Introducing the Illinois News Broadcasters Association “Crystal Mic” Awards! INBA is excited to launch a prestigious celebration of the best of the best in Illinois reporting. Interested in entering your best work from 2020 and 2021? Here’s what you need to know!
INBA Crystal Mic Categories:
- Station of the Year
- Newscast of the Year
- Digital Presentation of the Year
- Reporter of the Year
- Weather Operation of the Year (TV Only)
There will be a first place “Crystal Mic” statue and second place plaque awarded in each category.
For work completed January 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
Entries accepted starting July 1, 2021 at INBA.net
Entry Deadline: July 31, 2021
Judging: August 1-20 (judging partners Iowa Broadcast News Association)
Finalists announced: early September
Awards presented: September 25, 2021 at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association Fall Convention in Rockford.
Price per entry:
Large Market TV $45
Small Market TV $30
Large Market Radio $35
Small Market Radio $20
Specific entry instructions and rules for each category will be available in coming months at INBA.net. Follow us on our social media platforms for future announcements.
For questions, contact INBA Crystal Mic Contest Manager H Wayne Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org