Now accepting nominations for 2022 Lifetime Achievement, Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame, MABF Young Professionals, and MAPB Public Media Impact Award.  Nomination deadline April 22, 2022.

Thanks for entering!  We received 939 entries into the competition this year!

Judging has now begun. We’ll be celebrating winners during an online awards presentation on March 10, 2022, please check here for more details as the date approaches.

Entry Fees

MAB or MAPB Member: $50 per entry
Non-Members: $95 per entry

Eligibility
Production and broadcast must have occurred between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Market Divisions

Commercial Radio
Market 1           Detroit Metro Area
Market 2           Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Tri-Cities
Market 3           Adrian, Cadillac, Jackson, Port Huron and Traverse City
Market 4           Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette and Others

Commercial Television
Market 1           Detroit Metro Area
Market 2           Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Tri-Cities
Market 3           Cadillac, Jackson, Lansing and Traverse City
Market 4           Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette and Others

Statewide Broadcasting Networks
Radio, Television

Public Radio
Group 1             Public radio stations with a $2 million budget or less.
Group 2             Public radio stations with more than a $2 million budget.

Public Television
All public television stations will compete in one public television division.

Station of the Year
All public and commercial radio and TV stations entering the Broadcast Excellence Awards will be eligible for the Station of the Year. Station of the Year will be based on the total cumulative points for ALL awards won, with additional points added in the following weighted categories:

Commercial Radio (Updated List)
Commercial
Community Involvement
Continuing Coverage
Newscast
Personality*

*Stations may enter any of the listed Personality categories. If a station wins Best or Merit in more than one Personality category, the highest points won in any of the Personality categories will be applied to the Station of the Year competition.

Commercial Television (Updated List)
Community Involvement
Breaking News Story
Newscast
Sports
Weathercast

Public Radio & Television
Only those public radio and television stations who enter the Station Excellence category are eligible for Station of the Year.  Station of the Year will be based on the total cumulative points for ALL awards won, with weighted points in the Station Excellence category.

Tie Breaker
In the event of a tie for both commercial and public stations, the station with the most Best awards will be awarded Station of the Year.  If a tie remains, the station who placed highest in the Community Involvement category will be awarded Station of the Year.