College Sports Media Awards Call for Entries Now Open
A call for entries for the 2013 College Sports Media Awards is underway as the Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) continue to recognize the best in college sports video content.
Enter your production today. The final deadline for all entries is April 19, 2013.
Awards are given in the following Divisions:
National Networks/Professional – Any television network that reaches more than 20 million homes via cable, satellite, or over the air transmission (as of January 1, 2013). Any independent agency or production company for hire would submit in this category.
Regional and Local Networks – Any television network that reaches less than 20 million homes via cable, satellite or over the air transmission (as of January 1, 2013). Examples include divisions within a larger company or network as long as they operate as an independent business unit (i.e. 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 time 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 to be eligible. Students who are paid are also eligible.
Entrants in each of the Four Divisions will compete for awards in these four Categories:
1. Live Game, Program or Event Production (time limit of 5 minutes per entry) – The production of any live college-sporting event for TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, any connected device 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 (i.e. National Signing Day), pep rallies, pre- and post- game 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.
2. Special Feature (time limit of 8 minutes per entry)–Short form video where the subject matter is singular (one college sports subject) in any of the following areas as examples: 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, any connected device or in-stadium feeds.
3. Program Series (time limit of 10 minutes per entry) – Program series that have a connected topic or theme. The Program Series should have a minimum of 3 episodes to be eligible. The entry should highlight any of the following areas as examples: 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, any connected device and in-stadium feeds. Please submit a minimum of three (3) excerpts that show a connection between the program series or multiple features.
4. Outstanding Program Open, Tease, Promotional Video, PSA, and Campaigns (time limit of 2 minutes per individual entry, 6 minutes for campaigns)– Includes program opens and teases as well as video created for the purpose of marketing and branding, (such 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, and 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 6 minutes) per entry.