Categories for 2018 NEMBC Broadcasting Awards

Deadline for applications close on the 30 September 2018.

How to apply

Fill out the form below and press ‘Submit’ or send the Form written material and images together with any MP3 audio recordings, if applicable to awards@nembc.org.au. You can also send your submission via post to PO Box 391, Abbotsford VIC 3067. If the files are large we can invite you to send them electronically.

Categories are:

These awards recognise ethnic and multicultural broadcasters and their radio stations which:

  • Contribute to media diversity in Australia
  • Service the needs of ethnic communities
  • Display a dedication to building stronger community ties
  • Raise the profile of ethnic and multicultural broadcasting, and
  • Display a high level of skills through production content

Best STATION: Sub-Metro or Regional Station supporting Ethnic Community Broadcasters

The station is able to show how it supports Ethnic community broadcasters.  Your application will be judged on

  1. The station has been and is a strong supporter of Ethnic community broadcasters; seniors, youth, women or new and emerging communities.
  2. Proven dedication to promoting and encouraging practices supporting different cultures, in many aspects of station activities.
  3. The station undertakes activities raising awareness of the ethnic community broadcasting and reaches out to cultural groups within the community.
  4. The station is dedicated to programming that services multicultural community needs
  5. Station management is dedicated to progressive thinking to support diversity at the station.

This is a mostly written application; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of the Stations activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of the Station’s activities and how it has ‘highlighted ethnic and multicultural community issues’; was it one outstanding issue or a consistent  number of programs, such as but not limited to:
  • Supporting different cultures in all aspects of station activities.
  • Supporting the maintenance of language and culture.
  • Supporting new and emerging communities.
  • Explain how you raised awareness.
  • Provide information about what programs you operate to service community needs.
  • A summary of how board, management and staff dedicate themselves to contribute to Station visibility and highlight the positive outcomes of your services.
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

Innovative Program of the Year
For an ethnic program that showcases the innovative content, technical skills and good quality program making.

Your application will be judged on:

  1. The program covers issues that are underrepresented in mainstream media.
  2. Program content is interesting and relevant.
  3. Takes a creative and innovative approach to content making for broadcast purposes.
  4. The program is of high technical quality.
  5. The program creates content displaying a thorough understanding of target audience.

This is a written application and requires audio and transcripts; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of activities and supporting documents responding to the Selection Criteria.
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

 

Volunteer Contribution of the year
In recognition of an individual volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to Ethnic community broadcasting at their station or in the sector.

Your application will be judged on:

  1. Proven contribution to a community radio station in a volunteer capacity.
  2. Demonstrated guidance, effectiveness and dedication to community engagement.
  3. The volunteer has made a positive contribution to station culture and the effectiveness of the station in carrying out its vision.
  4. The volunteer has made a contribution to Ethnic community broadcasting sector.

This is a mostly written application; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of activities and supporting documents responding to the Selection Criteria.
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

Women’s Presenter of the Year

Recognising a female ethnic broadcaster who produces a radio program with a women’s focus who has made an outstanding contribution to ethnic community broadcasting Your application will be judged on:

  1. Proven contribution to the community broadcasting sector as a female presenter of a program broadcast on community radio
  2. Proven establishment of an audience and listenership with proven ability to engage the wider community
  3. Presents a regular program on community that show qualities of good research, relevant and topical issues, understanding of your listeners, provides a relevant information and community awareness and support for the community.

This is a written application and requires audio and transcripts; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of activities and supporting documents responding to the Selection Criteria.
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

Youth Presenter of the Year
Recognising a young presenter aged between 15-30 years who produces a radio program with a youth focus who has made an outstanding contribution to ethnic community broadcasting.

  1. Proven contribution to the community broadcasting sector as a female presenter of a program broadcast on community radio
  2. Proven establishment of an audience and listenership with proven ability to engage the wider community
  3. Presents a regular program on community that show qualities of good research, relevant and topical issues, understanding of your listeners, provides a relevant information and community awareness and support for the community.

This is a written application and requires audio and transcripts; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of activities and supporting documents responding to the Selection Criteria.
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

Tony Manicaros Project Award

The Tony Manicaros Award will fund up to $2,000 for an innovative project which utilises, extends or develops opportunities in ethnic community radio broadcasting. The Tony Manicaros grant is open all year round to any NEMBC member program, so you can forward an application at a time that suits your project. Stations and broadcasters are encouraged to apply now so the winner can be announced at the NEMBC Conference.

This is a written application and you need to expalin your concept and planning; the more material you provide the better. Please provide.

  • A Summary of activities: in 500 words or less.
  • A detailed outline of activities and supporting documents.
  • Provide a budget
  • Include as much material as you think is important, such as: images, recordings, event reports, relevant documents and media articles that support your submission.

Eligibility
All local, state and national ethnic or multicultural community radio programs are eligible to apply.

Applications can be made by the broadcasters themselves, their community or by station management.

Due Deadline
Applications for the NEMBC Broadcasting Awards will be closed on 30 September 2018

The awards recognise ethnic and multicultural broadcasters and their radio stations which:

  • Contribute to media diversity in Australia
  • Service the needs of ethnic communities
  • Display a dedication to building stronger community ties
  • Raise the profile of ethnic and multicultural broadcasting, and
  • Display a high level of skills through production content

2018 NEMBC Broadcasting Awards Application Form

  • Please read the NEMBC Broadcasting Awards Application Guidelines before applying
  • Details
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    Accepted file types: mp3, pdf, docx, doc.
    If the Entry requires the submission of an audio component then the Applicant has the sole responsibility to provide a MP3 file that is accessible and playable to the adjudicating panel.
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  • Please make sure you have completed the following to support your nomination for the NEMBC Broadcasting Awards.
  • NEMBC Awards Terms & Conditions of Entry

    1.The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council from here on in referred to as the NEMBC are the producers and intellectual proprietors of the NEMBC Broadcasting Awards from here on-in referred to as the Awards

    2.The term Applicant here-in also refers to the Entrant and their submitted Entry which are one and the same. The term Board also refers to the radio station’s Executive governance and/or leadership members.

    3.The Applicant(s) by applying/entering the NEMBC Awards acknowledge and agree that they are bound by the Terms and Conditions and the Award Category instructions of both singular and plural. Failure to tick Entry form box or abide by the Terms and Conditions here-in shall render an Applicant ineligible for the Awards

    4.The Awards are only open to current financial member stations, groups and/or individuals of the NEMBC. Submissions must be relevant to broadcast programs and/or other events throughout the Radio station which occurred in the previous year.(The Manicaros Project Award excepted refer to Entry form instructions)

    5.All individual program and/or individual applicants are required to have their entry verified by either the Radio Station’s President of the Board and/or the Station Manager before submitting their entry. The President and/or the Station Manager can submit their own entries without verification.

    6.Entry to the Awards must be submitted through the on-line NEMBC Award entry page awards@nembc.org.au or by post (hard copy and/or a USB data storage device) clearly marked as NEMBC AWARDS ENTRY, PO Box 1144, Collingwood, 3066 Vic.

    7.This Agreement’s Terms and Conditions are effective as soon as the Applicant signs the Entry form and it is deemed the Applicant has read and understood the Terms and Conditions here-in.

    8.Completed Award entries must carry all the correct program/individual details on the application form as this information shall determine the official wording on the winner’s Award. The NEMBC will not be responsible for any spelling or incorrect information.

    9.Entries must be submitted and received by no later than the advertised closing dates. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

    10.Award winners and/or finalists from previous years cannot enter the same work in the same category as this will disqualify the application and/or entry.

    11.A maximum of 2 (two) entries per category per member per radio station can be accepted. However, an Applicant may be able to enter a similar entry under a different category provided the Applicant provides a full entry for each and every category entered.

    12.If the Entry requires the submission of an audio component then the Applicant has the sole responsibility to provide a MP3 file that is accessible and playable to the adjudicating panel. Only MP3 files of a maximum of 10MB per Application/Entry will be considered – Other format sound files to the NEMBC shall not be accepted.

    13.If supporting documentation or audio files are required and are not provided to the NEMBC through email attachments or by post through hard copy and/or a USB data storage device, then the relevant Applications and/or entries will not be considered for adjudication. The adjudicating panel will not contact nor correspond with any Applicant for whatever reason including requesting the Applicant to comply with additional information or rectify an erroneous entry or entries.

    14.All award Applications must be clearly labelled with the Station, Program, Entry Category and title before being submitted. Any unclear or vague information shall not be adjudicated. It is advisable to keep personal copies of all that you have submitted as the NEMBC will not send any material or audio files back to the applicant as the submission remains the property of the NEMBC.

    15.Applicants must make sure there are no outstanding intellectual third party copyright issues with the program and/or entry submitted as these may restrict the rights for the Award winning property to be reproduced or utilised to promote the radio station or the individual Applicant. It is the Applicants responsibility to seek and obtain any such copyright or intellectual property rights from all relevant third parties before any promotion can happen.

    16.All entries related to broadcast programs must also supply a 30 second grab from the program submitted for adjudication as this audio file will be used (playback) at the presentation during the Gala Dinner event and Awards presentation on the 26th November 2016.

    17.The NEMBC adjudicating panel’s decisions are final and no correspondence, communication and/or discussion shall be entered into regarding the adjudicating process and/or the outcomes determined.

    18.Winners of all Awards and/or the winner of a particular category may be specifically requested to attend and/or make themselves available for any media promotion and/or other public relations activity post Awards presentation ceremony.

    19.The NEMBC at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter the Entry deadline and/or vary the terms of entry/agreement at any time for any reason inclusive of cancelling the Awards.

    20.The NEMBC at its sole discretion, reserves the right to override the adjudicating panel and not present an Award(s) if it deems the quality, substance or content of the Applicant and/or Applicant’s entry for any reason does not meet the NEMBC’s standards.

    21.If any provision of this agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the provision is deemed to be severed from this agreement but as far as possible all of the remaining provisions are not affected.

    22.The wording herein this Agreement pertains to both the male and female gender and to both the singular and plural.

    23.This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of all parties and it cannot be altered or amended with unless agreed upon in writing by all parties herein with the exclusion of points 17 and 18 within this Agreement which remain the sole discretion of the NEMBC.

    24.This Agreement shall be constructed in accordance with the laws applicable in the State of Victoria, all other States and Territories and the Commonwealth of Australia.