Silver Circle Society

Silver Circle Guidelines

The Silver Circle is not an award; it’s a society of honor. Television professionals are inducted from the confines of a Chapter’s awards jurisdiction to recognize significant contributions made by these individuals to our industry for 25 years or more. Award consists of a rosewood plaque with a circled Emmy logo.

In nominating individuals to be elected into the Silver Circle, the authorized selection body should consider:

  1. Service to the television or media-related industry
  2. Service to The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  3. Service to the community involving television or allied media
  4. Service to people working or training for careers in television or allied media.
  • An individual’s entire career need not have been spent in a single Chapter market; but they must have significant contributions within the award region.
  • It is recommended that candidates be nominated by the NATAS members, and/or by previously selected members of the Silver Circle.
  • Nominated individuals may or may not be NATAS members. Individuals may be considered in future years if they are not selected in current year.
  • There should be no circulation of ballots or lists of names being considered since any publication of that information could be interpreted as revealing “losers.” Only the names of those to be inducted should be announced.
  • Voting should be made by secret ballot.
  • The selection should be made by the Board of Governors, or by a Special Committee appointed for this purpose. Discussions should be confidential.