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GoCAM awarded for video

From Town of Gorham

GORHAM – Gorham Community Access Media recently received a 2021 Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation for an informational video.

The awards program was established to honor and promote community media, community radio, and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels.

The video was a collaboration with the Gorham School Department. Entitled “Covid Precautions – Back to School Village Elementary,” it is an informational program for students and parents about what to expect as the children headed back to school in the fall of 2020 during the Covid pandemic.

GoCAM entered this video for consideration as it reflected the efforts of the School to communicate with the public and to lessen the concern some students might be feeling as they returned to their studies. Special recognition goes to the student actors that participated in the production.

Narragansett Elementary School entered their own video in a different category.

View the videos at: Village School: https://vimeo.com/451633440; Narragansett School: https://vimeo.com/451624547.

“We are so delighted to win this award. It’s difficult for a small station like ours to compete with large organizations from around the country. We are thrilled that the quality of our video was recognized.” – Georgia Humphrey, Community Media Systems Manager.

Each year, nearly 1,000 entries are submitted. They are evaluated on several factors resulting in over 100 award winners. A panel of judges from the industry evaluate the entries.

Awards are presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

“The Hometown Media Awards celebrate both the excellence of work and the diversity of media that appears on community channels being produced around the country. The ACM Foundation is proud of their achievement and of how they represent their communities in their work,” said Mike Wassenaar, president & CEO, Alliance for Community Media.

Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people. The ACM carries forth its mission by educating, advocating, and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide.

Proceeds go to the ACM Foundation, which is exclusively used for facilitating, preserving, and promoting education in community media.

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