For Immediate Release
September 9, 2011

Robert McFarland





Manassas, VA – NRB is accepting nominations for the National Religious Broadcasters 2012 Annual Media Awards. The nominating process is open until Friday, September 16th. Complete information on the general program and nominating process, including the online submission form, is available at:

Below is the timeline for the 2012 Annual Media Awards: 

08/12/11     Submissions window opens
09/16/11     Submissions window closes
09/30/11     Supporting materials due (if required)
10/07/11     Judges receive submissions and supporting materials
11/04/11     Nominees announced
12/02/11     Awards recipients notified
01/11/12     NRB begins publicizing Awards recipients in NRB Today
02/08/12     NRB ends publicizing Awards recipients in NRB Today
02/21/12     Media Awards presented at Awards Reception
02/21/12     Special Service Awards presented at Awards Banquet

All media awards will be presented at NRB’s 68th Annual Convention & Exposition, February 18-21, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

NRB members are invited to nominate the individuals and organizations they believe best meet the awards criteria.  Self nominations are encouraged since they provide an opportunity to seek recognition for excellence demonstrated by your team. Both the nominee and the award nominator must be NRB members in good standing (unless otherwise noted). 

Awards are conferred in numerous categories, as follows: 

SPECIAL SERVICE (selected by the Executive Committee & Board of Directors)
• Hall of Fame
• Milestone (50+ years continuous broadcasting)
• Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
• William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
• Board of Directors’ Award

INTERNATIONAL (selected by a panel of judges)
• Individual Achievement Award
• Radio Ministry Award
• Television Ministry Award
• Innovation Award
• Impact Award
• Strategic Partnerships Award

INTERNET (selected by a panel of judges)
• Best Broadcast Website
• Best Ministry Website
• Best Use of Social Media
• Most Creative Online Initiative
• Best Mobile Ministry Initiative
• Best Use of Short Form Video

RADIO (selected by a panel of judges)
• Station of the Year
• Program of the Year
• Impact Award

TELEVISION (selected by a panel of judges)
• Station of the Year (Full Power)
• Station of the Year (Low Power)
• Best Talk Show
• Best Teaching Program
• Best Special Programming
• Best Commercial
• Best Public Service Announcement
• Best Mixed Media Campaign

About NRB 
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers.  Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech.  In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 18-21, 2012. For registration and other Convention information go to:




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