Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards Entry Rules

Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards

The second 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 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 2002 Broadcast Engineering Buyers Guide will represent some of the best work of today’s top systems integrators.

The Buyers 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.

In order to have your facility entered in the 2003 Excellence Awards, you must submit the following:

  • There is a $500 fee for each facility entered. There is no limit to how many entries you can submit. Checks should be made out to: Broadcast Engineering. The check should accompany the following materials.
  • *Each entrant must supply 600 words of text describing the facility and the equipment chosen (suggested questions are listed below).
  • Each entrant must supply one, and up to three, production-ready photos (300dpi, jpg/tif, minimum 2-inch size).
  • Each entrant must provide a list of the facility’s design team and a list of the key equipment used, if applicable (an example is given below).

The text, photos, and design team and equipment list can be e-mailed to Elizabeth Wakeman at or mailed to her at 9800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212. If e-mailing materials, the check should be mailed at the same time or beforehand.

NOVEMBER 1, 2002.

Materials will NOT be returned to the entrants. Entrants will also NOT be receiving final versions of their facility’s page to proof, as time does not allow for that.

If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Wakeman at (913) 967-1763 or at

Suggested Questions:

  1. Define the facilityWhat were the goals of the new facility? Why did a move (if applicable) become necessary?
  2. Design criteriaWhat was the design criteria 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 innovationsWhat difficulties did you face? What innovations were implemented in the new design? Is it all digital or analog/digital? What were the architectural/acoustical considerations? Comment on the facility’s upgradeability.
  4. Equipment decisionsWho were the key vendors/manufacturers in the process? Did you use a system integrator? Describe any workflow issues that you may have encountered in regards to your equipment choices (cameras, routing, video storage, audio equipment, control room features, production capabilities and equipment, transmission facilities, etc.)
  5. Final implementation/installationDid the facility meet your goals? If so, what were the results? Is the facility currently accomplishing its goals?

This is an example of how last year's facility looked: /images/archive/Awardsexample.pdf

Design team and equipment list example:

Design team

USA Cable
Dick Ross, senior vice president of operations and production
Bruce Giuriceo, project manager
Steve Saville, Mario Patuto, Jim McGuigan and Lou Musso, 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
Pinnacle FXDeko CG
GVG 7500WB 256x256 router
Quartz Electronics router control
Avalon Archive Manager

To view the winners from last year click here

To check out last year's nominees visit

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