Silver/Gold Circle Application
One of the highest honors given by NATAS, the Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more, a significant part of which was done within the Ohio Valley region of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.
Gold Circle inductees have served the industry for 50 years or more. Silver and Gold Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators and volunteers.
To be considered for induction in the 2023 Silver Circle, a candidate’s career would need to begin prior to August 1, 1998. For 2023 Gold Circle consideration, a candidate’s career would begin prior to August 1, 1973. An individual’s entire career need not have been spent in the Ohio Valley Chapter; but they must have made significant contributions within the award region.
The Silver/Gold Circle committee will consider the following criteria for all nominated individuals.
• Service to the television or media-related industries
List all the jobs, years and titles that are relevant.
• Service to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Has the nominee served as an Emmy judge, as a regional chapter committee member, or regional chapter governor. Has the nominee received an Emmy nomination or Emmy award?
• Service to the community involving television or allied media
How has the nominee’s professional career affected the community? How has their personal involvement through volunteerism affected the community?
• Service to people working in or training for careers in television or allied media
How has the candidate’s professional excellence and dedication, with regard to mentoring and education, ensured the future of the broadcast or allied media industries. Has the nominee served as an instructor at a school/college/university?
Deadline to submit: Friday, April 14, 2023.
Download and complete the nomination form and send it along with letters of reference and other supporting materials, all converted to PDF files, via email to: email@example.com
Or, complete the online nomination form below.
The Ohio Valley Chapter president appoints a chairperson to direct the activities of the Ohio Valley Silver and Gold Circle committee. The committee will number at least five members who are current Board of Governors members or previous Silver or Gold Circle honorees.
It is recommended that no more than 5 individuals be inducted into the Silver and Gold Circle class each year. At the same time, no minimums are to be placed on the size of each class of nominees.
The Silver and Gold Circle committee chair or designate will present the committee’s list of honorees to the Ohio Valley Chapter Board of Governors during its May meeting for approval. There is to be no outside circulation of ballots, lists of names under consideration, etc. All discussion of candidates will remain confidential. Voting will be made by secret ballot.
Only the names of those to be inducted will be announced. Individuals nominated but not selected may be nominated in future years.
The Ohio Valley Silver and Gold Circles are presented annually during the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony which will take place in late July/early August 2023 (date and location TBD) .