How To Enter

Click Here to Enter

If you created an account in the past two years, please login using the same account information.
If you are creating a new account, please follow the instructions below.

NOTE: If more than one person is entering for a station, ONE person must be selected to be the Contestant Manager for that station. That person will initiate the entry process for ALL other entrants at the station. Sole entrants please follow the Contestant Manager login instructions, then proceed without adding other authorized entrants. Contestant Managers always log in as Contestant Managers and Authorized Users always log in as Authorized Users.

CONTESTANT MANAGER LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Select Contestant Manager.
  • Select 2018 MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards from the drop-down box on the right of the screen.
  • Find and select your station’s call letters in the News Organization drop-down box. (Note: If your call letters do not appear in the list of stations or are incorrectly grouped for simulcast, please contact the office at [email protected] and we will create or correct the profile.)
  • Type in bnc in the password field (all lower case). This is a temporary password and you will be given the opportunity to change your password when you create your account.
  • Follow the prompts and complete, in full, the information requested. This will set up your station/user account. You will be able to go back and make changes to your account until the deadline at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • As a Contestant Manager you will then have to enter in the emails of each additional person from your station who will have access to enter entries for your station. NOTE: Contestant Managers must submit two entries before they will be able to add any additional Authorized Entrants. Once you have submitted the two entries, the system will update your account. For security purposes, you will be logged out of the system and sent an email with a link to the new account type. Please log back in with your new password and proceed as prompted.

AUTHORIZED ENTRANT LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Authorized Entrants will be sent an email with account login information once the Contestant Manager completes their login.

  • Follow the link from the email then select Authorized Entrant.
  • Select 2018 MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards from the drop-down box on the right of the screen.
  • Find and select your station’s call letters in the News Organization drop-down box.
  • Type in the password provided to you by your station’s Contestant Manager in the password field.
  • Follow the prompts and complete, in full, the information requested. This will set up your station/user account. You will be able to go back and make changes to your account until the deadline at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 11, 2019.

ENTRY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Each entry, video or audio, must be uploaded to an outside website BEFORE completing each entry. See BEA Rule #9 for a list of suggested sites.
  • Once the entry is uploaded to one of the suggested sites, please provide the URL link(s) for uploaded entries in the links portion of the Online Entry System. More than one upload may be necessary per entry. Multiple URLs are allowed, up to 20.
  • Supplemental attachments for entries are accepted and may not exceed 10MB per file. Accepted file types include: PDF, DOC, TXT, GIF, PNG or JPG. No other file types will be accepted. Labels for supplemental materials must correspond with the entry title. Supplemental materials can include, but are not limited to: entry explanations, supporting documentation for events, screen shots of web pages or apps, etc.
  • File size limits, daily upload restrictions and additional fees may apply to external hosting sites. Please see individual sites for details.

PAYMENTS

To make a payment online, click the “Calculate Entry Fee” link on the “Manage Entries” page, then select the payment link to the left of the screen.

WINNING STATIONS

All winning stations will need to upload a corresponding :30 second, high resolution, video/audio clip of your winning entry(s) to the MAB FTP site. Be sure to label each clip with your station’s full call letters, along with the title of the entry.

Video File Specs:

  • Container: mp4 or .mov
  • Audio Codec: AAC, 44.1 or 48 kHz, up to 256 kbps
  • Video Codec: H.264, native resolution, data rate up to 5 Mbps, progressive video

Audio File Specs:

  • Mp3: Up to 256 kbits/s and at 44.1 kHz

QUESTIONS

For more information, contact the MAB at 517-484-7444 or [email protected].