Nominations are now being accepted.

PBS Reno announces the inaugural Spotlight Awards – a community awards show highlighting individuals and community groups making a positive impact in our region. It’s like the Oscars, but for people doing good in our community! Winners will be revealed live on-air on September 13!

Spotlight Awards and Nominations

Nominations are open! We are happy to accept your submissions for the PBS Reno Spotlight Awards for:

In July, three finalists from each category will be chosen, and PBS Reno will create short videos highlighting each. The community will then vote to decide the winners in each category!

On-Air Auction

Back by popular demand, PBS Reno will incorporate an on-air auction into the Spotlight Awards show. To donate an item, contact Kalei Tomlin at 775.600.0562 or On-line bidding will open in August – check back for more details!


Sponsors will be promoted heavily on-air throughout the buildup to the event and on the live awards night. From sponsoring an award category, to having your company featured as a sponsor of a finalist’s on-air piece, to sponsoring portions of the awards ceremony, the PBS Reno Spotlight Awards and Auction is a great way to connect with our community. Contact Diane Barrett at 775.600.0584 or for more information on ways to get involved.

All proceeds benefit PBS Reno, so that we are able to provide quality programming and educational services to more than 115,000 residents throughout northern and central Nevada and northeastern California.

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