2022 Best in Broadcasting Spectrum Awards – Call For Entries

Indiana broadcasters have done incredible work over the past year and the IBA will, again, recognize the Best in Broadcasting during the 2022 Spectrum Awards. The IBA will announce the winners October 5 at the annual Indiana Broadcasters Conference at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. The ENTRY DEADLINE for this year’s awards is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022.

RULES
1. This competition is open to all IBA Member and FCC licensed radio and television stations in Indiana. All entries must have been produced and broadcast between August 1, 2021 to July 16, 2022.

2. All entries must be produced by the station. Entries may not be produced with outside advertising or production agency equipment, assistance or direction.

3. Entries are limited to five (5) per station in each category.

4. Entry fees are $25 per entry. Your station must pay using the form below before you can get the link to submit entries for 2022.

Radio Categories

Station of the Year – Audio examples highlight the station’s overall efforts during the year in community service, creative listener and sales promotions, quality commercial production, talk show, news and features. A written summary should explain why the station deserves this prestigious award and should be no more than one page in length. (No more than 10 minutes in length)

Best Broadcast Personality or Team – Audio samples of on-air work from an individual or a group of people for news, entertainment, or sports (but not play-by-play).

Best Newscast – Best locally originated newscast. Criteria: presentation, production values, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the full newscast. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best General News Story – Coverage of a single news story, gathered and aired in the same day. Do not include spot news, investigative or feature stories. Designed to honor the work of a general assignment reporter. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best Investigative Reporting – Coverage of a single story or series of stories that required in-depth, original research and discovers new findings to enhance the public’s understanding of an issue or event. (No more than 10 minutes in length)

Best Sports Coverage – Best locally originated regularly scheduled sportscast, play-by-play, or live sports coverage. Criteria: presentation, production values, and interest of stories presented. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best Local Community Involvement – Involves only one subject. May be any public service announcement locally produced by the station, a public service activity coordinated by the station, or any form of gratis community outreach that is a public service of the station to serve its local community. Submit any recorded promos along with any supporting promotional materials such as photos of events or website to highlight the station’s involvement. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best Station Promotional Campaign – Best promotional campaign. May include photos, video and audio. (No more than 5 minutes in length)

Best Commercial – A single commercial or series of commercials that persuades the listener to do or believe something about the client or product. This may be any commercial announcement written and produced by station personnel. May not include announcements produced with outside advertising or production agency assistance or direction. (No more than 1 minute in length).

TV Categories

Station of the Year – A submission highlighting the station’s overall efforts during the year in community service, creative viewer and sales promotions, quality commercial productions, talk shows, news and features. A written summary should explain why the station deserves this prestigious award and should be no more than one page in length. (No more than 10 minutes in length)

Best General News Story – Coverage of a single news story, gathered and aired in the same day. Do not include spot news, investigative or feature stories. Designed to honor the work of a general assignment reporter and photographer. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best News Feature/Use of Medium – A single report that aired in a newscast as relief or contrast to other news reporting, or a long form program. Criteria: Shot in Indiana on an Indiana subject; human interest subject portrayal, creative writing, entertainment value, effective use of audio, video, and editing medium. (No more than 5 minutes in length)

Best Investigative Reporting – Coverage of a single story or series of stories that required in-depth, original research and discovers new findings to enhance the public’s understanding of an issue or event. (No more than 10 minutes in length)

Best Weather Coverage – A locally originated, regularly scheduled weather broadcast. Criteria: clear presentation of facts, delivery/communication skills, and effective use of available technology to enhance audience understanding. (No more than 5 minutes in length)

Best Sports Coverage – Best locally originated regularly scheduled sportscast of a weekly sports program, Friday night high school or Sunday night weekly wrap- up. Criteria: presentation, production values, and interest of stories presented. (No more than 10 minutes in length)

Best Local Community Involvement – Involves only one subject. May be any public service announcement locally produced by the station, a public service activity coordinated by the station, or any form of gratis community outreach that is a public service of the station to serve its local community. Submit recordings of any promos along with any supporting promotional materials such as photos of events or website to highlight the station’s involvement. (No more than 3 minutes in length)

Best Station Promotional Campaign – Best promotional campaign. May include photos, video and audio. (No more than 5 minutes in length)

Best Commercial – A single commercial for an outside client, this not a station promo. May be any commercial announcement written and produced by station personnel. May not include announcements produced with outside advertising or production agency assistance or directions. (No more than 1 minute in length)