CHICAGO / MIDWEST

The Silver Circle Award was established to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry and who have either made significant contributions to local broadcasting, or who have spent the formative years of their career in chapter region. Nominees in academic, administrative, creative, journalistic, performing, or technical roles within the television industry are eligible.

We will be celebrating the careers and accomplishments of:

We will also induct posthumously:

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The Silver Circle Award was established to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry and who have either made significant contributions to local broadcasting, or who have spent the formative years of their career in chapter region. Nominees in academic, administrative, creative, journalistic, performing or technical roles within the television industry are eligible.
READ MORE ABOUT THE 2022 CHICAGO SILVER CIRCLE INDUCTEES.

2022

Honors presentation

WATCH ON SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 on the U, WCIU

2022 Chicago Silver Circle - What a great night! Watch the taped broadcast of the program on WCIU, the U, on Sunday, May 29th at 7pm. The U is on WMEU, Channel 48.1 and WCIU, Channel 26.2, XFINITY 230|360, RCN 610, WOW 170, Dish 48, Spectrum Charter 191 and U-Verse 24.

The Silver Circle Honors Dinner was held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton, Chicago. The honorees were: Mary Margaret Bartley, Derrick Blakley, Phil Ponce, Martha Teichner, and Roz Varon. We will also induct three television greats who left us far too soon: Don Cornelius, Dick Johnson, and Morris Jones.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Cocktails – 5:30 pm
Dinner – 6:30 pm
Award Ceremony – 7:45 pm

The Student Award Presentation will take place at the beginning of dinner at 6:30 pm. Business attire, please. There will be a cash bar.

Valet parking is not available at the hotel but valet parking is available across the street at the Drake, 140 E. Walton. However, there are less expensive options in the parking garages around the area.
Purchase tickets
Purchase an ad or a congratulations message in the program book
Deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Ad Specs
All ad artwork should be submitted with all elements already in place (logos, photos, etc should not be in separate files). Files in a PDF or JPEG format are accepted and it is preferred that ads be e-mailed.
Flat art and stats also accepted and must be camera ready.
The Emmy Awards program book will be displayed online 7 1/2" x 10".
If provided, ads can be printed in color. Color ads must use CMYK.
Please email ads to rcowing@emmyonline.tv
HALF PAGE AD
7.5” x 4.75”
no page bleeds
PURCHASE
$450
QUARTER PAGE AD
3.75” x 4.75”
no page bleeds
PURCHASE
$250
FULL PAGE AD
7.5” x 10”
no page bleeds
PURCHASE
$750
Congratulations Message
Congratulation messages are just text.
Example:
“To Jim Smith. Congratulations on the nomination! We love you. Susan, Fred, and Holly.”
Please email congratulations message to rcowing@emmyonline.tv
PURCHASE — $140
· 6-line Congratulations Message in the Book (approx. 20 words)
PURCHASE — $80 
· 3-line Congratulations Message in the Book (approx. 40 words)
SEND PAYMENT AND ALL ITEMS TO:
Attn: Rebekah Cowing, Chicago/Midwest TV Academy Chapter, c/o Columbia College, Communication Dept., 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Ste. 535, Chicago, IL 60605
Email ads and/or congratulations messages to rcowing@emmyonline.tv
QUESTIONS?
tel 312-218-8058
fax 312-369-8471
rcowing@emmyonline.tv

COVID PROTOCOLS

For the Silver Circle event on May 13th, we are putting some protocols in place with the goal of keeping you as safe as possible.

We will require proof of full vaccination to enter the event. If no vaccination proof is provided, proof of a negative covid test done between the dates of May 10-13 will be acceptable for entry.

“Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after a person’s second dose in an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine two-dose series and two weeks after a single-dose series.

All will be asked to present proof of being fully vaccinated (with final dose administered no less than14 days prior to date of arrival) and a government-issued photo ID at the door. A clear and legible photocopy, or photo of your vaccination card on your phone, or a digital record of your vaccination, will be accepted. Additionally, we encourage Illinois residents to register their vaccination status on the IDPH Immunization Portal for quick and easy reference.

We will welcome fully vaccinated children aged 5 to 11 with proof of vaccination and a parent or chaperone in lieu of photo identification. Children under the age of 5 who are not currently eligible for vaccination will not be admitted. Contact rcowing@emmyonline.tv for more information.

Face masks are encouraged but not required.

We want to do our due diligence to keep the event as safe as possible, however, we cannot guarantee that none of our participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will become infected with COVID-19 or another contagious pathogen at the event.

We will continue to review our policies on an ongoing basis to evolve with best practices around health and safety.

Download a Sponsorship Flyer for the event.

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Silver Circle NOMINATION FORMS

CHICAGO NOMINATION FORM

Nomination Forms are due September 1st for the following year.

wisconsin NOMINATION FORM

Nomination Forms are due May 15th for the following year.

NOMINATION FORM

Years of employment in Chicago television: