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BROADCAST AWARDS

CONTEST RULES & FEES

  

BROADCAST ELIGIBILITY

Religion News Association's broadcast award categories are designed to recognize journalism excellence by measuring a journalist's grasp on a diversity of religion issues. News outlets that are owned or operated by a particular religion, faith community or religious group are not eligible. Entries must be aired/published in English to be eligible. RNA membership is not required for entry. RNA's president and contest chairperson are not eligible to enter individual contests.


HOW TO ENTER

  1. Review the instructions for your category below.
  2. Prepare your file(s).
  3. Complete an online entry form and submit your entry fee no later than March 2, 2020.


PRIZES

1st: $250 // 2nd: $150 // 3rd: $100

For those who cannot attend RNA's awards banquet, checks will be mailed to the entry address. A certificate will be shipped upon request (no plaques mailed).

 

QUESTIONS? Contact RNA Staff, 740-263-7875

 


OUTSTANDING RELIGION STORY IN A TELEVISION NEWS MAGAZINE NEWSCAST 


CONTEST RULES
  • This award can honor a single reporter or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit video from one religion story broadcast in 2019 on a news magazine television program. URLs are preferred or submit a single entry file (.mov, .wmv, .mp4). File size cannot exceed 30 MB.
  • 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.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $90 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $75 members / $120 non-members





OUTSTANDING RELIGION NEWS STORY IN A LOCAL TELEVISION NEWSCAST


CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2019 on a local news television station. URLs are preferred or submit a single entry file (.mov, .wmv, .mp4). File size cannot exceed 30 MB.
  • Show length cannot exceed 10 minutes.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.


ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $35 members / $70 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $80 non-members

 

 


OUTSTANDING RELIGION NEWS STORY IN DIGITAL MEDIA 



CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2019 via digital/streaming media outlets (e.g. Netflix).
  • URLs are preferred or submit a single entry file (.mov, .wmv, .mp4). File size cannot exceed 30 MB.
  • Story length cannot exceed 10 minutes.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.


ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $90 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $75 members / $120 non-members

 

 

OUTSTANDING RELIGION NEWS STORY IN A NATIONAL/CABLE TELEVISION NEWSCAST


CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit video and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2019 on a national network or cable news television station. URLs are preferred or submit a single entry file (.mov, .wmv, .mp4). File size cannot exceed 30 MB.
  • Show length cannot exceed 10 minutes.
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on television to be eligible.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $90 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $75 members / $120 non-members

 



OUTSTANDING RELIGION NEWS STORY IN A RADIO BROADCAST


CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit audio and its related content from one religion story broadcast in 2019 on a radio station. URLs are preferred, or submit a single .mp3 file (size limit: 30 MB).
  • Materials can be from a station's website, but the majority of the story must have been broadcast on the radio to be eligible.  
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $35 members / $70 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $80 non-members

 

 

 


OUTSTANDING RELIGION PODCAST 


CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter/host or a staff collaboration.
  • Submit audio from one religion podcast episode distributed on platforms such as iTunes or Podbean.
  • Length cannot exceed 60 minutes.
  • URLs are preferred, or submit a single .mp3 file (size limit: 30 MB).
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $35 members / $70 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $80 non-members


 

 


OUTSTANDING RELIGION DOCUMENTARY 


CONTEST RULES

  • This award can honor a single reporter or a collaboration.
  • Submit one documentary about religion aired in 2019 in a public venue for general distribution. Accepted formats: URLs or DVDs (Mail 2 DVDs to RNA, c/o Tiffany McCallen, 18687 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050).
  • Length cannot exceed 180 minutes.
  • Transcripts are not required.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.

 

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $45 members / $90 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 2, 2020  //  Fees: $75 members / $120 non-members


 

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