NET Honored for Work on Digital Creativity, Branding and Strategy

News Release Date: 
February 1, 2021

NET Honored for Work on Digital Creativity, Branding and Strategy

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 1, 2021) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, has won one platinum and two gold awards in the AVA Digital Awards competition. The contest recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Digital campaigns include everything from audio and video production and website development, to social media engagement and mobile marketing.

NET’s collection of animated “Civics 101 for Nebraskans” television spots won two awards, including a platinum award for Web-Based Production in the Special Effects/Animation Category and a gold award for Web-Based Production in the Education Category.

The “Civics 101 for Nebraskans” educational campaign is designed to remind citizens how our government works and serve as an educational resource for students and teachers across the state. The television spots can be seen on the network’s NET and NET World television channels.

“Civics 101 for Nebraskans” content is also available on NET’s “Nebraska Studies” website ( and on the digital learning platform

NET also won a gold award in the AVA Digital Awards competition for “NET News: Trusted. Valued. Relevant.” for video production in the promotion category for broadcast and cable television. Produced remotely at the beginning of the pandemic, the television spot highlights NET’s commitment to reporting trusted news and information, even during difficult times.

The foundation for the AVA Digital Awards began in 1994 as a celebration of the audio-visual arts. Over the years, AVA’s categories changed to recognize the expanding role that digital media and the web play in the transfer of information. Work is evaluated solely on its own quality, creativity and resourcefulness. Judges base their decisions on learned perceptions of creative excellence rather than an explanation of an entry’s value.

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NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit