Each year, the Indiana Broadcasters Association recognizes our TV and radio members that strengthen their communities through programs and efforts with Cardinal Community Service Awards.

Organized by Congressional District and named after the Indiana state bird– the Cardinal – the awards are a symbol of dedicated service by our membership.

Relive the 2017 IBA Cardinal Community Service Awards

Submissions for the 2018 Cardinal Community Service Awards will be accepted from Monday through Friday, May 18th.

One submission is allowed per station.  Each submission should highlight one, specific campaign that had the greatest, quantifiable impact done in tandem with a local community organization between June 2017 and May 2018.

Honorees will be announced in June and ceremonies will be held throughout the state in August.  Below is a booklet that recaps our 2017 winners and their campaigns.  A copy was given to Indiana Members of Congress to share the impact of Hoosier broadcasting.



2018 Cardinal Community Service Awards Application

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Please post links of videos related to the campaign.



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