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BCTV Wins Two National Media Awards!

July 9, 2015

This just in! BCTV has won two national “Hometown Media Awards” from the Alliance for Community Media.

This marks the third time that BCTV's highlight reel of local programming has won a national award from the Alliance for Community Media.

Production Manager Roland Boyden produces the video each year for BCTV's Members Meeting to showcase the variety of video subjects produced annually and the stories "behind-the-scenes" of how those videos are created by volunteers and staff.

Boyden distilled over 1,000 hours of local shows into an eight-minute compilation that illustrates how BCTV serves its eight-town service territory. Boyden’s highlight reel has won in the category, "About Access and Empowerment," every time it's been submitted -- 2011, 2013, and now 2014.

The other winning BCTV video was in the "Government Profile” category and was produced by Emily Richards and Kathy Urffer. The 30-minute documentary chronicles the Brattleboro Department of Public Works' valiant effort to replace the Whetstone Sewer Interceptor after it was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. It shows how the DPW crew prevented thousands of gallons of sewage from entering the waterway. The video also incorporates footage from area videographers, local news, and historical sources.In the video, Brattleboro DPW Director Steve Barrett and Supervisor Skip Fletcher document their department's response to the extreme conditions presented by Tropical Storm Irene.

Executive Director Cor Trowbridge will attend the ceremony in Pasadena, CA in August to accept the awards on behalf of BCTV.

Links to the award-winning videos:

Link to announcement of contest winners from the Alliance for Community Media: