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The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled newscast over ten (10) minutes in length, although the program may have been longer in its entirety. Special segments such as pre-produced features or investigative reports may be included in the newscast but will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced by the station or media outlet. Sports and Weather segments should not be longer than one-third of the entire broadcast, respectively.

Judging will be based on locally generated content, localizing national/regional events with an engaging approach, and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, news or sports judgment, delivery, presentation, graphics (chyron), and use of audio and video.