Nominations Open for 2015 SBE Awards

Do you know an SBE member or chapter that you believe goes above and beyond the call of duty in his or her job, the broadcasting industry or to the SBE? Often these efforts go unrecognized. Don’t let that happen this year. Nominate a deserving individual or SBE chapter for a National SBE Award.

In the last few years, the SBE Awards Committee has added two new awards to better recognize you; Best Social Media Site and Chapter Engineer of the Year. Here is a list of a few more award categories that will be accepting nominations: Best Chapter Newsletter, Most Interactive Chapter, Best Chapter Website, Best Social Media Site, Best Technical Article, Book or Program by an SBE Member, the Technology Award and Best Chapter Newsletter.

The top two awards presented each year are the Robert W. Flanders Engineer of the Year and James C. Wulliman Educator of the Year.

To nominate a worthy individual or chapter, go to the SBE awards page to download and submit the nomination form. Nominations are due by June 15, 2015. Winners will be notified in July, and the awards will be presented during the national meeting in October.

All the national awards were created to recognize the efforts of members and chapters. For more information, contact Megan Clappe at mclappe@sbe.org.

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Will we see you in Denver next week?

SBE National Meeting LogoMake your plans to come to Denver next week, if you haven’t yet. Join the SBE for the 2012 National Meeting hosted in conjunction with The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX 2012) October 23-24. We’ll see you in Denver!

John Battison at 2011 SBE Membership Meeting

Battison VideoView a video of SBE Founder John Battison P.E., CPBE, speaking with SBE President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT, at the 2011 Membership Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. John was honored with the re-naming of the SBE Lifetime Achievement Award to the John H. Battison Award for Lifetime Achievement in April 2011 after receiving the award himself in 2006.

 

 

 

Congratulations 2012 SBE National Award winners!

Wiely Boswell

Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Wiely Boswell, CBRE

Wayne Pecena

James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

Individual Awards

  • Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Award – Wiely Boswell
  • James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Award – Wayne Pecena
  • Best Technical Article Award – Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB, from the Radio magazine December 2011 issue titled “Ethernet-based Audio Routing: A How-to Guide”
  • SBE Technology Award – Orban, for its free BS.1770-2/R 128 and CBS Loudness Meter
  • Best Social Media Site – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Frequency Coordination Effort – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Regional Convention -SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Newsletter – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Website – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.

Chapter Awards
The SBE statistical awards recognize two chapters, based on chapter enrollment. Class A represents chapters whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median.

Greatest Growth in New Members Award
A – Chapter 146, U.S. Virgin Islands
B – Chapter 35, Kentucky

Most Certified Chapter Award
A – Chapter 96, Rockford, IL – tie
A – Chapter 118, Montgomery, AL – tie
B – Chapter 24, Madison, WI – tie
B – Chapter 131, Inland Empire, CA – tie

Highest Member Attendance Award
A – Chapter 136, Rio Grande Valley – tie
A – Chapter 145, Magic Valley, ID – tie
B – Chapter 76, Eugene, OR

All awards will be presented during the SBE National Awards Recognition Dinner and Reception on Oct. 24, 2012, during the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Audio/Video Expo and the Engineer’s Boot Camp in Denver.

Read more about the 2012 SBE National Awards in Radio magazine.

Mile High City hosts 2012 SBE National Meeting

The 2012 National Meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers takes place October 23-24 at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport in Denver, Colo. The event is being held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Audio/Visual Expo and the SBE/SMPTE Broadcast Engineer’s Boot Camp. The local host is SBE Chapter 48 of Denver.

For more than 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Audio/Visual Expo has been a major regional event for video, audio, integration, AV and broadcast professionals. Attendees come primarily from the Rocky Mountain region and Great Plains states. The exhibit floor will be open both days. The expo also includes a number of keynote speakers, workshops and a free reception. The Crowne Plaza property includes a large meeting and convention center that enables the expo to feature in excess of 120 companies in more than 100 booths.

SBE Chapter 48, along with the Rocky Mountain Section of SMPTE, will present a half-day version of their popular Broadcast Engineer’s Boot Camp on Wednesday, October 24. The boot camp will include presentations on broadcast technology of interest to television and radio engineers and technicians.

Among the SBE National Meeting events is the Annual SBE Membership Meeting, which is scheduled to be streamed live via the Internet, and the annual SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner.

More information about the SBE National Meeting will be available later this summer. Watch for more information in The Signal, SBE-news, and on the SBE website. Members who live in, or are within several hours drive of the Denver area, are encouraged to attend. Save the dates: October 23-24 for the 2012 SBE National Meeting.

Only two days left to nominate a member or chapter for an SBE award

Is your chapter deserving of an award? Is a fellow member deserving of one of the many individual awards? Nominate your chapter or an individual for a 2012 SBE National Award today! Download an individual or a chapter nomination form and return it to the SBE National Office by Friday, June 15.

Awards will be presented at the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. on October 24 at the awards dinner and reception. See a list of awards and links to past winners below.

 
Individual Awards

Chapter Awards

Who will you nominate for an SBE award?

Is your chapter deserving of an award? Is a fellow member deserving of the Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Award? Nominate your chapter or an individual for a 2012 SBE National Award today! Download an individual or a chapter nomination form and return it to the SBE National Office by June 15. Awards will be presented at the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. on October 24 at the awards dinner and reception.