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Cable 14 and Natural Areas Win Video Award

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Cable 14 and Natural Areas Department Win Video Award

The City of Fort Collins has won an Award of Distinction from Videographer Awards, one of the most coveted awards in the video industry. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in video and digital production. The award is for the Natural Areas School Field Trip Video, which was designed to help elementary school students prepare for their field trip to a natural area. The Natural Areas Department provided 50 school field trips for 3,439 students in 2012. See the 7-minute video at .

The City’s Cable 14 directed and produced the video with funding from the Pulliam Charitable Trust which supports education at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. The video features school children from Bennett Elementary School at Bobcat Ridge, Master Naturalist education volunteers, and one very special dog.

Video Producer Mark Grant said, “The boy in the video, Jared, did a great job and was very patient because working with an untrained dog is not that easy! (I think Lassie's job is safe.) I want to thank the folks at Natural Areas for their help and their willingness to go with any idea that would be educational and entertaining!”

Videographer Award winners were selected from more than 1,500 entries from the USA and eleven other countries. The Award of Distinction was awarded for projects that exceeded industry standards. The Videographer Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and free-lance professionals who have entered AMPC programs. Approximately 12 percent of the entries won this award.