Best of 2020

2020 IBNA Newscast/Sportscast Contest

The Iowa Broadcast News Association news/sports contest for the 2020 broadcast year is now open.

The Board of Directors has voted to make a few temporary changes to the categories for the 2020 contest. At the recommendation of the executive director, the excellence in anchoring, weather, and reporting categories, along with the best use of actuality category, will all be suspended for this contest year.  The request comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to make the contest more manageable this year.

Here is a list of categories:
Radio Contest categories 2020

We hope you understand the decision was not made easily and is being made in an effort to deal with the current situation.  Returning these categories to the contest will be reviewed following this year’s convention.

IBNA will once again use the Rock Our Awards website at for entries.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2021.

Membership renewal information:

IBNA annual memberships expire in January.  The contest requires that a current year member make the entries.  Membership cannot be renewed on the contest site.  To renew your IBNA Membership, please go to the membership page of this website and fill out the form and pay on this website.

The awards will be handed out at the 2020 IBNA Convention April 17th 2021 at the Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston.