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The 2014 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Contest is designed to recognize Mississippi AP member stations and staffers for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism and staffers employed by member stations at the time the entries were produced. MAPB has also opened its competition to member broadcast stations outside Mississippi with designated market areas that extend into Mississippi and staffers employed by those member stations at the time the entries were produced. To be eligible to enter, entries must be about news, features or sports that occurred solely in Mississippi. All entries must be submitted online through Better BNC. Entries may be from member stations or staffers employed by member stations. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 31.

 

2014 PROFESSIONAL CONTEST

CONTEST RULES:

Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2013.

 

Entries must be in digital format.  

 

If one piece is being entered in two categories, separate submissions must be made. 

 

Judging of all entries will be based on accuracy, clarity, completeness, timeliness and the best use of the medium. Judges are encouraged to give an award in each category, provided they deem entries appropriate to the category. 

 

***NEW THIS YEAR***

  • Contest fees have been updated.
  • Newsperson of the Year and Hall of Fame entries will now be accepted online.
  • 5 new professional TV contest categories.
  • 1 new professional radio contest categories. Please click on the category links below for details

***NEW THIS YEAR***

 

THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL. Ties are possible and there could be NO award in a category. 

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: January 31, 2014.

 

DIVISIONS:

Division I: Jackson, Biloxi/Gulfport.

Division II: Columbus/Tupelo, Greenville/Greenwood, Laurel/Hattiesburg and Meridian.

Professional Radio: All radio stations are grouped together, regardless of market size.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Entries must be submitted online atBetter Newspaper Contest by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Click here for detailed instructions on submitting online entries, here for the quick step guide.

 

UPDATED ENTRY FEES:

Submitting by PayPal:

TV entries: $26.50 per entry

 

 

Radio entries: $10.75 per entry.

 

Payments must be received no later than 10 business days after the contest entry deadline – Jan. 31, 2014.

 

Payments can be made through PayPal. Click here for instructions on how to submit payments online. If you opt to submit payments online, please mail a copy of your entry summary form to the address listed below, noting on the form that payment has been submitted via PayPal.

 

MAPB also accepts payment via check, cash or money order. Checks should be made payable to Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters. Please send entry fee check, accompanied by an entry summary form (see step-by-step instructions on how to print off entry summary forms) to address listed below.

 

Submitting by check or money order:

TV entries: $25 per entry

Radio entries: $10 per entry.

 

Send payments/entry summary forms to:

2014 MAPB Contest

c/o Alexa Haik

The Associated Press

125 South Congress St., Suite 1330

Jackson, MS 39201

 

JUDGING:

Entries will be judged by out-of-state judges. Judges will be instructed that an award need not be given in an instance where they believe none of the entries merit recognition. Judges will be urged to provide comments.

 

DIVISION ONE AND TWO TELEVISION CATEGORIES:

Click here for the list of 2014 categories.


PROFESSIONAL RADIO CATEGORIES:

Click here for the list of 2014 categories.


2014 MAPB COLLEGE COMPETITION

 

The Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters College Competition is designed to recognize the Mississippi student broadcasters for outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism. The contest is open to any Mississippi college.

 

Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2013 and should primarily be the work of a student or students and have been broadcast to an anonymous audience of substantial size. If the entry is included as part of a professional newscast, the news director or producer must certify in writing that the entry is the student's work with minimal editing and no rewriting by professionals.

 

***NEW THIS YEAR***Contest entry fees have been updated, see below for details. ***NEW THIS YEAR***

 

The deadline for entries is Friday, January 31, 2014.

 

2014 COLLEGE CONTEST

 

CONTEST RULES:

Entries must have been broadcast in calendar year 2013.

 

Entries must be in digital format.  

 

If one piece is being entered in two categories, separate submissions must be made. 

 

Judging of all entries will be based on accuracy, clarity, completeness, timeliness and the best use of the medium. Judges are encouraged to give an award in each category, provided they deem entries appropriate to the category. 

 

Entry in the college contest DOES NOT preclude a student from entering the work in the Mississippi AP Broadcasters contest for professional broadcasters.

 

 

THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL. Ties are possible and there could be NO award in a category. 

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: January 31, 2014.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Entries must be submitted online at Better Newspaper Contest by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Click here for detailed instructions on submitting online entries, here for the quick step guide.

 

UPDATED ENTRY FEES:

Submitting by PayPal:

TV entries: $10.75 per entry

 

Radio entries: $10.75 per entry.

 

Payments must be received no later than 10 business days after the contest entry deadline – Jan. 31, 2014.

 

Payments can be made through PayPal. Click here for instructions on how to submit payments online. If you opt to submit payments online, please mail a copy of your entry summary form to the address listed below, noting on the form that payment has been submitted via PayPal.

 

MAPB also accepts payment via check, cash or money order. Checks should be made payable to Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters. Please send entry fee check, accompanied by an entry summary form (see step-by-step instructions on how to print off entry summary forms) to address listed below.

 

Submitting by check/money order:

TV entries: $10 per entry

Radio entries: $10 per entry.

 

Send payments/entry summary forms to:

2014 MAPB Contest

c/o Alexa Haik

The Associated Press

125 South Congress St., Suite 1330

Jackson, MS 39201

 

JUDGING:

Entries will be judged by MAPB Board of Directors. Judges will be instructed that an awards need not be given in an instance where they believe none of the entries merit recognition. Judges will be urged to provide comments.

 

COLLEGE  TELEVISION & RADIO CATEGORIES:

Click here for the list of 2014 categories.