Saturday, October 08, 2011


Ballard High School Video Production students Matt Law-Phipps, Tony Meyer and James Vitz-Wong were named winners of the High School Award for Excellence at the 48th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday, June 11. The students won the Long-Form (Non-Fiction) category with their documentary Seattle Street Performers.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gives student awards to recognize the best in student television production. The regional awards celebrate outstanding work from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Entries are judged by the same professional organization that selects Emmy winners. This makes the fifth year in a row that students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program have been winners at the event.

Eight other Ballard High School video productions had also been nominated: two in the Long-Form (Non-Fiction) category, one in the Long-Form (Fiction) category, three in the Public Affairs category, and two in the Public Service Announcement category.