Awards Channel 16


Since entering its first competition in 1986, Channel 16 has won over 200 national awards, including ten first-place awards for Overall Excellence in Government Programming from the Alliance for Community Media (Hometown), an Excellence in Government Programming award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), and a regional Emmy Award for Juggling in a Struggling Economy. 

 

2014 Awards

Award Name*

Program

Award

Hometown 

Overall Excellence in Government Access 
Rohil’s Fun Run

Winner 
Winner

 

NATOA 

Check It Out 
Rohil’s Fun Run 
Senior Volleyball 
State of the County
Wastewater Reuse Project

Third Place 
Third Place 
Third Place 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 

 2013 Awards

Award Name*

Program

Award

Hometown 

Overall Excellence in Government Access 
On The Beat 

Stormy the Raindrop’s Watershed Journey

Winner 
Winner

Winner

NATOA 

Healing Racism 
Rec-Pac Camps 
Parks Plus 
Rec-Pac Promo 
Cigarette Butts
Office of Emergency Management Profile 
Celebrate Fairfax 

Second Place 
Second Place 
Third Place 
Third Place 
Third Place 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention

2012 Awards

Award Name*

Program

Award

Hometown 

Overall Excellence in Government Access 
Jury Duty 
Celebrate Fairfax  

Winner 
Winner

Winner

NATOA 

Excellence in Government Programming 
Celebrate Fairfax 
Check It Out 
Summer Food Service Program 

Colvin Run Mill

Third Place 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 

2011 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown  Overall Excellence in Government Access 
Check It Out 

Winner  
Winner  
NATOA

Excellence in Government Programming 
Check It Out 
Parks Plus 
Hook a Book 
Preparing for All Hazards: Business Emergency
   Preparedness 
Remarkable Trees 

First Place 
Second Place 
Second Place 
Third Place 
Honorable Mention 

Honorable Mention 

Emmy Juggling in a Struggling Economy: The FY 2012 Budget
Process 
Check It Out 
Winner

Finalist

2010 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown  Overall Excellence in Government Access  Winner
  Check It Out  (Children's Program) 
Check It Out  (Short Subject) 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention
NATOA Libraries: Check It Out 
Excellence in Government Programming 
Check It Out 
Fall for Fairfax PSA 
Parks Plus 
Pick Up Dog Waste PSA 
Where Does the Flow Go? 

Second Place 
Third Place 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 

Emmy Libraries: Check It Out Finalist

 

2009 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Overall Excellence in Government Access 
Pop Up Trash 
Securing The Vote  

Winner 
Winner 
Winner 

NATOA

Libraries: Check It Out 
Pop Up Trash 
No Place Like Home 
Excellence in Government Programming 

First Place 
First Place 
Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention  

Emmy

Libraries: Check It Out 

Finalist

2008 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown

Overall Excellence in Government Access 
Pop Up Trash 
Securing The Vote 

Winner 
Winner 
Winner  

NATOA

Libraries: Check It Out 
Parks Plus 
Blue Print for Success:  Ending Homelessness in
      Fairfax County 
Adult Day Health Care 
Excellence in Government Programming 

First Place 
First Place 
Second Place 

Honorable Mention 
Honorable Mention 

Emmy

Libraries: Check It Out 

Finalist

2007 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Senior Times: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Winner
NATOA Excellence in Government Programming Second Place

2006 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Overall Excellence in Government Access
Fairfax Prepares
Road DAWG
Winner
Winner
Winner
NATOA Allied Health and Nursing Partnership First Place

2005 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Overall Excellence in Government Access
Fairfax Prepares
Winner
Honorable Mention
NATOA Consumer Focus
Toward a Lifetime of Independence
Touch the Future
Third Place
Third Place
Honorable Mention
Gold Screen Mix It Up! PSA Second Place

2004 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Information Avenue
Your Community, Your Call
Clemyjontri Park
Dog License PSA
Winner
Winner
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
NATOA Celebrate Fairfax Promo
Clemyjontri Park
Computer Learning Centers Partnership
Your Community, Your Call
2003 Election Returns
Consumer Focus
Information Avenue
Treasure of the Chesapeake
First Place
Second Place
Second Place
Third Place
Third Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

2003 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown County Magazine
Make a Living, Make a Difference
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
NATOA Information Avenue
Celebrate Fairfax PSA
Occoquan
Your Community, Your Call
Historic Treasures of Southern Fairfax County
Consumer Focus
Second Place
Second Place
Third Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

2002 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Overall Excellence
Senior Times: Ombudsman
Parks Plus+
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Community Service Volunteer Fairfax Media
Communicator Region One: A View From the Community
Senior Times: It Seems Like It Was Only Yesterday
Consumer Focus
Occoquan
Crystal Excellence
Crystal Excellence
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Gold Screen Make a Living, Make a Difference Honorable Mention
Beacon Information Avenue
Park Central
Winner
Winner

2001 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown County Magazine
Disability Services Board
Family Day Care Provider
Fire and Rescue Digest
First Place
First Place
First Place
First Place
NATOA Consumer Focus
Information Avenue
Fire and Rescue Digest
First Place
First Place
Third Place
Telly The Army's National Museum
Consumer Focus
County Magazine
Information Avenue
Parks Plus+
Parks Tours: Huntley Meadows
Senior Times
Summer Rec-PAC
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist

2000 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Fire and Rescue Digest
Parks Plus+
Pioneer Women
County Magazine
Washington and Fairfax
Winner
Winner
Winner
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
NATOA Army's National Museum
Green Springs Park
Fire and Rescue Digest
Second Place
Second Place
Third Place
IAFF Fire and Rescue Digest Second Place
Telly Parks Plus+
Fire and Rescue Digest
Pioneer Women
Consumer Focus
Washington and Fairfax
Help When You Need It
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist

1999 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NATOA Best Web site
Human Service Access Workers
Washington & Fairfax Promo
History of Fairfax
County Magazine
Information Avenue
First Place
Second Place
Second Place
Third Place
Finalist
Finalist
Hometown Overall Excellence
Consumer Focus
Fire and Rescue Digest
Information Avenue
Parks Plus+
County Magazine
Helping Those In Need
Occupied Territory
Channel 16 Web site
First Place
First Place
First Place
First Place
First Place
Judges' Choice
Judges' Choice
Judges' Choice
Judges' Choice

1998 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NATOA Senior Recreation
Information Avenue
County Magazine
Occupied Territory
Consumer Focus
Therapeutic Recreation
First Place
First Place
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Finalist
Hometown County Magazine
Information Avenue
Parks Plus+
First Place
First Place
First Place
ACE (final year of competition) Information Avenue Finalist

1997 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NATOA Telecommunications Act of 1996
Parks Plus+
ECO Youth
Second Place
Second Place
Third Place
Communicator Your Day in Traffic Court
Information Avenue
Honorable Mention
Distinction
Hometown Information Avenue
Your Day in Traffic Court
Senior Times
New Look Teen Centers
Overall Excellence
First Place
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
ACE Commission for Women: The First 25 Years
Domestic Violence: The 11th Hour
Information Avenue
Parks Plus+
First Place
Finalist
First Place
Finalist

1996 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Communicator Information Avenue
Consumer Focus
Crystal Excellence
Honorable Mention
NATOA Consumer Focus: Travel Scams
Information Avenue
Unofficial Election Returns
Library PSA Campaign
Depression in the Elderly
Parks Plus+
Senior Times: Breast Cancer
First Place
First Place
First Place
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Hometown Overall Excellence
Senior Times Series
Parks Plus+
Putting Families First
Trial by Jury
First Place
First Place
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
ACE Consumer Focus
Cover to Cover
Parks Plus+
Senior Times
Depression: Not Just the Blues
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist

1995 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
FCPD Crime Solvers Recognition of Service
Communicator Destination Fairfax County Distinction
NATOA Parks Plus+
Cover To Cover
Destination: Fairfax County
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
IFEA Fairfax Fair Silver
ICAA Real Estate Assessments Public Information
Hometown Parks Plus+
Senior Times: Volunteers
Cover To Cover
Fire & Rescue Digest
Preventing Adult Abuse
First Place
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
ACE Parks Plus+
Fire & Rescue Digest
Cover To Cover
Senior Times
First Place
First Place
Finalist
Finalist

1994 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown Tax Evaders!
Cover To Cover
F.C.P.D. Today
Senior Times
Finalist
Finalist
First Place
First Place
NATOA Fairfax Fair
Cover To Cover
Parks Plus+
Fire & Rescue Digest
Tax Evaders!
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
NACIO Parks Plus+
Tax Evaders!
F.C.P.D. Today
Cover To Cover
Senior Times
Best of Class
Superior
Excellence
Excellence
Merit
ACE F.C.P.D. Today
Cover To Cover
Tax Evaders!
Parks Plus+
Finalist
Finalist
Finalist
First Place
NACo Tax Evaders! Achievement

1993 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
Hometown F.C.P.D.Today
Parks Plus+
Senior Times
Finalist
First Place
Finalist
ACE F.C.P.D.Today
Senior Times
Fairfax Youth: Are We Making the Grade?
First Place
First Place
Finalist

1992 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NATOA From Canal to Constitution
F.C.P.D. Today
Second Place
Honorable Mention
NFLCP Consumer Focus
Senior Times
Juvenile Court PSA
First Place
First Place
Finalist
ACE F.C.P.D. Today
Senior Times
Parks Plus
First Place
First Place
Finalist

1991 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
ACE Senior Times Series
F.C.P.D. Today
Consumer Focus
First Place
Finalist
Finalist
NFLCP Consumer Focus
F.C.P.D. Today
First Place
Finalist

1990 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NACo Homeowner Association Workshop
Homeowners Organization Briefing
Achievement
Achievement
ACE Senior Times
One Step Closer to Home
First Place
Finalist
NATOA Senior Times First Place
NACAA Consumer Focus First Place
NFLCP Senior Times
Public Safety Series
First Place
First Place

1989 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NACAA Channel 16 Presidents
NFLCP One Step Closer to Home
Senior Times Series
First Place
First Place
NATOA Parks Plus+
F.C.P.D. Street Beat
Third Place
Third Place
ACE F.C.P.D. Street Beat First Place

1988 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NACAA Channel 16
Consumer Focus
Presidents
Excellence
NACo Homeowners Association Manual
F.C.P.D. Street Beat Series
Achievement
Outstanding Accomplishment
NATOA Outstanding Municipal Programming Certificate of Appreciation

1987 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NACAA Outstanding Innovative Program Excellence
NFLCP Overall Excellence
County Magazine Series
Finalist
Honorable Mention

1986 Awards

Award Name* Program Award
NATOA Outstanding Municipal Programming Merit

 

Award Name Sponsor Key
ACE - Awards for Cable Excellence
Beacon – JVC of America
FCPD - Fairfax County Police Department
Gold Screen - National Association of Government Communicators
Hometown - Alliance for Community Media
IAFF - International Association of Fire Fighters Media Award
ICAA - International Conference Assessment Administration
IFEA- International Festivals and Events Association
NACAA - National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
NACIO - National Association of County Information Officers
NACo - National Association of Counties
NATOA - National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
NFLCP - National Federation of Local Cable Programmers

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