Sampling of Awards received by AETN for Productions and Services to Arkansas

Since the very first award in 1971 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for “Highway Safety”, AETN has received more than 400 regional, national and international awards for its local productions and services created for the people of Arkansas. Among those in recent years:

American Pixal Academy

Year Broadcast Award Category
2010 "National Parks: Past, Present & Future" Gold Pixie Award Outstanding Animation

Communicator Awards

Year Broadcast Award Category
2014 "LOUPE" Award of Distinction Best Online Video – Documentary

International Academy of the Visual Arts

Year Broadcast Award Category
2011 "Arkansas’ National Wildlife Refuges" Communicator Award of Excellence Nature & Wildlife
"Arkansas’ National Wildlife Refuges" Videographer Award of Distinction Creative Graphics
"Men & Women of Distinction: Miller Williams" Communicator Award of Distinction History & Biography
"Silent Storytellers" Communicator Award of Excellence Documentary
"Silent Storytellers" Videographer Award of Excellence Documentary
2010 "Arkansas Outdoors" Communicator Award of Excellence Nature & Wildlife
"Barnes & Taylor Branch" Communicator Award of Excellence Political & Commentary
"Exploring Arkansas" Communicator Award of Distinction Travel & Outdoors
"The Buffalo Flows" Communicator Award of Excellence Documentary

International Cinema in Industry CINDY Competition

Year Broadcast Award Category
2014 "Champion Trees" Gold Award Best Documentary
"Champion Trees" Special Achievement Best Direction, Music & Cinematographyy

International AURORA Awards

Year Broadcast Award Category
2014 "Bayou Bartholomew" Gold Award Best Nature & Environment
"Champion Trees" Platinum Best of Show Best Documentary – Cultural
2013 "AETN Presents: Real Music Lovers" Platinum Award Best of Show – Entertainment
"Minority Matters" Gold Award News & Public Affairs
2012 "Clean Lines, Open Spaces" Gold Award Best Documentary – Cultural

International Videographer Award

Year Broadcast Award Category
2015 "Agri Arkansas" Honorable Mention Creativity in Videography
"Barnes & Neil deGrasse Tyson" Award of Excellence TV News & Talk Show
"Champion Trees" Award of Excellence Creativity in Cinematography
"LOUPE" Award of Excellence Video for the Web (Cultural)
2011 "Silent Storytellers" Award of Excellence Documentary

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Mid-America Chapter)

Year Broadcast Award Category
2015 "Agri Arkansas" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Interview & Discussion
"Barnes and… (the series)" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Interview & Discussion
2014 "Champion Trees" Regional EMMY Award Best Cinematography
"Champion Trees" Regional EMMY Award Best Cinematography
"LOUPE" Regional EMMY Nomination Arts & Entertainment
2012 "Clean Lines, Open Spaces" Regional EMMY Award Best Documentary – Culture
"Clean Lines, Open Spaces" Regional EMMY Award Best Editor
"Clean Lines, Open Spaces" Regional EMMY Award Best Writer
"U.N.I.T.Y" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Documentary – Public Affairs
2011 "Bridge to War Eagle" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Documentary – Culture
"Bridge to War Eagle" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Editor
"Bridge to War Eagle" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Musical Composition
"Bridge to War Eagle" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Writer
2010 "Silent Storytellers" Regional EMMY Award Best Director
"Silent Storytellers" Regional EMMY Award Best Musical Composition
"Silent Storytellers" Regional EMMY Award Best Videography
"Silent Storytellers" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Editor
"Silent Storytellers" Regional EMMY Nomination Best Historical Documentary

National Educational Television Association

Year Broadcast Award Category
2015 "108 Degrees: Critical Response" NETA Award Instructional Media
2010 "Arkansas State & National Parks" NETA Award Community Engagement

Sierra Club

Year Broadcast Award
2009 "Exploring Arkansas" Conservation Award Environmental Reporting
"Troubled Waters" Conservation Award Environmental Reporting

Society of Professional Journalists – Arkansas Chapter

Year Broadcast Award Category
2011 "Election 2010: Debates" First Place Journalism Award Political Coverage
"Exploring Arkansas" Second Place Journalism Award Sports Reporting
"Men & Women of Distinction: Miller Williams" Second Place Journalism Award Television Feature
Silent Storytellers "Men & Women of Distinction: Miller Williams" Second Place Journalism Award Interpretive Journalism

TELLY Award

Year Broadcast Award Category
2013 "AETN Presents: Real Music Lovers" Bronze Award Live Event
"How Can I Afford Retirement?" Bronze Award Graphics
2011 "Alternative in Education in Arkansas" Bronze Award Education Programming
"Men & Women of Distinction: Miller Williams" Bronze Award Direction/td>
"Silent Storytellers" Silver Award Documentary/td>