The BetterBNC online contest management platform is pleased to announce it is approaching the signing of its 40th broadcaster contest. Increasingly, broadcast organizations are seeking online solutions for their awards programs which must accommodate the various digital video and audio files being used by television and radio stations today.
The BetterBNC platform, used by nearly 200 news media awards programs across the country today, is becoming the preferred platform for broadcast organizations since it was designed and built specifically to address the unique needs of print and broadcast journalism contests.
For broadcaster awards programs, BetterBNC transforms the contest experience by saving time for all involved. “It cuts down the upload time on the television side of things, the time it takes a station to enter and also for judging,” explains Mary Worland, the Awards and Projects Coordinator for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters which this year presents its third BetterBNC contest. “Rather than waiting to download, [judges] just click a link to view. It’s so user-friendly, just drag and drop, and it’s also so much easier to download and export reports for ourselves and the auditors.”
Rather than shipping entries or uploading numerous pieces onto an awards program server, BetterBNC allows organizations to simply link to their broadcast entries which can be on a station’s website or published on sites including YouTube, Vimeo and Tindeck. This reduces issues resulting from an increasing number of different file formats or slow server speeds and it is improving experience for judges who are now able to more easily view and evaluate entries online.
Launched in 2007, BetterBNC offers media organizations an online and fully integrated contest for entries, judging and administration. The robust platform includes features designed to ensure contest security and integrity such as a fully auditable record of activity. The platform allows for easy admin report generation, offers a suite of customization options and full tech support is included at no additional charge.
BetterBNC is committed to ongoing improvements and regularly adds new features, many of which are recommended by its Admin Advisory Group comprised of ten representatives from media organizations currently using the platform. Program updates address new technologies and the evolution of the media industry. Recent additions allow contests to accept PayPal for entry fees or open contests to freelance on-air talent, reporters and photographers.