MSG Varsity “V Awards” To Honor Local High School Students

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. –– MSG Varsity and The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NY NATAS) have teamed up to present the first-ever MSG Varsity V Awards.

This award is designed to celebrate high school student achievement for the original content they produce for television and to foster the next generation of broadcast professionals.

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Open for all high school students in Cablevision’s service area, MSG Varsity V awards will be awarded in nine categories – News, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Best Original Production, Sports – Full Game, Editing, Writing, Sports/News Reporter and Best Overall School Coverage. The Best Original Production category will be a viewer’s choice category – videos of the nominees will be posted on msgvarsity.com and the winner will be chosen by online voting.

Entries will be judged by television, production and broadcasting industry professionals from MSG Varsity and NY NATAS. Each winning high school will receive a $5,000 grant and each of the winners will receive trophies and be featured in a one-hour special airing this June on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14).

“We are proud to announce our partnership with the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Theresa Chillianis, General Manager, MSG Varsity. “Student-created content and participation is a key factor to the success of MSG Varsity and NY NATAS shares our vision to inspire student creativity and recognize these amazing storytellers.”

“It’s our privilege to partner with MSG Varsity on this student initiative,” said Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “This unique program creates a platform to recognize student excellence and encourage the artistic and technically proficient creation of content. Together we will cultivate students’ abilities to craft and tell poignant stories.”

The submission deadline for the MSG Varsity V Awards is May 7. For more information and for the official rules and submission form, go to www.msgvarsity.com.


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