Seize the opportunity to be part of this captivating celebration and let your creative brilliance resonate through the WAVE Awards. Submit your media content now and let the West witness your creative work!

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2024 ACM West Wave Awards – Call For Entries!

Calling all creative minds in the Central Valley! The Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards are back and are calling for entries for the 2024 WAVE Awards! The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) West Region, an influential network comprising TV and radio stations, as well as PEG access advocates, is eager to spotlight the exceptional talents within the six western states.

The awards recognize excellence in community media programming in the ACM West Region consisting of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.

2023 ACM West Wave Awards

The 2023 WAVE Awards ceremony took place Thursday, February 23, 2023, and we would like to highlight our community producers who worked hard to turn their ideas into video content! Every year hundreds of videos throughout the west region are submitted under various categories and reviewed. The top videos in each category win the WAVE Awards.

Watch the award ceremony here!

Watch the award ceremony here!

COMMUNITY ISSUES (Student)
Our Disappearing Wetlands | Blanca Barajas

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE (Community Producer)
Culture, Language, and Environment at Circle V | USGBC Central California

NARRATIVE FILM – SHORT OR FEATURE (Student)
Legacy | Ryan Abner, Minarets High School


NEWS PROGRAMMING (Student)

Fresno State Focus | Fresno State Department of Media, Communications, and Journalism

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (Professional)
Sharrows PSA | CMAC Staff

SPORTS COVERAGE (Student)
CMAC Sports: McLane Vs. Roosevelt | McLane High School

UNDERSERVED VOICES (Community Producer)
Little Big Gym | Rigoberto Moran

UNDERSERVED VOICES (Student)
El Poder of a Classroom | Daniela Maciel

BEST IN SHOW & EDUCATIONAL
What is Media Literacy? | CMAC Staff
What is Media Literacy and why is it important? Natalie breaks down how media is all around us (seriously) and how to navigate the world of media we live in.

DOCUMENTARY
Fresno: A Home for All | Raymart Catacutan, Melissa Andrade
A documentary about resources for local homeless. Produced by Raymart Catacutan and Melissa Andrade in partnership with the CMAC Youth Voices program.

EXPERIMENTAL
Stupid Deep
| Minarets High School

GOVERNMENT
100 Years of Suffrage | Orlando Gomez, League of Women Voters
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage. Learn about the women behind the movement in Fresno, and how local women today are honoring the sacrifices of the past.

MAGAZINE SHOW
The Munro Review | Donald Munro, CMAC Member Crew
Donald Munro shares his favorite events from across the Central Valley and interviews artists on their craft.

NEWS COVERAGE
Buchanan News Network | Buchanan High School
Buchanan High School’s ‘BNN Newscast’ providing the latest school news, reports, and sketches. Produced by students.

Fresno State Focus | Fresno State MCJ 128 Class
Fresno State Focus is a weekly news magazine program produced by broadcast journalism students on the campus of Fresno State.

SPORTS COVERAGE
CMAC High School Football
 by Hoover High School
High School Varsity Football: Hoover vs Roosevelt, Oct 10, 2019.

UNDERSERVED VOICES
Story Queens | Haley White
Drag Story Time in Fresno is part of a national movement to promote love, acceptance, fun, and reading for children and adults alike.

Tolteca: A Story of Success | Ruben Diaz,  Gabby Rivas
A documentary about Aaron Ordaz, an immigrant, and owner of Candies Tolteca. Produced by Ruben Diaz, Gabby Rivas, and Mark Pizana in partnership with the CMAC Youth Voices program.