2017-2018 STN Broadcast Excellence

 

 

STN’s prestigious awards for broadcast journalism programs!

The Broadcast Excellence Awards honor the top STN student-produced news programs in the nation. Regional finalists will be announced on the STN Website in February to represent their regions in the five high school categories:

Daily Live
Daily Taped
School Announcements Show (new)
Weekly

Monthly
There's also a national middle school category

 

This contest is now open for entry registration and upload in your member Dashboard
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Regional winners will be announced on the STN Website and will receive certificates while the national winners will be announced and recognized at the STN Convention in Nashville, TN.  Schools are not required to attend the convention to enter this contest.

STN affiliates are broken into seven geographical regions Northeast, Intermountain, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West and Pacific. Please refer to the regions on our Affiliate Website page. Represent your region by submitting your best program for the Broadcast Excellence Award. There is a $15 fee for submissions payable only by credit card.


 

●      High School affiliates may enter one show in a category, per member program. High Schools may not enter the Middle School category.   

●      Middle School affiliates may only enter the Middle School category. There is no regional component for Middle School entries. Middle Schools may not enter High School categories.

●      Affiliates may enter their best show that aired between Sept 1st and Dec 12th 2017.

●      Affiliate members should not be creating an entry specifically for this contest. Entries must be a typical broadcast for your program.

●      Affiliates may not submit compilations or “Best of” shows; a program entry should NOT be based on segments taken from previous broadcasts and should NOT include any STN entry that has already been submitted in ANY previous STN contest or challenge.        

●      Shows may be up to 30 minutes in length but the judges are not required to view more than 10 mins.

●      Advisers may NOT shoot, write or edit any part of an Excellence entry. This is a hands-off contest and must be 100% student-produced.

●      All Broadcast Excellence entries must be submitted by teachers. No students should access the STN Upload System.

●      All students and teachers are strongly encouraged to read ALL of the contest documents on the STN Website Contest Page.

Excellence Categories

  1. Daily Live Show – A daily news show that is broadcast live and not edited in any way with talent live to the audience. Live shows that are not daily must enter the weekly category.
  2. Daily Taped Show – A daily news show that is not broadcast live and is edited before it is aired with talent taped or edited. Edited shows that are not daily must enter the weekly category.
  3. School Announcements ShowThis is a new category for mostly live or taped talent and very limited pre-produced content and packages (show open, bumpers, one video roll-in).
  4. Weekly Show – A weekly news show that is edited before it is aired. Edited shows that air less frequently than weekly must enter the monthly category.
  5. Monthly Show – A monthly news show that is edited before it is aired.
  6. Middle School Show – A middle school news show of any length or frequency.

 

2017-2018 Broadcast Excellence Instructions


Broadcast Excellence Primer 

 

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL STN CONTESTS

STN CREATIVE CONTEST POLICY

STN COPYRIGHT POLICY

 

 

 

Here are the 2016-2017 National Winners!
 

Daily Live

 

Carlsbad High School

CHSTV

Carlsbad, CA

 

 Daily Taped

 

Whitney High School

Unleashed

Rocklin, CA

 

 Weekly

 

Fort Mill High School

The Buzz TV

Fort Mill, SC

 

 Monthly

 

Waianae High School

Searider News

Waianae, HI

 

 Middle School

 

Valley Middle School

VMSTV

Carlsbad, CA

 

Here are the 2016-2017 Regional Winners

Daily Live

Northeast

Norwood High School

NHS Update

Norwood, MA

Southeast

Cleveland High School

CHSLive Today

Cleveland, TN

Midwest

Liberty North High School

KNET

Liberty, MO

Southwest

Northwest High School

NHSTV Live

Justin, TX

West

Carlsbad High School

CHSTV

Carlsbad, CA

 

Daily Taped

Southeast

Allen D. Nease High School

Wired

Ponte Vedra, FL

Midwest

Geneva High School

GTV News

Geneva , IL

Southwest

Liberty High School

WTV Daily Update

Frisco, TX

West

Whitney High School

Unleashed

Rocklin, CA

 

Weekly

Northeast

Manchester High School

The Pulse

Manchester, CT

Southeast

Fort Mill High School

The Buzz TV

Fort Mill, SC

Midwest

Calloway County High

LakerTV

Murray, KY

Southwest

Fayetteville High School

Bulldog Weekly

Fayetteville, AR

Intermountain

Cheyenne Mountain High

AM@CM

Colorado Springs, CO

West

Palos Verdes High School

Live From 205

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Pacific

Sacred Hearts Academy

Lancers Lately

Honolulu, HI

 

Monthly

Northeast

Hempfield High School

Hempfield Happenings

Landisville, PA

Southeast

Pine Crest School

PCTV Live!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Midwest

Blue Valley Southwest

Outside of SW

Overland Park, KS

Southwest

Royse City High School

RCTV

Royse City, TX

West

Pacific Palisades Charter

The Current

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific

Waianae High School

Searider News

Waianae, HI

NOTE: The Middle School category does not have Regional Winners