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Welcome to the 2018 College Media Competiton

We are pleased to inform you that the 2018 MBEA Awards Contest entries will be submitted through the OpenWater awards platform. You will begin by creating an OpenWater account, unless you already have one.  Audio and video files may be uploaded directly to the contest entry page. Please contact our contest administrator, Terry Harper, at the Missouri Broadcasters Association, if you have any questions or need assistance submitting your entries.

Click here for categories and criteria.

Deadline for Entries: February 16, 2018      

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Only students enrolled in a Missouri University or College are eligible to participate.  Students must have been enrolled at the time the project was completed to be eligible.

Only material produced between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017 is eligible.

Students are required to secure permissions (talent, locations, copyrighted materials, etc.) prior to submission.  MBEA will not be responsible for entrants who use materials, talent, locations, etc. without permission.

Entries will be submitted using the OpenWater Media Awards Platform.

Students may submit multiple entries, provided the following:

  • A single project may only be submitted once.
  • Students may enter multiple projects into the same category, but may only win one award per category.

Payment Information

Entrants must pay the entry fee at the time of submission.

$10 per entry for students at a MBEA Member Institution.  Click here to see a list of Member Institutions.

$25 per entry for students at schools that are NOT a MBEA Member Institution.

Online payments are preferred. If necessary, checks should be made payable to the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

Judging & Awards

Judging of all the entries will be done by broadcasting professionals or qualified faculty (who have no conflicts of interest in the categories in which they will judge).  Awards will be handed out at the next MBEA meeting, or mailed to the MBEA faculty member listed as the contact person at the student’s college/university.


(subject to change)

December 1, 2017     Call for Entries

February 16, 2018     Deadline for Entries

February 23, 2018     Judges Assigned to Entries

March 16, 2018        Judges Deadline

March 30, 2018        Notification of Winners

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