Nearly 100 people filled the Carroll Arts Center in May to take part in the Community Media Center's 2012 Vollie Awards.
Since 1991, the event has recognized the efforts of Carroll County's community television producers as well as counterparts at the Board of Education, Carroll County government, colleges and municipalities.
Vollies (for volunteer) were presented to producers of programming that aired between January 2010 and December 2011 on Carroll's public, education and government channels — 18, 19, 21, 23, and 24. The following winners were chosen by a panel of judges.
Best Arts/Entertainment Program — "Today's Poet," by Tina Richardson.
Best Informational or Instructional Program — "Your Opinion Matters," by Lyn and Lee Mallick.
Best Documentary — "Time's Crossroads," by Frank Batavick.
Best History Interview — "Interview with Wasyl Palijczuk," by Andrea Shalal.
Best Narrative Short Program — "Mara," by Erik Yount, Alden Bradstock and Jeff McIlvan.
Best Religious Program — "The Joyful Sound," by Mike Armacost.
Best Public Service Announcement — "Save Your Brain PSA," by the Coalition Against Underage Drinking, with Beth Keller, Natalie Phillips and Carol Mullen.
Best Public, Education and Government Production — "A Great Place to Play: 40 Years of Rec and Parks," by Chris Swam, Carroll County Government.
Best Programming for/by Youth — "Follies of Youth," by Matt Roe.
Best Music Video — "Steps by Willet," by Kevin Carmack.
Best Musical Program — "Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention," by Gerry Wiseman.
In addition, two individuals were honored as Volunteer of the Year — Pete Nickolas and Chris Bradford.
History Project Volunteer of the Year was presented to Ann Horvath; and Board Member of the Year was Leo Eaton. Kathy Gambrill received Best Historical Series for her work on "Sykesville, I remember that!" and a special tribute honored the dedication of Barbara Oremland and Bob Gibson.
Coverage of the 2012 Vollie Awards program is available on Channel 19. In addition, viewers can watch post-award interviews with select winners and see all the winning entries online at http://www.carrollmediacenter.org. For more details, go to http://www.carrollmediacenter.org or contact the center at 410-386-4415.