Category Archives: Awards

Celebrate and Let Loose at the Broadcast Excellence Awards!

bea2016_700We received a record number of Broadcast Excellence Award entries this year and we want to celebrate with you! Make plans now to attend this prestigious awards ceremony and celebrate your station and co-workers. This ceremony is your chance to meet and mingle with professional broadcasters statewide and show off your hard work from 2016!

Awards Ceremony
Wednesday March 8, 2017 | The Lansing Center | Lansing, MI
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required to attend the BEA ceremony, which is only $35 for MAB station members. Register HERE.

Murrow Awards Deadline is Thursday

Murrow_2017_300This Thursday, February 9 is the deadline to enter the prestigious 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The deadline includes Murrow, Student Murrow and Kaleidoscope entries, which must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Judging will take place in March, with regional winners announced in April and those winners automatically move on to the national competition.

For more information, click here.

NAB Crystal and NABEF Service To America Awards Entry Window Open

nab-crystal-awards_300The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is accepting entries for the 30th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, honoring outstanding community service. Winners are announced at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 25 in Las Vegas.

Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards bring national recognition to radio stations for their year-round commitment to serving communities. A panel of judges with backgrounds in broadcasting and community service select 50 finalists and 10 winners.

Awards are open to NAB Member Radio stations. Entries are due by January 31.

To enter, a station must submit an online entry form describing their community service efforts for the 2016 calendar year.

Finalists will be announced in February. In addition to the presentation of the Crystal Radio Awards, the NAB Show Radio Luncheon will include the induction of nationally-syndicated radio personality Delilah into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Entry submissions must be received by January 31. Entry information is available here or by contacting Tobi Davis at the NAB.

In addition to the Crystal Awards, the entries for the NAB Educational Foundation (NABEF) Service to America Awards are being accepted through March 7, 2017. All radio and television stations and broadcast ownership groups are eligible to apply for Service to America Awards.  More information here.

REMINDER: The Broadcast Excellence Awards Deadline is Friday!

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The deadline for the 2016 BEAs is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The 2016 BEA rules and category information can be found here.

Be sure to review your station’s account information. If you need assistance with your password, resetting your password, or changing the Contestant Manager for your station, please contact Alisha Clack at awards@michmab.com or via phone at 517-484-7444.

Click here for instructions and direct access to the online entry system.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you created an account at www.betterbnc.com in the past two years, please log in using the same account information, if you are creating a new account, please follow the instructions that are listed in your reference guide or online at www.broadcastexcellenceawards.com.

The Broadcast Excellence Awards Ceremony is one of the biggest and brightest parties of the year for Michigan broadcasters and you won’t want to miss it! Gather your station’s best work and join colleagues and industry friends on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as we celebrate YOU and your station’s hard work over the past year. Just imagine those goosebumps of pride and accomplishment you’ll feel as your station’s name is called as an award winner!

Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | The Lansing Center | Lansing, MI

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517-484-7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Scripps Howard Announces Annual Awards

scripps_howard-awardsThe Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for journalists to enter to win one of its annual awards.

Depending on the category, the competition is open to television or radio stations, online news sites or websites, broadcast or cable networks, any newspaper that published in print or online three or more times a week in 2016, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services, or news magazines.

The awards have been around since 1953 to recognize outstanding journalism across multiple platforms. This year’s awards feature 15 journalism categories with total cash prizes of $180,000.  The Scripps Howard Awards event will take place on April 12, 2017 in Cincinnati.

Along with the investigative reporting, breaking news, community journalism, environmental journalism, public service, photojournalism and other categories, there’s a Topic of the Year category focusing on the 2016 Presidential Election.

The deadline to submit is Feb. 10, 2017. Click here for details.

Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Deadline is FRIDAY!

hsc16-winner-collage-image2_350There’s just one day left for students to submit their entries for the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.

ENTRY DEADLINE! Friday, December 16, 2016 by 3:00pm

Make sure to review the online entry portal ASAP so you or your students have time to ask us any questions!

The Student Broadcast Awards Ceremony will take place during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Student Luncheon in Lansing at the Lansing Center on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This Main Luncheon will include the awards presentation and scholarship presentation and is attended by broadcast professionals, students and guests. The popular GLBC Career Fair will immediately follow the luncheon, which will also include an area for students to network and mingle.

Contact the MAB Foundation office with any questions at mabf@michmab.com or via phone to 517.484.7444.

Celebrate the Best in the Industry

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What we should say is “Celebrate YOU” because YOU are the best in the industry and YOU deserve to be recognized for your hard work!

The Broadcast Excellence Awards Reception is one of the biggest and brightest parties of the year for Michigan broadcasters and you won’t want to miss it! Gather your station’s best work and join colleagues and industry friends on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as we celebrate YOU and your station’s hard work over the past year. Just imagine those goosebumps of pride and accomplishment you’ll feel as your station’s name is called as an award winner!

Don’t wait to begin entering your submissions for the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEA) program. Get a jump start on the busy holiday season. The deadline for the 2016 BEAs is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The 2016 BEA rules and category information can be found here .

Be sure to review your station’s account information. If you need assistance with your password, resetting your password, or changing the Contestant Manager for your station, please contact Alisha Clack at awards@michmab.com or via phone at 517-484-7444.

Click here for instructions and direct access to the online entry system.**

Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | The Lansing Center | Lansing, MI

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517-484-7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: If you created an account at www.betterbnc.com in the past two years, please log in using the same account information, if you are creating a new account, please follow the instructions that are listed in your reference guide or online at www.broadcastexcellenceawards.com.

 

Gather your Broadcast Excellence Award Entries and Join the Party!

bea16collageimage_325The Broadcast Excellence Awards Reception is one of the biggest and brightest parties of the year and you won’t want to miss it! Gather your station’s best work and join colleagues and industry friends on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as we celebrate YOU and your station’s hard work over the past year.

Don’t wait to begin entering your submissions for the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEA) program. Get a jump start on the busy holiday season. The deadline for the 2016 BEAs is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The 2016 BEA rules and category information can be found here.

Be sure to review your station’s account information. If you need assistance with your password, resetting your password, or changing the Contestant Manager for your station, please contact Alisha Clack at awards@michmab.com or via phone at 517-484-7444.

Click here for instructions and direct access to the online entry system.**

Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | The Lansing Center | Lansing, MI

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517-484-7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: If you created an account at www.betterbnc.com in the past two years, please log in using the same account information, if you are creating a new account, please follow the instructions that are listed in your reference guide or online at www.broadcastexcellenceawards.com.

Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Deadline is Next Week!

hsc16-winner-collage-image2_350There’s just over one week left for your students to submit their work to be judged in the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.

ENTRY DEADLINE! Friday, December 16, 2016 by 3:00pm

Spread the word! The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards aid MABF’s efforts to further develop the education and experiences of Michigan students interested in the broadcast and media industry. This awards program specifically recognizes the outstanding broadcasting work done by Michigan students in 2016.

Whether it’s a Current Events Program to showcase the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Hard News Story that covers a significant event in the community, or a Public Service Announcement of general public interest, the entries received represent the absolute finest student work throughout the state. These students, and the programs they represent, are working hard to someday reinvent the broadcasting industry.

The entry deadline is quickly approaching! Make sure to review the online entry portal ASAP so you, or your students, have time to ask us any questions you have!

Tell every student in Michigan that they are eligible to enter the competition for FREE with an opportunity to showcase their best work to broadcast professionals (who can actually hire them!) and compete with other Michigan student broadcasters! Students do NOT need to be enrolled in a high school or college broadcast curriculum to enter, they only need an advisor to sign their application form.

The Student Broadcast Awards Ceremony will take place during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Student Luncheon in Lansing at the Lansing Center on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This Main Luncheon will include the awards presentations and scholarship presentations and is attended by broadcast professionals, students and guests. The popular GLBC Career Fair will immediately follow the luncheon, which will also include an area for students to network and mingle.

Contact the MAB Foundation office with any questions at mabf@michmab.com or via phone to 517.484.7444.

Let your Students Showcase their Best Work!

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Just a reminder from the MAB Foundation that the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Online Entry System is open and ready for your entries! Please refer to the official Online Entry instructions at www.studentbroadcastawards.com for complete rules.

So, spread the word…tell every student in Michigan that they are eligible to enter the competition for FREE with an opportunity to showcase their best work to broadcast professionals and compete with other Michigan student broadcasters!

A few updates to note:

NEW CATEGORY!
Current Events Program – for everyone!
Content should include current events or political events. Entries will be judged on human interest, subject portrayal and production value.

ENTRY DEADLINE!
Friday, December 16, 2016 by 3:00pm

The Student Broadcast Awards Ceremony will again take place during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Student Luncheon in Lansing at the Lansing Center on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This Main Luncheon will include the awards presentation and scholarship presentation and is attended by broadcast professionals, students and guests. The popular GLBC Career Fair will immediately follow the luncheon, which will also include an area for students to network and mingle.

Contact the MAB Foundation office with any questions at mabf@michmab.com or via phone to 517.484.7444.

Best of luck, and remember, if you don’t enter, you can’t win!