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The TIVA Peer Awards


November 17, 2018

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.

The 2018 Peer Awards Ceremony will be held at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on Saturday, November 17, 2018, with an extended reception/networking hour, starting at 6:00 pm.

The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgment and celebration of exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware region. This may result in categories receiving multiple awards of the same level as well as some categories without awards.

Ceremony Ticket Dates & Pricing

Spotlight on Excellence!!

Dates to remember

Ceremony Tickets are available NOW !

Rates go up November 1st


All Gold Award recipients will receive a TIVA-DC Peer Award
trophy the night of the ceremony. Silver and Bronze recipients
will receive an embossed certificate suitable for framing. 
Additional Gold trophies as well as Silver and Bronze trophies
and/or certificates may be ordered for a nominal fee after the ceremony. A special discount period will be offered for trophy/certificate orders immediately following the ceremony. All award recipients will be honored at the Peer Awards Ceremony and listed on the Peer Awards website along with clips of their entries.

Text on all trophies will be exactly as submitted online.

Other exciting benefits to the DC Peer Awards for 2018 include:

  • Enhanced online registration and payment options
  • New/revised and updated categories
  • Free Peer trophy to all Gold Award winners
  • More video clips and roll-ins at the ceremony
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A panel of distinguished judges are selected on a volunteer basis based on stringent standards that include relevant background, demonstrated expertise and established standing in a category field for which an industry expert is judging. Judges are drawn from industry professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware region.

Entries are carefully judged on the following criteria and are handled through a carefully guided process in order to ensure consistency, critical thinking and informed peer review which results in a well earned award of merit and excellence in achievement:

  • Production categories: objectives met; audience reached; design and organization; treatment; techniques; writing; directing; editing; artistic use of medium; and creativity
  • Skills categories: overall quality; originality/imagination/innovation; effectiveness of skill to project; and best use of skill.

It is crucial that all fields on the entry form be completed as specifically as possible to aid the judges in their review.

The 2018 Peer Awards Banquet & Ceremony

We are pleased to announce the return of the TIVA Peer Awards to the THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on Nov. 17th.  Along with an earlier start time of 6:00pm, TIVA will present its first SILENT AUCTION and a new format for announcing recognition of excellence in achievement for worthy submissions. Get your ceremony tickets soon. Suggested dress attire is CREATIVE ELEGANCE. 

Our theme this year is SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE!

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