Radio Categories

Current Events Program – Sponsored by Michigan Army National Guard Current events program that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Content should include current events or political events. Criteria to be judged on: human interest, subject portrayal and production value. For resources on your entry, call 517-481-7002 or email [email protected]

Daily Newscast/News Feature – A newscast, sportscast or news feature that is no more than ten (10) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: presentation, production value, interest of stories presented and overall impact.

Updated! Digital Media Experience – Showcase how your program/station is using digital media. Entries should include one or more of the following: use of the internet, social media, mobile devices, apps, podcasts or other forms of digital media. Entries must include an audio and/or visual presentation and a short explanation (300 words or less) in a PDF. Entries may include screenshots, images, links, etc. Criteria to be judged on: Creativity, Effectiveness.

On-Air Personality or Team – Best on-air broadcast personality or broadcast team. Maximum length of entry is five (5) minutes. Criteria to be judged on: production value, effectiveness and creativity.

Promotional Announcement – A single spot promoting school, station, programs or community events that is no more than three (3) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.

Public Service Announcement – An announcement of general public interest not more than 60 seconds in length. Must be written, produced and aired on your station. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.

Sports Announcing Team – Broadcast of a sports announcing team at a sporting event that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: presentation and production value.

Talk Show – A talk show program that is no more than 30 minutes in length featuring issues of social importance, how-to programming or sports talk. Criteria to be judged on: presentation, production value and overall impact.

High School Only: Sports Public Service Announcement – A PSA that is 30 seconds in completed length promoting sportsmanship and officials recruitment. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.

High School Only: Public Service Announcement – Sponsored by Ok2Say An announcement regarding putting a stop to bullying not more than 60 seconds in length. Must be written, produced and aired on your station. Visit www.mi.gov/ok2say for topic suggestions. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.