Prestige Awards

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 2021 Prestige Awards date, location, and time are to be determined. The event will either become virtual or will be moved to the Summer or Fall of 2021. We should know more soon and will keep you all updated.

CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

The 2021 Prestige Awards Categories & Criteria booklet contains any information and guidelines you may need and can be downloaded below.

2020 Award Entry Guidelines

ENTRY DEADLINE

Entries must be submitted electronically through the RockOurAwards.com website no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY
The Prestige Awards is open to LAB member stations which have a primary audience in Louisiana.
Entries must have been produced and broadcasted during the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 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 2021 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.

Award Markets

TELEVISIONLarge MarketBaton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans/Metairie, Shreveport/Bossier City
Small MarketAll others
RADIO Large Market Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans/Metairie,
Shreveport/Bossier City
Small MarketAll others

Take a look at the 2020 Annual Prestige Awards below

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
large market
Young Professional of the Year –Television
Lauren Westbrook, WAFB-TV
Baton Rouge
Best Use of Digital Media –Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.
small market
WDSU-TV New Orleans, La
large market
Broadcast Engineer of the Year
Sidney Folse, WAFB-TV
Baton Rouge, La. 
Best Use of Digital Media – Radio
KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.
large market
Student Broadcaster of the Year – Radio
Louis Prejean, KLWB-FM
Carencro, La.
Election Coverage – Television
KTVE/KARD-TV Monroe, La.
small market
WVLA-TV Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Election Coverage – Radio
WBRP-FM Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Best Morning Show – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La
small market
WVUE-TV New Orleans, La.
large market
Community Service – Radio
KPCH-FM Ruston, La.
small market
KQXL-FM Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Best Morning Show – Radio
KRVE-FM Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Community Service – Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.
small market
WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, LA
large market
Best Newscast – Television
KTVE-TV West Monroe, La.
small market
WDSU-TV New Orleans, La-
large market
Promotion of the Year – Radio
KYMK-FM Carencro, La
large market
Best Interview – Radio
KPCH-FM Ruston, La.
small market
WRQQ-FM Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Promotion of the Year – Television
KADN-TV-Lafayette, LA
large market
Best Series or Documentary – Television
KPLC-TV  Lake Charles, La.
small market
KATC-TV Lafayette, La.
large market
Investigative Report – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La.
small market
KATC-TV Lafayette, La.
large market
Best Live On-Site Remote – Radio
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.
large market
Multimedia Journalist of the Year – Television
Faith King, KALB-TV Shreveport, La.
small market
Kendria LaFleur, KATC-TV Lafayette, La
large market
Best Live On-Site Remote – Radio
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.
large market
Uniquely Louisiana – Radio
KVPI-FM Ville Platte, La
small market
WWOZ-FM New Orleans, La.
large market
Best Sports Show – Television
KNOE-TV Monroe, La.
small market
WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Uniquely Louisiana – Television
KPLC-TV-TV Lake Charles, La.
small market
WLPB-TV Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Best Sports Show – Radio
WNXX-FM Baton Rouge, La
small market
Best Weathercast – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La.
small market
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La.
large market
Reporter of the Year – Television
KALB-TV Alexandria, La
small market
KSLA-TV Shreveport, La
large market
Best Personality/Team – Radio
KRRV-FM Alexandria, La.
small market
WDGL-FM Baton Rouge,La.
large market
Station of the Year – Radio
KXKZ-FM Ruston, La
small market
KPEL-FM Lafayette, La.
large market
Breaking News – Television
KNOE-TV Monroe, La
small mkt
KTBS-TV Shreveport,La.
large market
Station of the Year – Television
KPLC-TV Lake Charles, La.
small mkt
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, La.
large market
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