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 2024 Silver Circle, a candidate’s career would need to begin prior to August 1, 1999. For 2024 Gold Circle consideration, a candidate’s career would begin prior to August 1, 1974. 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 12, 2024.

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:

Or, complete the online nomination form below.

Induction Procedure

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.

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 July 20, 2024 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Silver / Gold Circle Nomination Form

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  • How should the nominee’s name and title appear?

    (If selected this is how the person’s name will be inscribed on the plaque. The title will be used for publicity and program book.)
  • References

  • All sponsors and references are required to submit a letter of recommendation/essay as part of this application describing why the candidate should be recognized.

    Please be sure to contact each reference person you list below and ask them to send their letter of recommendation via email to:

  • Sponsor Information & Supporting Material

  • Please state, in your own words, the reasons this person should be inducted into the Silver or Gold Circle. Cite specific examples. Include dates where applicable.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 9 MB.
  • Supporting materials should include, but are not limited to:
    • Letters of recommendation from colleagues, community leaders, or anyone who can speak to the degree and significance of the nominee’s impact on television and their community.
    • Listing of awards/recognition received by nominee throughout his/her career.
    • Newspaper, magazine, trade publication articles featuring the nominee and his/her
    • Photographs of historical interest to nominee’s career.

    Please convert all supporting material to a single PDF file.

    No videos will be accepted/considered.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 9 MB.