's are required, use the link under each class description.

January 24th: Camera/Lighting - Chris Bollini, Academy of Art University

Each webcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST.  The online audience will be able to ask questions of the instructors during Q&A periods, along with the live audience.  Each class will be divided into three segments.  The classes will end at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Get in-depth tips and techniques from the Bay Area Television Masters!  Each class will begin with basic principles but will quickly accelerate into advanced concepts in each craft area.

Click on the Read more... link to register and for more details.

Read more... [NATAS/IBEW Master Class Series 2014]
2014 Photos

Congratulations to the nominees and recipients of awards presented at the 51st Annual Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards, held June 7, 2014.

Photos from the Nomination Party at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 11 can be seen at:

Photos from the Gold Circle and Silver Circle Reception on June 6 can be seen at:

Photos from the Emmy® Awards Event on June 7:

Again, congratulations to all!!! Remember to keep copies of your best work for the 2014 Emmy® Awards, with deadline early January.

2014 College Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the 2014 NATAS Northwest College Awards for Excellence winners

Read the Awards list online or download the Word DOC.

2014 College Awards for Excellence.doc

Read more... [2014 College Awards for Excellence]
2014 High School Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the 2014 NATAS Northwest High School Awards for Excellence winners

Read the Awards list online or download the Word DOC.

2014 High School Awards for Excellence.doc

Read more... [2014 High School Awards for Excellence]
The 2014 Student Nominations

2014 High School Awards NOMINATION LIST.doc - (Posted Thursday, May 21, 2014)
2014 College Awards NOMINATION LIST.doc - (Posted Thursday, May 21, 2014)

We ask that advisors review the nominations and confirm spelling of students' names. These names will be printed in the Emmy Award program. Also certificates will be prepared for all those named individuals on the nominations.

Just a reminder, there may be one award, multiple awards OR no awards in any category. At this point only nominations are made public.