WABE would not be successful without the many people outside our membership that support us.
Our Ambassador Award recognizes these individuals, who have contributed significantly. These are the people that give before we’ve asked, are always there when we need them, and who are unabashed supporters of our organization and our cause.
WABE Excellence in Engineering Award
The WABE ‘Excellence in Engineering’ Award is given to the engineers/technical team who have made a significant contribution to their company and/or the broader engineering community in the Television, Radio, or IT industries in the past year.
R.W Lamb Award
The highest honour WABE can bestow on an individual is the RW Lamb Award. The WABE committee and grandfathers do not take the responsibility of choosing a recipient for this award lightly. As a matter of fact, there have been many, many years where this award has not been given out.
This award recognizes an individual whose personal achievements and contribution to the broadcast industry over their lifetime, is outstanding. These remarkable people can be considered pioneers, originally going where few dare to venture, and forging new previously unexplored paths. Through persistence and dedication, they push the boundaries of what we know to advance the body of knowledge in our engineering world.
Each year former WABE members that have retired are given the Retirement Award. This award celebrates their life long achievement in the industry.
WABE Spirit Award
The WABE Spirit Award is given to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to WABE; the convention, the executive, or in providing exemplary service in some way, to the WABE organization. It is intended for those individuals who embody the WABE spirit through action such as:
- Dedicating countless volunteer hours to the organization
- Continually and relentlessly advancing the mission of WABE or to our external community
- Assisting with the annual convention
- Serving on the WABE Executive committee
- Reining in volunteers to ensure that WABE remains viable and imperative
This Award may be bestowed upon any current WABE member in good standing or one that has retired within the last two years.
The WABE Scholarship is presented to a technical school which has produced and/or contributed to producing, Broadcast Electronic Technicians. The school is asked to make the award into an annual award and give it to "a student in good standing and in need of financial help and who has completed his or her first year in electronics and will be entering the second year of a telecommunications course".