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09.21.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards FAQ

Entry Guidelines for the Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards

Awards Timetable
Entry forms and materials - October 25, 2005
Nominees announced/Readers vote - December 2005
Winners announced in March issue of Broadcast Engineering - March 2006
Plaques distributed to winners at NAB2005 - April 2006
Download the Entry Form
The fifth annual Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards are just around the corner, and we would like you to be a part of it! The Excellence Awards recognize innovation and high-quality design and construction of production and broadcast facilities. From RF to DVD production, the transmitter sites, TV stations and production facilities presented in the 2005 Broadcast Engineering Digital Reference Guide will represent some of the best work of today’s top systems integrators.

The Digital Reference Guide is published in December, and once it falls into the hands of our readers, they will be able to vote for their favorite installation at www.broadcastengineering.com. In order to have your facility entered in the Excellence Awards, you must submit the following:

  1. There is a $600 fee for each facility entered. There is no limit to how many entries you can submit. Checks should be made out to: Broadcast Engineering.
  2. Each entrant must supply 400-600 words of text describing the facility and the equipment chosen (suggested topics are listed below).
  3. Each entrant must supply at least one, and up to three, production ready photos (300 dpi, jpg/tif, minimum 2-inch size).
  4. Each entrant must provide a list of the facility’s design team and a list of the key equipment used (an example is given below).
  5. Each entrant must fill out the attached entry form and sign it for their entry to be included.
*All entries will follow a set layout for the purpose of consistency. See the attached example of how the story will look in the magazine.

For payment, please mail the check to Ruth Crigger or e-mail Ruth Crigger with your credit card information:
Primedia Business Magazines & Media
Attn: Ruth Crigger
9800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212
rcrigger@primediabusiness.com
Phone: 913-967-1672

Please e-mail the text, photos, design team and equipment list and signed entry form to:
Angela Snell
asnell@primediabusiness.com
Phone: 913-967-1763
Fax: 913-514-3774

ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE BY OCT. 25, 2005!

Materials will not be returned to the entrants and previews of the final story will not be available due to time constraints. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Daunis at 913-967-1763 or at asnell@primediabusiness.com

Suggested topics to cover in text:

  1. Define the facility: What were the goals of the new facility? Why did a move (if applicable) become necessary?
  2. Design criteria: What was the design of the facility? Did you update the existing facility or find/build at a new location? What were the main design goals for the facility?
  3. Difficulties and innovations: What difficulties did you face? What innovations were implemented in the new design? Is it all digital or analog/digital? Were there special architectural/acoustical considerations?
  4. Equipment decisions: List the key vendors/manufacturers in the process. Describe any workflow issues that you may have encountered with the equipment chosen (cameras, routing, video storage, audio equipment, control room features, production capabilities and equipment, transmission facilities, etc.).
Click here to view an example from last year.

Design team and equipment list examples:
DESIGN TEAM:
USA Cable
Dick Ross, senior vice president of operations and production
Bruce Giuriceo, project manager
Steve Saville, Mario Patuto, and Jim McGuigan project engineers
A.F. Associates
Tom Michales, project manager
Jim McGrath, consultant
Nand Ganesh and Bud Pearson, project engineers

EQUIPMENT LIST:
GVG Profile XP servers
GVG M2100 MC switcher
GVG Gvous DVE
Pinnacle FXDeko CG
GVG 7500WB 256x256 router
Quartz Electronics router control
Avalon Archive Manager

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