Thanks to everyone who turned out last night at ICON for the second annual Massachusetts Creator Awards. The MassAccess Annual Meeting portion of the evening was highlighted by the presentation of the State Legislator of the Year award to Representative Matthew Muratore and the Federal Legislator of the Year Award to Congressman Jim McGovern. Representative Muratore was kind enough to join us in person and Congressman McGovern sent a pre-produced video which was played for the capacity crowd on hand. Both leaders were recognized for their outstanding support of community media in Massachusetts and beyond.

After some words from MassAccess President Melinda Garfield, Vice President David Gauthier and Treasurer Michael Lynch, it was time for the awards portion of the evening. The decision to announce finalists in each category then announce the winners live proved to be a wise one as it added a dimension of excitement and suspense to the proceedings. The emcee for the evening, NBC Sports Boston’s Kyle Draper, provided a professional and entertaining touch to an already lively event.

Short clips of the finalists’ videos appeared on the video wall before Kyle announced the winner in each category. It was awesome to see the excitement that many winners displayed when their winning entry was announced. Congratulations to all who went home with the hardware!



WINNER: Lynn Uncovered: Beyond Walls, Underpass Lighting – Lynn Community TV

Grant to Eastham Helps Make Kids Safer in Cars – Lower Cape TV, Directed by Rafal Kowalczyk

Driving Tour of Medfield State Hospital – Medfield TV

CTM NewsBreak – March for Our Lives  Dianne Steimel


WINNER: Nutritious and Delicious: Egg Bhurji – Westwood Media Center

Gloucester Fresh Tour 3 – 1623 Studios

Restaurant Week: Spare Time – Peabody Access TV, Josiah B, Gus M, & Courtney K


WINNER: Movers & Shuckers – Cape Cod Community Media Center

Local Lives, Ep. 2 – Mount Auburn Cemetery – Samantha Dudley, Ashley Hardy WCATV

Hauling Valhalla – Milton Access Television

Warning Signs: A True Baseball Story – Lower Cape TV / Katharine Huntley

Gloucester Fresh Seafood Expo 2018 – 1623 Studios


WINNER: Creative County Initiative – 1623 Studios

Pathways for Children 50th Anniversary – 1623 Studios

DC Rentals – Peabody Access TV, Josiah Bedrosian & Gus Margiotta


WINNER: Who’s Pulling the Strings – Chelmsford Telemedia

Gill Knows – Satellites – Luis M. Lopez, LPS Media

Warning Signs: A True Baseball Story (Trailer) – Lower Cape TV / Rafal Kowalczyk

Creative County Initiative – 1623 Studios


WINNER: Tech Tips – Slow Motion – Plymouth Area Community Television

The Buzz Around Bees S1-Ep5; Honey – Kevin Tocci & Richard Rosen WHCA-TV

Lower Cape APP – Directed by Rafal Kowalczyk


WINNER: Cape Cod Baseball Game (Anglers vs Whitecaps) – Lower Cape TV / Rafal Kowalczyk

Relay for Life Wilmington – Produced by Adam Dusenberry

Boys Varsity Football vs Westwood / Senior Day – Hollison Cable Access, Producer-Lisa Hedrick


WINNER: Lower Later Episode 6 – Directed by Darren Wotherspoon

Parish Jazz Band Summer Service – Jonathan Daisy, Stow TV

Youth Ensemble of New England at Mt Washington – Jonathan Daisy, Stow TV

Westwood Rec Lip Dub – Westwood Media Center


WINNER: Community Impact: Substance Abuse On The Streets – Sarah Colvin & Thomas Milkey

Around the Clock News for Ashland – WACA TV Production Crew

LTC News – Lowell Telecommunications Corp.

Watertown Weekly News – Watertown Cable Access Corp


WINNER: Destination Graduation – Hanover High School

How to Make a Memory – Produced by Jen Tierney

Drop the Light – Hanover Community Television


WINNER: LTC Promo – Caroline Gallagher

Lower Cape TV: Be Here From Anywhere – Directed by Rafal Kowalczyk

Gloucester High School Graduation 2018 Montage – 1623 Studios

Textile Competition – Quincy Access Television


WINNER: Lynn Uncovered: Brian “Pistols” – Lynn Community TV

Sinatra Sundays at Capo Restaurant – WinCam, Rich and Daniel DiMarë

Dinner on Main – Peabody Access TV, Josiah B, Courtney K, & Audrey G

Pathways for Children 50th Anniversary – 1623 Studios

WHCA Promo – Ryan Tully & Xavier Spriggs, WHCA-TV


WINNER: Master of the Undead – Boxford Cable TV, Dedicated to Bela Lugosi,

5K Reel Run Promo – Lower Cape Community Access TV

Elm – Ben Thomas, Danvers Community Access Television

WHRHS SADD Mock Crash – Kevin Tocci & Ryan Tully, WHCA-TV


WINNER: Lynn Shorts: Training for the Olympic Boxing Team – Lynn Community TV

The 2017 Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race – Chelmsford Telemedia

Boys Varsity Football vs Westwood / Senior Day – Holliston Cable Access, Producer-Lisa Hedrick


WINNER: Pathways for Children 50th Anniversary – 1623 Studios

The Groton Gazette Show – Producers: N Dyer N Kinene X Crouse

Nashoba High EMT Program- The Cadet Experience – N. Travalent & I. Mulyono – Stow TV

Actin’ Up with Mel – Milton Access Television

March for Our Lives – Peabody Access TV, Alex L, Audrey G, & Lilly H

Our thanks go out to everyone who attended and entered. It’s really spectacular to see so many come together on a cold winter night to celebrate community media and the outstanding production that results from it. Watch for the full video of the evening to be uploaded to MMX for you to download and play on your community stations. Start getting those submissions ready for next year!

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