Broadcast Awards – Categories

Below is a listing of all the “day of” categories of competition for the 2013 Broadcast Awards:

Best use of Media
Up to 10 min.

A 3-member team gives up to a 10-minute presentation on how their program promotes itself via content, web, and social media.

Radio Commercial Competition
Up to 60 sec.

Each school can send two 2-person teams. They will be given 4-5 hours to receive their topic, record, and edit their finished commercial.

Anchor Competition
2-3 min.

Each school can send up to 2 male and 2 female anchors. Competitors will be given the same “news” to write their show with. They will then read their show via teleprompter while being judged. Each school needs to provide someone to run teleprompter for its anchors.

News Package Competition
1.5-2 min.

Each school can send two 2-person teams consisting of a field reporter and a photographer. They will be given 4-5 hours to receive their topic, news gather, and edit their finished package. All teams are required to provide their own equipment.


Below is a listing of all the “pre-recorded video” categories of competition for the 2017 Broadcast Awards. Limit 2 entries per category per school:

Best Show:

Each school submits 1 show that was aired within it’s school. The categories are as follow’s: Best Overall Show, Best Weekly Show, Best Daily Show

Best News Cast Intro
Up to 60 sec.

This video intro should promote proudly the students news class that it represents.

Best Event Recap
(2-3 min.)

2-3 minutes: Any recap that aired within the school that is submitting the entry. Let your creativity fly!

Commercial
Up to 60 sec.

Create a clever, funny, memorable commercial advertising a school-related product, event or activity.

News Story
Up to 2 min.

Broadcast journalism is all about presenting information in the most effective way possible. Each entry should effectively communicate the who, what, when, where and how of the topic.

PSA
Up to 60 sec.

Create a PSA that focuses on improving social welfare such as: anti-smoking, -drug or -alcohol use, volunteering, civic beautification, etc.

NEW! Entertainment Segment | Example
Up to 2 min.

Create a video that presents information in a creative way. This doesn’t follow the same format as a news story. Instead, it could be something such as reviews, vlogs, discussions, vodcasts, quick how-to’s, etc. Be creative and have fun.


Below is a listing of all the “pre-recorded radio” categories of competition for the 2013 Broadcast Awards. All entries must be uploaded via YouTube with a black screen for video:

Best Competition Recap
A 2 min. portion

Upload audio with Black Screen for Video to Youtube. A recap of any high school “competitive” event. All high school sports as well as cheer, drill, band and ballroom. Limit 2 entries per school. Recorded Live at event.

Best Radio Product Commercial

Up to 30 sec.

Create a commercial advertising a real event. The event must be non-commercial which means specifics of the sale must be excluded. Focus attention of commercial on the details of the event.

Best Radio Station Promo
10 sec.

Create a radio station promo. You must include your Radio station name (Real or Imaginary Name) and where to listen to the station. You will be judged on the use of effects and flow of the promo.

Best Radio Sports Broadcast
A 3 min. portion

Take a 3-minute portion from any sports broadcast. The broadcast can not contain any cuts or edits. You will take the section of the the broadcast that you feel is the best. You can enter as an individual or as a group (No maximum number of people in a group entry, but you’ll need to specify a group leader when you enter). You may take the audio from a video/audio broadcast.

Best Podcast
1 or 2 min.

Create a one OR two-minute (nothing in-between) audio recording where you tell a story. Something you would hear on “RadioLab”, “This American Life”, or an old time radio show. You can take whatever format you wish for the presentation of your argument (a straight talk, a debate, include sound effects and or royalty-free music etc). You can enter as an individual or as a group (maximum of four people in a group entry, and you’ll need to specify a group leader when you enter).