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BroadcastEngineering

2009 Excellence Awards


The eighth annual Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards contest is just around the corner and we want you to be a
part of it! The Excellence Awards have become the industry’s standard of measurement for new facilities, recognizing
innovation, high-quality design and construction. Eligible entries include those featuring telco, cable, broadcast and
production facilities.

The Excellence Awards entries are published in the Broadcast Engineering December Digital Reference Guide. Readers vote
on their favorite entries online, and the winners are announced at NAB Show 2009 and featured in the special March NAB
Preview issue. The winners are honored with a plaque at a special ceremony to take place at the NAB convention.

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

1) There is a $650 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 400-500 words of text describing the facility and the equipment chosen. (Suggested
topics are listed on page 2).

3) Each entrant must supply at least two, and up to three, production ready photos
(300 dpi, jpg/tif, minimum 5-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 on page 2). The design team and equipment list is limited to 100 words. Be specific about product and
manufacturer names.

5) Each entrant must fill out the attached entry form and sign it. Each entrant must select one category the entry
should be included in for voting purposes. Categories are listed on the entry form.

All entries will be edited to meet Broadcast Engineering’s guidelines and space limitations for the purpose of consistency.
See the attached sample entry for how the story will look in the magazine. Materials will not be returned to the entrants
and previews of the final story will not be available prior to publication.

E-mail the text, photos, design team, equipment list and a second copy of the signed entry form to:
Angela Snell
Associate Editor
angela.snell@penton.com
Phone: 913-967-1763
Fax: 913-514-3774

Entries must be pre-paid either by credit card or check. Send credit card information to Angela Snell. If you’re paying
by check, please fax a copy of the check to Angela at 913-514-3774. Make checks out to Broadcast Enginering Excellence
Awards and mail the check and a copy of the entry form to:
Penton Media, Inc.
2105 Reliable Parkway
Chicago, IL 60686

ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE BY OCT. 13, 2008!

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The 400-500 word article should describe the facility and equipment chosen. Suggested topics to
cover in text:

1) Define the facility: What were the goals of the new facility?

2) Design criteria: What was the design goal of the facility? Did you update the existing facility or
find/build at a new location?

3) Difficulties and innovations: What difficulties did you face? What innovations were
implemented in the new design? Were there special architectural/acoustical considerations?

4) Equipment decisions: List the key vendors/manufacturers selected. Describe the workflow
benefits obtained through the reconstruction.

In addition to the 400-500 article, you MUST submit a 100-word design team and equipment list.
Here is an example of the design team and equipment list:

Design team:
AARP: Mark Slimp, dir., radio & TV prog.; Bob Martindale, mgr. TV production; Bill Western,
chief radio & TV eng.; Dennis Felton, proj. mgr.
Lawson: Bruce Lawson, principal; Carlos Madero, tech dir.; Susan Stine, designer
DSI: Andrew Prager, sr. project eng.
Eastboard Consols: Steve Goldberg, principal

Equipment list:
Avocent KVM platform
Avid
Interplay DAM
Media Composer
Adrenaline sys.
Symphony Nitrus
Barco monitor walls
Cellcom wireless
headsets
Clear-Com Eclipse Matrix
intercoms
Euphonix Max Air digital
audio sys.
Evertz
Fiber-optic distribution
MVP processors
Harris
NEXIO server platform

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BroadcastEngineering
2009 Excellence Awards Entry Form
ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE BY OCT. 13, 2008

Company name: ___________________________________________________________________

Contact name (please print): _________________________________________________________

Contact’s email address: __________________________ Phone: __________________________

City: _____________________________________ State: _______ Zip Code: ______________

Article title: _______________________________________________________________________

Facility name: _____________________________________________________________________

Entry fee: $650.00

Signature: ______________________________ Date: ________________

Select one entry category from the following:

_____ New studio or RF technology — station


_____ New studio technology — network
_____ New studio technology — HD
_____ New studio technology — non-broadcast
_____ Station automation
_____ Network automation
_____ Newsroom technology
_____ Post & network production facilities

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