2011 CBI NATIONAL STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARD FINALISTS

CBI and its judges announced the finalists in its 10th annual Student Production Awards contest in August. A total of 580 entries were judged, with finalists representing 47 different schools across the country and world. Winners were announced Oct. 28 at the National College Media Convention in Orlando. Winning entries are in BOLD and you can click on the name to see or hear a sample of the winning entry. The official call for entries is posted at the bottom.

 

Combined Categories

Best Student Media Website

Viking Fusion, Berry College vikingfusion.berry.edu

WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University wknc.org

Carolina Week, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill carolinaweek.org

Mediacom Channel 18 ISUtv, Iowa State University isutv.stuorg.iastate.edu

 

Best Station Imaging

WICB, Ithaca College “WICB Imaging Montage”

KSYM, San Antonio College “KSYM Brand”

Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh “Titan TV 57 Switch”

 

Best Community Involvement

WGLS, Rowan University “Harrison Township Day”

UTVS, St. Cloud State University “SCSU Local”

WLOY, Loyola University-Maryland “What Happens Next”

 

Television/Video Categories

Best General Entertainment Program

KYOT, University of South Dakota “Find Farber”

Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh “Tales From a College Dorm”

The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University “College Night”

KBVR-TV, Oregon State University “Locals Live”

 

Best Comedy

ICTV, Ithaca College “To A Pulp”

BCMN4350, University of Texas-Arlington “Easter Weekend”

KYOT, University of South Dakota “Changing Majors”

TV12,University of Southern Indiana “The All-Nighters”

 

Best Promo

TSTV, University of Texas-Austin “Laser Promo”

Viking Fusion, Berry College “Viking Fusion Promo”

ICTV, Ithaca College “ICTV Everywhere”

Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh “My Gangster”

 

Best PSA

KYOT, University of South Dakota “Spring 2011 CMJ Promo”

ICTV, Ithaca College “Take Back the Tap”

KYOT, University of South Dakota “Luther Center”

COM 425, Berry College “Smoking Mime”

 

Best Sportscast

UT 10news, University of Toledo “March 29th sports”

Carolina Week, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill “Carolina Week Sportscast 2/23/11”

ICTV, Ithaca College “Hold That Thought”

KBVR TV, Oregon State University “Beaver Sports Show – 02/23/11”

 

Best Newscast

Campus 31 Television, East Carolina University “ECU January Update” (1/18/11)

The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University “Northshore News” (4/20/11)

The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University “Northshore News” (3/28/11)

UTVS, St. Cloud State University “UTVS News” (4/21/11)

 

Best News Reporting

Campus News, Minnesota State-Morehead “Mandala”

The Southeastern Channel,Southeastern Louisiana University “Tracking Diseases with Twitter”

ONU3-TV, Ohio Northern University “Making the Super Bowl”

TSTV,University of Texas-Austin “Zach Anner Youtube Sensation”

 

Best Special Broadcast

Rowan TV Network Channel 5,Rowan University “4th Annual Live Telethon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand”

UTVS, St. Cloud State University, “Monday Night Live”

Carolina Week, University of North Carolina “Election Show 2011”

UT 10news, University of Toledo “UT Myths and Legends”

 

Best Documentary/Public Affairs

CTVR 129, Saddleback College “From Bullets to Bubbles”

MCOM 4243, Midwestern State “Art & Soul”

ICTV, Ithaca College “Invading the Everglades”

ICTV, Ithaca College “Bound By Hope”

 

Best Vodcast

Rowan TV Network, Rowan University “The Broken Gun (Part 1)”

TSTV,University of Texas-Austin “ACMC Short”

Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh “Titan Ticker”

Rowan TV Network, Rowan University “RU Single?”

 

Radio/Audio Categories

Best DJ

WCRX, Columbia College Michael Michalski

WBSU, College at Brockport Aaron LaFaro

WUTM, University of Tennessee-Martin Brandon Doyle, Chase Pickett, Rachel Stephens

KSBR, Saddleback College Kelly Jones

 

Best Documentary/Public Affairs

WIWU, Indiana Wesleyan University “Life Under Pressure”

WMUL, Marshall University “Minding the Meters”

Radio Fusion, Nanyang Technological University “Chick Lit Slash in the City”

WSOU, Seton Hall University “25 Years of Metal”

 

Best Podcast

WMUL,Marshall University “Herd Roundup”

KAOR-FM, University of South Dakota “Ideafest”

WONC, North Central College “Cardinal Week in Review”

WLOY, Loyola University Maryland “Both Feet In: A Bench is Not a Bed”

 

Best PSA

WICB, Ithaca College “Cyberbullying PSA”

WCRX, Columbia College “Trevor Project”

KAOR-FM, University of South Dakota “University Art Galleries”

UTA Radio.com, University of Texas-Arlington “Don’t Sext”

 

Best Sports Reporting

WZND, Illinois State University “Track Coach Elvis Forde Spotlight”

Radio Fusion, Nanyang Technological University “Karting Singapore”

Carolina Connection, University of North Carolina “Josh Adams profile Stefano Rivera”

WDCR-AM &WFRD-FM, Dartmouth College “What You Missed” (“The Big Green Scene”-Winter Week 1)

 

Best News Reporting

Carolina Connection, University of North Carolina “Alcohol abuse on campus often goes unnoticed”

SCAD Radio, Savannah College of Art & Design “Animation students work through the night for peace, piece and…peas?”

KVRX, University of Texas-Austin “Bait Bikes”

 

Best Newscast

Carolina Connection, University of North Carolina at “9/11/10”

WMUL, Marshall University “Newscenter 88 at 5: 10-1-10”

Bronc Radio, University of Texas-Pan American “Bronc Radio News 10 May 2011”

Radio DePaul, DePaul University “Radio DePaul Live News at Noon 11/3/10”

 

Best Regularly Scheduled Program

WMUL-FM, Marshall University “Mecha Colossus: Episode 5”

KTSW, Texas State University-San Marcos “Other Side Drive – Thursday Edition 2/10/2011”

WKSU, Kennesaw State University “The Sad Tale of Albert Finkel.”

WCRX, Columbia College “Babylon, Wisconsin”

 

Best Sports PBP

WICB, Ithaca College “Ithaca Men’s Basketball vs. M.I.T.”

WMUL, Marshall University “Marshall v. Bowling Green Football”

WGLS-FM, Rowan University “Rowan University vs. NJCU – NJAC Playoffs”

WPTS, University of Pittsburgh “Pitt Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse”

 

Best Promo

WRST-FM,University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh “Thursday Night Sports Page”

Fredonia Radio Systems, SUNY Fredonia “Rockin’ the Commons”

KSYM, San Antonio College “Friday Night Line-Up”

Audio8ball.com, Mt. San Antonio College “Musical Journey”

 

Best Feature

WKNC,North Carolina State University “Taco Trucks”

WYBF, Cabrini College “Determined to Survive”

Lancer Radio, Pasadena City College “PCC and the Rose Parade”

Sound Communication, Rowan University “Shane Donahue”

 

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COLLEGE BROADCASTERS, INC. 2011 NATIONAL STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS

OFFICIAL ENTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Entries are to be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. All entries must be submitted via askcbi.org by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011. Entry is FREE for CBI member stations. Entry fee for non-members is $50.00 per entry per category, with payment to be processed online at the time of submission.

2011 CBI Production Awards Online Entry

OFFICIAL RULES

Rules may be amended by the CBI board of directors at any time. The CBI board of directors is the final authority on all matters involving the contest. The contest is open to all campus radio stations over-the-air, Internet and cable/closed circuit), television facilities, and other student media outlets.

  • Entries must be submitted electronically via the CBI website at askcbi.org.
  •  Audio/radio entries must be submitted in .MP3format. Do not submit audio/radio entries in any other format.
  •  Video/television entries must be submitted in .MP4 or .MOV format. Do not submit video/television entries in any other format.
  •  Each entry must be completely identified to show the call letters (if applicable); name and mailing address of the school; competition category; title of the entry; the name of the person(s) involved with production of the entry; the air/production date; and the length of the entry.
  •  Entries are limited to two per category per station, but the same program, program segments, packages, aircheck, advertisement, promo, or public service announcement may be entered in more than one award category.
  • Each entry may include for the judges one page of typewritten supplemental data as an attachment. This one page of supplemental material may include, but is not limited to, a summary of the entry, an explanation of how the topic was selected, the goals achieved, any hurdles that were overcome, and the quantity and quality of audience feedback received. This one page of supplemental material is optional, not required, and must be submitted in PDF form.
  •  The judges for the contest will be professionals in the field and journalism and mass communications faculty/staff members. They will have the authority to place an entry in a different category than the one in which it was entered.
  • Entries are to be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit courses. This work cannot be done for professional broadcasting stations or related organizations. All entries must be submitted as originally broadcast or produced for a class between June 1, 2010, and May 13, 2011.
  •  Where applicable, entries must be accompanied by evidence of copyright permission for any material not covered by a campus or institutional agreement with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, or other licensing organization. All commercials, public service announcements and promotional announcements must be edited out of all program entries. Programs produced with significant resources outside of the student community are not accepted.
  • The official online entry form must be used. An entry form is to be filled out individually with each entry.
  •  Violation of these rules will result in disqualification of a station’s entry from any award consideration by the judges in the category in which the violation occurs.

 ENTRY CATEGORIES: COMBINED

BEST STUDENT MEDIA WEB SITE — Students who are making the best effort to provide solid Internet strategy for their campus media outlet should submit their page URL to enter. Judges will consider as plusses the following: how easy the site is to navigate; how user friendly the web site is for those seeking information about the media outlet; and if the web site is a destination or a resource for listeners/viewers.

BEST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT –  This category includes programs, activities, concerts and partnerships that the student media outlet organized to reach out and engage their campus or local community. Please include all promotion materials or documentation of event or events (PDF,audio/video files, and/or URL for website) as well as an activity summary document. All entries must contain verification that submitted materials were aired/streamed/printed/distributed/etc. and not simply created as supplemental material for contest entry.

BEST STATION IMAGING — This category is open to station IDs, promos, sweepers, liners, jingles and any other creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage and graphics/visuals to promote and enhance a campus station’s image/identity. Individual spots or an entire campaign may be entered, but total time of audio or video submission package cannot exceed five (5) minutes. Imaging produced by any outside firm or professional is ineligible. All submissions in the best station imaging category must have been produced in-house by student staff. Violation of this eligibility rule may render the school ineligible for current and future CBI competitions.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: AUDIO/RADIO

BEST DJ — The entry should highlight the on-air announcing skills of an exceptional audio/radio talent(s). The entry in the DJ aircheck may feature a show team with single or multiple on-air personalities. A DJ aircheck consists of only breaks taken by the announcer(s). Whole songs, PSAs or promos which do not feature the announcer(s) talents are not to be included, but a few seconds of each song, PSA, or promo are allowable to establish the transition between breaks. Original comedy skits and telephone escapades (with the subjects’ permission, of course) are allowable. The entry must be a collection of highlights or a resume tape made by the announcer(s). The entry  submitted may be no longer than five (5) minutes in length.

BEST STATION PROMO — Creative use of voice, music and/or sound effects are to be combined in any combination to form an announcement used to promote a campus media outlet. In addition, entries should include call letters or name of the station, if applicable. The entry must be the standard length of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT — Creative use of voice, music and/or sound effects are to be combined in any combination to form a public service announcement used to provide public service to the campus community and the city of license which the media outlet serves. The public service announcement should be localized to the community the student media outlet serves, not to be entirely national in scope. Subject cannot be the media outlet or college/university itself. The entry must be a standard length of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST NEWSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled newscast no more than five (5) minutes in length. Special segments such as pre-produced features or investigative reports may be included in the newscast but will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced by the station or media outlet. Judging for the best newscast will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, news judgment and use of audio.

BEST NEWS REPORTING — This category is for hard or soft news packages that would air during any regularly scheduled newscast or during a magazine show segment. An entry is a single news story that features sound to enhance the package. The entry must be no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30).

BEST FEATURE SHOW OR BROADCAST — The entry must be a locally originated non-DJ program dealing with a subject of human interest. Judges will consider creativity and the degree of interest generated by the presentation. The entry must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes in length.

BEST DOCUMENTARY — The entry must be a program dealing with an issue of public interest explored in depth with multiple sources. Extensive use of sound to enhance the content is required. The documentary must have been produced entirely by students. Judges will evaluate the quality of production and journalistic skills demonstrated in presentation and editing. The entry must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

BEST PODCAST — This is unique programming or a rebroadcast of an audio program intended for an online audience. Please include SPECIFIC page url(s) where content is posted. Although there is no limit to the length of the content, only up to the first ten (10) minutes will be judged.

BEST SPORTS REPORTING — This category is for shorter sports packages or any regularly-scheduled sportscast. An entry could be a single sports story which features sound used to enhance the package or could be a sportscast that is no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30) in length. Audio/radio sports playby-play segments are not permissible inthis category.

BEST SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY — Entry must be play-by-play coverage of a sports event. The entry must be the program as broadcast, except that the segment submitted may be no longer than thirty (30) minutes. In addition, the segment entered shall be “consecutive minutes,” not several samples of scoped material.

BEST REGULARLY SCHEDULED ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM — Entry must be of a weekly or otherwise regularly scheduled program such as comedy, soap opera, talk show or other show of non-news or sports content. One or multiple talent(s) is acceptable. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: VIDEO/TELEVISION

BEST COMEDY — Weekly or regularly scheduled video/television comedy-based program. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer. Judging will be based on acting, writing and production elements.

BEST STATION PROMO — Creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage, graphics and other visuals are to be combined in any combination to form an announcement used to promote a campus media outlet. In addition, entries should include channel name and if applicable call letters and channel number. The entry must be the standard length of 15, 30or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT — Creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage, graphics, and other visuals are to be combined in any combination to form a public service announcement used to provide public service to the campus community which the media outlet serves. The public service announcement should be localized to the community the student media outlet serves, not to be entirely national in scope. Subject cannot be the media outlet or college/university itself. The entry must be the standard length of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST NEWSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled newscast (no sports) over five (5) minutes in length. Special segments such as pre-produced features or investigative reports may be included in the newscast, but they will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced by the station or media outlet. Judging for the best newscast will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, news judgment and use of audio and video.

BEST NEWS REPORTING — This category is for hard or soft news packages (no sports) that would air during any regularly scheduled newscast. An entry is a single news story that features sound and/or dramatic video used to enhance the package. The entry must be no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30).

BEST SPECIAL BROADCAST — The entry must be a locally originated program of a one-time or annual non-sports nature. Judges will consider creativity and the degree of interest generated by the presentation. The entry must be a minimum of ten (10) minutes in length.

BEST VODCAST — This is unique programming or a rebroadcast of a video program intended for an online audience. Please include SPECIFIC page url(s) where content is posted. Although there is no limit to the length of the content, only the first ten (10) minutes will be judged.

BEST SPORTSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled sportscast. For video/television, special segments, such as pre-produced features or syndicated reports, may be included in the sportscast, but they will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced. Judging for the best sportscast will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, sports news judgment and use of audio and video.

BEST DOCUMENTARY/PUBLIC AFFAIRS — The entry must be a program dealing with an issue of public interest explored in depth with multiple sources. Extensive use of sound to enhance the content is required. The documentary must have been produced entirely by students. Judges will evaluate the quality of production and journalistic skills demonstrated in presentation and editing. The entry must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

BEST GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM — Entry must be of a recurring program such as a magazine, drama, reality and game shows or other shows of non-news or sports content. One or multiple talent(s) is acceptable. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer.