Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Rewards and Awards of the Job

Sometimes it's just hard to wipe the grin off my face. I mean look at these old pictures... this has to be the best job in the world. I get to go places and do things and meet people that most people would never have the chance to do.


And then I get to share my experiences with the world through the magic of broadcast. Each and every day is a reward of it's own, especially when I can touch a life or share crucial information.

School Bus

But it's weeks like last week when all the hard work is rewarded...by a group of my peers....and my grin gets bigger.

Early last week I recieved a 3rd place award for an In-Depth Story called Chainsaw Justice in the NPPA's Quarterly Clip Contest for Region 6. This was only my second ever placing in an NPPA Contest, which I consider the hardest to place in, so that made me happy.


And then Friday night I was nomintated for my first ever Emmy Award....twice.

I received 2 Mid-South Region Emmy nominations. One is for the category 'Feature Non-Hard', for a story I did about a group of pre-schoolers watching a Fire Department burn a house for training. The other nomination is in the category 'Camera-News' for my work as a TV Photographer.

Chris and Dale Jarrett

I'm pretty darn happy right now. This is something that's been a goal of mine for a long time.


Lenslinger said...

Congrats, Weave. You deserve it...

IamMe said...

All right dude! We in the techy end of the biz don't have such "bling." It is a good day if the transmitter stays up and the boss doesn't complain about anything.

Good Luck on the nods.

Smitty said...

Here's a well-deserved pat on the back, Chris.

I remember watching the story about the pre-schoolers. And I can recall telling you how much I enjoyed it. Also, I'm not surprised to hear that you received another nomination for a composite entry. You're an talented photojournalist and also a great (former) co-worker. I hope you bring home the Emmy in both categories!