Attention Educators: It’s that time of year to gather up those contest entries and prepare to submit them for the “Student Awards for Excellence.” The awards will be presented on March 4, 2017 at the Student Seminar in Madison. The WBA Education Committee has added three new categories for a total of 23. The three new categories are Imaging, which includes liners, sweepers, intros, or promos used to create a brand; Podcasts, which are outside traditional radio; and Social Media. All of the categories will have descriptions that define what is expected. Also, the video presentation at the awards is being upgraded.
In addition, the “WBA Student Leadership Award” is a special honor that is given to a broadcasting or broadcast journalism student of junior standing or above at a Wisconsin college or university. The award winner must have developed and exercised effective and creative skills in leadership. If you have students who have shown leadership qualities, please nominate them. The specifics are contained in the “Student Awards for Excellence” rules.
Online entries will be accepted starting Dec. 12. The deadline for entries is Jan. 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.