Snapshot: OMNI Centre awards


The OMNI Centre for Public Media, Inc. and the City of Carmel received ten awards for excellence in programming at the 2014 Philo Festival of Media Arts held in Kalamazoo, MI.  Sandra and Winston Long attended the awards ceremony to receive the awards.

The competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, was hosted by the Public Media Network. This year’s festival received nearly 350 entries with rigorous competition in numerous categories. All programs were judged by a panel of three judges.  These awards follow The OMNI Centre’s receiving national awards for Best Government Access Station in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

The festival is named after Philo T. Farnsworth, the father of modern television. Philo was born August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver City, Utah.  As a youth in 1922, Philo first revealed his scientific ideas for an all-electric television system.  He later established an electronics laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he succeeded in turning his dreams into reality by inventing the first receiving tube for television transmissions.

Titles and Categories include the following:


Excellence in Government Access

Overall Excellence in Government Access

Excellence in Cinematography

Excellence in Accreditation CFD




Excellence in Accreditation CFD

Political Awareness

Excellence in Accreditation CFD

Promo (3:01 or more)

Firefighter for a Day Camp

Arts/Cultural Awareness

The Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Performance



Community Event

Carmel Fire Dept. St. Patrick’s Day Pumper Pull


A Tribute to Chief Doug Callahan, CFD


Bike Rules with David Littlejohn

Interview Talk Show

The Arts Scene with John Hughey & Jeff Worrell

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