IBS Trophy Awards

(2012 – 2013)

 

 

Awards Deadlines and Important Dates:

 

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Entry:  Postmarked by December 3, 2012

Final Entry Deadline:  Postmarked by January 18, 2013

 

Finalists Announced: 

January 25, 2013

 

Awards Presentation: 

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the 73rd International IBS Conference

New York City, New York

 

 


 

 

IBS Awards

 

Any student from an IBS member institution is eligible to enter the awards competition.  Awards will be presented to radio station, not individual members; therefore students must enter the competition through their college, university or high school to be eligible.

 

General Rules

 

Š       Each entry should be submitted on a separate Mini-Disc or Audio CD and be clearly labeled.  Only one entry per tape, MD or Audio CD. 

Š       Entries may also be submitted on a data CD or a flash drive as mp3 files.  All entries may be put on one data CD or flash drive as long as they are clearly labeled and named.

Š       New for 2012-2013!  The preferred method of entry is data CD or flash drive.  Files sent in on Audio CD or MD will be converted to mp3’s upon arrival to be sent to judges.  Sending entries this way helps out our volunteers and is appreciated!

Š       New for 2012-2013!  Your flash drive can be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry.

Š       Programs may be entered in multiple categories (if applicable), but each entry must include its MD or CD (or another mp3 file on the data CD or flash drive) and a separate entry form and entry fee (if applicable).

 

Š       Entries must have aired on the IBS member station between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.  Programs aired after December 31, 2012 will be eligible for the next year’s competition.

Š       By entering this contest, you give IBS permission to air your entry on the IBS Student Radio Network or on IBSradio.org. 

Š       You retain the full rights to your entries.

Š       At the discretion of the judges, awards in all categories may not be given out due to either lack of number in entries or lack of quality entries.

Š       Judges will score each entry and up to the top five entries in each category will be recognized at the annual IBS Conference in New York City.  The winning entry will be revealed during the awards ceremony at the conference.

Š       Any violation of these rules will result in the disqualification of the entry.

 


 

 

IBS Awards

 

College Station Awards Categories (both broadcast and web stream only stations)

 

 

News & Public Affairs:  01 - Best Newscast (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

           

                                    02 - Best News Feature Story (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    03 - Best Spot News (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    04 - Best Campus News Coverage (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    05 - Best Community News Coverage (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                           06 - Best Public Affairs Program/Series (can be edited, max. 30 minutes)

                                                                       

                                    07 - Best Public Affairs Event/Promotion (see details on page 7)

 

                                    08 – Best News Interview (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

                       

                                    09 - Best Public Service Announcement (:30 or :60 seconds)

 

                                   

 

                                   

Sports:                         10 - Best Sports Play-by-Play (can be edited, maximum 10 minutes)

 

                                    11 - Best Sports Talk Program (can be edited, maximum 30 minutes)

 

                                    12 - Best Sports Update (unedited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

 

 

 

Production:                  13 - Best Promo Series (see details on page 7)

           

                                    14 - Best Station (:30 or :60 seconds)

 

                                    15 - Best Show Promo (:30 or :60 seconds)

 

                                    16 - Best Event Promo (:30 or :60 seconds)    

On-Air:                         17 - Best On-Air Personality (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    18 - Best Specialty Music Show (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

19 – Best Live Music Broadcast (in-studio or concert, can be edited,

Maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    20 - Best Talk Program (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    21 - Most Innovative Programming (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    22 - Most Creative Show (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    23 - Best Specialty Show (can be edited, maximum 5 minutes)

 

                                    24- Best Radio Drama (send complete show or a 30 minute sample)

 

                                    25- Best Documentary (send complete show or a 30 minute sample)

                                   

                                    26 – Best Celebrity/Artist Interview (can be edited, 5 minutes maximum)

 

                                               

 

                       

Promotion:                   27 - Best Station Contest/Promotional Event (see details on page 7)

 

                        28 - Best Fundraising/Underwriting Campaign (:30 or :60 seconds)

 

                        29 - Best Public Service Promotion (see details on page 7)

 

 

 

 

Multi-Media:                30 - Best Website (see details on page 7)

 

31 – Best Podcast (submit either entire podcast or a 5 minute sample if entire podcast is longer than 5 minutes)

 

32 – Best Station Blog (see details on page 7)

 

                                    33 - Best Use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)

 

 

 

Overall:           

                                    34 -  Best High School Station

 

                                    35 – Best Community College Station

 

                                    36 – Best College/University Station (under 10,000 students)

 

                                    37 – Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 students)

 

                                    38 – Best Streaming/On-Line Only Station

 

39 - Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station (see details on page 5)

 

 

Golden Mic Award       This is a self-inspection checklist that will be submitted to the judges and will serve as a professional/peer review of your station and assures you that your operation meets professional standards for content and general operation. Stations meeting a certain percentage of the criteria will receive the IBS Golden Mic Award for Excellence in Programming and Operation.

                                                                       

For more details on the IBS Golden Mic Awards and for a copy of the self-inspection guide, visit www.ibsradio.org

 

 

Abraham & Borst Award for Best Overall Radio Station

 

You are welcome to compete for the following “Best Station Awards” as listed below:

 

34 -  Best High School Station

 

            35 – Best Community College Station

 

            36 – Best College/University Station (under 10,000 enrollment)

 

            37 – Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 enrollment)

 

            38 – Best Streaming/On-Line Only Station

 

In order to compete for the Abraham & Borst Award you will need to submit to one of the five categories above (as it applies to your station) and win that category.  The judges will then look at the Best Radio Station award winners and name one “best in show.” They will receive the Abraham & Borst Award. 

 


 

IBS Awards: Best Managers (New for 2012!)

 

For a number of years, IBS has, and will continue to honor great programming, air personalities, public service efforts and outstanding stations.

 

What about the people that work tirelessly to create the product?

 

Now is your chance to nominate your key managers for the new IBS Management Awards - to be given out at our fall regional conferences:

 

- CUNY Kingsborough - New York - Oct. 27

- Simmons College - Boston - Nov. 17

- CHAMPS Charter High School - Los Angeles - Dec. 1

 

Entering is easy and is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for those who make your station possible. Tell the judges about their leadership, inspiration, creative ideas or anything else you think makes your manager/managers the best in college radio!

 

More details will follow in a separate mailing.  They can also be found on-line at http://www.ibsradio.org

 

To start your planning, entries will need to be mailed by October 1, 2012 and below are the categories for this year’s IBS Best Managers Awards!

 

Š       Best Station Manager (Student)

 

Š      Best Program Director

 

Š      Best Production Director

 

Š      Best Promotion Director

 

Š      Best News Director

 

Š      Best Web/Social Media Director

 

Š      Best Faculty Adviser


 

IBS Awards

 

High School Station Awards Categories (both broadcast and web stream only stations)

 

IBS High School Radio Awards are awarded through Columbia College Chicago.  To participate in these awards, member high school stations are encouraged to contact Mary Mattucci in the Radio Department at Columbia College Chicago by calling (312) 369-8156 or e-mailing her at mmattucci@colum.edu.

 

The deadline to enter is typically in the spring with winners being announced a few weeks later.  Awards are presented to high school stations at the IBS Fall Conference each September in Chicago.  High School award winners from the previous year will also be recognized at the IBS Convention each March in New York.

 

High schools are encouraged to enter in the three categories below.  These awards will be presented at the IBS Convention in March 2013.

 

                                                                       

Multi-Media:                30H - Best Website (see details on page 6)

 

31H – Best Podcast (submit either entire podcast or a 5 minute sample if entire podcast is longer than 5 minutes)

 

                                    32H – Best Station Blog (see details on page 6)

 

33H - Best Use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)

 

 

 

Overall:                        34 – Best High School Station

 

Golden Mic Award:      This is a self-inspection checklist that will be submitted to the judges and will serve as a professional/peer review of your station and assures you that your operation meets professional standards for content and general operation. Stations meeting a certain percentage of the criteria will receive the IBS Golden Mic Award for Excellence in Programming and Operation.

                                                                       

For more details on the IBS Golden Mic Awards and for a copy of the self-inspection guide, visit www.ibsradio.org

 


 

 

IBS Awards

 

Special Instructions/Details for Certain Categories

 

07 - Best Public Affairs Event/Promotion

 

In addition to submitting an on-air promos/announcement (:30 or :60 seconds), stations are encouraged to include supporting material, which may include, but is not limited to the following:  promotional posters, copies of media coverage, event photos, etc.  Please note items will not be returned, so please do not send originals.

 

13 - Best Promo Series

 

For the purposes of the Awards, a “Promo Series” will consist of no less than 3 on-air promotions (:30 or :60 seconds), submitted together on a tape, MD or Audio CD. 

 

27 - Best Station Contest/Promotional Event

 

In addition to submitting an on-air promos/announcement (:30 or :60 seconds), stations are encouraged to include supporting material, which may include, but is not limited to the following:  promotional posters, copies of media coverage, event photos, etc.  Please note items will not be returned, so please do not send originals.

 

29 - Best Public Service Promotion

 

In addition to submitting an on-air promos/announcement (:30 or :60 seconds), stations are encouraged to include supporting material, which may include, but is not limited to the following:  promotional posters, copies of media coverage, event photos, etc.  Please note items will not be returned, so please do not send originals.

 

30/ 30H - Best Website and 31/31H – Best Station Blog

 

Please submit the “Best Website/Best Blog” entry form found on page 8. 

 

34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 – Best Station Awards

 

To compete for these awards, please submit the “Best Station” entry form found on page 9, along with no more than one-hour of your stations programming on a MD, CD or flash drive (the hour can be edited and should include all of the best elements your station has to offer your listeners).  Please also feel free to include up to 5 pages of additional supporting material (press coverage, community letters, etc).

2012-2013 Entry Form

 

IBS Awards

 

ENTRY DEADLINES:    Postmarked (early):  12/3/2012  (Final Deadline):  1/18/2013

 

Entry Fee:  $ __________ (No entry fee is postmarked by 12/3/12. $10 per entry after 12/3/12)

 

Send entry form and check to:

IBS Awards

ATTN: Chris Thomas

Lyons Township High School

100 S. Brainard Avenue

LaGrange, IL 60525

 

Category No. : ______     Category Name: ____________________________

 

Station Call Letters/Name: ________________________________________________________

 

School: _______________________________________________________________________

 

School Address: ________________________________________________________________

 

City: ____________________________________     State: _________      Zip Code: _________

 

Phone Number: __________________________    Fax Number: _________________________

 

Faculty Advisor: __________________________ E-mail: _______________________________

 

Title of Entry: __________________________________________________________________

 

Created By: ____________________________________________________________________________

(Please list all students to receive credit for entry)

 

Entry Description:

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________ 

2012-13 Entry Form:  Best Website

 

ENTRY DEADLINES:    Postmarked (early):  12/3/2012  (Final Deadline):  1/18/2013

 

Entry Fee:  $ __________ (No entry fee is postmarked by 12/3/12. $10 per entry after 12/3/12)

 

Send entry form and check to:

IBS Awards

ATTN: Chris Thomas

Lyons Township High School

100 S. Brainard Avenue

LaGrange, IL 60525

 

Category No. : 30   30H (circle one)                Category Name: Best Website

 

Category No. : 31   31H (circle one)    Category Name: Best Station Blog

 

Category No. : 33   33H (circle one)    Best Use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)

 

 

Station Call Letters/Name: ________________________________________________________

 

School: _______________________________________________________________________

 

School Address: ________________________________________________________________

 

City: ____________________________________     State: _________      Zip Code: _________

 

Phone Number: __________________________    Fax Number: _________________________

 

Faculty Advisor: __________________________ E-mail: _______________________________

 

Web Address / Blog Address: __________________________________________________________________

 

Created By: ____________________________________________________________________________

(Please list all students to receive credit for entry)

 

Entry Description:

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 


2012-13 Entry Form:  Best Radio Station 

 

ENTRY DEADLINES:    Postmarked (early):  12/3/2012  (Final Deadline):  1/18/2013

 

Entry Fee:  $ __________ (No entry fee is postmarked by 12/3/12. $10 per entry after 12/3/12)

 

Send entry form and check to:

IBS Awards

ATTN: Chris Thomas

Lyons Township High School

100 S. Brainard Avenue

LaGrange, IL 60525

 

Category No. :   34 -  Best High School Station   35 – Best Community College Station

 

36 – Best College/University Station (under 10,000 enrollment)

 

37 – Best College/University Station (more than 10,000 enrollment)

 

38 – Best Streaming/On-Line Only Station

 

Station Call Letters/Name: ________________________________________________________

 

School: _______________________________________________________________________

 

School Address: ________________________________________________________________

 

City: ____________________________________     State: _________      Zip Code: _________

 

Phone Number: __________________________    Fax Number: _________________________

 

Faculty Advisor: __________________________ E-mail: _______________________________

 

Web Address, Station Blog address or both (if your station has one.  If not, leave this blank):

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Please attach the following items along with this completed form:

 

Š       One hour of your best programming (can be edited).  This hour should give the judges all of the best elements your station has to offer (i.e. different programs, hosts, promos, news, PSA, sports, talk shows, community events, etc).

Š       A brief, 100-200 word document that talks about your station history.

Š       A 500 word statement that addresses why you feel your station should be considered for this award. 

Š       Any supplemental material that will enhance your entry, such as press coverage, letters from community or campus members, promotional posters, etc.  You may include up to five pages of supplemental material.