RENO — KNPB, Reno’s public television station, has earned four Communicator Awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) in its 2012 competition.
KNPB received a Gold Award of Excellence — the competition’s highest award — for its documentary “Stewards of the Rangeland-Water.” Produced by Dennis Golden, this one-hour program examines issues surrounding water rights and usage statewide. It is the second in a series of programs exploring issues affecting Nevada’s farm and ranch families.
KNPB received three Silver Awards of Distinction, one for the documentary “Jews in Nevada,” based on the book by UNR history Professor Emeritus John Marschall; one for “Stewards of the Rangeland” (the first in the series); and another for “The Work of Art,” which profiles local photographer Jeff Ross as he compiles local photographic essays.
“KNPB has been a consistent winner in the Communicator Award competition, but never have we earned four awards in the same year,” said KNPB President and CEO Kurt Mische. “We are honored by these awards that recognize the exceptional work done by our talented team of producers, editors and videographers. While KNPB does not produce these programs for the purpose of winning awards, this recognition is another measure of our success. We are grateful to our donors who provided the funds needed to make these programs a reality.”
The IAVA Communicator Awards recognize the best in print, web, online and offline film, video and mobile across the disciplines of traditional and digital advertising, corporate communications, PR, social media, marketing and brand identity. The competition received 6,000 entries and all awards are hand-selected by the IAVA’s panel of judges.
KNPB Public Television is seen by 160,000 people weekly in central and northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides three digital channels of programming on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB V’Me on channel 5.3. KNPB’s channels are also available on cable and satellite services.