Well, awards season has already started for me. Let’s just say…I’m pleased.
My gameday videos were submitted for the IDEA Conference Golden Matrix Awards. You may know them as the GMAs. They have a Mascot Video category and after 3 years of taking second, we finally locked up #1! We beat the KC Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the final round. There were probably 30 submissions into the category from all Major League sports, Minor leagues and Universities.
This year’s theme was Miles’ Adventures in Reallity, in which we spoofed various reality TV shows. You can see them on my youtube page here.
Basically, all the teams or venues that run the various big screens at all pro and college athletics events get together and vote on game entertainment pieces. So out of all the major sports(football, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc) AND Universities they voted my videos the best. So, that’s quite an honor.
Here’s a blurb from their website, to give you a better idea of what it’s all about.
“Founded in 1983, the Information Display and Entertainment Association has been the leading professional association for members of the Game Ops industry for over 25 years. Through its various offerings, the organization seeks to foster, cultivate and maintain the high professional, educational, creative, and technical standards of its members in all areas of game presentation. Additionally, IDEA provides a forum for the encouragement and promotion of free and voluntary discussion and exchange of ideas and information among its members”
I’d give my acceptance speech, but I can already hear the orchestra striking up… Miles