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2022 Pinnacle Awards: Dates, Deadlines & Category Changes

Planning is underway for the 2022 NBA Pinnacle Awards competition.  Action dates and deadlines will soon be upon us.

All entries must have first aired/appeared between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 unless otherwise specified.

The recording week for the categories of Best Newscast, Best Sportscast and Best Weathercast (TV) is set for February 21 – 25, 2022.  In the week following, the NBA will announce on which one of those five days that all related entries must have aired.

A practice window for those new to the “Rock Our Awards” entry portal will be open from April 1 – 7.

The live entry window opens April 14 and closes at 5pm CDT on May 3. 

The NBA board recently approved the following rules and category changes for 2022:

1) Limit long-form entry length to up to a 7-minute, unedited segment (other than removing spots).

2) Replace “Service to Community” with “Station-Originated Community Service Project under the following criteria: One project with single or multiple beneficiaries that is originated by your station and promoted exclusively by your station.  (This is NOT an award for your promotional support of a campaign or event originated or run by another entity).

In the coming weeks we will release our official rules including categories, relevant dates and a tutorial on the “Rock Our Awards” entry portal.

We look forward to seeing which NBA members will be recognized among the best of the best in Nebraska broadcasting on August 10 during our Annual Convention in Lincoln!