SBE National Awards 2010-2011

The annual Awards Program recognizes those who have contributed to SBE, the industry or their chapters in a number of categories. Winners are presented their awards at the annual Awards Dinner at the annual SBE National Meeting. Nominations are now open for the 2010-11 SBE National Awards

Some SBE members go above and beyond the call of duty to their job and to SBE and the broadcast industry. There are local chapters that do an excellent job of serving their members. Often these efforts go unrecognized. Don’t let that happen this year! Fill out an Awards Nomination Form and recognize a deserving individual or chapter.

Nominations close on May 31, 2011.

If you want to suggest nominations, please send an email to secretary@sbe16.org or contact one of your SBE Chapter 16 board members.

Chapter Awards 2010-2011
Nominating forms: http://www.sbe.org/sections/documents/ChapterAwards.pdf

BEST REGIONAL CONVENTION OR CONFERENCE:
Recognizes the effort of the local chapter that sponsored, organized and held a regional technical conference and/or convention that best furthered the goals and objectives of the Society

BEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
Recognizes two local chapters that produced the best locally published newsletter it its Class, providing up-to-date and relevant information about the chapter in a graphically pleasing and editorially sound manner. Chapters must exercise full control over its content, mailing and size

MOST INTERACTIVE CHAPTER:
Recognizes the local chapter that most actively attempted inter-association with organizations in industries related to the Broadcast Engineering profession (example: SCTE, ITVA, SMPTE, et. Al.).

BEST CHAPTER FREQUENCY COORDINATION EFFORT*:
Recognizes two local chapters that expended the greatest and most effective effort toward frequency coordination in its market, service area and Class.

BEST CHAPTER WEBSITE
Recognizes the local chapter with a website providing up-to-date information about the chapter, including officers and meetings; making effective and creative use of graphics; providing links to the SBE National website; and effectively representing the chapter
and SBE.

MOST CERTIFIED CHAPTER*, HIGHEST MEMBER ATTENDANCE*, and GREATEST GROWTH IN NEW MEMBERS*:
These three awards are determined with statistical information based on Dec. 31. 2009, figures on file at the SBE National Office.

Individual Awards 2010-2011
Nominating forms: http://www.sbe.org/sections/documents/IndividualAwards.pdf

BROADCAST ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Recognizes the SBE Member who has made the greatest contribution to the broadcasting industry and to furthering the goals and objectives of the Society.

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Recognizes the SBE Member who is dedicated to the education of the broadcast engineers through personal writings, teachings, programs and employment and who furthers the goals and objectives of the Society.

TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Recognizes the SBE Individual or Sustaining Member who has provided the industry with the best new or innovative technical item or idea to further the science of broadcast engineering and to assist the broadcast engineer to be more productive in the craft. Only ideas that have been shared with others in the industry are eligible.

BEST TECHNICAL ARTICLE, BOOK OR PROGRAM BY AN SBE MEMBER
Recognizes the author of the best technical article, book or paper in its contribution towards the increase of scientific, operational, artistic or technical knowledge in the broadcast engineering industry. INCLUDE: A) Title of book/article/program; B) City and state; C) Copy of article, book outline or program paper.

BEST ARTICLE, PAPER OR PROGRAM BY A STUDENT MEMBER
Recognizes the SBE Student Member who has shown excellence in the presentation of a technical, operational or scientific paper published in an SE local, national or industry-related publication; or program presented at a local chapter meeting, national/regional convention or broadcast engineering-related class

SBE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognizes and pays tribute to individuals for their dedication, lifelong achievement and outstanding contribution to the broadcast industry. Nominees must be SBE members in good standing and have been active for 40 years or more in the broadcast engineering industry or a closely allied field that benefits broadcast engineering. Nominations must come from SBE members in good standing, and will include the endorsement of three other SBE members in good standing.