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2021 TATOA GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING AWARDS WINNERS

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE THE 2021 GOVERNMENT AWARDS BIGGER THAN EVER. THIS YEAR WE HAD 314 ENTRIES FROM 31 CITIES ACROSS TEXAS WITH 34 EXPANDED CATEGORIES. 

Category 1: Community Event Coverage <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Sugar Land - Memorial Day 2020 https://vimeo.com/420361116

2nd PLACE: City of Pasadena - Team Up 2 Clean Up https://youtu.be/KpnPnne-OrY

3rd PLACE: City of Edinburg - Mass Food Distribution https://youtu.be/mzt37Y5DZKc

HM: City of Edinburg - 10k 2020 https://youtu.be/hQuXnws5inY

HM: Hidalgo County - Unveiling of Trooper Sanchez Blvd. https://youtu.be/wNPWvZpHCYw

Category 2: Community Event Coverage >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Irving - Eerie Irving Park https://youtu.be/SjXCWtn4xmg

2nd PLACE: City of Austin - US Citizenship Event https://youtu.be/f7gd8LkjMMk

3rd PLACE: City of Dallas - 39th Annual MLK Jr. Scholarship & Awards Gala - https://youtu.be/awwYYLZn_8Q

HM: Irving – Illuminate Irving - https://youtu.be/NCXjRGKrYzg

Category 3: Student/Intern Production

1st PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Lakewood Park  https://youtu.be/HAutz-qsABo

2nd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Heritage Park Disc Golf  https://youtu.be/ctXap93aojk

3rd PLACE: City of Garland - Waste Wizard https://youtu.be/viZZerOZ3Wo

HM: City of McAllen - Intern Produces News Segment                                               

Category 4: Public Affairs

1st PLACE: City of McAllen - State of the City https://youtu.be/vLQoSrO4XCU

2nd PLACE: City of Baytown - State of the City 2020 https://youtu.be/H_ugMv0ofck

3rd PLACE: City of McAllen - Census Telethon https://youtu.be/pV0aQAE_Q9k

HM: City of McAllen - Holocaust Remembrance Day - https://youtu.be/HL_9NtFyyJQ

Category 5: Documentary <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Sugarland - Sugar Land’s Surface Water Treatment Plant https://youtu.be/2VHzpTuOoZw

2nd PLACE: City of Richardson - Tornado Recovery Progress https://vimeo.com/389047242

3rd PLACE: City of San Angelo - Securing Water for Future Generations https://youtu.be/HFnA3wVa4EA

HM: Hidalgo County - COVID-19 Commemorative Video https://youtu.be/qFvKwtKijF8

HM:City of Lewisville - Lewisville Looks Back: Texas International Pop Festival https://youtu.be/KC5y-bGB6JE

Category 6: Documentary >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Allen - The Great Steam Locomotive https://youtu.be/Ctj08ILDIyg

2nd PLACE: City of Garland - Dia de Los Muertos: A Garland Story https://youtu.be/LBv5hBHCOU8

3rd PLACE: City of McAllen - The Last Call https://youtu.be/dx2fRy7pQ1g

HM: City of McAllen - Outdoors with Roy: Wall of Valor https://youtu.be/sB0LdYL8idw

HM: City of Denton - Denton Fire - Fall Burn Week https://youtu.be/IUTf6h8qzV4

 

Category 7: Public Education <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Sugarland - Sugar Land Water The Best in America https://youtu.be/IWh_GtUc6Ac

2nd PLACE: City of Longview - Recycling Phony Online Meeting https://youtu.be/3pImsjvW4Ko

3rd PLACE: City of Sugarland - Mobility Master Plan https://youtu.be/7VWtHd0JN44

HM: City of Burleson - 2020 Budget Video https://youtu.be/MXnKGapOlN4

HM: City of Burleson - Water Safety with Firefighter Jules! https://youtu.be/-6_5gAIgzgE

Category 8: Public Education >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Garland - Be Smart. Be Seen. Be Safe! https://youtu.be/CwPsAdjCoOg

2nd PLACE: City of Austin - City of Austin Budget 2021 https://youtu.be/cCL2azZxb1U

3rd PLACE: City of Allen - Stories of Service: Inspiration through Education https://youtu.be/yUBZu-zftxE

HM: City of Dallas - FY2020-21 City Budget - One Dallas, Together! https://youtu.be/FyOPWNj-9DM

HM: City of McAllen - Outdoors with Roy: Summer Safety Tips

https://youtu.be/lKHuM3o0qYE           

Category 9: Instruction/Training

1st PLACE: Hidalgo County - Hidalgo County Grand Jury Zoom Instruction https://youtu.be/WS0mBimtMzo

2nd PLACE: City of Austin - How to use a Pulse Oximeter https://youtu.be/lk5zp-5aB_w

3rd PLACE: HTV Houston Television A Message From…Featuring At-Large Knox

HM: City of San Antonio - On the Move Minute                                                                       

HM: City of McAllen - McAllen 2021 General Election Information https://youtu.be/p5gz3Y_eWdA 

 

Category 10: Interview/Talk Show

1st PLACE: City of Denton - OUT THERE with the Mayor - Bike with the Mayor https://youtu.be/VESRC8EJWKA

2nd PLACE: City of Pasadena - Pasadena Update with Mayor Jeff Wagner https://youtu.be/yb8-V4MselE

3rd PLACE: City of McAllen - On 1300: Mark Vega https://youtu.be/AkeaOVi33eM

HM: City of McAllen - Affordable Homes Partnership https://youtu.be/mdaWVKKmxYo

Category 11: Profile of an Organization/Dept <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Bryan - State of the City 2019 https://youtu.be/T_GxMih-a_c

2nd PLACE: City of Richardson - Best of 2020 https://vimeo.com/388606266

3rd PLACE: City of Flower Mound - FMTV Cribs https://youtu.be/l-COGeQ5_Og

HM: City of McKinney - Building Through Adversity https://youtu.be/tI2Ht2fqm0Y

 

Category 12: Profile of an Organization/Dept >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Garland - Zombies ​​https://youtu.be/lY5-3mC3e7E

2nd PLACE: City of Austin - Austin Energy - Winter Storm 2021

https://youtu.be/rwgBAPriPSc

3rd PLACE: City of Denton - Denton Police - We Are You https://youtu.be/KSQ9dFhXx5U

HM: City of Allen - Developing Digital Workers https://youtu.be/gN3Q7cEGftk

HM: City of Allen - Stories of Service: Eyes Underground https://youtu.be/GZOpNF5Gkq0

HM: City of San Antonio - Employee Spotlight with GM Sarah Yates https://youtu.be/Ca9fEo9xUfU

Category 13: Public Health/Public Safety <$250k

1st PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Bicycle Safety 2019 https://youtu.be/1O7lyK75Umg

2nd PLACE: Southlake Public Safety - Look Left and Right https://youtu.be/0tt8YZjvhpk

3rd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - FMPD SRO’s: Anti-Vaping https://youtu.be/_kbzfNHAXrs

HM: City of Longview - Death on the Highway https://youtu.be/5bbhvLzGu6U

HM: Town of Flower Mound - Flower Mound Prescribed Burn https://youtu.be/QlaK-ndWZiM

Category 14: Public Health/Public Safety >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Allen - Be a Firefighter - Join the Allen Fire Department https://youtu.be/Wt6tAU6gVVA

2nd PLACE: City of Irving - Fire & Rescue Training https://youtu.be/wqI-0aMNfcI

3rd PLACE: City of Allen - The Sky’s the Limit: APD’s Drone Unit https://youtu.be/sa9f_yH11N4

HM: City of Irving - Shop Talk Responds to Police Issues https://youtu.be/ekiVTgg_5js

HM: City of Austin - Traffic Safety Tips - Funeral Procession https://youtu.be/gxXG0OCcFG0

Category 15: Special Audience <$250k

1st PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - FMFD S.A.F.E. Team 2020 https://youtu.be/a4vA5SuwW9o

2nd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Summer Reading Program Series https://youtu.be/qeNC-UugpcE

3rd PLACE: City of Pasadena - Madison Jobe Safety Bag Giveaway https://youtu.be/kFGgbTJ5YAY

HM: City of Baytown - Stranger Danger in a Digital World https://youtu.be/4vJchNg73p4

HM: City of Burleson - Your Bullet, Your Responsibility https://youtu.be/YLx-ZmUupjM

Category 16: Special Audience >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Allen - Stop, Drop & Rock ‘n Roll! https://youtu.be/G2AKMRLzxUo

2nd PLACE: City of Houston - Latch My Baby https://youtu.be/txJ-7ytlGSs

3rd PLACE: City of Dallas - Programa para Reducir La Brecha Digita                                   

HM: City of Irving - Miracle League https://youtu.be/aPH1jlwFBUE

Category 17: Magazine Format <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Killeen - Good News Killeen https://youtu.be/fQyzZIwjAj4

2nd PLACE: City of Bryan - The Good Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZK3ZdGllDo&list=PL5t_yuQkoTTHkMWITYGf_DVlfitrZO2SQ

Category 18: Magazine Format <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Irving - City Source https://youtu.be/7O4tvD5Llog

2nd PLACE: City of Austin - CityView@Home https://youtu.be/wobAMzQS4gY

3rd PLACE: City of McAllen - McAllen News Update https://youtu.be/V4HDkCH1dVM

  

Category 19: Public Service Announcement <$250k

1st PLACE: City of San Angelo - Greetings from San Angelo https://youtu.be/ZndGQGTh42s

2nd PLACE: City of Richardson - Go Paperless Going in Circles https://vimeo.com/429376017

3rd PLACE: City of Sugarland - Census 2020 - Do the Math https://youtu.be/-QDS-0EKqO8

HM: Hidalgo County - Burn Ban PSA https://youtu.be/g9LBnOeivJc

HM: Town of Flower Mound - Expired Vehicle Registration https://youtu.be/EWMaW4QKZF4

Category 20: Public Service Announcement >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Austin - Vision Zero: Your Speed. Your Choice https://youtu.be/5EbtOaOXjLI

2nd PLACE: City of Garland - Let’s Make it Happen            https://vimeo.com/539841726

3rd PLACE: City of Denton - Did You Know? https://youtu.be/lhIF1sLB8ys

HM: City of Allen - FIGHT THE BITE! Don’t get caught in the open! https://youtu.be/mrScg5xtu0I

HM: City of McAllen - It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

Category 21: Event/Programming <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Richardson - Cottonwood Promo https://vimeo.com/579579722

2nd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Dorothy’s Dash 2020 https://youtu.be/07VZDkmqEhw

3rd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - 2020 Summer Reading Program: Dracula https://youtu.be/qeNC-UugpcE                       

3rd PLACE: City of Kileen - Fall Festival 2020 https://youtu.be/3Y_Q-Q9yXiM

HM: Town of Flower Mound - Concerts in the Park https://youtu.be/h_B5TPnZPX8

HM: City of Burleson - Welcome to the Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza https://youtu.be/xBL2P-Fy0UE

 

Category 22: Event/Programming >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Garland- My Garland https://youtu.be/bw5AsnT4_jI

2nd PLACE: City of Allen - Golfing for Safe-Tee                                               

3rd PLACE: City of Austin - Lifeguard Hiring https://youtu.be/K8D1PUjlOUo

HM: City of Garland - The Wall that Heals https://youtu.be/5fWcQ2Sebw4

HM: City of Pharr - St. Patrick’s Day 5k https://youtu.be/LrglrSpyeaU

Category 23: Humor

1st PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Porch Pirates https://youtu.be/IEXO2X4nRyY

2nd PLACE: City of Allen - The Loop: Amish Beards https://youtu.be/_NMlhWiUAyg

2nd PLACE: City of Garland - Don’t Go Tarpless https://youtu.be/J70if6g7YUs

3rd PLACE: City of Garland - National Trails Day            https://vimeo.com/581328122

HM: City of Sugarland - Updates to SLIC - Movie Trailer                                                           

HM: City of Kileen - “Barktoberfest” https://youtu.be/lORYI0pjghg

Category 24: Partner Production

1st PLACE: City of Austin - 2020 Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting | Virtual Ceremony https://youtu.be/Hv50GgnbHQk

2nd PLACE: City of Longview - Arts! Longview Cultural Arts District Application Video https://youtu.be/6lCOMxniLB0

3rd PLACE: City of Allen - Eat. Sip. Shop. Play Local https://youtu.be/ExBzZ6ERfIc

HM: City of Sugarland - Sugar - 60th Anniversary Music Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=470215100354228

HM: City of McAllen - McAllen Holiday Parade https://youtu.be/AwNR5DXAzMg

Category 25: Kurt Ugland Programming Impact Award

City of Austin - Zilker Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony https://youtu.be/Hv50GgnbHQk

Category 26: Overall Excellence >$250k

1st PLACE: City of Flower Mound                                               

2nd PLACE: Hidalgo County                                               

3rd PLACE: City of Pasadena           

Category 27: Overall Excellence <$250k

1st PLACE: City of Austin                                               

2nd PLACE: City of Allen                                               

3rd PLACE: City of Garland            

  

Category 28: COVID PSA

1st PLACE: City of Kyle - COVID Holiday PSA https://youtu.be/zUhDSporoyE

2nd PLACE: City of Allen - Shop Safe! https://youtu.be/tFl4Kyi8d5I

3rd PLACE: City of Dallas - Dallas Cares: Covid 19 Relief Funding https://youtu.be/F1FhOlPAZug

HM: City of Austin - African-American Community Leaders Promote Vaccine https://youtu.be/LyAd61HbJw4

HM: City of San Antonio - Alternative Handshakes https://youtu.be/tdGP9yn4ygg

Category 29: COVID Public Health

1st PLACE: City of Allen - The Final Shot - A Sense of Community https://youtu.be/9o3RnTxfYbw

2nd PLACE: Southlake Public Safety - You Wearin’ PPE?! https://youtu.be/pp78REok6o8

3rd PLACE: City of McKinney - Local Businesses Respond to COVID 19 https://youtu.be/Gjira6lwUmY

HM: Hidalgo County - COVID-19 2nd Dose Vaccines https://youtu.be/r0qWObywXvI

HM: City of Irving - Love, Loss & Looking Ahead https://youtu.be/Te8NDYvKXnw

Category 30: COVID Virtual Production

1st PLACE: City of Baytown - City of Baytown Shoebox Christmas Parade            https://youtu.be/pTSp8JDQIQM

2nd PLACE: City of San Antonio - COVID-19 Children’s Town Hall https://youtu.be/d-VOApnU2VM

3rd PLACE: Hidalgo County - Hidalgo County Shelter at Home Orde https://youtu.be/dTtfrkC6jiwr

HM: City of Austin - COVID-19 Media Availability                                                                        

HM: City of Baytown - Memorial Day Celebration https://youtu.be/gThzhGRYKMI

Category 31: Animal Services

1st PLACE: City of Kileen - Spay and Neuter Your Cats https://youtu.be/lXWxpzxysIM

2nd PLACE: Hidalgo County - Spaying and Neutering Your Pets is Pawsible! https://youtu.be/85Fwb28WA2M

3rd PLACE: City of Irving- Dogs on the Move https://youtu.be/iZ71hCgqFY0

HM: City of Denton - Clear the Shelter 2020 https://youtu.be/QpQLbguZiww

HM: City of Irving - Clear the Shelters https://youtu.be/JtJEylOP8Ww

                                                                        

Category 32: Military

1st PLACE: City of Garland - Wall that Heals Opens to Visitors https://vimeo.com/539782196

2nd PLACE: City of McAllen - McAllen’s Veterans War Memorial of Texas https://youtu.be/Fi3_Gt10LRY

3rd PLACE: City of Kyle - Heroes Memorial Park Groundbreaking https://youtu.be/uK_vdTRD878

HM: City of Irving - Suicide Prevention Runathon https://youtu.be/C0bxO26CXew

Category 33: Parks & Rec

1st PLACE: City of Garland - DFW SPORTS ZONE https://youtu.be/qcvjeRTgwUA

2nd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Around Town: Heritage Park Disc Golf Course https://youtu.be/ctXap93aojk

3rd PLACE: Town of Flower Mound - Around Town: Lakewood Park https://youtu.be/HAutz-qsABo

HM: City of Baytown - City of Baytown Shoebox Christmas Parade            https://youtu.be/pTSp8JDQIQM                                   

HM: City of McKinney - McKinney Stories - George Webb https://youtu.be/MsH8oihZxIY

Category 34: Arts & Entertainment

1st PLACE: City of Allen - Turning Trees Into Art https://youtu.be/xgWKgkTzmwo

2nd PLACE: City of Irving - Hip Hop Dance https://youtu.be/FCmuFWB9agc

3rd PLACE: City of McAllen - Selfie Mural Now at Quinta Mazatlan https://youtu.be/WFwiytMa_G0

HM: City of Austin - Austin New Year Highlight https://youtu.be/HDGw7O6WcJU

HM: City of Pasadena - Mini Murals in Pasadena https://youtu.be/VrU7OCVoqbc

 

 

 

Programming
Government and public programming professionals are faced with little to no budgets and several restrictions on the type of content they can produce. This makes their jobs difficult at times. TATOA is reaching out to programmers around the state to share common experiences and solutions to everyday problems.

The Programming Committee is responsible for the programming track at the annual conference and also oversees the Annual Programming Awards held each year during each during the conference. A lot of work is involved in judging the entries and we always need more help; if your city is interested in serving on the programming committee or in being a judging site for awards please contact our Programming Chair Ken Jones at 972-744-4029.

Programming Awards
Every year TATOA celebrates the best of best programmers from across the state in the TATOA Programming Awards. With over 25 categories this is a fierce competition. Popular categories included:

  • Public Education
  • Public Safety
  • Documentary
  • Magazine Format
  • Use of Humor
  • Community Event Coverage
  • Partnership Production
  • Overall Excellence
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