Due to a technical issue with the Google form to enter the 2020 SINBA Awards, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to Friday, March 12, 2021. The application link has been updated below.
The 2020 Student INBA Award (SINBA Awards) applications are now open. There are several awards available for television and radio work.
To enter, students’ work must have aired between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. All entries must RECEIVED by Friday, March 5, 2021.
Here are the contest rules:
DEADLINE: All entries must RECEIVED by Friday, March 5, 2021.
ENTRY FEE: $15 for paid SINBA members; $20 for non-members. Proceeds beyond award costs go to the INBA’s Scholarship Fund. Payments and entries must be submitted electronically.
ENTRY RULES: Entries must have been broadcast between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. Students may submit series reports, but they will be considered as one story. You can enter more than one category as long as the proper entry fee is submitted for each. Entrants are welcome to write a cover letter to explain entries and can be submitted on the same page as the actual entry. See contest rules sheet for eligibility criteria. Void where prohibited. Please e-mail or call your SINBA Awards coordinator (Jennifer Nagle or Josh Morgan) if you have problems or have questions. Remember, entries and payments must be received by Friday, March 5, 2021.
CONTEST RULES: SINBA is pleased to award students in Illinois who have excelled in broadcast production in both radio and television. All entries should be submitted online.
WHAT WORK IS ELIGIBLE?: Eligibility includes undergraduate work done for a college, university or commercial radio or television station or cable outlet. The submission must be the original work of the entrant. A signature of authenticity from a news director, executive producer or SINBA advisor must accompany each entry.
STUDENTS MAY ENTER WORK:
- If an undergraduate working or volunteering for a college or university TV or radio station did it.
- If an undergraduate who happens to work or volunteer at a commercial radio or TV station or cable outlet did it. Keep in mind: All work done at commercial, non-campus stations (reporting, writing, editing, etc.) must be the sole work of the student.
- If it is done while part of an internship, but only work that is entirely (reporting, writing, editing, etc.) the work of the student.
WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE? :
- Work that is shot, edited or reported by a professional at a station and then handed off to a student employee or intern who simply re-voices the piece using the professional’s video, script and/or nat sound. If the story contains even one sound bite or piece of nat sound or script that is not the work of a student, that piece is not eligible. Sometimes this is called “rehash.”
- Work from undergraduates who were at one time professionals (people who have been in ‘the real world’ who have gone back to school to earn a degree) is not eligible.