2021 Gold Circle Nomination Form

Gold Circle

induction ceremony

October 17, 2021

The Gold Circle® is one of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Michigan Chapter’s most prestigious awards, honoring a 50 years of dedication to the television industry. Established in 2007, the induction ceremony will take place on October 17, 2021.

Nominees for this honor must have at least 50 years experience in performing, creative, technical or an administrative role within the industry or in an area directly related to television, such as television commercial production, television journalism, and educational television.

Candidates will have made significant contributions not only to the industry, but to their communities. Candidates and/or their sponsors are to submit the following information for evaluation and selection by the Gold Circle® Committee. When candidates are selected, their sponsors are expected to gather and submit biographical data, archival photos, film or video footage, and anecdotal stories. Sponsors are also expected to participate directly in the writing and production of a biographical video to be shown at the awards presentation.

The Gold Circle® committee will evaluate applications for eligibility and select slate of candidates for ballot. The committee votes for inductees by secret ballot and tabulates the vote. No more than six individuals are inducted into Gold Circle® in any given year. The selection process is kept confidential.


The following items must be attached and completed in full or the application will be disqualified:

Please craft this letter so that those who may not know the candidate get a sense of who they are.

A comprehensive biography that outlines the nominee’s career path, work in the Michigan area, involvement in organizations associated with the medium and key accomplishments. Employment history and dates must be included.

This bio will be used verbatim, should candidate be selected for all materials associated with the invitation and program booklet produced for the event.

Please note: By submitting this form, you agree that if your nominee is selected to provide or ensure a video tribute is provided not to exceed three minutes. This will be used in conjunction with each specific presentation for each inductee at the Gold Circle® ceremony.
The video must be submitted by Tuesday, October 5, 2021.