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The Prestige Awards is sponsored annually by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters.This competition was established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service and production creativity.

The 2020 Prestige Awards was held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10th at the L'Auberge Hotel and Casino in Baton Rouge, LA.

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2020 Award Entry Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY
The Prestige Awards is open to LAB member stations which have a primary audience in Louisiana.
Entries must have been produced and broadcast during the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Entries must be totally created and produced by the station. Material produced with outside advertising or production agency assistance is not eligible. Entries are limited to one per station in each of the categories. An entry can only be entered in one category.
LAB Member stations must be in good standing and have paid their 2020 dues.
All entries must have :30 second video with sound for the award presentation. If your submission doesn’t have this, your submission will be disqualified.

ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee to participate in this contest.

LIABILITY
If it is determined an entry is not fully locally produced and/or is entered with false documentation, the station and ownership of that station will not be permitted to submit for that award for a period of two years.
As in any contest, conflicts may arise. Issues involving judging of entries will be resolved by the judges; their
decisions will be final. Issues involving interpretation of the rules and procedures of the LAB Prestige Awards will be settled by the Executive Staff of the LAB and, if deemed necessary by the Executive Staff, in consultation with the LAB Awards Committee. Their decisions will be final.

JUDGING
To insure objectivity, judging is conducted by a panel of broadcast experts from outside the state of Louisiana. They will evaluate all entries based on the criteria listed in the “Awards Categories” sections on the following pages. There will be one winner in each category. If the judges think an entry was submitted in the wrong category, they may move it to the proper category. The decision of the judges will be final.

AWARDS MARKETS
TELEVISION         Large Market          Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans/Metairie,
                                                                Shreveport/Bossier City
                              Small Market          All others

RADIO                   Large Market          Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans/Metairie,
                                                                Shreveport/Bossier City

                              Small Market          All others

To check out the 2020 Prestige Awards Photos, click here!

 

2020 PRESTIGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Hall of Fame-Television

Donna Britt, WAFB-TV

Nancy Parker Boyd, WVUE-TV

Hall of Fame-Radio

George Foster, Jr. Guaranty Media

Ivy Robinson, KWCL-FM

Student Broadcaster of the Year –Television
Chris Rosato, The Southeastern Channel
Hammond, La.

Lifetime Achievement – Radio 
Greg Vigne “Papa Smurf”, KMEZ-FM
New Orleans, La.
 

Lifetime Achievement – Television
Jay Grymes, WAFB-TV
Baton Rouge, La.

 

Broadcaster of the Year
Beth Courtney, WLPB-TV
Baton Rouge, La. 

 

Young Professional of the Year-Radio
Matt Moscona, WNXX-FM Baton Rouge        

 

Best Podcast-Radio
WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La-lg mkt  

 

Young Professional of the Year-Television
Lauren Westbrook, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

 

Best Use of Digital Media –Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.-small mkt
WDSU-TV New Orleans, La.-lg mkt

 

Broadcast Engineer of the Year
Sidney Folse, WAFB-TV
Baton Rouge, La. 

 

Best Use of Digital Media – Radio
KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.-lg mkt

 

Student Broadcaster of the Year – Radio
Louis Prejean, KLWB-FM
Carencro, La.

 

Election Coverage – Television
KTVE/KARD-TV Monroe, La.-small mkt
WVLA-TV Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Election Coverage – Radio
WBRP-FM Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Best Morning Show-Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La-small mkt
WVUE-TV New Orleans, La.- lg mkt

 

Community Service – Radio
KPCH-FM Ruston, La.-small mkt
KQXL-FM Baton Rouge, La.- lg mkt

 

Best Morning Show – Radio
KRVE-FM Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Community Service – Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.-small mkt
WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, LA-lg mkt

 

Best Newscast – Television
KTVE-TV West Monroe, La.-small mkt
WDSU-TV New Orleans, La- lg mkt

 

Promotion of the Year – Radio
KYMK-FM Carencro, La-lg mkt

 

Best Interview – Radio
KPCH-FM Ruston, La.-small mkt
WRQQ-FM Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Promotion of the Year-Television
KADN-TV-Lafayette, LA- lg mkt

 

Best Series or Documentary – Television
KPLC-TV  Lake Charles, La.-small mkt
KATC-TV Lafayette, La.-lg mkt

 

Investigative Report – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La.-small mkt
KATC-TV Lafayette, La.-lg mkt

 

Best Live On-Site Remote – Radio
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.-lg mkt

 

Multimedia Journalist of the Year – Television
Faith King, KALB-TV Shreveport, La.-small mkt
Kendria LaFleur, KATC-TV Lafayette, La-lg mkt

 

Best Live On-Site Remote – Radio
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.-lg mkt

 

Uniquely Louisiana – Radio
KVPI-FM Ville Platte, La-small mkt
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.-lg mkt

 

Best Sports Show – Television
KNOE-TV Monroe, La.-small mkt
WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La.- lg mkt

 

Uniquely Louisiana – Television
KPLC-TV-TV Lake Charles, La.-small mkt
WLPB-TV Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Best Sports Show – Radio
WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La- small mkt

 

Best Weathercast – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La.-small mkt
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

Reporter of the Year – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La-small mkt
KSLA-TV Shreveport, La-lg mkt

 

Best Personality/Team – Radio
KRRV-FM Alexandria, La.-small mkt
WDGL-FM Baton Rouge,La.- lg mkt

 

Station of the Year – Radio
KXKZ-FM Ruston, La-small mkt
KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.-lg mkt

 

Breaking News – Television
KNOE-TV Monroe, La-small mkt
KTBS-TV Shreveport,La.-lg mkt

 

Station of the Year – Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La. -small mkt
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La.-lg mkt

 

 

Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductees & Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients 

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