For Immediate Release
August 9, 2010

Robert McFarland





Manassas, VA – NRB is accepting nominations for the National Religious Broadcasters 2010 Annual Media Awards. The nominating process is open until Friday, August 27th. Complete information on the general program and nominating process, including the online submission form, is available here.

Below is the timeline for the 2011 Annual Media Awards: 

07/23/10 Nominations open
08/27/10 Nominations close
09/17/10 Nominee entries due (if required)
09/24/10 Judges receive nominations and entry materials
11/30/10 Awards recipients notified
01/14/11 NRB begins publicizing Award recipients in NRB Today
02/16/11 NRB completes publicizing Award recipients in NRB Today
02/26/11 Media Awards presented at Industry Receptions
03/02/11 Special Service Awards presented at Closing Banquet

All media awards will be presented at NRB’s 68th Annual Convention & Exposition, February 26 – March 1, 2011, 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)
• William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service
• Board of Directors’ Award

INTERCOLLEGIATE (selected by a panel of judges)
• Radio Station of the Year
• TV Station of the Year

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 (Major Market)
• Station of the Year (Large Market)
• Station of the Year (Medium Market)
• Station of the Year (Small Market)
• Program of the Year (Long Form)
• Program of the Year (Short Form)
• Air Personality (Talk)
• Air Personality (Music)
• Impact Award
• Genesis 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 keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel.  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. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 - March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information visit




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