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Garland Earns National Video Awards

The City of Garland brought home three first-place trophies from the 33rd Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), along with five additional awards.

Garland took first place in the following categories:

     Documentary - A Garland Story - Cattail Mike

     Public Service Announcement - Fireworks PSA

     Video Journalism - Nick Gibson

Garland also won awards in the following categories:

     Children/Young Adults – Doo the Right Thing (2nd place)

     Public Education – The Hunt for Orange Traffic Cones (2nd place)

     Interview/Talk Show – Taking It to the Streets (3rd place)

     Documentary – A Garland Story – The Willie Days (3rd place)

     Use of Humor – Fireworks PSA (Honorable Mention)

The awards program was held Aug. 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year NATOA received more than 900 entries from local governments across the nation.

Garland’s Public & Media Relations Department manages and assists with production of the City’s Government Access Cable Channel (CGTV), Garland City Press and other publications, and the City’s website and social media channels.

Pictured left to right is Motion Graphics Designer Pedro Hernandez and Video Producer Nick Gibson.