PAB Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting

2021 Competition

Awards Info

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PAB would like to invite you to participate in the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting competition.   

We have added a special COVID category for 2021 which is to be used for all COVID related stories as to not overwhelm the feature story category.  Please refer to the category descriptions for details. 

The deadline for entries is NOON, JANUARY 26, 2021.  The site will close at 12:01pm so be sure to get your entries in on time!  All entries must be submitted online and we ask that you do not wait until the last minute to enter. 

Before you begin the entry process, please read the following:

In order to accommodate stations with multiple entries who would like to only pay one time, you are required to pay for your entries first; once the payment process is complete you will be directed to the submission page.  You, or the person who is paying, will be asked to enter the username and password that was used last year.  If you did not enter the competition last year, you will be asked to create an accountIf a station submits 20 entries, the same username and password is used for all 20 entries so please be sure the person who pays for the entries shares the username and password with all others wanting to enter the contest from your station.

Also – if you are paying by check, please be aware that there will be a delay in the actual entry process until your check payment can be approved.  All check payments must be received by the deadline; any entry that is not paid for in advance will not be forwarded to the judges for consideration.

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We look forward to receiving your entries. If you have any questions or need any help with submitting, please contact Gail Ponti 717-482-4820 or gponti@pab.org.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

This competition encourages professional performance among radio and television stations in our state. All stations in the state are urged to submit entries. Separate competitive classifications. Stations compete only with others in the same color group.

  • Increase your station’s reputation and credibility by winning a PAB award.
  • Enhance employee pride.
  • Use the award as a sales tool.
  • Reward staff creativity.

 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY!

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO ENTER!  THE SITE WILL CRASH IF TOO MANY PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO ENTER AT THE SAME TIME!

The entry submission deadline is JANUARY 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Click here to read the "How To Enter" guide

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Radio Awards Categories

CATEGORY R-2020: Outstanding COVID Feature Story/Report This category is to be used for all COVID related feature stories or reports. Entries not to exceed 10 minutes in length.
CATEGORY R-1: Outstanding Use of Digital Media -- Radio Compelling, visually appealing, relevant local content that connects with audience. Entry may include URL's, screen shots and/or a PDF description.
CATEGORY R-2: Outstanding Radio Promotional Announcement/Contest produced by or on behalf of a station. Entries may include links to contests/announcements used in station promotion.
CATEGORY R-3: Outstanding Radio Public Service Announcement/Campaign produced by a radio station.
CATEGORY R-4: Outstanding Radio Feature Story/Report/Series entries not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
CATEGORY R-5: Outstanding Radio Public Affairs Program/Program Series produced by a radio station.
CATEGORY R-6: Outstanding Local Radio Newscast Entry may include up to three complete newscasts. Entry no to exceed 30 minutes.
CATEGORY R-7: Outstanding Radio Commercial produced on behalf of an advertiser by a radio station. Up to one minute in length.
CATEGORY R-8: Outstanding Radio Coverage of a Local Sporting Event Best single locally originated sports broadcast.
CATEGORY R-9: Outstanding Local Radio Personality/Team entries not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
CATEGORY R-10: Outstanding Station Sponsored Event entries may include links to photos/or station websites; entries not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
JUDGES' MERIT -- RADIO: If an entry does not fit within the parameters of any category, it may be submitted for a Judges' Merit Award.

Television Awards Categories

CATEGORY T-2020: Outstanding COVID Feature Story/Report This category is to be used for all COVID related feature stories or reports. Entries not to exceed 10 minutes in length.
CATEGORY T-1: Outstanding Use of Digital Media -- Television Compelling, visually appealing, relevant local content that connects with audience. Entry may include URL's, screen shots and/or a PDF description.
CATEGORY T-2: Outstanding Television Promotional Announcement/Series produced by or on behalf of a station.
CATEGORY T-3: Outstanding Television Public Service Announcement/Campaign produced by a station.
CATEGORY T-4: Outstanding Television Feature Story/Report/Series entries not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
CATEGORY T-5: Outstanding Television Public Affairs Program/Program Series produced by a station
CATEGORY T-6: Outstanding Spot News Coverage Maximum three story sampling. Entry not to exceed 30 minutes. Because coverage cf Spot News can be lengthy, editing with explanation is permissible to conform to entry requirements.
CATEGORY T-7: Outstanding Television Breaking News Report produced by a station. Entry not to 30 exceed minutes.
CATEGORY T-8: Outstanding Television Coverage of a Local Sporting Event Best single locally originated sports broadcast.
CATEGORY T-9: Outstanding Documentary Program produced by a station.
CATEGORY T-10: Outstanding Investigative Story/Report/Series entry judged on significance, presentation of facts and thoroughness of delivery. Entry not to exceed 15 minutes in length.
JUDGES' MERIT -- TELEVISION: If an entry does not fit within the parameters of any category, it may be submitted for a Judges' Merit Award.