OUR ANNUAL AWARDS COMPETITION for EXCELLENCE in BROADCASTING

The New York State Broadcasters Association is conducting its Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting. This competition encourages professional performance and recognizes outstanding achievement among radio and television stations in our state, and all stations in the state are urged to submit entries.

WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER?

  • Increase your station's reputation and credibility by winning an NYSBA broadcast award.
  • Increase employee pride.
  • Use the award as a SALES TOOL!
JUDGING BY MARKET SIZE

There are three separate competitive classifications; stations compete only with others in the same color group.

RED GROUP: New York City stations only.
BLUE GROUP: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Syracuse, Long Island, Rochester and Buffalo.
GREEN GROUP: All other stations.

CATEGORIES

Category Best Radio Category Best TV
R-1 Best RADIO COMMERCIAL produced on behalf of an advertiser by a radio station. T-1 Best TELEVISION COMMERCIAL produced on behalf of an advertiser by a television station.
R-2 Best RADIO STATION PROMOTION
ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES produced on behalf of a station or program.
T-2 Best TELEVISION STATION PROMOTION
ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES produced on behalf of a station or program.
R-3 Best PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCE-
MENT/CAMPAIGN produced by a radio station.
T-3 Best PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCE-
MENT/CAMPAIGN produced by a television station.
R-4 Best PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM SERIES
produced by a radio station.
T-4 Best PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM SERIES
produced by a television station.
R-5 Best SINGLE PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
produced by a radio station.
T-5 Best SINGLE PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
produced by a television station.
R-6 Best COMMENTARY OR EDITORIAL
produced by a radio station.
T-6 Best COMMENTARY OR EDITORIAL
produced by a television station.
R-7 Best coverage of SPOT NEWS. A single re-
port or a series of reports on a breaking or "unplanned" news event under media
deadline.
T-7 Best coverage of SPOT NEWS. A single re-
port or a series of reports on a breaking or "unplanned" news event under media dead-
line. Total entry not to exceed 10 minutes.
R-8 Best LOCAL NEWSCAST. Entry to include
up to three complete newscasts. Total entry not to exceed 30 minutes.
T-8 Best HARD NEWS STORY coverage of a
significant event affecting the community.
R-9 Best FEATURE STORY. A single report
which aired in a newscast as a relief or contrast to serious reporting - human interest, subject portrayal, creative writing, entertainment value, effective use of audio.
T-9 Best FEATURE NEWS STORY. A single
report which aired in a newscast as a relief or contrast to serious reporting.
R-10 Best STATION SPONSORED EVENT demon-
strating radio's ability to successfully create or promote a community event. Radiothons, parades, concerts, etc.
T-10 Best LOCALLY ORIGINATED NEWSCAST.
Entry not to exceed 30 minutes.
R-11 Best ON-AIR BROADCAST PERSONALITY
OR TEAM
. Maximum length of entry ten minutes.
T-11 Best DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM produced
by a television station.
R-12 Best coverage of a LOCAL SPORTING
EVENT
. Five minute excerpt of sportscast.
T-12 Best coverage of a LOCAL SPORTING
EVENT
. Five minute excerpt of play-by-play or similar sporting event.
R-13 Best SPORTSCAST. Five minute excerpt
of sportscast.
T-13 Best SPORTSCAST. Five minute excerpt
of sportscast.
    T-14 Best locally produced individual program or
series DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN.
    T-15 Best Locally Produced TV Show.
Entry not to exceed 30 minutes.

Awards dinner - Tuesday, June 28nd, 2005
At the Sagamore Resort Hotel, Lake George, NY

Watch the mail in early 2005 for an entry form!