KNME -TV has been nominated for six Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards. The winners will be announced at the 2009-2010 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, Oct. 9 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The nominations by category:

Painting Taos
Tish Bravo and Michael Kamins
Category: Documentary – Historical
John Britt
Category: Photographer - Program (Non-News)

Balloon Fiesta
Michael Kamins
Category: Photographer - Program (Non-News)
Matt Pavolaitis
Category: Craft Specialty Musical Composition/Arrangement

Invisible Children
Kevin McDonald
Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special

Desert Reefs
Tim AydelottCategory: Informational/Instructional

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing the art and science of television. The Chapter region serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, Calif.

Per the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, each year, NATAS chapters across the country recognize and reward excellence in their broadcasting communities. For more than 30 years, the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter has done this through the annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

The Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards is not a competition in the traditional sense. Entries do not compete against each other. Rather, each is judged individually on its own merit against a standard of excellence.

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