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 postpone the ceremony for our upcoming Silver Circle, scheduled for May 17, 2020. We are doing this to ensure that we all stay healthy and that we do not spread the virus.
A decision will be forthcoming and we will announce the new plans as soon as we can, at which point tickets will go on sale on our website.
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.
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.
2020 SILVER CIRCLE HONOREES
The 2020 Silver Circle Honorees have been announced. Read more.
SILVER CIRCLE NOMINATION FORM
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 future Silver Circle recipients, please click here to fill out the nomination form.
Complete the Nomination Form and send, 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 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 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. No more than six individuals are inducted into the Silver Circle in any given year. The selection process is kept confidential.