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 AP Station Award Categories

Unless otherwise noted, active AP members in the Radio, TV I and TV II divisions may submit entries in the categories below.

Except for the First Amendment Award of Excellence, AP will present awards for each category to winners in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • NEW! Daytime Newscast (TV Divisions I and II only): An entry must consist of a morning or early afternoon (before 3 p.m. local time) regularly scheduled newscast from any day of the station's choice. An entry must have been produced by the regular news staff and must reflect a typical broadcast.  A newscast devoted entirely to breaking news, severe weather or special event coverage is prohibited. Commercial breaks must be removed. Editing is allowed is to meet the 30-minute time limit. Two seconds of black must be inserted where commercials are removed and any other edits are made. Entry limited to 30 minutes.

  • NEW! Evening Newscast (TV Divisions I and II only): An entry must consist of an evening newscast (after 3 p.m. local time) from any day of the station's choice. An entry must have been produced by the regular news staff and must reflect a typical broadcast. A newscast devoted entirely to breaking news, severe weather or special event coverage is prohibited. Commercial breaks must be removed. Editing is allowed is to meet the 30-minute time limit. Two seconds of black must be inserted where commercials are removed and any other edits are made. Entry limited to 30 minutes.

  • NEW! Long Newscast (Radio Division only): An entry must consist of one newscast between 5-10 minutes from any day of the station’s choice. A newscast devoted entirely to breaking news, severe weather or special event coverage is prohibited. All entries must have been produced by the regular news staff and must be submitted exactly as broadcast. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • NEW! Short Newscast (Radio Division only): An entry must consist of one newscast up to 5 minutes from any day of the station’s choice. A newscast devoted entirely to breaking news, severe weather or special event coverage is prohibited. All entries must have been produced by the regular news staff and must be submitted exactly as broadcast. Entry limited to 5 minutes.

  • NEW! Use of Sound (Radio Division only): Any story that uses natural sound to enhance a news item and creates a vivid image for listeners. Entry limited to 10 minutes.

  • NEW! First Amendment Award of Excellence: A report, or collection of not more than five reports, produced by an individual or a team that uses public records to shed light on an important community matter and to effect public policy change. Quality of reporting and writing will be considered along with the outcome or result of the reporting efforts. Entry may include supporting materials (explanatory note, follow-up stories) that demonstrate the results of the published or broadcast work. There will be ONE winner selected from both states. Entry limited to 30 minutes.

  • Outstanding News Operation: Station also must enter an AP newscast category to be considered. Entry must include a narrative as well as video or audio highlighting a station's best efforts of the year, including spot, investigative, weather, feature and sports reporting. Also required is a letter for the judges explaining the station’s resources, challenges overcome, major news coverage breaks or exclusives and any other reasons why it should receive the award. Video/audio entry limited to 20 minutes.

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