25th Annual



gold & silver circle nominations deadline

Friday, June 21st, 2024

Gold & Silver Circle NOMINATION

The Gold Circle (50+ years) and The Silver Circle (25+ years) are open to all who have extensive careers in television, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in a peripheral area directly related to television, such as commercial production, journalism, or education.

Nominations must be received by June 21st, 2024.

Nominees must have made a significant contribution to our industry, NATAS and the community in the Upper Midwest for at least part of their career. Equal consideration will be given to candidates who are living or deceased.

Candidates or their sponsors are asked to submit the following information for evaluation by the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter Board of Governors.

As we are limited to three inductees each year, all nominees not honored will be held for consideration for future presentations. For more information, contact John Murray, Executive Director via telephone 952-381-7494 or email info@midwestemmys.org.

Upon vote by the Board of Governors, Commemorative Emmy® Circle plaques will be presented to recipients at the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Gala on Saturday October 19th, 2024 at the Mystic Lake Event Center in Prior Lake, MN.


Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to our media industry in their career? The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter honors people and stations that have made a difference in their industry, craft or community. Please check out our Gold & Silver Awards.

Silver Circle Guidelines
Television professionals from within the Chapter’s region are inducted in recognition of significant contributions made to our industry for twenty-five years or more.
In making their recommendation to the Board of Governors, the committee will consider.
  1. Service to the television industry
  2. Service to the National Academy
  3. Service to the community involving television
  4. Service to people working or training for careers in television

An individual’s entire career need not have been spent in a single market; but must have significant contributions within the Chapter’s region.

Gold Circle Guidelines
The Gold Circle honors individuals who meet all criteria for Silver Circle and have spent fifty or more years working in television.

Like the Silver Circle, it is a regional chapter option. The National Awards Committee may also award individuals whose work is national or which has been spread over a number of markets and has not been recognized by a local chapter. 


Requires fifty years service in television, not necessarily in a single market.


For individuals only. Groups, businesses and organizations are not eligible.
Silver Circle membership is not required for the Gold Circle, though it is anticipated that would be the case in most situations.