Virginia Currents Awards
Virginia Currents has won the coveted 2009 Gabriel Award for "A Virginia Currents Thanksgiving." The half-hour Virginia Currents program received this top recognition in the local television category, among a national field of entries. Introduced by Catholic media professionals, the Gabriel Award recognizes the uplifting and inspiring stories of film, radio, and television.
Virginia Currents received honors from the 23rd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network and cable commercials, film and video productions.
Entries in the Telly Awards are judged on a rigorous 10-point scale, rather than competing against other entrants. Submissions receiving a score of 7-8.9 are finalists and receive a Bronze Telly Award. Those receiving a score of 9.0 or higher are winners and receive a Silver Telly Award. Silver Telly honors went to Virginia Currents for the "Roosevelt Deployment" segment. Episode #1112 and segments "Ralph White," "Horse Logger" and "Nursing Home Elvis" received Bronze Telly honors.
Virginia Currents also won a First Place Station Award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in the category of Outstanding News Series for its "Melvin Fensom" segment.
Virginia Currents, now in its 20th season, has received over 150 honors over the years. The popular series features stories about the people, places and issues of the Commonwealth. The series airs statewide on Virginia’s public television stations and is distributed worldwide via the U.S. Information Agency.