It’s that time of year again! The Suncoast Student Production Awards Call for Entries is now online. Everything you need to know to enter this year’s Awards is now online. Click here for more information.



The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and to college/university students who reside within the SUNCOAST REGION that includes the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile–Pensacola Market area, and Puerto Rico. Students MUST plan to attend or currently attend a four-year college/university with a declared major in Communications/Broadcasting with a concentration in television in the SUNCOAST REGION. Any other major will automatically disqualify your application.

Since 2012, our chapter has awarded over $685,875 in scholarship funds. In 2023, the Suncoast Chapter awarded scholarship funds to 18 students totaling $67,300. In addition, Derryl Barnes, Jr. received the $10,000 Bob Behrens Scholarship, a special award given to a student who embodies enterprising journalism and innovation in the industry. So what are you waiting for? Don’t delay! Apply today! 

Download the eligibility requirements in PDF format
Download the 2024 Scholarship Press Release

Fill out the online application:

High School Scholarship Application
College Scholarship Application

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, March 1, 2024

2023 National Student Production Awards
WINNERS Announced

The Winners were announced today, February 1, 2024, in New York. This year, students from over 120 schools were represented in the competition having previously been selected as winners in one of the NATAS Regional Chapter competitions.

“This year’s student content producers impressed. They are truly the best of the best,” said Doug Mummert, Chairman of the NATAS Foundation. “From coast to coast, the young journalists and budding filmmakers continue to up their game each year, shining a light in their respective communities.”

Wow! Congratulations to Christopher Columbus High School! You’ve made the Suncoast Chapter proud! Check out the entire win list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!!

Download the 2023 National Student Production Awards win list

Congratulations to all our 2023 Suncoast Emmy® Winners! WAY TO GO!!

Download the 2023 Suncoast Emmy Awards win list.

You can also view the digital program from the show, as well as download a PDF version directly from this link.

2023 Suncoast Emmy Awards Photo Gallery

This year’s gala was spectacular. Check out all the razzle-dazzle at this year’s Awards! Congratulations again to all of this year’s winners and nominees!