The following awards are presented at NAB Show® recognizing individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the broadcast and entertainment industries or commitment to community service.
Awesome Cool Exhibits Awards
These peer-driven awards recognize NAB Show Exhibitors for their innovations in booth design and execution.
Congratulations to the 2017 Awesome Cool Exhibits Award Winners
Learn more about the Awesome Cool Exhibits Awards.
Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit published in the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings. The recipient of the award will be honored at the NAB Technology Luncheon.
Congratulations to the 2017 Best Paper Award Recipient
Philipp Schmid, Nautel Ltd. author of "Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio"
Broadcasting Hall of Fame
The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history. The inductees are honored at the NAB Radio and Television Luncheons. Previous honorees include American Idol, Dave Ramsey, Gary Marshall, Bob Uecker, Betty White, Larry Lujack and Saturday Night Live, among others.
Congratulations to the 2017 NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees
Crystal Radio Awards
The NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Fifty finalists are honored and ten winners are announced at the NAB Radio Luncheon.
Digital Leadership Award
The Digital Leadership Award is presented to an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms in a measurable way (e.g. new revenue, incremental revenue, audience growth, engagement, etc.) through the use of technology, mobile applications, social media, or web-based information management and marketing. The award is presented at the NAB Technology Luncheon.
Congratulations to the 2017 Digital Leadership Award Recipient
Catherine Badalamente, Vice President Digital Media, Graham Media Group
Distinguished Service Award
Each year the NAB Distinguished Service Award recognizes broadcasters who have made significant and lasting contributions to the broadcasting industry. The Distinguished Service Award is presented at the NAB Show Opening each year. Past recipients include Bob Schieffer, Eddie Fritts, Mary Tyler Moore, President Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Osgood, among others.
Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
David Hartman, Journalist and Media Host and Joan Lunden, Journalist, Author and Television Host
Engineering Achievement Award
This award is given each year to a radio and television industry leader for lifetime contributions who have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering. Winners are honored at the NAB Technology Luncheon.
Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the Engineering Achievement Awards
Television Chairman's Award
This award was established in 2009 to recognize individuals for significant groundbreaking work in one or more specific art disciplines in television. Past year's honorees include Jim Parsons and Kelsey Grammer.
Congratulations to the 2017 Television Chairman's Award Winner
America Ferrera, Actress and Producer
Technology Innovation Award
First presented at the 2009 NAB Show, this award recognizes organizations that bring advanced technology exhibits and demonstrations of significant merit to NAB Show. The nominated exhibit should present advanced research and development projects in communications technologies that have not yet been commercialized. The award will be presented at the NAB Technology Luncheon.
Congratulations to the 2017 Technology Innovation Award Recipient
b<>com for Demonstration of SDR-to-HDR Up-conversion Technology, Vital to the Transition to Next Generation Television Broadcasting
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