Please submit all entries through BNC. The early bird rate, available through Jan. 25 is $30 for SPJ members and $35 for non-members. The fee increases by $15 for entries submitted Jan. 26-Feb. 11. No entries will be accepted after Feb. 11. 



RADIO

8. General News: General reporting on any topic.
9. Spot News: Reporting on an unanticipated news event that is produced and aired within 24 hours of the event. Report may be aired simultaneously with the event being covered within or outside of a regularly scheduled newscast. Includes breaking news of any kind.
10. Sports Reporting: Any sports story or feature, including play-by-play.
11. Feature: A single report included in a newscast that is considered to be a relief or contrast to news reporting.
12. Investigative and Enterprise Reporting: Reporting of a community problem or issue requiring research and investigative journalism.
13. Government and Criminal Justice Reporting: A program, report or series covering local, state or federal government issues, including but not limited to police affairs.
14. Election Reporting: A report, series of reports or program on political candidates and/or issues. Limit series to three reports.
15. Diversity Coverage: A report, series of reports or program that addresses personalities or issues relating to protected classes or minority status based on race, gender, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or age.
16. Special Program: A single, self-contained report or program aired separately from a regularly scheduled newscast and is at least a half-hour program.
17. Interview/Talk Show: Any topic. Limit entry to no more than one hour.
18. Live Broadcast: A single program, special or series on any topic which is broadcast live or live-to-tape and consists of at least 70 percent live material. Time limit one (1) hour (up to 3 edits are allowed to bring longer programs to the time limit.).
19. Best Newscast: Best overall radio newscast. Limit entry to no more than one hour.