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Beacon Awards®

The 2017 Beacon Entry information and Deadlines will be posted after the start of the new year. Please check back in 2017.

The 2015 Golden Beacon Nominees
ACC's Golden Beacon Award recognizes a communications or public affairs initiative that has made an impact within the cable industry, while enhancing cable's image nationwide. The 2015 nominees are Internet Essentials Ambassadors Program, Comcast; National Geographic Channels Comprehensive Education Campaign, National Geographic Channels and Univision Contigo's Samana de la Salud 2014, Univision Communications Inc.
Enter the 2015 Beacon Awards® and Receive the Recognition you Deserve
The entry deadline for the 2015 Beacon Awards® is March 20. The Beacon Awards, honoring excellence in cable communications since 1989, will be presented as part of FORUM in Washington, DC.


ACC Members Make the Beacon Awards Happen

ACC Members not only enter the Beacon Awards. They also donate their time and professional experience to improve program operations and develop new ways to increase the outreach and recognition of the Beacon Awards. All the entries are judged by your peers – fellow ACC members – as well.

Honoring the 2009 Beacon Award Winners

2009 Beacon Awards
Highlights from the 2009 Beacon Award Ceremony, celebrating 20 years of cable communications excellence, honor what cable communicators have accomplished for the industry in the last year and past two decades.
2009 Beacon Awards...Honoring Cable Communications Excellence
The 2009 Beacon Awards are easier than ever to enter! Don't miss out on your chance to have your cable communications campaigns and tactics recognized. The final deadline is May 15, 2009, so enter today.


Honoring the 2008 Beacon Award Winners

Interviews with 2008 Beacon Award Winners - Part 1
2008 Beacon Award winners share their excitement and insights on their winning initiatives right after being honored. The closing credits of this piece list all the winners included on this video.
Interviews with 2008 Beacon Award Winners - Part 2
ACC interviewed the 2008 Beacon Award winners immediately after they received their Beacons. The closing credits of this piece list all the winners included on this video.
Comcast CN8's On the Red Carpet Coverage of the 2008 Beacon Award Ceremony
At a gala ceremony on April 1, 2008, ACC honored the 2008 Beacon Award winners. The 2008 Beacon Award winning entries were submitted by cable operators, programming networks, cable associations and cable technology providers for public affairs and communications projects in categories such as community relations, competitive response and public service announcements.

2001 – 2012 Beacon Award Finalist Project Summaries (members-only)

The core of every Beacon Award entry is the project summary as it details the planning, implementation and results of a successful cable communications or public affairs campaign. In addition to being great sources for innovative ideas in cable communications, these project summaries serve as helpful models when drafting your own project summaries for your 2013 Beacon Award entries. ACC has posted online in its members-only area eleven years worth of project summaries for the best campaigns in cable communications.
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