Previous winners
Fall 2016:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2015:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2014:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2013:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2012:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2011:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2010:

TV | Radio | Individual | Student

Fall 2009:

TV | Radio | Student

Fall 2008:

TV | Radio | Student

Fall 2007:

TV | Radio | Student

Fall 2006:

TV | Radio | Student

Spring 2006:

TV | Radio | Student

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2017 RTDNAC Student Award Categories

The RTDNAC Board of Directors will judge student award entries on content and editorial quality of the entry. To level the criteria, consideration is given to the production limitations of many educational institutions.

Students may not submit an entry in these (student) categories if the piece was produced for a professional (non-student) radio or television newscast.

Unless otherwise noted, students may submit entries radio and TV entries in the categories below. TV and radio entries will be judged separately.

  • Best Student Newscast: Submit one radio or television newscast produced, reported and anchored by students. They must have aired in the past year on your college or university station, cable system or another outlet. Entry limited to 30 minutes.

  • Best Student News Reporting: Submit a single radio or television report covering a hard news event, spot news or serious topic. The story can be investigative in nature. Humorous or soft-topic stories should not be submitted in this category. Report must have appeared in a regularly scheduled news program. Entry may not be entered in Feature Reporting category. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • Best Student Feature Reporting: Submit a single radio or television report covering a human interest or profile subject that is not spot news or investigative in nature. Report must have appeared in a regularly scheduled news program. Entry may not be entered in News Reporting category. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • NEW! Best Student Multimedia Report: Best use of video, audio, still pictures and graphics to enhance a story. The story must have appeared during a regularly scheduled news program and/or on a student news website. Entry limited to 15 minutes.

  • Best Student TV News Producing: Submit one newscast that exemplifies story selection, story placement, writing, teases, and graphics. The newscast must have aired in the past year on your college or university station, cable system or another outlet. Entry limited to 20 minutes.

  • Best Student TV Weathercast: Submit one weathercast that you feel represents your best effort. The weathercast must be part of a regularly scheduled newscast, not continuing coverage. State on the form accompanying the entry with hour and date the weathercast was broadcast and recorded. Weathercasts entered must be complete and unaltered from the way they were broadcast and recorded. No retakes allowed. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • Best Student Sportscast: One radio or television sportscast that you feel represents your best effort. Sportscasts entered must be complete and unaltered from the way they were broadcast and recorded. No retakes allowed. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • Best Student Sports Story: This radio or television story must have aired in the past year. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • Best Student Photography: Best video photography in a single report, which must have appeared in a regularly scheduled news program. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • D. Haney Howell Student Journalist of the Year: Submit best examples of an individual's broadcast work. Entry limited to 20 minutes.

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