Submit Entries for 2020 IBA Spectrum Awards

Submit entries here

The Indiana Broadcasters Association will recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations over the past year during the Annual Spectrum Awards.

In an effort to provide stations some relief due to COVID-19, the IBA has reduced the entry price to $25 and individual stations may submit up to five entries per category. Submissions must be received by Thursday, August 13th at 11:59 p.m.

All entries must have been produced and broadcast between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.


Radio Market 1: Indianapolis Metro Area, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend
Radio Market 2: All Other Markets

Radio Categories
Station of the Year
Best Newscast
Radio Station Broadcast Personality or Team
Local Community Involvement
Best Promotional Campaign
Local Impact Reporting

Television Market 1: Indianapolis Metro Area
Television  Market 2: All Other Markets

Television Categories

Station of the Year
General News Story
News Feature/Use of Medium
Local Community Involvement
Local Impact Reporting

How to Submit

Log in to your account.  If you forgot your password, email to reset your password.

If you’re new to the Spectrum Awards, create a profile (username and password) by clicking the “Register” button on the top of the homepage.

Complete the information (be sure to select the correct market for your station or cluster) and click “Register an Account.”

From the homepage you can review Spectrum Award rules, submit an entry, view and edit an entry, or edit your station’s information.

To enter a category, click “Entry Form” and fill in the information.  The headline/title should be what you would want shown on a plaque.

Acceptable file formats to upload to the site include .mp3, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .doc, docx, .wma, .pdf, .mp4, .wmv and .mov files.

IMPORTANT To ensure server space for all states, requires video entries to be linked from YouTube, Vimeo, other video hosting sites, or a station website.  Simply copy/paste the videos URL in the “Add Link” section.  Only under very specific circumstances will a video file be accepted for upload.   

Special characters should be avoided in file names.  Stick with letters, numbers, &, dots, dashes and underscores.

If paying your Spectrum Awards fees through PayPal, click on the My Billing tab at the top of the page.  After reviewing your pending entries, click “Continue to Billing” and complete your transaction through PayPal.

If paying your entry fees directly with a credit card, please reach out to the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

If you have questions or are running into trouble, email or call 800-471-1875.

Entries must be received by August 13, 2020



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