For more than 50 years, the BCAB has been recognizing the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting. Awards are presented to both large and small/medium market stations.


Award Submission is Now Closed!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their Award Entries, we wish you the best of luck.  For more information on the application guidelines and to apply, please visit the Award Submission Page here.


Deadline:  March 12, 2018, NOON PST.



Congratulations to our Excellence Award Winners announced at our 70th annual conference, May 2017 in Osoyoos.


Bell Media Best Commercial Creative (large market) – Bell Media Radio Vancouver – Dead Frog Brewery
Power104-Q1031 Best Commercial Creative (small/medium market) – Power 104/Q103.1 – Master Glass-Doug
Best Station Imaging (large market) – World Famous CFOX – Irreverent IDs
Best Station Imaging (small/medium market) – Q103.1 – Q’s Heathens Halloween
Community Service Award (large market) – RED FM – RED FM Radiothons – Our Listeners’ Generosity
Community Service Award (small/medium market) – 91.5 EZ Rock – Bell Media – Great Canadian Turkey Drive
Excellence in News Reporting – CKNW News Talk 980 – St. Paul’s Hospital – Fentanyl Crisis


CTV Best Commercial Creative (large market) – CTV Vancouver – Waves Coffee
Best Commercial Creative (small/medium market) – CKPG TV – Action Motors
Global BC Best Station Imaging (large market) – Global BC – We are Why
Best Station Imaging (small/medium market) – CKPG TV – CKPG News – Local Matters
Community Service Award (large market) – Global BC – Variety Telethon
Community Service Award (small/medium market) – CFTK TV – Drinking PSAs
Global BC Excellence in News Reporting – Global BC – Gang Life

Individual Awards

  • Broadcaster of the Year – James Gardner
  • Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow – Desiree Fernando
  • Performer of the Year – John Daly
  • Friend of the Industry – Sleep Country Canada
  • Service Award – Rod Schween


See and hear previous year’s winners.



“The Best” in BC broadcasting is recognized at the annual BCAB Conference. This prestigious competition is open to all members and associate members of the BCAB and celebrates outstanding achievement in several areas:

  • Best Commercial Creative – Radio & Television
  • Best Station Imaging – Radio & Television
  • Community Service Award – Radio & Television
  • Excellence in News Reporting – Radio & Television

And don’t forget about the individual awards. These are free categories, so nominate a deserving someone (or more) from your station!

  • Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow
  • Performer of the Year
  • Broadcaster of the Year

Here is a summary of each category and its requirements. Please indicate on your entry submission your market size. Large Market (Vancouver) or Medium/Small Markets (all others).


Have questions about the BCAB Awards of Excellence?

Brenda Clotildes, BCAB Awards Coordinator.