2019 Commercial of the Year Awards announced!

Eighteen Broadcasters won awards during the Vermont Association of Broadcasters 64th Annual Meeting & Convention Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier, VT.

In the Televison category, WPTZ-TV was the biggest winner with four first place awards including TV Commercial of the Year for “SeaComm: Growth Never Stops” written and produced by Brian Sumner; TV Promo of the Year for “Tom Knows Fall” written and produced by Steve Kuntz; TV PSA of the Year for “Math+Science=Success / Jeffords Steel” written and produced by Dave Fleming and first place in the associations newest TV-Digital category for “NBC News at 10 – Be Ready For Tomorrow”.

WCAX-TV won two awards, 2nd place in the TV Commercial category for “VT Smoke & Cure – Back to School” written and produced by Jennifer Bergeron and 2nd place in the TV Digital category for “How Do You Shake It”, written by James Henault, with videography and editing on both by Bob Conley.

WVNY-TV won 2nd place in the TV Promo category for “No Offseason” written and produced by Christopher Williams and WFFF-TV won 2nd place in the TV PSA category for “Feed A Family Thank you 2018” done by Andy Brumbaugh, Shaun Danforth, Christopher Williams, Scott Nickerson and the Local 22/44 Team.

“Bright Future”, a TV commercial produced by Denis O’Brien at Verde Films for Gouverneur Hospital won First Place in the Agency category, with “North Country Savings”, a TV commercial produced by James Lantz at Little Film/Big Noise taking 2nd place.

Seven local radio stations also took home awards!

WDEV AM/FM won Radio Commercial of the Year for “Delair’s Carpet – The Investigation #2”, written and produced by Fred Hill.

WKVT aka BRATT-FM won 2nd place in the Radio Commercial category for “Team Nissan Snow AWD Altima Rogue”, written by Joanna Zambella and produced by Mason Washer.

WBTZ-FM won Radio Promo of the Year for “BUZZ LA Flyaway” written by Matt Grasso and Produced by Pete Powers. WBTZ also won 2nd place in the Radio-Digital category for “Get The Buzz On Your Amazon Echo”, written and produced by Devon McGarry and Pete Powers.

WJJR-FM in Rutland won Radio PSA of the Year for “The Gift Of Life”, written and produced by VAB Hall of Famer Terry Jaye.

The Point Radio Network won 2nd place in the Radio Promo category for “April Fools Day Bad Recorder Band”, written and produced by John Mullet.

WTSA in Brattleboro won 2nd place in the Radio PSA category for “Project Feed The Thousands Winter”, written by Ian Kelley and Produced by Bob Gammon.

WOKO-FM won first place in the Radio-Digital category for “Michael Ray BBQ”, written and produced by Erin Cofiell Barker.

A panel of 16 judges reviewed 135 entries in this year’s contest and gave each one a score for creativity, production value, copy-righting and ability to evoke a response.

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries and congratulations to the winners!