Entry Fees

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

Eligibility

Production and broadcast must have occurred between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Deadline

Entries must be submitted online by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 to be entered into the awards program.

Official Rules

 

Networks
Network Radio categories are the same as the Commercial Radio categories. Network Television categories are the same as the Commercial Television categories, with the addition of the Independent Producer Category outlined in the Public Television Division.
 

How to Enter

**Contest Opens on Monday, November 9, 2020**

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, 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, others

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.

Statewide Broadcasting Networks

  • Radio
  • Television

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

  • Commercial
  • Community Involvement
  • Feature/Use of Medium
  • Marketing Materials and Promos
  • Newscast
  • Personality*

Commercial Television

  • Community Involvement
  • Investigative Story
  • Newscast
  • Sports
  • Weathercast

Public Radio & Television

  • Station of the Year

Only those public radio and television stations who enter the Station of the Year category are eligible for Station of the Year.

*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.

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 Best in the Community Involvement category will be awarded Station of the Year.

2019 Stations of the Year

  • Michigan Radio

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • WDIV-TV

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • WGVU Public Media

    2019, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005
  • WJR-AM

    2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • WKAR-TV

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • WKQS-FM

    2019, 2016, 2014, 2003
  • WKZO-AM/FM

    2019, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • WLEN-FM

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • WLUC-TV

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
  • WOOD-TV

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001
  • WWTV/WWUP-TV

    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000