The National Cable Television Association (NCTA) is calling for nominations for the 2001 Vanguard Awards. The awards recognize individuals for outstanding achievement and leadership in various aspects of the industry. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, March 30.

Nomination forms must be completed and returned no later than Friday, March 30, to the NCTA's Awards Committee, c/o Industry Affairs Department, 1724 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036-1969. For further information or to receive nomination forms for the Vanguard Awards, contact the NCTA Industry Affairs Department at 202-775-3669. Details also are available on the Cable 2001 Web site at

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Distinguished Vanguard Awards for Leadership (Male and Female)

Vanguard Award for Young Leadership

Vanguard Award for Programmers

Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates

Vanguard Award for Science and Technology

Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management

Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations

Vanguard Award for Marketing

The awards will be presented Wednesday, June 13, at a lunch during Cable 2001, the NCTA's 50th Annual Convention and International Exposition. This year's annual meeting will be held June 10 –13 in Chicago, Ill.