The Cammy Awards is a celebration of PhillyCAM producers whose television or radio content best demonstrates the organization's mission and exemplifies our values of inclusion, collaboration, discovery, learning, local focus, and quality. This year's award recipients will be announced at the Cammy Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 20 at The Lightbox, International House. Entries will be accepted from June 4 - August 6.


Creative Expression

Innovation Award for TV
Innovation Award for Radio
Presence Award for TV
Expression Award for Radio
Excellence in Curation Award for Radio
Excellence in Production Award for TV

Civic Engagement - (TV and radio entries are accepted for these categories)

Community Responder Award
Connector Award

Democratic Values - (TV and radio entries are accepted for these categories)

Inclusion Award
Collaboration Award
Message Award

Finalists in each category are acknowledged during the awards ceremony in October. Award recipients are honored with a trophy at the ceremony.

Any current PhillyCAM organizational, individual or youth member can enter a television or radio program submission to be judged. For this first year of the Cammys, submissions are open to all genres of content aired on PhillyCAM’s cable TV channels or WPPM between July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. A member can submit up to 2 entries of video and/or audio. There is no entry fee.

Cammys awardees will be decided by a panel of volunteer judges with expertise in community and independent media making, community organizing and social impact work. Judges are only required to watch 5 minutes of each entry. Unless you indicate a specific time in the program, judges will watch from the beginning. Otherwise, you may submit any part of a single program, or a few segments from a series program, separated by a fade or slate, up to a total of 5 minutes. Segments must appear as they were originally cablecast. Judges will select finalists from the candidate pool. These finalists must provide a media file, video still/production image, and headshot to be used in the awards ceremony highlight reel and promotional materials. Judges will make every effort to view your entry. Please check that your entry submission is complete before you hit “submit”.


-Membership is not current.
-Member is PhillyCAM staff or paid production facilitator.
-Program submission is not viewable or audible for technical reasons.
-Incomplete submission information.
-Member submits more than 2 entries.
-Improper emendation for the purpose of this contest. Program or excerpts of programs should be entered in this contest as they were originally aired.
-Member does not have all clearances for submitted program(s).
-Candidate does not submit required promotional materials.
-Entries submitted after 11:59pm ET August 6 deadline (unless deadline is officially extended).


-All decisions made by the judging panels are final.
-To promote community media, PhillyCAM retains the right to distribute the winning programs on a non-exclusive basis.
-The producer of the work is responsible for obtaining all approvals, clearances, licenses, etc., for materials contained in entry and must be willing to provide such clearances upon request.