Lone Star EMMY Circles
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors lifetime achievement with two “Circles” – The Silver Circle, honoring individuals who’ve given at least 25 years to the business and their communities. And the Gold Circle honoring those longtime professionals and PIONEERS who’ve truly made TV excellence a lifetime commitment by reaching the 50 year milestone and beyond. News-gathering has changed over the years but one thing remains constant of a seasoned journalist, they have a passion to tell people’s stories.
The Gold Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 50 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the Lone Star Chapter television for at least part of their 50-year career. The Lone Star Chapter of NATAS has been honoring and celebrating our Gold Circle members since 2004.
The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the Lone Star Chapter television for at least part of their 25-year career. The Lone Star Chapter of NATAS has been honoring and celebrating our Silver Circle members since 2003.
Silver & Gold Circle Nomination Guidelines
The Silver and Gold Circle was established by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to recognize outstanding individuals who have devoted a quarter (Silver) or half (Gold) of a century or more to the television industry and have made a significant contribution to television broadcasting.
Anyone who has made a significant contribution to television for a period of at least 25 years is eligible for nomination. The contribution can be in service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community as well as to people training for a career in the television broadcasting. Nominees are accepted from the performing, creative, technical or administrative roles within the industry or in peripheral areas directly related to television such as commercial production, broadcast journalism or television education. Neither the individuals making the nominations nor nominees need be members of NATAS. Silver Circle recognition may be given posthumously.
Complete the Nomination Form and send, along with supporting materials, to the Lone Star Emmy Chapter. The nomination letter must detail the nominee’s contributions to television and community involvement. Supporting materials should include, but are not limited to: Letters of recommendation from colleagues, community leaders, or anyone who can speak to the degree and significance of the nominee’s impact on Television and their community. Listing of awards/recognition received by nominee throughout his/her career. Newspaper, magazine, trade publication articles featuring the nominee and his/her accomplishments. Photographs of historical interest to nominee’s career. NO VIDEO WILL BE ACCEPTED/CONSIDERED The nominee will not be contacted. There is no entry fee.
Nominations are considered by the Silver Circle Committee, appointed by the Board of Governors. The committee evaluates the nominee’s contributions and then votes for inductees by secret ballot. The committee must vote unanimously to induct a nominee into the Silver Circle. No more than ten individuals are inducted into the Silver Circle in any given year. The selection process is kept confidential.