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The Celebration of Service to America Awards honor excellence in community service philanthropy and the impact made by local radio and television stations across the country. All stations in every market and broadcast ownership group are encouraged to apply.
The nomination window is now closed. The complete list of 2022 finalists have been announced and category winners were revealed live at the in-person gala event on June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
Tune in and watch the special one-hour broadcast production airing on local television or radio stations July 9 through August 13, 2022.
The Celebration of Service to America Awards is an annual awards event that honors local radio and television stations’ community service efforts. From food drives to fundraisers, weather reports to investigative stories, local radio and television stations are committed to keeping communities safe, heard and informed.
Save the dates for 2023:
Entries Open: January 2023
Entries Deadline: March 2023
Finalists Announced: April 2023
Winners Announced: June 6, 2023. Winners will be announced live at the 24th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards event taking place in Washington, D.C.
The Celebration of Service to America Awards categories are based on Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA) rankings. Please refer to the categories with market ranges listed below:
Broadcast Ownership Group
Large/Major Market (TV DMAs 1-50, Radio Markets 1-50)
Medium Market (TV DMAs 51-100, Radio Markets 51-150)
Small Market (TV DMAs 101-210, Radio Markets 151-300)
The Celebration of Service to America Awards were founded in 1999 to honor local radio and television stations’ excellent community service efforts. As the NAB Leadership Foundation’s leading fundraiser, this award honors the local radio and television stations that put their communities’ best interests first and help give back to those in need.
The NAB Leadership Foundation and its partners are proud to include the following companies and local stations among the previous Celebration of Service to America Awards winners.
If you are interested in joining our distribution network or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Dotson, senior director of Development.
The NAB Leadership Foundation thanks the partners and sponsors who make this program possible by investing in the future of broadcasting.