Silver Circle


The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have worked with distinction in the television industry within the Suncoast Region of the State of Florida, the State of Louisiana, the Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida television market as well as Puerto Rico for a quarter of a century or more, a significant part of which was done in the Suncoast Region. Silver Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators, and volunteers.


Each year the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences accepts nominations for the prestigious Silver Circle.

If you would like to submit your recommendation for a 2024 Silver Circle recipient, please click here to fill out the nomination form.  The deadline to submit your recommendation for a 2024 Silver Circle recipient is January 5, 2024.

Complete the Nomination Form and send it, along with supporting materials, to the Suncoast 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 the nominee throughout his/her career. Newspaper, magazine, and trade publication articles featuring the nominee and his/her accomplishments. Photographs of historical interest to the nominee’s career. NO VIDEO WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Nominations are considered by the Suncoast Chapter’s Board of Governors. They evaluate the nominee’s contributions and then vote for inductees by secret ballot. The Board must vote unanimously to induct a nominee into the Silver Circle. Usually, no more than nine individuals are inducted into the Silver Circle in any given year, of which three are from Puerto Rico. The selection process is kept confidential.