Welcome to the 2018 Hometown Media Awards!

The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media, and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experiences television in a different way. Proceeds go to The Foundation of Alliance for Community Media which is exclusively used for facilitating, preserving and promoting education in community media.

Please use the top navigation to enter and manage your submissions.

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View Entries – View current submissions or copy a submission to enter into a new category

Pay Now – Pay for submissions via PayPal, credit card or check. If you must pay by check, please print your entry information and send along with payment to Alliance for Community Media Headquarters at:

Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media
Hometown Media Awards
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4758


Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2018- 11:00pm Eastern - Deadline has been extended! Entries are now due by March 22, 2018 

Entry Fees

If submitted online:

ACM Member – $50 per entry
Non-Member – $75 per entry
Student – $40 per entry

View the list of the 2018 Categories