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2021 MBEA Student Awards

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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, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020 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.

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

  • $10 for students at a MBEA Member Institution.
  • $25 per entry for students at schools that are NOT a MBEA Member Institution. (Note: The MBEA is waiving membership dues for 2021. Go to mbea.us to apply for membership.)

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 conflict of interest in the categories in which they will judge).  Awards will be handed out at the spring MBEA meeting, or mailed to the MBEA faculty member listed as the contact person at the student’s college/university.