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Brian Ortiz winning Christmas photo

It’s back for 2016.

Submit your best Christmas photo for a chance to win Waltham restaurant gift cards and an overnight stay at a Waltham hotel.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of three local leaders to determine the winner.

Theme suggestions: outdoor decorations, indoor decorations/trees, Christmas sweaters/costumes, children/families, pets and workplace holiday parties.

The criterion is simple: how much does the photo make you feel that magical Christmas feeling?



  • Available to Waltham residents only
  • One entry per household
  • WCAC staff and board members are not eligible to win
  • Judging will be anonymous
  • Submission deadline is December 24 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winner will be announced on Facebook



  • Email photos (preferred) to
  • Text phone photos to 781-588-0149, although it might be sent with reduced quality
  • Photos can also be submitted in person at 400 Main Street during business hours

Make the name of your entry your last name. Look at your attachment. 1 MB or larger is a good file size. Smaller than 500 KB is not good for reproduction. 50 KB is much too small.

Include ALL of the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number

Address any questions to

By entering, you give us permission to post, tweet, broadcast and reproduce the image. WCAC is a non-profit corporation.

Merry Christmas and good luck!

Nominate a Waltham Hero


waltham heroes 2014

Do you know a local hero? Someone who’s made a real impact on the city and its people? Use the nomination form below to nominate a Waltham hero for the 2015 Waltham Hero Awards.

Make sure to choose only one category for your nominee: community hero, business hero or unsung hero. Then cook up a brief essay (less than 500 words) describing why your nominee deserves to win.

Email your nomination form to Maria Sheehan at or mail it to:

Maria Sheehan
The Waltham Channel
400 Main St.
Waltham MA

You can also drop off your nomination form at the station.

The deadline for nominations is February 13.

2015 Hero nomination Form

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We have a new website!

Very excited to announce we have a brand new facelift on our WCAC website! Take a moment to check out the new site!

Some fun features that you will find throughout the pages:

Links to all of our associated social media pages from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to stay connected with us!

Tabbed content on many pages where you will find information. For example, on the “About” page, there is tabbed content for Location, Staff, Board of Directors and Hours of Operation.

Both channels, WCAC-TV and MAC-TV have their own dedicated pages for programs, schedules, and you can now view our community Bulletin Boards for information on the web at any time! Have you ever missed a bulletin regarding some city event or community event, but had to wait for the current program to be over to see the bulletins? Now you can visit our webpage, and go to the associated channels live streaming Bulletin Board!

The Waltham Newswatch has their own dedicated page, with links to their social media and content.

And of course, our new blog! We hope to keep you up to date on different things happening at the Waltham Channel, and in the city!

Stay tuned, Waltham!

-Kerry of the MAC Channel