- All entries should highlight the importance of free speech.
- The closing line of each PSA must include these exact words:
"This message is brought to you by the NAB Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association."
- Entries must be 30 seconds in length, including the closing line.
- The competition is open to all part-time or full time graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university or college or community/technical college.
- Winning students must be able to apply scholarship prize to the 2017-2018 school year. Students not continuing their education at a university, college or community/technical college will not be eligible to receive the scholarship prize.
- By submitting your entry(ies), you are attesting that you have the necessary authorization to use the images, audio, text and other content contained in your PSA. Please do not enter if you are in violation, or uncertain of your rights to, any copyrights, patents, trademarks, video, music or other intellectual property. Consult your faculty sponsor if you have any questions or doubts about the content of your PSA. Applicants will be held fully liable under the law for any copyright or other intellectual property violations.
- Submissions found incomprehensible, inappropriate, or in violation of intellectual property rights for any reason in the sole judgment of NABEF and/or BEA will not be accepted into the competition.
- The 2017 entry window runs from April 1 to April 30. NABEF and BEA are not responsible for any entry that is misdirected, corrupted, or not received by such date.
- Winning entries will be made available to radio and television stations or associated websites for airing at their discretion.
- Winning entries will receive the following scholarship prizes for the fall 2017 semester:
- Scholarship prizes will only be made payable to the university, college or community/technical college where the student is enrolled and will be applied to the student(s) account.
- If the scholarship prize is to be shared by two or more students (i.e., a student team who maintained significant control over the project's creation and production), it is the responsibility of the faculty sponsor to submit the names of the student winners to NABEF.
NABEF and BEA reserve the right to amend the above rules at any time.