2018 Call for Entries is Now Open!

You've counted down the 2017 stories that made the news, made your community, or simply just made your day.  Now, make them count by entering the best of 2017 into the IBA 2018 Silver Dome Awards Contest.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 23!

CALL FOR ENTRIES brochure available below.

Rules to enter:

1. Entry deadline is extended to February 23rd  at 8:00 pm.  Entry process is completed at www.BetterBNC.com   See instructions below for www.BetterBNC.com

2. Entries must have originated on-air between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

3. Entries must be created and produced by your member station.  They may not include material produced with outside agency or production agency for consideration.  If entry contains material produced by another journalistic outlet which is supplemental or supportive of the topic, sources should be credited.

4. Each entry must be loaded to a file sharing site.  For Television entries, use www.vimeo.com.  IBA has an account that is no charge to use, simply log-in with email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and use the password:  iba1999  For radio entries, we suggest www.kiwi6.com or Soundcloud but all entries must be available without a password,  Entry links need to remain valid thru May 1. 2018 for production purposes.

5. Payment must be made at time of entry or payment arrangements can be made by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for invoice. Small Market-$25, Medium Market-$35 and Chicago Market-$45

6.  Entries may be entered in more than one category if criteria permits.

7. You are encouraged to load a :15 video/audio segment in the event entry is a finalist.  If not loaded at time of entry, you have one week after finalists are announced to submit :15 clip/file to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or load to vimeo.com

8.  Judging will be done by peers outside of the state of Illinois as part of the five state reciprocal agreement for Awards.

9.  Winning entries will be announced on June 6th at IBA2018 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal, IL. Tickets and information available soon.  

 

Steps for navigating Better BNC:

1.  go to www.BetterBNC.com

2. Click contestant log-in from top navigation bar

3. Select contest:  2018 IBA Silver Dome AWards

4. Select contestant type:  Contestant Manager (in charge of entries and persons entering at your station), Authorized Entrant (those making entries as added by Contestant Mgr) and Open Contestant (those who are entering on their own or do not have access to station log-ins).

5.  Select your News Organization:  Your station calls or company should appear in drop down box.  If not, call 618-985-5555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be added.

6.  Enter your email address

7.  Enter your password from previous entries or use:  bnc as a temporary password

8.  Click My Contest at top of page to submit entries, Submit Entry.  Select the Category (listed in the Call for Entries) 

9. Complete entry by fillng in boxes and pasting URL's

10. Complete payment or call 618-985-5555 for payment assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 12 February 2018 15:21