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Netties

The Network Awards or "Netties" were the NAWGJ version of the Oscars. This award was created at the 1995 National Meeting. The awards were presented at the annual State Judging Director's Workshops. There were six categories for outstanding state newsletters:
Best Interview, Best Use of Charts or Graphs, Best Humorous Article, Best Layout and Design, Best Informational or Educational Article, Media Masters Award for Best Video.

Governing Board voted to change the award categories for 2000. The new categories were:
Best Website; Best Educational Article; Best Informational Article; Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter; Best Educational Video; Best Humorous Video; Best Feature Article.

The last year these were awarded was in 2009.

(Information concerning the Netties, and photos, were cultivated from past NAWGJ Newsletters - they may be found on the Newsletters link. Anyone with further information, especially once the newsletters were discontinued, would be appreciated. Email )


1996 - first annual Nettie winners. These were presented at the SJD workshop in Boston on June 27th. The regional judging directors brought state newsletters from their region and the newsletters were divided into the six divisions and the national board voted for the best newsletter in each group.

A list of nominees in each category were read and the winners received a Nettie and a certificate. The winners were: Best Interview - Toni Cupal, SJD Nor-Cal, Molly Watkins, author; Best Use of Charts and Graphs - Jan Adkins, SJD, WI; Best Informational and Educational; Hilary Carlson, SJD IL; Best Humorous Article - Toni Cupal, SJD Nor-Cal, Patty Shipman, author; Best Layout and Design - Celeste Hamil, SJD So-Cal, Rebecca Callaway, editor; and Media Master's Award - Best Video, Barb Tebbin, MN


1997 - second annual Nettie awards presented in Miami.
The ceremony took place at the SJD Workshop at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, FL on June 26.
Best Interview - Nor-Cal, Toni Cupal, SJD, Interview with Joanne Pasquale by Molly Watkins
Best Use of Charts or Graphs - OH, Carol Arnaut, SJD Charts by Lois Mower
Best Humorous Article - WY, Michelle Wistisen, SJD, Potty Talk by Rose Fry. Best Newsletter Layout and Design - IL, Hilary Carlson, SJD. Best Informational or Educational Article - IL and IA, Hilary Carlson, SJD IL, Mary Ann West, SJD IA.

Two honorary Netties were presented to Winnie Witten of MI and Robin Ruegg of MN for their many hours of hard work in the development of their computer programs that many judges across the country are using to prepare for certification.

 


1998 winners at the SJD Workshop, Indianapolis IN.
Best use of Charts or Graphs - KY SJD Nancy Barley, and WY SJD Michelle Wistisen
Best Humorous Article - Jymnastics Jargon by Lorene Campbell of WY
Best Layout and Design - Brenda Eberhardt SJD, LA
Best Informational or Educational Article, Mary Ann West, IA SJD
Media Masters Award for Best Video, MN Nancy Stankiewicz, SJD.

 

 

 

 


1999 Nettie Winners: Presented in Las Vegas.
Susan Monahan, WY - Best Interview
Nancy Barley, KY - Best Use of Charts and Graphs
Gail Caspare, NY-So - Education and Information
Brenda Eberhardt - Newsletter Layout and Design
Lorene Campbell, WY - Most Humorous Article (read this article in the 1999 Newsletter, page 7)
Barb Tebben, MN and FL tie for Best Video.

 

 

 


2000 Nettie Winners:

(NOTE - the Governing Board voted to change the award categories for 2000.)

Best Website; Nor-Cal - webmaster was Scott Slater
Best Educational Article; MA, Meet Management by Ruth Morse
Best Informational Article; IA, Mary Ann West
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter; So-Cal, Editor was Eric Will
Best Educational Video; MI, Brush Up Your Shorthand by Winnie Whitten, MI
Best Humorous Video; Sylvan School of Judging, Antique Roadshow, and Division III Godfather by Barb Tebben, MN
Best Feature Article; The Real Story of the Judges Cup by Diane Phillips
Honorary Nettie to Yvonne Hodge for her part in the development of NAWGJ practice judging videos.


2001 Nettie Winners

Best Website; Georgia
Best Educational Article; Florida
Best Informational Article; Tennessee
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter; Alabama
Best Educational Video; Arkansas for Bar Grips video
Most Humorous Article; MN, Barb Tebben and Stephanie Gerster
Best Humorous Video; MN
Best Feature Article; Ohio

 

 

 


2002 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2003 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2004 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2005 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2006 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2007 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

 

2008 Nettie Winners

Best Website;
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

2009 Nettie Winners

Best Website; Washington State's website, Lee Bjella webmaster.
Best Educational Article;
Best Informational Article;
Best Layout and Design of a Newsletter;
Best Educational Video;
Best Humorous Video;
Best Feature Article;

Lee Bjella 2015