The complete winners and finalists list for the 2015 CBI National Student Production Awards is below. To see and hear the winning clips, click the winner.


 

Best Audio Regularly Scheduled Entertainment Program
TCCampusConnection – NWTC Internet Radio
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
“Haunted Antiquities”

AUC Radio
The American University in Cairo
“The Rundown :: Egypt’s Gaming Scene”

KCSU-FM
Colorado State University
“The History Of…”

*WINNER: KDAWG
University of Redlands
“Inside the Studio with Evan Sanford – Show #2 (Marion Lazan)”

Best Video General Entertainment Program
WBGU-FM
Bowling Green State University
“SAINTSENCA – LIVE WIRE CONCERT SERIES”

*WINNER: Cable 8 Productions
Washington State University
“The 8 Bit”

Titan TV
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
“Love Bites: Episode 6 “Creatures of the Night””

KJHK 90.7 FM
University of Kansas
“Live at KJHK – Henry and the Invisibles”

Best Audio Documentary/Public Affairs
XLR – Lander University Radio
Lander University
“A New Paradigm”

*WINNER: XLR – Lander University Radio
Lander University
“Joshua Scott Blankenship”

Radio DePaul
DePaul University
“Studs Terkel Documentary”

WONC-FM
North Central College
“Non-Medical use of stimulants”

Best Video Documentary/Public Affairs
OUTV
University of Oklahoma
“Routes TV-Hell in the Heartland”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“Danzante Por Amor”

*WINNER: CAPS 13
Pittsburg State University
“We Not Me – A Kansas Basketball Story”

Lemke Department of Journalism
University of Arkansas
“Maker-The Art of Terry Borman”

Best Video Vodcast
*WINNER: ROAR Network

Loyola Marymount University
“Behind the Scoreboard: Errol Smith”

KRFH Radio
Humboldt State University
Spliff Moth on Local Lixx “Everyone Ate My Daydream””

Student Gamecocks Television (SGTV)
University of South Carolina
“Lord of the Floors”

KJHK 90.7 FM
University of Kansas
“Live @ KJHK – Wrong Kata Trio”

Best Audio Podcast
WMUL-FM
Marshall University
“Conference USA Report Halloween Spooktacular 4”

WMUL-FM
Marshall University
“Conference USA Report: One Hit Wonders”

*WINNER: KGOU-FM
University of Oklahoma
“The Complexities of Free Speech on a University Campus”

UTA Radio.com
University of Texas-Arlington
“Buy or Sell”

Best Audio News Reporting
92 WICB
Ithaca College
“Ithaca is Cold”

The Edge/WSWI
University of Southern Indiana
“Nepal Earthquake”

*WINNER: Radio DePaul
DePaul University
“Holocaust Stories”

WONC-FM
North Central College
“Special Report – Rockford tornado”

Best Video News Reporting
UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“Twin Cities Honor Flight”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“Creating a Safe Environment”

*WINNER: Carolina Week
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“School Bus Cameras”

Carolina Week
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Solitary Confinement”

Best Student Media Website (Audio and Video)
Viking Fusion
Berry College
vikingfusion.com

KTXT / The Hub@TTU
Texas Tech University
ttuhub.net/

*WINNER: WSUM 91.7 FM Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
wsum.org/

KDAWG College Radio
University of Redlands
kdawgradio.com

Best Station Imaging (Audio and Video)
*WINNER: KTXT-FM

Texas Tech University
“KTXT-FM Facebook Promo”

The WOLF Internet Radio
University of West Georgia
“The WOLF Internet Radio Station Imaging

Bearcast Media
University of Cincinnati
“Bearcast Open Mic Night Promo”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“UTVS Television Station Imaging”

Best Social Media Presence (Audio and Video)
UTA Radio.com
University of Texas-Arlington
“UTA Radio Social Media”

WCN 24/7
Westminster College
“WCN 24/7 on Social Media”

*WINNER: WKNC-FM
North Carolina State University
“WKNC Social Media”

KCWU-FM
Central Washington University
“KCWU-FM Social Media”

Best Audio Sports Reporting
WRHU FM / WRHU.org
Hofstra University
“New York Islanders Players Inspire Children At Elementary School Feature”

*WINNER: Carolina Connection
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Why Don’t Women Play Baseball”

WONC-FM
North Central College
“Sports Update”

92 WICB
Ithaca College
“Afternoon Drive sports with Alex Barth”

Best Audio Sports Play-by-play
WZND Fuzed Radio
Illinois State University
“NIT Game”

WMUC Sports
University of Maryland
“Maryland vs. Northwestern”

*WINNER: 89.5FM WSOU
Seton Hall University
“Seton Hall University Women’s Basketball vs. NOVA”

KTSW-FM 89.9
Texas State University-San Marcos
“Texas State Bobcat Baseball vs. Baylor”

Best Video Sportscast
Ithaca College Television (ICTV)
Ithaca College
“March Madness Week 2”

Sports Xtra
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Sports Xtra – April 13, 2015”

OUTV
University of Oklahoma
“Big Friday Sports”

*WINNER: OUTV
University of Oklahoma
“Sooner Sports Pad”

Best Audio Special Broadcast
WRST-FM
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
“Chancellor Leavitt Interview”

WZND Fuzed Radio
Illinois State University
“Ben Allison Tribute”

Bronc Radio
University of Texas-Pan American
“Kidnapped in Mexico”

*WINNER: 92 WICB
Ithaca College
“Christmas Special”

Best Video Special Broadcast
*WINNER: LVTV-3 La Verne Community Television

University of La Verne
“The Transformation”

KTXT / MCTV
Texas Tech University
“2015 LIVE SGA Executive Candidate Forum – 2/24/15”

WACW
Asbury University
“Highbridge Film Festival 2015 live webcast”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“Best of Puerto Rico”

Best Video Comedy
ROAR Network
Loyola Marymount University
“Geeks and Greeks”

Ithaca College Television (ICTV)
Ithaca College
“Undercooked”

*WINNER: WIWU-TV
Indiana Wesleyan University
“Kashed In”

Titan TV
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
“Friends Without Benefits – “Living Well is the Best Revenge””

Best Audio DJ
WRHU FM / WRHU.org
Hofstra University
“Rachel O’Neill”

WICR
University of Indianapolis
“Jared Boomer Aircheck”

WUTM-FM 90.3 “The Hawk”
University of Tennessee-Martin
“Morning Shift”

*WINNER: 91.1 The Globe WGCS
Goshen College
“Best DJ Danielle Kerschhackl”

Best Audio Newscast
WKNC-FM
North Carolina State University
“88.1 Second of Technician January 12, 2015”

WSUM 91.7 FM Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5PM Newscast October 17

WSUM 91.7 FM Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
6PM Newscast October 2

*WINNER: 91.1 The Globe WGCS
Goshen College
“Globe News”

Best Video Newscast
*WINNER: Carolina Week

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Carolina Week – April 22, 2015”

Carolina Week
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Carolina Week – October 22, 2014”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“UTVS News”

UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“UTVS News En Español”

Best Audio Promo
WRHU FM / WRHU.org
Hofstra University
“NY Islanders Edge Promo”

WBSU 89.1 The Point
College at Brockport
“WBSU 89.1 The Point Best Promo – 9 90s at 9”

KTSW-FM 89.9
Texas State University
“Pokes”

*WINNER: WTUR
Taylor University
“WTUR Promo: Roman Empire”

Best Video Promo
The Southeastern Channel
Southeastern Louisiana University
“”The Big Game” Promo”

*WINNER: UTVS Television
St. Cloud State University
“UTVS News En Español Spring 2015 Promo”

KJHK 90.7 FM
University of Kansas
“Introducing the KJHK Android App”

WLOY Loyola Radio
Loyola University-Maryland
“WLOY is The Greatest Place On Earth”

Best Audio Public Service Announcement
Bronc Radio
University of Texas-Pan American
“Domestic Violence”

*WINNER: Radio DePaul
DePaul University
“Subway Safety”

91.1 The Globe WGCS
Goshen College
“Bullying”

The Edge/WSWI
University of Southern Indiana
“Rice Library Man”

Best Video Public Service Announcement
Viking Fusion/COM 425
Berry College
“Cancer PSA”

*WINNER: The Southeastern Channel
Southeastern Louisiana University
“Save Water”

SETV-12
University of Southern Indiana
“Academic Skills: Training your mind to succeed”

UATV
University of Arkansas
“Recycling”


 


Questions or concerns? Contact awards coordinator Steven Hames via email or 706-368-6963.

COLLEGE BROADCASTERS, INC. 2015 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 Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Entry is FREE for CBI member stations. Entry fee for non-members is $65 per entry per category, with payment to be processed online at the time of submission. Non-members may have the submission fee waived by becoming a CBI Member station. CBI members also receive a discount on registration for the National Student Electronic Media Convention. Non-members wishing to become members will be required to pay for membership online during the last week of the submission window. Become a CBI Member station by following this link.

Submissions are now closed.

Download the entry announcement as a PDF here.

OFFICIAL RULES

The CBI board of directors are 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. Finalists and winners entries may be posted on the CBI website or other site of its choosing and at its discretion. Rules may be amended by the CBI board of directors at any time.

  • Entries must be submitted electronically via the CBI website at askcbi.org
  • All entries must be submitted as originally broadcast or produced for a class between June 1, 2014, and May 14, 2015.
  • Audio/radio entries must be submitted in .MP3 format. 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.
  • The official online entry form must be used. An entry form is to be filled out individually with each entry. Each entry must be placed in the correct subsection (Audio or Video or Combined) and in the correct category or it will not be considered.
  • Each entry must be completely identified to show the name and call letters of the station (if applicable); name and mailing address of the school and/or station; name, mailing address and email of the school newspaper; 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.
  • The same audio/video piece may only be entered in one category each contest year.
  • Entries submitted in previous years are not eligible, with the exception of the Student Media Website and Social Media Presence categories. Entries in these categories are expected to have new content within the eligibility period to remain eligible for the competition.
  • Entries are to be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit courses. This work can not be done for professional broadcasting stations or related organizations.
  • Programs produced with significant resources outside of the student community are not accepted.
  • 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.
  • Each entry may include for the judges supplemental data in the comments section. This 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 supplemental material is optional, not required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CBI is not responsible for reprinting costs associated with submission entry information misspellings.

 

ENTRY CATEGORIES: VIDEO

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 their campus media outlet. In addition, entries should include name of the station. The entry must be 90 seconds or less.

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 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. Sports segment should not be longer than one-third of entire broadcast. 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 nature that is NOT a sports event or regularly scheduled program. 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 in the comments section. The entry must be no longer than ten (10) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

BEST SPORTSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled sportscast or sports themed show. 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. Video sports play-by-play segments or full game coverage are NOT permissible in this category.

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.

 

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 pluses 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 SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE — Students who are using Social Media as a way to engage their station’s audience and the community at large should enter their Social Media platform(s) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) page URL. Judges will look at a station’s overall Social Media presence based on their platform(s) and will consider as pluses the following: Quality of Posts – grammar, use of hyperlinks, use of hashtags, quality of media used in posts (videos, graphics, photos, etc.); Creativity of Posts and Media; Incorporation of Station imaging and media; as well as overall engagement with audience.

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

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 their campus media outlet. In addition, entries should include name of the station. The entry must be 90 seconds or less.

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 SPECIAL BROADCAST — The entry must be a locally originated program of a one-time or annual nature that is NOT a sports event or regularly scheduled program. 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 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 in the comments section. The entry must be no longer than ten (10) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

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 package or could be a sportscast. An entry must be no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30) in length. Radio sports play-by-play segments are NOT permissible in this 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.