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Call For Nominations As NBMA Goes To Ibadan!

That the annual Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) has shifted base from Lagos is like stating the obvious. It actually makes no news that the Capital City, Abuja was the first stopover for NBMA’s moving train. It was fun, frills and thrills when the 6th edition was held in 2016 at the Capital city of Nigeria.

As the annual Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) gathers momentum, this is to invite nominations for the seventh Edition scheduled for May 2018. The deadline for all award nominations/ self nominations is February 28, 2018.

However, the highly anticipated 7th Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) is to be held in Ibadan, Oyo State. The choice of Ibadan is important as it is a city with many firsts.

HOW TO NOMINATE
Step 1- Log on to www.nigerianbroadcastersmeritawards.com
Step 2- Click on Award Page
Step 3- Scroll down to locate NOMINATION Button and click on it
Step 4- Click on NOMINEE (competitive) CATEGORIES (TV, Radio, Campus/Online, Backroom and Others) for sub-categories for nomination
Step 5- Click on the SUB-CATEGORY of your interest and complete the NOMINATION FORM
Step 6- On completion of the nomination form, click on NOMINATE
Schedule of activities
1- Call for nomination (5th – 28th February)
2- Release of Nominees’ List For Verifications (March)
3- World Press Conference/ Official Release of confirmed Nominees List / Unveiling of hosts and other details (April)
4- Voting (April-May)
5- Pre-7thNBMAwards Party (May)
6- 7thNBMAwards Gala Nite (May)
The seventh Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards packaged by CrystalPearl Communications, promise to be an edition to remember. You can’t afford to miss it!

Below are the categories for nominations
COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

1- TV

a- TELEVISION STATION/CHANNEL CATEGORIES

1- Best TV Station of the Year (NATIONAL)
(Criteria: Must be transmitting both on terrestrial and satellite/ Digital Channel, production quality and content)

2- Best TV Station (REGIONAL) (Viewer’s Choice)

3- Best TV Channel (Viewer’s Choice)
(Criteria: 24-hour Channel on Pay Satellite/Digital TV, Large viewer-ship and Good content)

4- Best Indigenous TV Channel (Viewers Choice)
(This Category welcomes nomination of indigenous TV channels i.e. Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo on Satellite/ digital stations)

5- Best Entertainment Channel (Viewer’s Choice)
(Criteria): Made in Nigeria/Africa, good content, production quality and running on pay Satellite/Digital Channel)

6- TV Channel with Best News coverage

7- TV Station with Best Technical/Creative Innovation
This category seeks to recognize break-through innovations which have directly enhanced the VIEWER experience or significantly changed the business or distribution model to enable radio/TV services and their brands to better serve their audiences and/or find new audiences. It also recognizes editorial innovation in online, mobile, social or other digital platforms and how that innovation adds to the experience of the subscribers. Innovative use of content generated through platforms such as social media, Website, DTV or mobile application
8- TV Channel with Best Station Imaging.
This category is designed to recognize excellence in the creation of an overall ‘sound’ for a station or network. To reward creative and effective use of production tools such as liners, jingles, promos and trailers, in establishing and promoting a distinctive on-air station/network identity.

9- Best New TV Station/Channel
Criteria: Station must be relatively new and be regarded as innovative and fast-rising.

10- Best Pay Digital TV channel provider
(Criteria): Services and numbers of ‘quality’ channels)

11- Pay Digital TV channel provider with Best Technical/Creative Innovation
This category seeks to recognize break-through innovations which have directly enhanced the VIEWER experience or significantly changed the business or distribution model to enable radio/TV services and their brands to better serve their audiences and/or find new audiences. It also recognizes editorial innovation in online, mobile, social or other digital platforms and how that innovation adds to the experience of the subscribers. Innovative use of content generated through platforms such as social media, Website, DTV or mobile application. This innovation may relate to a regular or one-off broadcast or on-going activity.

b- TV PROGRAMME CATEGORIES
NOTE: This award goes to the Station or producer

12- Best Entertainment program on TV
(Criteria: Must be Syndicated or run on satellite/Digital TV channel, good concept/content, consistency and large viewership)
13- Best TV Series/Drama
14- Best TV Talk Show
15- Best Brands/Business/ Food/Technology programme on TV (Viewer’s Choice)
16- Best Sports program on TV
(Criteria: Must be Syndicated or run on satellite/Digital TV channel, good concept/content, consistency and large viewership)
17- Longest Running TV Programme of the year.

18-Best Kiddies/Youth Programme of the Year

19-Best TV Community Access programme. (Viewer’s Choice).
This is for programmes broadcast on community access licensed stations only, and reflect the value of community access broadcasting to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural, ethnic and social minorities, special needs and special interest groups within the Nigerian society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community. Any social action initiative, campaign, programme or series that has been used to engage the listening public in a positive, community-focused way
20- Best Use of Branded Content (TV).
This category is designed to recognize excellence in paid-for promotional, sponsored or brand funded programme.

c- Personality Categories
21- Best Newscaster (TV) Male
(This is strictly for newscasters of TV stations which transmit both on terrestrial and satellite/Digital channel) (Criteria: diction, poise and fashion sense)

22-Best Newscaster (TV) Female
(This is strictly for newscasters of TV stations which transmit both on terrestrial and satellite/Digital channel) (Criteria: diction, poise and fashion sense)

23- Best TV News Reporter
(Criteria: Consistency, investigative reporting…etc)

24- Best TV presenter (Male)
(Criteria: Must be a host of syndicated programmes or programme running on satellite/digital TV Channels, composure, followership and style)

25-Best TV presenter (Female)

26-Most Promising TV Presenter
(This category is for young and emerging talent in the broadcasting industry)

27-Best TV Sportscaster (Male)

28-Best TV Sportscaster (Female)

29-Best Sports analyst/commentator

30- Actor of the Year (Viewers Choice)
(This is in memory of Late Ambassador Segun Olusola. It’s a ‘Viewers Choice’ award category, and it welcomes nominees from Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa movie genres. Criteria: Popularity, creativity and versatility. The nominees must feature in popular TV drama, soap opera or in high numbers of home videos shown on TV)

31-Actress of the Year (Viewers Choice)
(This is in memory of Late Ambassador Segun Olusola. It’s a ‘Viewers Choice’ award category, and it welcomes nominees from Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa movie genres. Criteria: Popularity, creativity and versatility. The nominees must feature in popular TV drama, soap opera or in high numbers of home videos shown on TV)

2- RADIO

a- STATION CATEGORIES
(Criteria: Production quality, coverage, content and listenership)

1- Best Radio Station (Lagos)
2- Best Radio Station (North)
3- Best Radio Station (South-West)
4- Best Radio Station (South-East)
5- Best Radio Station (South-South)
6- Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (National)
7- Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (North)
8- Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-West)
9- Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-East)
10- Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-South)
11- Best New Radio Station
(Criteria: Station must be relatively new and be regarded as innovative and fast-rising).

12- Radio Station with Best Creative/ Technical Innovation
(This category seeks to recognize break-through innovations which have directly enhanced the LISTENERS experience or significantly changed the business or distribution model to enable radio/TV services and their brands to better serve their audiences and/or find new audiences. It also recognizes editorial innovation in online, mobile, social or other digital platforms.)

13-Radio Channel with Best Station Imaging.
(This category is designed to recognize excellence in the creation of an overall ‘sound’ for a station or network. To reward creative and effective use of production tools such as liners, jingles, promos and trailers, in establishing and promoting a distinctive on-air station/network identity.)

14-Best Indigenous Radio Station (South-West) (Listener’s Choice)
(Criteria: Listenership and coverage)

15-Best Indigenous Radio Station (North) (Listener’s Choice)

16-Best Indigenous Radio Station (South/East/) (Listener’s Choice)

b- Programmes

17- Best Community Access programme on Radio. (Viewers /Listeners Choice).
This is for programmes broadcast on community access licensed stations only, and reflect the value of community access broadcasting to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural, ethnic and social minorities, special needs and special interest groups within the Nigerian society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community. Any social action initiative, campaign, programme or series that has been used to engage the listening public in a positive, community-focused way

18- Best Radio Programme
19- Best Indigenous Radio Programme
20- Most Informative and Educative Radio programme of the Year
21- Best Kiddies/Youth Programme of the Year

b- Personality Categories

22- Best Radio Newscaster (English) Male
23- Best Radio Newscaster (English) Female
24- Best Newscaster (Indigenous) (This category welcomes Pidgin/Yorub/Igbo/Hausa newscaster)

RADIO PRESENTERS
(Criteria; Irrespective of day of the week, numbers of time on air , he or she should be the regular anchor of a live or recorded programme that fall within the specified time belt.
LAGOS

25- Best Radio Program Presenter Morning Drive (5am-11am)

26- Best Radio Program Presenter (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)

27- Best Radio Program Presenter (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)

28- Best Radio Program Presenter (s) (Night cruise (8pm-12am)

29- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Late Night (12pm-4am)

30- Best Indigenous Presenter

31- Best Sportscaster

NORTH

32- Best Radio Program Presenter Morning Drive (5am-11am)

33- Best Radio Program Presenter (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)

34- Best Radio Program Presenter (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)

35- Best Radio Program Presenter (Night cruise (8pm-12am)

36- Best Radio Program Presenter (s) (Late Night (12pm-4am)

37- Best Indigenous Presenter

38- Best Sportscaster

SOUTH-WEST

39- Best Radio Program Presenter Morning Drive (5am-11am)

40- Best Radio Program Presenter (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)

41- Best Radio Program Presenter (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)

42- Best Radio Program Presenter (Night cruise (8pm-12am)

43- Best Radio Program Presenter (s) (Late Night (12pm-4am)

44- Best Indigenous Presenter

45- Best Sportscaster

SOUTH-EAST

46- Best Radio Program Presenter Morning Drive (5am-11am)

47- Best Radio Program Presenter (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)

48- Best Radio Program Presenter (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)

49- Best Radio Program Presenter (Night cruise (8pm-12am)

50- Best Radio Program Presenter (Late Night (12pm-4am)

51- Best Indigenous Presenter

52- Best Sportscaster

SOUTH-SOUTH

53- Best Radio Program Presenter Morning Drive (5am-11am)

54- Best Radio Program Presenter (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)

55- Best Radio Program Presenter (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)

56- Best Radio Program Presenter (Night cruise (8pm-12am)

57- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (Late Night (12pm-4am)

58- Best Indigenous Presenter

59- Best Sportscaster

60- Best Reggae Programme Presenter

3- CAMPUS/ONLINE CATEGORIES

1- Best Campus Radio Station

2- Best Campus Radio Presenter

3- Best Online Radio Channel

4- Best Online TV Channel

4- BACKROOM CATEGORIES
(This category welcomes nominees from TV Stations in Sport News, Entertainment and other informative programmes).

1- Best Voiceover Artiste

2- Producer of the Year

3- Cameraman of the Year

4- Best Studio Engineer

5- Best Programme Director

6- Best Visual Editor

7- Best Creative Editor

5- OTHER CATEGORIES

1- Presenter Extraordinaire.
(This category is strictly for physically challenged broadcasters/OAP/Presenter/Producer)

2- Nigerian Broadcaster of the year (Male)
(This category is irrespective of medium (TV/Radio), location and programmes anchor) Criteria: Most Popular, influential, superior Skill, well- rounded, humorous, decent and very original)

3- Nigerian Broadcaster of the year- Female.

4- African Broadcaster of the Year –Male
(This category welcomes nomination of presenters across the globe with programmes on satellite channels; they could come from any part of the country within Africa)

5- African Broadcaster of the Year –Female

6- Sexiest On-Air Personality- Male (Viewers /Listeners Choice)
(Criteria: Good body frame, fashion sense, carriage and diction

7- Sexiest On-Air Personality-Female

8- Humanitarian Award- (This category is strictly for Broadcaster/ OAP/ presenter with self-financed TV/Radio programme, NGO, event etc that has great influence on people’s life)

9- Best Nigerian DJ (Listeners Choice)
(Criteria: must be with a Radio station, skillful, brand affiliation and consistent)

10- Best Nigeria VDJ (Viewer’s Choice)
(Criteria: must be with a Digital or Satellite TV station/Channel skillful, brand affiliation and consistent)

Noncompetitive

a- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

b- HALL OF FAME

c- SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS (Veteran Broadcasters, Artistes, Content providers, corporate/ Individual/Government organizations etc)

Terms and Conditions
Nominees are allowed to contest (in a category) only once every three years but winner can be re-nominated if he or she met the terms and conditions apply to re-nomination process. It is our hope that this will inspire others to strive for perfection, and therefore recognition.

Due to the likely introduction of an SMS Short code system for voting (Still pending) votes will take the lion’s share of 60 per cent, while research, survey and agency reports are responsible for 40 per cent of the final result.

However, in the special Listeners and Viewers choice categories, votes will take the sole responsibility for 85 per cent of the total tally.

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