Categories

Large Market DigitalGROUP

Large Market Digital - Best Online Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes the best breaking news coverage originally delivered on station's digital platforms such as a website, social media accounts, and/or mobile app. The entry can be digital only in nature or be in conjunction with or in support of a regular newscast.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 14.0%
Use of video 14.0%
Sound 14.0%
Graphics or images 14.0%
Interactivity 14.0%
Compelling delivery 15.0%
Demonstration of cohesive continuing coverage and updates. 15.0%
Large Market Digital - Best Online Produced Story
Description

Recognizes the best news story produced solely for a station's digital platforms such as a website, social media accounts, and/or mobile app.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 16.0%
Use of video 16.0%
Sound 17.0%
Graphics or images 17.0%
Interactivity 17.0%
Compelling delivery 17.0%
Large Market Digital - Best Podcast Series
Description

Recognizes the best multi-episode podcast series produced by a Georgia radio or tv station. The series must be easily accessible via the station website and be supported by broadcast, social, or other digital promotion. Only original content created for the podcast format will be considered. Recordings of broadcasts will be disqualified. Format may be video or audio in nature.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound and/or video 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%

Large Market RadioGROUP

Large Market Radio - Best Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes initial coverage of an event as it occurs or develops and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming. This category does not include Severe Weather.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Creative utilization of anchors, reporters and other staff 33.0%
Relevance of topic to the local audience 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Community Service Project
Description

Recognizes a single, planned community service project that has had a significant impact on a station's local area which can be measured by how the community benefited. Broadcasters are charged with identifying what local needs are and then meeting those needs by putting internal and external resources together. This award will honor that effort and acknowledge what broadcasters do best – serve their communities.

Large Market Radio - Best Feature Story
Description

Recognizes a locally produced feature story that is not part of a series, franchise, breaking news or general assignment reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of audio 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Hard News Reporting
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired within one work shift. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements. The topic covered must not be considered breaking news, investigative, or feature reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound 33.0%
presentation of facts, thoroughness, research, and delivery 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Newscast
Description

Recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscast airing between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023. The submitted newscast should be from an ordinary day that is free of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Content 25.0%
Delivery 25.0%
Technical Aspects 25.0%
Opening and Style 25.0%
Large Market Radio - Best On-Air Personality or Team
Description

This category will recognize the most outstanding Georgia-based on-air talent. Nominated talent or group of talen must be station employee or contract employee who host or co-host a regularly scheduled on-air program.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Entertainment value 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Variety of skill set 25.0%
Community involvement of the talent 25.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Program (Non-News or Sports)
Description

Recognizes locally produced programs on the station outside of news and sports coverage. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Reporter
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual reporter of local news events or stories. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Preparedness 25.0%
Authority on topics presented 25.0%
Comfort level in their ability to report on a variety of topics and in various environments 25.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Severe Weather Coverage
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single severe weather event as it occurs and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Strong demonstration of the life-saving information broadcasters are able to provide for their communities 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Sports Play-by-Play
Description

Recognizes the best sports play by play of a Georgia-based sporting event.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Production quality 33.0%
Informative nature of the submission relative to the event covered 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Sports Program
Description

Recognizes locally produced sports programs. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Large Market Radio - Best Station Produced Commercial
Description

Recognizes the best locally produced commercial designed and produced for a station's audience/community. The station must have had total conceptual and creative control of the production. Commercials containing music must have used music in the public domain or used copyrighted music with permission.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Original writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of sound 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Large Market Radio - Rising Star
Description

Recognizes a single station employee in the early stages of their career who shows great promise in their desire and ambition to succeed in broadcasting. This individual consistently displays a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, and a willingness to go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities to ensure the station produces and airs excellent content that exceeds the expectations of its viewers or listeners. Judges will only consider individuals with less than five years of professional work experience.

Requirements

A member of station management (not the employee who is to be considered) should submit the required items for this entry.


Large Market Radio - Station of the Year
Description

Recognizes a Radio Station that demonstrates overall excellence in their local communities, regardless of market size

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Programming, promotions, community relations and service 33.0%
Public affairs/public service programming 33.0%
Station awards and recognition 34.0%

Large Market TVGROUP

Large Market TV - Best Station Produced Commercial
Description

Recognizes the best locally produced commercial designed and produced for a station's audience/community. The station must have had total conceptual and creative control of the production. Commercials containing music must have used music in the public domain or used copyrighted music with permission.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Original writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of video and sound 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Large Market TV - Best Feature Story
Description

Recognizes a locally produced feature story that is not part of a series, franchise, breaking news or general assignment reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of video, pictures, graphics and sound 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Large Market TV - Best Hard News Reporting
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired within one work shift. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements. The topic covered must not be considered breaking news, investigative, or feature reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound and/or video 33.0%
Presentation of facts, thoroughly, research, and delivery. 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes initial coverage of an event as it occurs or develops and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming. This category does not include Severe Weather.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Creative utilization of anchors, reporters and other staff 33.0%
Relevance of topic to the local audience 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Community Service Project
Description

Recognizes a single, planned community service project that has had a significant impact on a station's local area which can be measured by how the community benefited. Broadcasters are charged with identifying what local needs are and then meeting those needs by putting internal and external resources together. This award will honor that effort and acknowledge what broadcasters do best – serve their communities.

Large Market TV - Best Investigative Reporting Series
Description

Recognizes the best multi-part investigative reporting series aired by the station between January 1st and December 31st, 2023

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 16.0%
Production 16.0%
Use of Video and Sound 17.0%
Compelling Delivery 17.0%
Cohesiveness between each aired segment 17.0%
Demonstrated commitment by the reporter(s) to see the story through to the end 17.0%
Large Market TV - Best Meteorologist
Description

Recognizes the most outstanding local meteorologist presenting daily weather segments, severe weather coverage and weather-related stories.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Ease of translating technical meteorology terms and concepts to a general audience 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best News Anchor
Description

Recognizes the best Georgia-based television news anchor. Talent must be a station employee or contract employee aired on the submitting station.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Ability to juggle anchor responsibilities while also getting out in the field to produce features, series and general assignment reporting 33.0%
Overall community involvement of the talent 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Newscast
Description

Recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscast airing between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023. The submitted newscast should be from an ordinary day that is free of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Content 25.0%
Delivery 25.0%
Technical aspects 25.0%
Opening and Style 25.0%
Large Market TV - Best Program, Non-News or Sports
Description

Recognizes locally produced programs on the station outside of news and sports coverage. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of video and sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Reporter
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual reporter of local news events or stories. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Preparedeness 25.0%
Authority on topics presented 25.0%
Comfort level in their ability to report on a variety of topics and in various environments. 25.0%
Large Market TV - Best Severe Weather Coverage
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single severe weather event as it occurs and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Strong demonstration of the live-saving information broadcasters are able to provide for their communities 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Sports Anchor
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual television sports anchor. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience. Entrants must submit a video montage representative of their on-air performance.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Entertainment value 25.0%
Ability to juggle anchor responsibilities while also getting out in the field to produce features, series and general assignment reporting 25.0%
Overall community involvement of the talent 25.0%
Large Market TV - Best Sports Program
Description

Recognizes locally produced sports programs. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of video and sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Large Market TV - Best Videographer
Description

Recognizes the most outstanding videographer in their ability to convey news in a visual form as demonstrated in a compilation video.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creativity 25.0%
Continuity 25.0%
Lighting 25.0%
Technical production 25.0%
Large Market TV - Rising Star
Description

Recognizes a single station employee in the early stages of their career who shows great promise in their desire and ambition to succeed in broadcasting. This individual consistently displays a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, and a willingness to go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities to ensure the station produces and airs excellent content that exceeds the expectations of its viewers or listeners. Judges will only consider individuals with less than five years of professional work experience.

Requirements

A member of station management (not the employee who is to be considered) should submit the required items for this entry.


Large Market TV - Station of the Year
Description

Recognizes a TV Station that demonstrates overall excellence in their local communities, regardless of market size

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Programming, promotions, community relations and service 33.0%
Public affairs/public service programming 33.0%
Station awards and recognition 34.0%

Small Market DigitalGROUP

Small Market Digital - Best Online Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes the best breaking news coverage originally delivered on station's digital platforms such as a website, social media accounts, and/or mobile app. The entry can be digital only in nature or be in conjunction with or in support of a regular newscast.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 20.0%
Use of sound, graphics or images 20.0%
Interactivity 20.0%
Compelling delivery 20.0%
Demonstration of cohesive continuing coverage and updates 20.0%
Small Market Digital - Best Online Produced Story
Description

Recognizes the best news story produced solely for a station's digital platforms such as a website, social media accounts, and/or mobile app.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Use of video, sound, graphics or images 25.0%
Interactivity 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Small Market Digital - Best Podcast Series
Description

Recognizes the best multi-episode podcast series produced by a Georgia radio or tv station. The series must be easily accessible via the station website and be supported by broadcast, social, or other digital promotion. Only original content created for the podcast format will be considered. Recordings of broadcasts will be disqualified. Format may be video or audio in nature.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sounds and/or video 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%

Small Market RadioGROUP

Small Market Radio - Best Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes initial coverage of an event as it occurs or develops and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming. This category does not include Severe Weather.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Creative utilization of anchors, reporters and other staff 33.0%
Relevance of topic to the local audience 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Community Service Project
Description

Recognizes a single, planned community service project that has had a significant impact on a station's local area which can be measured by how the community benefited. Broadcasters are charged with identifying what local needs are and then meeting those needs by putting internal and external resources together. This award will honor that effort and acknowledge what broadcasters do best – serve their communities.

Small Market Radio - Best Feature Story
Description

Recognizes a locally produced feature story that is not part of a series, franchise, breaking news or general assignment reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of audio 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Hard News Reporting
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired within one work shift. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements. The topic covered must not be considered breaking news, investigative, or feature reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Use of sound 25.0%
Presentation of facts 25.0%
Thoroughness, research and delivery 25.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Newscast
Description

Recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscast airing between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023. The submitted newscast should be from an ordinary day that is free of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Content 25.0%
Delivery 25.0%
Technical aspects 25.0%
Opening and style 25.0%
Small Market Radio - Best On-Air Personality or Team
Description

This category will recognize the most outstanding Georgia-based on-air talent. Nominated talent or group of talen must be station employee or contract employee who host or co-host a regularly scheduled on-air program.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Entertainment value 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Variety of skill set 25.0%
Community involvement of the talent 25.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Program (Non-News or Sports)
Description

Recognizes locally produced programs on the station outside of news and sports coverage. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Reporter
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual reporter of local news events or stories. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Preparedness 25.0%
Authority on topics presented 25.0%
Comfort level in their ability to report on a variety of topics and in various environments 25.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Severe Weather Coverage
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single severe weather event as it occurs and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Strong demonstration of the life-saving information broadcasters are able to provide for their communities 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Sports Play-by-Play
Description

Recognizes the best sports play by play of a Georgia-based sporting event.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Production quality 33.0%
Informative nature of the submission relative to the event covered 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Sports Program
Description

Recognizes locally produced sports programs. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Best Station Produced Commercial
Description

Recognizes the best locally produced commercial designed and produced for a station's audience/community. The station must have had total conceptual and creative control of the production. Commercials containing music must have used music in the public domain or used copyrighted music with permission.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Original writing 33.0%
Production 33.0%
Use of sound as well as compelling delivery 34.0%
Small Market Radio - Rising Star
Description

Recognizes a single station employee in the early stages of their career who shows great promise in their desire and ambition to succeed in broadcasting. This individual consistently displays a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, and a willingness to go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities to ensure the station produces and airs excellent content that exceeds the expectations of its viewers or listeners. Judges will only consider individuals with less than five years of professional work experience.

Requirements

A member of station management (not the employee who is to be considered) should submit the required items for this entry.


Small Market Radio - Station of the Year
Description

Recognizes a Radio Station that demonstrates overall excellence in their local communities, regardless of market size.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Programming, promotions, community relations and service 33.0%
Public affairs/public service programming 33.0%
Station awards and recognition 34.0%

Small Market TVGROUP

Small Market TV - Best Breaking News Coverage
Description

Recognizes initial coverage of an event as it occurs or develops and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming. This category does not include Severe Weather.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Creative utilization of anchors, reporters and other staff 33.0%
Relevance of topic to the local audience 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Community Service Project
Description

Recognizes a single, planned community service project that has had a significant impact on a station's local area which can be measured by how the community benefited. Broadcasters are charged with identifying what local needs are and then meeting those needs by putting internal and external resources together. This award will honor that effort and acknowledge what broadcasters do best – serve their communities.

Small Market TV - Best Feature Story
Description

Recognizes a locally produced feature story that is not part of a series, franchise, breaking news or general assignment reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of video, pictures, graphics and sound 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Small Market TV - Best Hard News Reporting
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired within one work shift. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements. The topic covered must not be considered breaking news, investigative, or feature reporting.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of sound and/or video 33.0%
Presentation of facts, thoroughness, research and delivery 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Investigative Reporting Series
Description

Recognizes the best multi-part investigative reporting series aired by the station between January 1st and December 31st, 2023

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 16.0%
Production 16.0%
Use of video and/or sound 17.0%
Compelling delivery 17.0%
Cohesiveness between each aired segment 17.0%
A demonstrated commitment by the reporter(s) to see the story through to the end 17.0%
Small Market TV - Best Meteorologist
Description

Recognizes the most outstanding local meteorologist presenting daily weather segments, severe weather coverage and weather-related stories.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Ease of translating technical meteorology terms and concepts to a general audience 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best News Anchor
Description

Recognizes the best Georgia-based television news anchor. Talent must be a station employee or contract employee aired on the submitting station.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Ability to juggle anchor responsibilities while also getting out in the field to produce features, series and general assignment reporting 33.0%
Overall community involvement of the talent 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Newscast
Description

Recognizes the best regularly scheduled newscast airing between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023. The submitted newscast should be from an ordinary day that is free of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Content 25.0%
Delivery 25.0%
Technical Aspects 25.0%
Opening and style 25.0%
Small Market TV - Best Program, Non-News or Sports
Description

Recognizes locally produced programs on the station outside of news and sports coverage. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of video and sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Reporter
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual reporter of local news events or stories. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Preparedeness 25.0%
Authority on topics presented 25.0%
Comfort level in their ability to report on a variety of topics and in various environments 25.0%
Small Market TV - Best Severe Weather Coverage
Description

Recognizes coverage of a single severe weather event as it occurs and warrants the interruption of scheduled programming.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 33.0%
Use of technology 33.0%
Strong demonstration of the life-saving information broadcasters are able to provide for their communities 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Sports Anchor
Description

Recognizes the best performance by an individual television sports anchor. Entry must have been developed for the local community/audience. Entrants must submit a video montage representative of their on-air performance.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Entertainment value 25.0%
Ability to juggle anchor responsibilities while also getting out in the field to produce features, series and general assignment reporting 25.0%
Overall community involvement of the talent 25.0%
Small Market TV - Best Sports Program
Description

Recognizes locally produced sports programs. Entries can be of a one-off production or part of a regularly scheduled or multi-part series.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Writing 33.0%
Use of video and sound 33.0%
Compelling delivery 34.0%
Small Market TV - Best Station Produced Commercial
Description

Recognizes the best locally produced commercial designed and produced for a station's audience/community. The station must have had total conceptual and creative control of the production. Commercials containing music must have used music in the public domain or used copyrighted music with permission.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Original writing 25.0%
Production 25.0%
Use of video and sound 25.0%
Compelling delivery 25.0%
Small Market TV - Best Videographer
Description

Recognizes the most outstanding videographer in their ability to convey news in a visual form as demonstrated in a compilation video.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creativity 25.0%
Continuity 25.0%
Lighting 25.0%
Technical production 25.0%
Small Market TV - Rising Star
Description

Recognizes a single station employee in the early stages of their career who shows great promise in their desire and ambition to succeed in broadcasting. This individual consistently displays a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, and a willingness to go above and beyond their daily job responsibilities to ensure the station produces and airs excellent content that exceeds the expectations of its viewers or listeners. Judges will only consider individuals with less than five years of professional work experience.

Requirements

A member of station management (not the employee who is to be considered) should submit the required items for this entry.


Small Market TV - Station of the Year
Description

Recognizes a TV Station that demonstrates overall excellence in their local communities, regardless of market size.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Programming, promotions, community relations and service 33.0%
Public affairs/public service programming 33.0%
Station awards and recognition 34.0%
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