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South Washington County Telecommunications Commission wins national awards

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The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC) recently received 17 national awards for video production excellence.

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The following videos received recognition: Cottage Grove Spotlight on Sen. Katie Sieben (Public Affairs), 1st place; Cottage Grove Splash Pad (Use of Humor), 2nd place; Freckles Style (Program Promotion), 2nd place; Woodbury Citystyle (Magazine Format), 2nd place; Back to the 50’s Night (Arts & Entertainment), 2nd place; Holiday Train 2012 (Event Coverage), 3rd place; Woodbury Citystyle: The Cold Catfish Cup Winter Bike Race (Sports), 3rd place; Interview with Gerry Herringer (Interview/Talk Show), 3rd place; Woodbury Citystyle: Pickleball (Seniors), 3rd place; Woodbury Citystyle: My Dream to play Baseball (Special Audience), 3rd place; Judy & Dave Bork 3-Day Walk (Public Health), 3rd place; Judy & Dave Bork 3-Day Walk (Documentary), 3rd place; Cottage Grove Rec Connection (Profile of a City Dept), 3rd place; Freckles Style (Use of Humor), 3rd place; Cottage Grove Spotlight (Magazine Format), 3rd place.

The cable commission also received honorable mention in the Overall Programming Excellence category and for “UVS: Uninformed Voter Syndrome” (Municipal Channel Promo).

The awards were presented at the annual National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors’ Conference Government Awards Gala, Sept. 19, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.

SWCTC serves the cities of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport and Grey Cloud Island Township. SWCTC is the franchising authority representing cable subscribers’ consumer interests, and also oversees local government access channels 14, 16, 18, and 95 on the Comcast cable system.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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