Entries for TATOA's 2022 Government Programming Awards are now being accepted through Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Submissions need to have been produced and released between June 1, 2021 and May 30, 2022. The cost of each entry is $40 for members and $60 for non-member organizations. TATOA Members should use the code "TATOAMember" to get your member discount at checkout.

Each category will recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries with a trophy. Those entries receiving an "Honorable Mention" nod will receive a certificate. Any entries that result in a tie will receive the appropriate award from that category.

Entries MUST be received and paid for by Aug. 7, 2022 for them to be eligible to move on to judging. If there are any particular circumstances that would delay payment, please let us know in advance so we can make note of the situation. The FilmFreeway platform does not accept checks. Payment needs to be done via credit card or PayPal.

We reserve the right to combine or separate a category based on participation. If any split category has fewer than five entries, split budget categories may be combined at our discretion.

The TATOA Government Programming Awards rely on peer review. Exceptions are for both "Best Overall" categories and the "Kurt Ugland Programming Impact Award." Both of these are done outside of TATOA membership.

Our contest is one of peer review. Everyone who enters the 2022 TATOA GPA's should be prepared to judge entries and leave appropriate, CONSTRUCTIVE comments.

Any specific video can be entered in no more than two separate categories. An exception would be it's inclusion in "Best Overall" categories as one of your clips.
Judges will only be required to watch no more than 10 minutes of any single entry regardless of length with the exception of Best Overall categories which has a 15-minute limit.

TATOA is an organization that embraces government video production done by our member cities and counties. Self-produced entries are strongly encouraged.

Any collaboration where the actual entry was produced by an outside agency needs to be disclosed, indicating the different agencies participation in the entry.