The Texas Veterans Commission is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Excellence in Media Awards. Each year the Texas Veterans Commission presents these awards to recognize works in media published or presented during the preceding year that have been exemplary in researching, reporting, writing and/or production to foster public understanding on veterans’ issues. It is free to submit a nomination. Awards seek to recognize publications and programs that meet one or more of these objectives:

o    Educate the public about the issues affecting veterans in Texas and/or their families;
o    Encourage public support for veterans’ programs or inform the public about current veterans’ program.
Award Categories and Specific Requirements
Television includes News, Features, Entertainment, Documentary, etc.
o    Entries must submit via URL.
Radio includes News, Features, and PSA.
o    Entries may be submitted either via an email attachment to comm@tvc.texas.gov, along with a completed entry, or via a URL posted in the entry form. Clearly mark title, airing information, and running time and delete all commercials, lead-ins, and breaks.
Print includes News, Features, etc.
Photojournalism includes a photo or series of photos used to tell a story.
Student includes print, photography, or video produced by college students at the college newspaper.
o    Entries may be submitted via links, either URL to web version of story or URL to print version in pdf or another published format, are preferred.
Entry and Eligibility Requirements
The Texas Veterans Commission may disqualify any submission not meeting the following entry requirements:
o    Nominations open December 16th through January 17th, 2020.
o    Entries must have been originally published, produced, or presented between January 1 and December 31, 2019.