in DC: TIVA-DC Peer Awards
Break out your best red carpet–I mean photowall–outfits as TIVA-DC presents the Peer Awards, the most comprehensive film, video and Internet competition for media professionals in the mid-Atlantic region next Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 6-10pm at the National Press Club.
The Peer Awards began in 1997 as part of the former Washington Film and Video Council (WFVC) and later merged with the existing, popular “ITVA-DC Video Festival”. Today, the TIVA-DC Peer Awards continues to celebrate local excellence in media and offer one of the most sought-after awards in our community.
Tickets are still available, if you fancy the chance to rub shoulders with some of DC’s media elite or just spend a nice evening at the National Press Club. I’ve been there for an event or two and it’s definitely worth it to see (and be seen) at least once. Looking at previous years’ winners, it’s clear that this isn’t so much a competition (though I can’t say whether those recieving the awards would say the same) as a selection or acknowledgment of excellence sometimes with multiple winners at multiple levels within a category.
If awards shows, local notables and guest presenters from Veep and House of Cards are your thing1, this sounds like a fun evening that’ll be right up your alley!
1 Full disclosure: Awards shows are not my thing. Not ever since I was cheated out of a Pinewood Derby First Place trophy when I was in Cub Scouts in DeKalb County, Georgia a million years ago because our troop leaders were racist assholes.†
† But I’m in a good place with it now… mostly.