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GENERAL CONTEST INFORMATION

 

  EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION NEWS MAGAZINE RELIGION REPORTING

CONTEST RULES
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2015 on a news magazine television program.
  • Show length may not exceed 60 minutes.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Stories may have multiple credits, but if the entry wins, the award will be shared among all those credited for the work.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird entry fee: $45 for members / $90 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

  • Regular entry fee: $75 for members / $120 for non-members
  • Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

  EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION LOCAL NEWS RELIGION REPORTING

CONTEST RULES
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2015 on a local news television station.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Stories may have multiple credits, but if the entry wins, the award will be shared among all those credited for the work. 
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird entry fee: $35 for members / $70 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

  • Regular entry fee: $45 for members / $80 for non-members
  • Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
 
  EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION NATIONAL NETWORK/CABLE NEWS RELIGION REPORTING

CONTEST RULES
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2015 on a national network or cable news television station.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Stories may have multiple credits, but if the entry wins, the award will be shared among all those credited for the work. 
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird entry fee: $45 for members / $90 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

  • Regular entry fee: $75 for members / $120 for non-members
  • Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016


 EXCELLENCE IN RADIO OR PODCAST RELIGION REPORTING

CONTEST RULES
  • Submit audio and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2015 on a radio station or through a podcast.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on the radio to be eligible.
  • Stories may have multiple credits, but if the entry wins, the award will be shared among all those credited for the work. 
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird entry fee: $35 for members / $70 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
  • Regular entry fee: $45 for members / $80 for non-members
  • Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

 

  EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION DOCUMENTARY

CONTEST RULES

  • Submit one documentary (two copies on DVD or a URL), which in 2015 was distributed independently, shown publicly at least once, or aired on a network, cable or satellite television station for initial distribution.
  • Maximum length is 140 minutes.
  • Video can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Documentaries may have multiple credits, but if the entry wins, the award will be shared among all those credited for the work.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird entry fee: $45 for members / $90 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

  • Regular entry fee: $75 for members / $120 for non-members
  • Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016


  ELIGIBILITY

Religion Newswriters Association's broadcast award categories are designed to recognize journalism excellence by measuring a journalist's grasp on a diversity of religion issues. Outlets that are owned or operated by a particular religion, faith community or religious group are not eligible.

In addition:

  • RNA membership is not required for entry.
  • RNA's president and contest chairperson are not eligible to enter individual contests.

  AWARD PRIZES

  • 1st place: $250 and citation
  • 2nd place: $150 and citation
  • 3rd place: $100 and citation

  ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

1.
Prepare your entry in the format your award category requires.
File size cannot exceed 30 MB. If submitting PDFs or URLs, please indicate on the entry form which components should be judged.

Broadcast & online entrants: Combine your files into one document (.mov, .wmv, .mp3, .mp4, interactive PDF) or submit static URLs.

2. Use the online entry form to submit your electronic document (if applicable) and entry fee. If your entry was successfully submitted, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation with the subject, "RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS - Thank you for your payment."

3.
Deadline: Enter online by Monday, Feb. 1, 2016  EXTENDED to: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
     

 

   

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