Amy Currul and Steve Katsos, winners of Hometown Video Awards

Arlington Community Media Inc. is pleased to announce that two ACMi members and volunteer producers have received a Hometown Video Award from the Alliance for Community Media.

Amy Currul, an Arlington High School sophomore, and Steve Katsos won top honors in two categories of the national video awards contest that promotes community media and local cable programs distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels throughout the nation. It is local cable’s largest video awards competition.

Winners receive national recognition and a plaque listing the producer’s name, program title, and category for which it won. This year nearly 1100 entries were received from community television centers in the US and Canada.

Currul received the award for best Informational Feature in the Youth Division for her series, Wicked Green, about ways to join in local conservation and recycling efforts to preserve and protect the environment. Wicked Green may be viewed on ACMI’s Education Channel throughout Arlington via Comcast channel 9, RCN 13, and Verizon 24, as well as streaming online via the ACMi website (www.acmi.tv).

Katsos, along with colleagues Hope Orfanos, Lakis Koulouris, and Todd Speros, received the award for best Website for Producers in the Professional Division. (See it at http://stevekatsos.com.) The Steve Katsos Show, produced weekly at ACMI’s studio, may be seen on ACMI’s Public Channel throughout Arlington via Comcast channel 8, RCN 3, and Verizon 31, as well as streaming online via the ACMi website.