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EMAT

MEDIA AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN PRINT, BROADCAST or

SOCIAL MEDIA

This award highlights the contributions by Public Information Officers, newspapers, radio, or television stations that have done a truly outstanding job in assisting local emergency management activities. There will be a maximum of two awards which will cover one of the four categories listed above. Nominations for recipients will be accepted by the EMAT Awards Nominations Committee throughout the year, but not later than ninety days prior to the Annual Conference.  Nominations are to be in writing outlining the justification. The EMAT President will present these awards at the Annual Conference Banquet. Recipients unable to attend may request the local EMA Director in their jurisdiction present the award later.

Prerequisites for Nomination:

  1. Recipient should be a news agency, radio station, or television station in Tennessee or a Public Information Officer operating in an emergency management related role.

  2. The award is for coverage occurring within the past year.

  3. Recipient should have provided more than just the usual coverage of emergency management events, whether through feature stories or “EXTRA” coverage.

  4. Recipient should be consistently cooperative in agreeing to disseminate important information for the local emergency management agency to the public.

SEE BELOW FOR THE EMAT MEDIA AWARD NOMINATION FORM