25th Annual
UPPER MIDWEST REGIONAL

EMMY® AWARDS

2024 SAVE THE DATES

EARY BIRD ENTRIES

June 3rd - June 7th

ENTRY DEADLINE

June 21ST

NOMINATIONS

September 6th

REGIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY

October 12th

UPPER MIDWEST
EMMY® FOUNDATION
13th ANNUAL
STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS
NOMINATIONS
MARCH 5TH
AWARDS CEREMONY
APRIL 5TH

Friday April 5th, 2024

Awards Ceremony
615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

It’s the biggest night in
student TV & media production

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@MidwestEmmys, #MidwestEmmySPA

Go to @MidwestEmmys FaceBook page for animated nomination postcards to share with family & friends

Student Production AWards Host

Join our show host Chenue Her for this night to honor student and educators. Chenue Her is an Regional Emmy-nominated anchor at WOI (ABC) in Des Moines, IA. He's also an Regional Emmy Recipient for his reporting. When he joined WOI in 2021, Chenue became the first Hmong anchorman in the United States.

Chenue is a veteran journalist, who came back home to the midwest after reporting in Atlanta, GA. Before that, he was in Virginia Beach and Eugene, Oregon.

A native of St. Paul, MN, Chenue got involved with the Twin Cities chapter of AAJA while in college and today, is active with the national chapter. Today, he has a passion for working with college and high school students who are interested in journalism and TV news.

AWARDS NIGHT SCHEDULE

5:00PM — Registration opens
5:00PM - 6:30pm — Career/College Fair
6:15PM — Ballroom opens/Dinner service begins
7:00PM — Awards Show

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

This televised ceremony will be streamed for online and mobile devices on the Upper Midwest Emmy® YouTube channel and The Emmy® App.

The Emmy® App, is a dedicated platform powered by Vimeo. All programming is available watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmy® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android devices. FireTV, AndroidTV and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv).

Student Awards Program PDF

Hotel reservations

The hotel is offering a special conference discount rate of $132 per-night, plus taxes & fees.

Click button below and adjust the arrival and departure dates as needed, and click on your room type. The discount is automatically applied.

Make phone reservations at 612-379-8888. To get discount, use reference group code: MJC or Midwest Journalism Conference.

DEADLINE TO RESERVE ROOM WITH CONFERENCE DISCOUNT IS WEDNESDAY, March 13th, 2024.
AWARD STORE

Anyone listed on official SPA nominated or recipient entries from 2011 – present may purchase awards. Nomination Certificates and Crystal Pillar Awards come engraved with entrant’s name and role on entry.

Student Production Awards College/Career Fair

Network on Awards Night! Meet pros, college reps and colleagues as you celebrate the evening. Friday & Saturday April 5th -6th @ Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis (University of Minnesota). Nearly 300 high school and college students attend this annual event. It’s a tremendous opportunity for company managers/HR representatives to meet with hundreds of potential job seekers!

College/Career Fair Booth

Participating Companies:

Hubbard Broadcasting
Tegna
Others to be announced

RESERVATION DEADLINE

Reserve ad space and/or booth by March 8th. Artwork deadline March 11th.

Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation help local students pay for some school tuition!
We offer $1,500 student scholarships to be used for tuition & books.  

Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college/university sophomores & juniors or graduate students living or attending school in the five-state region served by the Upper Midwest Emmy®Foundation (MN, ND, SD, IA, western WI).

2024 HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENTS


PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
AVA KREBS
LAKEVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (MN)

GOVERNORS SCHOLARSHIP
SCOTT LESLIE
DULUTH DENFELD HIGH SCHOOL (MN)

2024 COLLEGE RECIPIENTS


FRANSEN LEADERSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP
CHRISTOPHER HOVDEN
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - MOORHEAD

carlini media
SCHOLARSHIP
ELLA THOMSEN
MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

BEAURLINE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
John Valtman
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation offers Classroom Grant Opportunities to enhance the learning experience of media students in our chapter region’s high schools and/or 501(c)(3) post-secondary educational organizations.

Special thanks to ACOWSAY FILM COMPANY for its generous donation to fund a major portion of 2024 Classroom Grants

2024 Classroom Grant Recipient

Classroom Grants allow educators to acquire and distribute resources related to video production, television, and/or broadcast journalism. Since 2017, the Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation has provided 8 grants totaling nearly $15,000 to local schools for media equipment in their classrooms.

Webster City Community Schools has a decades-old high school media program providing news and various Lynx sporting events for the community. Our $1,700 grant this year helped the school buy 3 monitors to replace outdated control room equipment providing video feeds for remote cameras.

STUDENT AV ALL STARS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation recognizes students who are an incredible technical asset to the overall success of a school or non-profit educational student video media program.

These are the hardest working, most engaged and active students in the school’s video program or club. The go-to students who help keep you on the air.

Educators may nominate one student from their school or organization’s media program. Students should be behind-the-scenes production personnel.

high school
JAKOB MISKELL
BEC-TV BLOOMINGTON EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY TELEVISION (MN)
HIGH SCHOOL
LUKE HOLBERG
WEBSTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL (IA)

CALL FOR ENTRIES

2024

ENTRY DEADLINE

FEBRUARY 2nd, 2024

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

for entries produced in the upper midwest region

ENTRY DEADLINE

FEBRUARY 2nd, 2024

NOMINATIONS

MARCH 5th, 2024

AWARDS CEREMONY

APRIL 5th, 2024
Graduate Hotel
University of Minnesota

High school seniors & college students:

Let the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation help you pay for some of your school tuition!

We offer $1,500 student scholarships to be used for tuition & books.  

Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college/university sophomores & juniors or graduate students living or attending school in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

EDUCATOR CLASSROOM GRANTS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation is offering Grant Opportunities to help make students’ academic achievement dreams come true

PROPOSALS SHOULD MATCH THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Have a high probability of significant impact on student achievement and engagement.
  • Impact a significant number of students and/or impact a small number of students in a significant way over time.
  • Be primarily non-consumable (consumable items & training are allowable, if needed to use new equipment).