MBF Voting Video Awarded First Place in National Competition
by Pamela B. Hubbs
Office and Foundation Administrator
Visit MBF Civic Education to view the videos.
The Multnomah Bar Foundation and MetroEast Community Media have produced a six-part video series on democracy issues and it is getting noticed!
Voting 101 was awarded first place in the Democracy in Action category at the 2013 Hometown Media Awards, a national competition that recognized the best community media programming of 2012. Voting 101 is both a short video with the message "Register, Engage, Vote" and an "I vote because" PSA. The target audience for this video is students, young voters and new citizens. One of 800 entries received in seven categories, the award-winning video was produced with the participation of The Bus Project and League of Women Voters of Portland. Hometown Media Awards is sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, a public, education and government channel advocate that promotes civic engagement through community media.
The Court System and The Courthouse videos took top honors at the 2012 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Government Programming Awards. The Court System was awarded first place in the Public Education category and The Courthouse was awarded second place in the Community Awareness category. These videos are just under 30 minutes in length and include MBA volunteers in interviews and as actors.
Newly released are Civic Engagement 101 and Civil Discourse 101.