Silver Circle/Student Production Awards

These are very challenging, stressful, and unprecedented times we are living in. COVID-19 has drastically changed our daily lives. It has also changed the way that so many journalists work to inform the public. Delivering accurate and timely information to keep the public safe is now a critical necessity.

With so many closures being announced, the Suncoast Chapter had to make the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel our upcoming Student Production Awards ceremony and postpone the 2020 Silver Circle ceremony. We are doing this to ensure that we all stay healthy and that we do not spread the virus.

We are working on ways to honor our Student Production Award recipients and Silver Circle honorees either at a later date, or in a new way. A decision will be forthcoming and we will announce the new plans as soon as we can.

The Board of Governors of the Suncoast Chapter wishes you well as we navigate a new way of living and working for now. Be healthy and be safe.


We currently have over 800 entries to judge from chapters all over the US and we desperately need your help. It’s easy. And it’s always great to see the work of our peers in other markets. You can judge at home or in your office—all at your convenience. Entries are judged online and easy to access. The success of the Emmy® Awards process depends on the willingness of qualified professionals to serve as judges. We have entries that must be judged by March 31st. Call or email Karla MacDonald at 954.322.3171 or

2020 Suncoast Scholarships

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.

The application process is now closed. Stay tuned to our website regarding applicant interviews. Thank you to all who submitted an application.

Emmys on the Road New Orleans postponed!

Due to the rapidly changing situation with the coronavirus, we are moving Emmys on the Road New Orleans to Saturday, June 27. Any questions or concerns, please contact Craig Stevens at 305.795.2732 or email Craig at