Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
CHARLESTON, WV: West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) received four w3 Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts during their 18th Annual ceremony. Receiving thousands of entries annually from across the globe, the w3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Online Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites and Apps, Social, Podcasts, and Emerging Tech created by some of the best digital content creators across the industry.
“West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s video department always produces award-winning stories that have meaning and showcase the best in musical entertainment,“ states Eddie Isom, WVPB Interim Executive Director. “We’re proud of their hard work and are excited to see it recognized not only on TV, but in digital media as well.”
- Edible Mountain (General Video – Environmental & Sustainability) Edible Mountain
- Blue Demons: A West Virginia Legacy (Genera Video-Sports) Blue Demons
- Blue Demons: A West Virginia Legacy (General Video – Documentary – Short Form) Blue Demons
- West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2023 (General Video – Live Streaming) WVMHOF 2023
- Mountain Stage (General Video – Live Streaming) Mountain Stage
The w3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the people behind award-winning Websites, Online Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites and Apps, Social, Podcasts, and Emerging Tech. In honoring the best of the Web, the w3 Awards is the first major digital competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.
The w3 Awards is sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing organizations like Walt Disney Studios, Lippe Taylor, Meta, Publicis Sapient, Netflix, IBM, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, LG, and Wired Magazine among many others. For more information about the w3 Awards, please visit www.w3award.com.
You can watch and stream Edible Mountain, Blue Demons, the WV Music Hall of Fame Ceremony and other award-winning shows online at wvpublic.org, on our YouTube channel, or by downloading the WVPB app. It’s free and available in the Apple store or via Google Play – just search for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
Kristi Morey, WVPB Marketing Communications