For Immediate Release
August 29, 2012

Kenneth Chan




Nominations Open for NRB 2013 Media Awards until October 1, 2012


Manassas, VA - The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is now accepting nominations for the NRB 2013 Annual Media Awards.

The nominations window is open until Monday, October 1, 2012. Complete information on the general program and nominating process, including the online submission form, is available here.

Below is the timeline for the 2013 Annual Media Awards:

08/27/12 Submissions window opens
10/01/12 Submissions window closes
10/08/12 Supporting materials due (if required)
10/22/12 Judges receive submissions and supporting materials
12/05/12 Nominees announced in NRB Today
12/17/12 Awards recipients are notified
01/16/13 NRB begins publicizing Awards recipients in NRB Today
02/20/13 NRB concludes publicizing Awards recipients in NRB Today
03/05/13 Media Awards presented at Awards Reception
03/05/13 Special Service Awards presented at Awards Banquet

All Media Awards will be presented at NRB’s 69th Annual Convention & Exposition, March 5, 2013, 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 listed below:

SPECIAL SERVICE (selected by the Executive Committee & Board of Directors)
• Hall of Fame Award • Milestone Award (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 NRB 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 around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2013 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2-5, 2013. For more information, go to




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