National Student Television

The 2015 High School Student Production Awards Call For Entries is here. For the rules, guidelines, categories and entry information, please click here..

  • Entries are due Feburary 27, 2015. Payment information is included with the finished entry submission.
  • All entries are submitted online and the video will be uploaded to our judging server.
  • For access to our system, you must be a member or set up a free user account for security. To submit an entry, click here.

Coming soon!! The awards will be presented as part of an educational day for students in May. More details and a date will be released soon. Good luck!

Thank you for making our Student Television program a huge success! Over 100 students were in attendance when the awards were presented May 14 at Temple University. We receved nearly 100 entries for the 2014 competition include: Newscast, News- General Assignment Report, Arts/Cultural Affairs, Music Video, Long Form Fiction, Long Form/Non-Fiction, Sports, Talent, and Writing. Congratulations to all or the nominees and winners. For the list of Nominees, click here. For the 2014 Student Television winners, click here. To order additional pillar awards, please click here.



NATAS Mid-Atlantic hosted the 12th annual student TV awards program at Temple University’s Annenberg Hall which featured one-on-one presentations by a group of professional broadcast journalists. Pictured from left to right: Shannon McDonald of WHYY/Newsworks, Robert Czyzewicz of 20/20 Visual Media, Rudy Mezzi of 20/20 Visual Media, Amy Caples of Temple University, and Danny Pommells of Comcast SportsNet. Not pictured, Patrick Rosenbaum of 20/20 Visual Media.


Our Awards will be presented as part of an educational day for students on May 14, 2014 9:00am-1:00pm at Temple University's Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street (between Diamond & Norris Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Enter Annenberg Hall off 13th Street. Please have each student print and complete the 2014 Student TV Waiver. The completed waiver MUST be presented at registration. To RSVP for the event, click here.

Tentative Schedule:
9:00am Registration
9:30am Educators/Professional interaction
11:15am Lunch provided by Temple University
11:45am Awards ceremony
**BUS PARKING- located at Temple Towers lot, 12 & Cecil B. Moore. Enter off 12th Street and inform the attendant you are a guest of the Annenberg School/Paul Gluck

For the 2014 Call For Entries, click here.
You may start submitting entries on January 25.
The deadline for entries is March 10, 2014
Eligibility Period: March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014
All entries are $30 and may include up to seven entrants.

Good luck to all students. To submit your entry, click here to submit your entry. Questions? Click here to contact the office.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Student Television Awards for Excellence recognize high school students for their achievements in television. The school that wins the Newscast category will receive the Jerry Trently prize, a $1000 award for their school TV program. We offer $1500 to the individual student that wins the PSA category. All nominees receive individualized Academy certificates. Each winning entry receives a crystal award, engraved with the school information. Individuals may purchase additional awards.
We will be announcing the nominees on this page in late April and the awards will be presetned at an educational day in early May at Temple University.
2013 Student Television-- For information, see our scholarship page.
To submit an entry for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Student Awards for Excellence, click here.

Thank you to Drexel University for sponsoring our kickoff event will take place Friday, October 26. It was a GREAT, FREE educational event.

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2012 Student TV Nominees- Thank you to Kutztown University and Neumann University for sponsoring our Awards program. Awards were presented April 26, 2012 at Neaumann University.

2012 Student Television

Thank you to all of this year's Student Television entrants.

NATAS Mid-Atlantic Announces 2011Student TV winners
(Philadelphia, May 6)-

LOCAL High School Students recognized for Excellence in News and television programs

On Friday, May 6th, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented ten awards to local high school students working to pursue their dreams of broadcast news. Now in its ninth year, the awards are intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television journalism and focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television production by high school students. More than 70 students from seven schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region attended the event held at Temple University in Philadelphia. Congratulations to all of our students on their accomplishments.
Cedar Crest HS had 3 winners and 2 honorable mention awards.   Collingswood HS had 1 winner and 3 honorable mentions.   Conestoga had 1 winner and 4 honorable mentions.   Harriton HS had one honorable mention.   Kennett High School had 1 winner and 1 honorable mention.   North Penn High School had 2 winners and 1 honorable mention.   Plymouth Whitemarsh High school had 2 winners and 2 honorable mentions.   Washington Township high school had 3 honorable mentions. 

Photos courtesy: Taylor Sanger Photography

NATAS Announces details for 2011 High School Student TV Competition
Thank you to
our sponsors

Over 50 students and teachers attended the 2011 HS Student TV kickoff on Thursday, February 10, at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The students watched PWHS broadcast their morning announcements, spoke with NBC Philadelphia news crew, toured a live truck, met with University recruiters and watched past winning entries of the Student TV program. The FREE event was sponsored by Temple University and Neumann University. Thank you to our sponsors, PWHS teacher Chris McWilliams and all of the schools who attended: West Chester East, West Chester Rustin, Harriton High School, Collingswood High School and Cedar Crest High School.
** To enter the 2011 Competition, please read the 2011 Student TV Guidebook. Please print TWO copies of the entry form and send with your DVD. Mark your calendar!! The entry deadline is Thursday, March 10. Awards will be presented at Temple University on May 6. More details will be provided.

Top: NBC's Byron Scott with Neumann University's Karen Thomas and KT. Bottom: PWHS control room. Top: Students at the NBC live truck. Bottom: Interested students learn about broadcasting and media.



The 2010 Student TV Awards were presented April 30 at WHYY-TV in Philadelphia. About 80 students and teachers from 8 schools attended. For the full release, click here.
News: Winner: Marks Goes out with A Song- Cedar Crest HS; Bryon Garrison- Producer
Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs: Winner: Dude Report- North Penn HS; Ross Prajzner- Producer/Actor, John Horan- Producer/Actor
Long Form (Fiction and Non-Fiction): WinnerWaste Not, Want Not: In a Nation of Want- Cab Calloway School of the Arts; Jessica McLaughlin- Director/Writer/Editor, Ashley Kreer- Talent
Sports: Winner: Division I Athletes Take It to The Next Level- Cedar Crest HS; Evan Deitzler- Producer/Talent
Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service: Winner: Labels- Fox Chapel Area HS; Becky Schoenecker- Camera/Editor, Kelly Witas- Camera/Editor, Michelle Farina- Producer
Writing: Winner: Annihilate Anemia- Washington Township HS; Cara Swetsky- Producer/Writer
To see the full list of winners, Click here.

Photos, above (L to R): NATAS Student TV Chair John Mussoni, Bryon Garrison and Chris Schwalm (Cedear Crest HS); Mussoni, Cara Swetsky and Martin Bouchard (Washington Township HS);Michelle Farina, Mussoni, Becky Schoenecker and Kelly Witas (Fox Chapel HS)

The 2010 Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Television information is here. Read the 2010 Student TV Rulebook. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 5. Entries must be received with payment and a completed entry form.


  • February 1, 2009 - January 31, 2010 - Eligibility Period
  • March 5, 2010 - Deadline for Entries
Please contact Tara Faccenda to be added to our database of area educators. Add me to your database.

Congratulations to the 2009 winners of the Mid-Atlantic Region's Student Television. We appreciate your hard work and participation. To read about the winning entries, click here.

**A special "Thank you" to the former WHP CBS21 friends who contributed money they raised for the Trently Prize. This year's winner was the Milton Hershey School. They received $1000 toward their school TV program in honor of Jerry Trently (see "Trently" item below).


Thank you to everyone who joined us for a educational day for TV students on May 1, 2009, at North Penn High School. It was great meeting everyone and hearing from the TV professionals who spoke to the group. We look forward to another great year in 2010!


Read rules for entering and category listings in the 2009 Student Television Rulebook. For an entry form, download the 2009 Student TV entry form. We are in the process of planning the awards ceremony for May. The students will have the opportunity to hear first hand from regional television and advanced media professionals. Official invitations will be sent via email in March. Please contact Tara Faccenda to be added to our database of area educators. Add me to your database.

THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY is committed to education as part of its larger mission of promoting excellence in broadcasting. Through scholarship programs and Student Television, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is committed to inspiring the next generation of broadcast journalists, educating television viewers, and advancing television best practices.


  • February 1, 2008 - January 31, 2009 - Eligibility Period
  • March 6, 2009 - Deadline for Entries


(April 30, 2007) Officials from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Mid-Atlantic Chapter, announced seven regional winners of the Student Television Awards for Excellence... Click here for the full story.


Jerry Trently Philadelphia, PA (September 29, 2006) The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Television Academy (NATAS) honored respected Pennsylvania broadcaster Jerry Trently with the announcement of the The Jerry Trently Prize during the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards ceremonies at the Philadelphia Marriott on September 9. Click here for the complete details.