GPA Call for Entries Now Open - Deadline is April 30th


NATOA has launched the Call for Entries period for the 36th Annual Government Programming Awards! The annual GPA awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. Categories cover a variety of programming including, among others, community events, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview/talk show, performing arts, sports, election coverage and children’ s issues. Celebrating over 30 years of programming excellence, the GPA’s celebrate the achievements of programmers across the nation.

All entries must be submitted online and you must provide a link to an online video of your entry via YouTube or Vimeo. No DVD or paper entries will be accepted.

Members & GPA Entrants:

Please note that you will need to "log in" to access the entry area. If you do not know your password, simply enter your e-mail address and the system will e-mail you a new password. 

Click here for complete qualification information.



NATOA will award a limited number of scholarships to help struggling jurisdictions pay for their GPA entries. The scholarships are designed for only those communities whose budgets were severely impacted by COVID-19. The goal is to ensure that channels who want to enter the competition can enter, despite major financial challenges brought on by the pandemic. First-time entrants are also encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, April 16, 2021.