Entry Fees

MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

Eligibility

Production and broadcast must have occurred between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Deadline

Entries must be submitted online by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, January 11, 2019 to be entered into the awards program.

Questions

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

Market Divisions

Commercial Radio
Market :  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 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
Commercial
Community Involvement
Feature/Use of Medium
Marketing Materials and Promos
Newscast
Personality*

Commercial Television
Community Involvement
Investigative Story
Newscast
Sports
Weathercast

*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.
** See Tie Breaker Below

Public Radio & Television
Only those public radio and television stations who enter the Station of the Year 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 of the Year Category.
** See Tie Breaker Below

**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 still remains, the station who placed Best in the Community Involvement category will be awarded Station of the Year.