Entry Deadline for College Sports Media Awards Extended to April 27
The deadline for video entries into the College Sports Media Awards has been extended to April 27.
The CSMAs, held in conjunction with SVG’s College Sports Video Summit and with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), will recognize the outstanding work in college sports video production from campuses and networks across the country, and the staff that makes them possible.
Winners will be announced at the 2012 SVG College Sports Media Awards ceremony on June 6 in Atlanta, Georgia, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.
The College Sports Media Awards recognizes the best in class in the college sports production arena. In the previous three years, SVG has presented awards to those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the industry.
The rules to enter can be found here: 2012 College Sports Media Awards.
Nominees will be announced in early May. Participants can enter their videos today by registering using this entry form.
SVG has reduced entry fees across all categories: National Networks pay $250 per entry, Regional and Local Networks $150, Collegiate Athletics $100, and Collegiate Students $50.
A call for entries is now open through April 27 be open to all entities that produce college sports video. There are 16 categories for entries in the College Sports Media Awards, encompassing the four divisions: National Networks, Regional and Local Networks, Collegiate Athletics, Collegiate Student.
This year’s divisions are defined as:
National Networks: any television network that reaches more than 20 million homes via cable, satellite, or over-the -air transmission (as of Jan. 1, 2012).
Regional and Local Networks: any television network that reaches fewer than 20 million homes via cable, satellite, or over-the-air transmission (as of Jan. 1, 2012). Examples include divisions within a larger company or network as long as they operate as independent business units (for example, Fox, Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable regional and local networks).
Collegiate Athletics: all NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, and accredited institutions and conferences or governing organizations. These productions are funded, supervised, and executed solely by athletic department employees and their staff (full-time, part-time, freelance, intern, student).
Collegiate Student: all NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, and accredited institutions. These productions are funded and supervised solely by university employees (athletic or academic). The production work is completed solely by students (undergraduate or graduate) who are enrolled part-time or full-time at that institution during the period designated for the content to be produced to be eligible for the awards. In the case of the Live Game, Program, or Event category, 80% of the production personnel must be students for the production to be eligible.
Entrants in each of the four divisions will compete for awards in four categories:
- Live Game, Program, or Event Production (time limit of 5 minutes per entry): the production of any live college sports event for TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, or in-stadium–scoreboard feed. If fans can watch the event as it happens, the video qualifies for this category. This includes games, press conferences (for example, National Signing Day), pep rallies, pre/postgame coverage, etc. Entries must be a contiguous segment of the game or event. No editing or highlight reels will be accepted. Please do not include show opens or teases, which are eligible in another category.
- Special Feature (time limit of 8 minutes per entry): short-form video ononesubject that highlights any of the following: teams, coaches, players, parents, siblings, historical events, athletic department employees, trainers, medical staff, recruiting, instruction, behind-the-scenes footage, Senior Day, etc. Distribution methods can include TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, and in-stadium feeds.
- Program Series (time limit of 10 minutes per entry): programs that have a connected topic or theme. The entry should highlight any of the following areas: teams, coaches, players, parents, siblings, historical events, athletic department employees, trainers, medical staff, recruiting, instruction, behind-the-scenes footage, Senior Day, etc. Distribution can include TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, and in-stadium feeds. Applicants should submit a minimum of three (3) excerpts that show a connection between the program series or multiple features.
- Outstanding Program Open, Promotional Video, PSA, and Campaigns (time limit of 2 minutes per entry): a video created for the purpose of a programming open or tease, marketing, or branding; as a PSA; or for promotion or sales. This category encompasses message-based videos created for the purpose of promoting a coach, player, sport, announcer, employee, university or league athletic program, or upcoming events for the purpose of tune-in, sales (tickets, ads, booster), charity, public service, image, awareness of a brand, accomplishments, championships, outstanding athletic and academic achievement, facilities, benefits, etc. Distribution can include TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, in-stadium feeds, DVD or hard copy (not for sale), or internal or private use. For those entering a series of promos to represent a campaign, the maximum is three (3) related promos (total 5 minutes) per entry.
For official rules and entry information for the College Sports Media Awards — and for more on the Fourth Annual College Sports Video Summit — visit www.csvsummit.com.