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Below are the deadlines for 2014-2015 calls and events:

December 1st Deadlines:

BEA2015 Call for Papers – BEA’s interest divisions invite scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation during the annual convention in Las Vegas!  Submit your paper now.

BEA2015 Research Symposium: Race & Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges & Opportunities – is accepting faculty and student submissions for its 2015 paper competition AND a new graduate and undergrad poster competition.  Submissions must adhere to the symposium theme.

BEA2015 Ignite  – BEA is looking for you to share enterprise ideas for the classroom.  The ten best “ignite” ideas that will be selected to present “live on stage” during a BEA2015 Ignite session under the lights of Las Vegas.  Click here to see examples from previous years.

“Model Rubrics” ProjectBEA’s CAA Division is in the middle of a multiyear initiative called the “Model Rubrics” Project. As part of this initiative, the division is looking for rubrics that can be used for both classroom and/or programmatic assessment.  CAA is doing a call for entries for BEA2015 in all areas of media education.


December 15th Deadlines:

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is a national refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and is a national showcase for students’ work.  The Festival includes recognition and an awards showcase.  “Best of” winners receive $1,000. Accepting Submissions: November 15 – December 15

BEA2015 Research-in-Progress – BEA’s Research Division invites faculty and students to submit research-in-progress to be considered for presentation in Las Vegas.  Presenters will be part of a poster session during the convention.


January 5, 2015 Deadlines:

DESA Call for Nominations – Each year the Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of electronic media education by virtue of a singular achievement or continuing service for or in behalf of electronic media education.

LAS Call for Nominations – Nominees must be current or past members of the Broadcast Education Association, and have made a significant contribution to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.  All contributions should be evidenced by related extensive publication in books and leading journals, usually over at least twenty years.

Harwood Dissertation Call for Nominations – For 60 years, the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has been an association of university professors and industry professionals who teach and prepare students for professions in broadcasting and related emerging technologies. BEA seeks nominations for the 24thAnnual Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award.  The award offers $1,000 for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in broadcasting and electronic media. The award was established through gifts started by Professor Harwood and a donation from a friend of BEA. Nominees must have been awarded the Ph.D. degree between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Dissertations nominated for the award without the support of the dissertation director or department chair will not be considered.