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The Emmys—for high school students

July 2016
The Emmys—for high school students


(Left) Sahana Subramanian, winner of 7 awards at the Southeast High School Emmys.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is well known for the coveted Emmy Awards. NATAS also has 19 chapters throughout the United States identifying and celebrating television excellence at the local and regional level, including broadcast produced by high school and college students. The Southeast EMMYs offers mentor events, one-on-one mentoring, scholarships, and Student Production Awards.

The Southeast Chapter announced its 2016 High School Production Award Competition winners: 24 high schools from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi submitted 175 entries, and 25 entries were selected to receive awards from 23 different categories. Professional panels judged the honoree's entries on the same criteria as the Emmy® Awards: content, creativity, and execution. The awards ceremony on June 11, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta celebrated the honorees and their faculty advisors, and featured student videos and acceptance speeches.

“Our rising talent is impressive: out of the 24 schools who submitted an entry, 19 of them are receiving a nomination,” said Ian Feinberg, Southeast EMMY Award chairperson and the 2015 Governor's Award recipient. “Their work reassures us that this important industry will have a bright future.”

The most nominations came from Alpharetta High School (GA), Cambridge High School (Milton, GA), and Fort Mill High School (SC). The 2016 Southeast Regional EMMY© Awards followed the high school awards.


(Left) Humza Baig, winner of Audio/Sound High School Emmy.

High school honorees included
Humza Baig: Winner for Audio/Sound, with Bryan Dominguez, Alpharetta High School

Nikhil Bhagat: Honorable Mention for Sports Program “Gulo Gameday,” with Scarlett Fulbright, West Forsyth High School

Ryan Deeb Haidar: Honorable Mention for (1) Director, (2) Writer, (3) Fiction (Long Form) “More Than a Christmas Story,” Central Educational Center, with Juliana Lopes, Katarina Sibley, Preston Sibley, Alpharetta High School

Shreyas Jyotishi: (1) Winner for Animation/Graphics/Special Effects, “Tall Tales – A Wonderful World,” with Shannon Maxwell, (2) Public Service (PSAs), “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” (3) Honorable Mention, Johns Creek High School

Sahana Subramanian: Winner for (1) Short Form - Non-Fiction “Cambridge CBI” 2/10/16 with Caroline Hearn, and (2) Long Form - Non-Fiction “The Bridge 911” 9/11/15 with Caroline Hearn, Natalia Tovar; Honorable Mention for (3) Newscast “The Bridge Holiday Special-12/4/15” with Caroline Hearn, Rebecca Collins, (4) Newscast “The Bridge-10/30/15” with Caroline Hearn, Natalia Tovar, (5) Newscast “The Bridge-8/21/15” with Caroline Hearn, Chandler Fields, (6) Short Form - Fiction “Drip” 3/11/16 with Chandler Fields, Alex Mueller, (7) Commercial “Cambridge Bear” with Natalia Tovar, Chandler Fields, Cambridge High School Milton, GA 30004

Website Bonus Feature

List of this year's entries: http://southeastemmy.com/students/.

Photo Gallery:




(Left) Shreyas Jyotishi, winner of 3 High School Emmy awards.



Some Videos by Shreyas Jyotishi:
'Road to Safety' video contest
Alpharetta High School held the annual Road to Safety video contest. The contest challenged students to create a 2-minute video addressing distractions and dangers that face new and inexperienced drivers.
The contest is open to all local High Schools and is supported by the Fulton County Board of Education.

The videos were judged on originality, creativity, and emphasis on message.

The winning video from Johns Creek High School will be highlighted on the Alpharetta Police Departments Face Book Page!
These students are awesome partners to have in conveying a message of safety to our community!
2015-2016 First Place Winning Video "A Message from Your Sponsor", Johns Creek High School, Student: Shreyas Jyotishi.

‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ video contest
Submission for Anti-Prescription Drug Abuse campaign
Sam Olens, Attorney General of Georgia, said, “The winning video sends a strong message that abusing prescription drugs is not a game and can turn deadly quickly.”
The winning video was produced by Duluth High School student Axel Gutierrez.
The runner-up was produced by Johns Creek High School student Shreyas Jyotishi.
The people’s choice award winner was produced by Grovetown High School student Kyla Harner.
https://youtu.be/B8zOVAvtBgw, Published on Oct 21, 2015
Shreyas Jyotishi - High School Animation/Motion Design Reel (Published Mar 6, 2016):

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