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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!

Broadcast Excellence Awards Entry System Guidelines and FAQ’s

bea2016_275By now your station should have received a reference guide in the mail for the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards. The entry portal is now open so please begin to submit your entries as soon as possible! Start by logging in HERE.

If you created an account 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.

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.

Here are some FAQ’s about the Broadcast Excellence Awards to help your entry process go smoothly!

1.  All Divisions and Categories:
Q:  Is there a minimum or maximum time for each entry?

A:  Yes. Each entry, unless otherwise specified in the category description, should be no longer than 1-hour in length. For full category descriptions please click here.

2. All Divisions and Categories:
Q:  What if my corporate check does not arrive in time for the payment deadline?

A:  All payments are due by Friday, January 13, 2017. If it appears that your payment will not make the deadline, please contact Alisha Clack at 517-484-7444 to discuss your options.

3. All Divisions and Categories:
Q:  Can I submit an entry that was produced in 2016, but will air after December 31, 2016?

A: No. All entries must be produced and aired between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. See rule #5 here.

More questions?  Email us at awards@michmab.com.

The 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Entry System is Open!

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Give your students the chance to get recognized among professionals for the hard work on their excellent Student Broadcasting Award entries! Enter the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards!

But if they don’t enter, they can’t win!

Students can now begin to submit their work online for the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! Students and staff should join us at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to receive rewards and recognition for a job well done in front of peers and people who can actually hire them!

Entries now being accepted
Link to Entry System Portal here.

Important Dates
Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

Attention Stations!
Check with your local colleges and high schools to be certain that every school with a media production and broadcast journalism curriculum enters this important developmental contest and learning opportunity!

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF:  clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards Online Entry System is Now Open!

bea_700Broadcast Excellence Awards Presentation
Wednesday, March 8, 2017!

The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

Please be on the lookout for information that has been sent to your station about the entry process and awards categories.

Submit your entries here.

The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Has your station won a Broadcast Excellence Award yet? Let this be your break-through year! Imagine the feeling of pride you’ll have for your station and your colleagues as you receive an award in front of industry peers that recognizes your hard work and talent in the broadcasting industry.

Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories and more, and get ready to celebrate your station and mingle with others at the most anticipated event of the year!

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.

 

Get your Students’ Work in the Hands of Michigan Broadcasters

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By now your students should be hard at work on completing their entries for the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards are a great way for your students to get their work in front of the professional broadcasters who serve as our judges.  Plus, the entries always serve as great additions to students’ resumes and portfolios.

Anyone can enter!  Schools do not need to have a specific broadcasting curriculum for students to submit their work; it could be a club, English class or a digital media advisor who will sign their application forms.

Back by popular demand is the Current Events Program category in both high school and college. Students can submit a current events program that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Content should include current or political events. Criteria to be judged on: human interest, subject portrayal and production value.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system (beginning November 4).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF:  clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Is your Station the next “Station of the Year?”

bea_700The Broadcast Excellence Awards
Wednesday, March 8, 2017!

The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

This awards ceremony, hosted by the MAB, gives stations a chance to come together to celebrate what we all love about broadcasting-sharing stories that help our local communities. Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories entries and more, and get ready to celebrate your station and mingle with others at this most anticipated yearly event!

The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards are quickly approaching. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Look for category information to be sent to your station soon.

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.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Will Your Station be a Winner? The Broadcast Excellence Awards Are Coming!

bea_700Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

Get your entries ready! The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards will be here before you know it. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Gather your Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories and more, and get ready to celebrate your station at this most anticipated yearly event!

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.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Are You Ready for the Broadcast Excellence Awards?

bea_700BACK TO MARCH:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

It’s time to start thinking about the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards! The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

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.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Michigan Radio wins Third Coast International Audio Award for Flint Documentary

mir-ann-arbor-logo-bwThe Michigan Radio documentary, Not Safe To Drink, has been recognized as an award winner by the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

third-coastThe annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors the most creative and compelling audio work being produced worldwide. Michigan Radio’s Not Safe To Drink documentary was selected as one of ten award winners out of more than 550 entries from 17 countries.

The Not Safe to Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis and how the water in Flint became unsafe to drink, bathe in and use for cooking. The documentary first aired on Michigan Radio in December 2015 and has also aired nationally on public radio’s “Reveal” program.

Michigan Radio was one of the first news outlets to cover the Flint water crisis and this documentary was instrumental in calling attention to the issue. Not Safe to Drink was reported and produced by Lindsey Smith and edited by Sarah Hulett, with reporting help from Michigan Radio‘s Steve Carmody, Rebecca Williams and Mark Brush.

The Third Coast Competition selects winners in categories including Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature. Specific award winners will be revealed at the Third Coast Awards Celebration on November 13 in Chicago.