In June, the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of NATAS handed out a record 10 Pillars for Excellence and 20 Certificates for Merit in the 2016-17 Regional Student Production Awards for Excellence contest. A total of 107 entries from 18 high schools were received. Pillar “Award of Excellence” recipients moved forward to a national competition between all 19 chapters of NATAS.
Over 200 students were culled from the 19 regional chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and selected by industry professionals and university professors to advance to the national competition.
Winners of The National Student Production Awards were announced at Emerson College in Los Angeles, CA on October 3rd. The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presents this competition annually which includes 23 programming and craft categories honoring high school student productions from across the country.
Three award recipients from our chapter received national honors in the following categories:
Animation/Graphics/Special Effects: Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA, “Caged Bird,” Holly Cheng, Animator; Brad Clark, Advisor
Editor: AIM/Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA, “Personal Essay,” Keldon Duane-McGlashan, Editor; Mike Goldstein, Advisor
Talent: WCTV19 Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA, “Sarah Murphy Talent Reel,” Sarah Murphy, Anchor/Reporter; Ben Barnholdt, Advisor.
In talking about participants nationwide, NATAS Chairman Chuck Dages said, “The National Academy takes great pride in honoring all of these amazing students who will someday be the backbone of our great industry.”
For more about the High School Awards, check out our Students page.