Chatham High School Named Finalist For Third Annual MSG Varsity V-Awards
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 • 3:12pm
CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High School has been named a finalist for the 2012 MSG Varsity V-Awards. Now in its third year, the V-Awards celebrate excellence in student-produced television content and inspire creativity among the next generation of broadcast professionals.
This year MSG Varsity received more than 2,100 entries from high schools across the tri-state area. From these entries, regional finalists for each of 3 regions—New Jersey, Long Island/New York City and Westchester/Hudson Valley/Connecticut—were selected in 10 categories representing various aspects of media production, and have now been narrowed down to the top qualifiers in ten categories.
Chatham was named as a finalist in the editing category, and in the "Original Production: Over 5 Minutes" category for "The Prodigy."
Tri-state finalists are eligible for a $5,000 grant to be awarded to the winning school in each of the ten categories, as well as a $1,000 school grant for an honorable mention recipient in each category. The entries are judged by a panel of television production and broadcasting industry professionals from MSG Varsity and NY NATAS.
“Excellence in media creation continues to blossom and thrive. This year’s V-Award entries reflect the high caliber of talent in the tri-state area.” said Theresa Chillianis, General Manager, MSG Varsity. “It is with great pride that we recognize the very best.”
“With each passing year, the MSG Varsity V-Awards have proven to be an outlet for creative students to put their television and production skills to the test,” said Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “The program continues to raise the bar on where students can take their passion for television production, and we’re excited to honor this year’s finalists.”
The ten V-Award winners will be announced exclusively on MSG Varsity’s V-Awards special that will air on May 31st at noon and again at 7:30 pm on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s Optimum TV Channel 14. Each winning high school will receive a $5,000 grant and the winning students receive a trophy. This year, Honorable Mention recognition has been added to each category of the V-Awards. Those recipients will receive a $1,000 grant for their high school.