The 2017-2018 NFHS Network Awards - Submission Information

Posted by Jacob Plunkett on 1/22/18 5:02 PM


The 2017/2018 school year is shaping up to be our most successful year to date. The fall season set countless records, and the winter is off to a strong start, as well. A huge amount of the credit for that great start goes to our School Broadcast Program. Our schools are the reason we're able to do what we do, and it's time yet again to recognize their accomplishments.

So please, send us your submissions for the FOURTH annual NFHS Network Awards Show.

The submission deadline is APRIL 2nd, so don't waste any time! Put together your BEST pitch and show us what you've got! This year, we'll be announcing the winners via Social Media, during a weeklong celebration of our School Broadcast Program *in early May*.

*an earlier version of this blog stated April 23-27 as the announcement date. We have pushed that date back due to the time it takes to go through all of our submissions.

Email submissions to


Best Overall School Broadcast Program

Submit a 1-2 minute video highlighting SBP that demonstrates how the program has benefited the students, school and community


Best New School

Given to a school that joined in the past year (2017) and demonstrated a high level of production

To be considered - submit a 1-2 minute video highlighting SBP


Best Live Sports Broadcast

Given to the school that produced the best live, sports broadcast based on integrated use of production elements such as graphics, audio quality, camera work and unique programming or production elements such as replay, switched multi-cameras and unique camera use within the production.

To be considered - school must submit a video showcasing the features of their live broadcast (different sports/different camera angles/commentating/use of graphics and overlays)


Best Original Programming

Given to the school that produced the best original programming based on content, features, audio quality, camera work, writing, editing and other production elements.

To be considered - school must submit the title, date, and a brief description (no more than 100 words) of the unique features of the broadcast it would like to nominate. Qualifying programming includes, but is not limited to: packaged broadcasts, studio shows, and feature stories (NO Morning News as this is now it’s own category).


Best Student Broadcaster

Student must submit a one minute, personal highlight video of calls from this past year's broadcasts


Highlight of the Year

To be considered for this award, a school must submit the title, date, and a brief description (no more than 100 words) of the unique features of the highlight it would like to nominate. Schools are also encouraged to share social media metrics (shares, likes, retweets, etc)


SBP Teacher of the Year

To be considered - nominations can be submitted by students, fellow teachers or Account Managers from the NFHS Network. Should include a brief write up of why said teacher is deserving


NFHS Network Marketing Award

The NFHS Network will award a School Broadcast team for promoting their programs to their school community. Must be creative in their promotions of events, graphics, and content. 

To be considered - schools must be creative in their promotions and branded within their community. There must be a strong presence on social media, as well as permanent placements on their school websites. Creativity and reach will play a strong role in this decision. Please submit social media channels, examples of your most creative promotions, as well as any and all websites that your broadcasts are marketed.


Best News Show

Given to the program that best executes and delivers their morning news program

To be considered- send in examples of your morning news show, and a summary of what the show is used for and how it is executed (i.e. morning announcements, weekly updates, etc.)


Best Hype/Promo Video

We know many schools produce hype/promotional videos for their schools and sports teams, this year we would like to award the school that has the best one

To be considered - send in your promotional/hype video



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