ATTENTION: In an effort to maintain the health and safety of everyone involved while still recognizing our talented local producers, this year’s awards will be hosted virtually. The show will stream live at 7:00pm on September 17th at

The Blue Chip Cable Access Awards is a cooperative venture among Greater Cincinnati area cable access organizations to recognize the achievements of local access producers.ENTRANTS MUST RESIDE IN THE SOUTHWEST OHIO/NORTHERN KENTUCKY AREA/ SOUTHEAST INDIANA.
Participating centers include:
Campbell Media
Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
Cincinnati Community Media
All official entries into the 2020 Blue Chip Community Media Awards must have been available for viewing in some type of free, public, non-commercial venue (community access cable channels, on-line video, public exhibition, etc.) during the 2019 Calendar Year. The PRODUCER of each entry must have resided in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana area during the 2019 Calendar Year.
The Blue Chip committee reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the criteria listed above.

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of everyone involved, the show will stream live on September 17th at
Submission of an entry in this
competition signifies that the producer(s) agree to permit its
cablecast on area community access channels.
Nominees will receive a letter indicating nominated programs
in mid summer, 2020 through email. This letter will list the program title and
name that were listed on the entry form for use on the plaques
and certificates. One certificate or plaque will be made by the
awards committee. Additional plaques or certificates may be
purchased at the entrant’s expense.
Non-winners will receive an invitation letter.

Entries must be submitted online by Friday, January 31, 2020
Each entry must be accompanied with the appropriate entry

FEE: $12.00 per entry

Awards are based on the decision of the judges. To be
eligible for a Blue Chip Award, an entry must receive at least
40 percent of the possible points available. If no entry in a
particular category reaches this 40 percent level, the category
will be re-judged by the Blue Chip Committee Judging Review
Panel. If the entries If the entries still do not reach the 40 percent level,
no award will be given in that category.

Please note that programs submitted into multiple categories
may be judged by the same set of judges. Contest judges are
at the discretion of the access center judging the category.
The same judging panel will evaluate all programs within
that category and at the same level. Judges will view three
segments of the entry -- one from the beginning, one in the
middle and one near the end. Exact times and sections are at
the discretion of the judging panel.
Evaluations by the judges are final.


Entries by professionals, non-professionals and youth will be judged together in categories listed as “Open Categories”.

YOUTH ELIGIBILITY is reserved for program producers who are 18 years of age or under. The youth must have participated in a majority of the production (both in-front and behind the camera). Any adult participation MUST be noted.

NON-PROFESSIONAL ELIGIBILITY is reserved for those who have earned LESS THAN HALF their annual income from employment in teaching or production of media anytime within the last five years.

PROFESSIONAL ELIGIBILITY is required for all others.
Programs produced using both professionals and non-professionals should be entered in the division according to who had the most creative control over the program (i.e. directing, editing, etc.).

Overall Rating
  • Delbert Stewart

    This was our first time attending The Blue Chip Awards, the food, the atmosphere of the Festival was outstanding. The staff, and the announcers were all professional. My brother Garry K. And I were very blessed to win two Blue Chip Awards, as we are very grateful.
    God is good!
    Delbert Stewart

    May 2019
  • The Blue Chip Awards is such a fun event to attend. They really do throw an outstanding party, celebrating the amazing local producers in our community media. It's like attending a big family reunion and seeing what everybody's been creating over the past year. A+ event!

    February 2019
  • Jason Dudley

    A great competition highlighting local media in all of it's forms.

    September 2018