NATAS offers two student competitions: The Mid-Atlantic High School Production Awards for Excellence and The Mid-Atlantic College/University Production Awards for Excellence. Our student awards charge a $30 administrative fee per entry and allow up to 12 student names to be included. The winning school receives a crystal pillar with additional pillars available for personalization with a purchase from our Chapter Store. Additional pillars can be purchase by all students named on a winning entry. (If the store has not yet been updated with the most recent information, please click “prior to 2013” and enter your information manually for approval.
The high school student production awards are open to all high school students in the Mid-Atlantic region (PA (except Erie), NJ, and northern DE as well as the Wheeling/Stuebenville DMA). The entries are judged by industry professionals and college professors. NATAS Mid-Atlantic supports future industry professionals by recognizing talented high school students with two scholarship opportunities. We also offer $1500 as the Next Gen Diversity in Broadcast Scholarship. Rules and guidelines are posted on the scholarship page. The Norman Felsenthal Young Producer’s Award of $1000 is awarded to the winner of the PSA category.
Our college/university awards are accepted through April of each year. The deadline for entries in 2023 is April 28. View the College/University link for more information. The college awards will be presented at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards ceremony each fall.