Oct 14, 2015

Call for Entries is October 15–December 31, 2015

San Jose, CA – October 14, 2015. CreaTV San Jose announced today that after five successful years, its CreaTiVe Awards, a Bay Area-wide competition for videomakers with 18 winners in 10 categories, is evolving to The Creatives, an interactive event celebrating the people and programs of CreaTV.

“Think less Academy Awards and more Golden Globes, with a drone and green screen to play with," said CreaTV CEO, Suzanne St. John-Crane. "While we’ve enjoyed shining a spotlight on Bay Area videomakers, it’s time to showcase CreaTV’s work, as one of the most prolific and impactful access stations in California.”

The Creatives will recognize videomakers who produce content for CreaTV’s television and internet channels in the following five categories: Creative Series, Creative Special, Creative Short, Creative Student Elementary and Middle School and Creative Student High School.

Videomakers, whose entries have aired on CreaTV’s channels in 2015 (Community Channel 15, Bay Voice Channel 27, Classrooms Channel 28 and Silicon Valley Channel 30), are invited to enter the competition from October 15 through December 31, 2015 at Entry is free.

Finalists will be announced on January 18, 2016. Winners will be honored at The Creatives on February 25, 2016, held at a venue TBA, where each will receive a hand-blown glass award and $1,000 prize.

CreaTV will continue its tradition of awarding the Leigh Weimers’ Community Champion Award to an individual who advocates for the local voice through their support of public access channels. Past winners include Ed Asner, Bob Kieve, Joe Simitian, Tom Manheim and Roger Hernández.

Other fun and interactive components of The Creatives on February 25, 2016, include:

  • DIY showcase: meet MAP students and community producers; play with the production truck, green screen and drone; edit and more!

  • Hear stories of inspiration from youth producers who have benefitted from CreaTV’s equipment at their school and community center.

  • Tell your story . . . at your table . . . cameras provided.

About CreaTV San Jose: CreaTV San Jose is the member-based, non-profit community media center that manages the public and education TV and Internet channels for the City of San Jose. We fulfill our mission to inspire, educate and connect San Jose communities, using media to foster civic engagement, by providing free airtime and low-cost training and tools that allow diverse and underserved communities to tell their stories through video.

Since its inception in 2008, CreaTV has aired more than 22,000 community videos in eight languages, helped hundreds of non-profits tell their stories and build capacity and served more than 20,000 youth through our MAP grant to San Jose schools and partnerships with Adobe Youth Voices, Silicon Valley Creates, Xilinx Educational Ecosystem and Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.