Community service is a pillar of local radio. Stations have created a “Veterans Dire Needs Fund;” campaigned for mental health awareness; collected 913 tons of food; and raised more than $14,000 for a child advocacy center. And those were just the winners of the 2019 Celebration of Service to America Awards.
In 2020, the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation continues its tradition of honoring these efforts with its annual community service award program. Interested stations and broadcast ownership groups should submit entries illustrating their efforts to the NAB Leadership Foundation by March 6.
According to the foundation’s website, submissions should “describe the campaign, project or program and how it met the needs of your local community” and should illustrate “how this entry made a lasting or meaningful impact.”
The call for entries page also offers submission inspiration through videos and audio clips highlighting the 2019 winners.
Service to Community Awards will be presented to radio and television stations in categories according to whether the entry was on behalf or a broadcast ownership group or an individual station in a certain market size. Eight honorees will be chosen.
This year’s black-tie gala and award ceremony will be held June 9 at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The event will also recognize the 2020 Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award honoree.
The Celebration of Service to America Awards is sponsored and produced by the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation and financially supported by the NAB, Bonneville International and Hearst Television.