2022 SVG College Sports Media Awards: Entry Deadline Extended to April 22

2022 competition features NO entry fees, notable changes to categories and divisions

Due to popular demand, the deadline to enter the 2022 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA has been extended to Friday, April 22, 2022.

The 2022 CSMAs, again, feature no entry fee and — for the first time since 2019 — the annual SVG College Sports Media Awards ceremony will be hosted IN PERSON on Monday June 13, 2022 as part of this year’s SVG College Summit at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.

There are also big changes coming to this year’s competition!

The 2022 CSMAs will feature a significant expansion and redefining of both categories and divisions.

Here are the big new things you need to know heading into this year’s competition:

New Divisions for “Outstanding Live Game” and “Outstanding Live Non-Game” Awards

With the exceptional influx in live game and studio production occurring across the collegiate industry, we have deemed it necessary to award more trophies in Collegiate Athletics and Collegiate Student divisions in the “Outstanding Live Game” and “Outstanding Live Non-Game” categories.

In order to offer a more equitable playing field in the Collegiate Athletics and Collegiate Student divisions, we will be granting CSMAs in “Outstanding Live Game” and “Outstanding Live Non-Game” in two subdivisions: “Network-Supported” and “Athletics-Supported.”

  • Network Supported
    This division is defined as any institution that is a member of a conference with a linear broadcast network. This includes any athletic department in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten Conference (B1G), and Pac-12 Conference, as well as the University of Texas. The University of Notre Dame will be considered an ACC school.
  • Athletics-Supported
    This division is defined as all other collegiate institutions. That includes any NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, NCCAA, ACCA, NJCAA, CCCAA, or NWAC-sanctioned athletic programs.

These defining lines apply ONLY to the Collegiate Athletics and Collegiate Student divisions in the “Outstanding Live Game” and “Outstanding Live Non-Game” categories.

NOTE: Any school that qualifies as an “Athletics-Supported” entry by these parameters that wishes to compete in the “Network-Supported” division is welcome to do so. However, any school that qualifies as a “Network-Supported” entry must enter the “Network-Supported” division.

New Awards: “Outstanding Social Media Video” and “Outstanding In-Venue Video”

The category previously known as “Outstanding Short-Form Fan Engagement” has been split up into two categories in order to allow each of the following flavors of content to be celebrated individually. The new categories are:

  • Outstanding Social Media Video
    This category celebrates video content created primarily (but not exclusively) for distribution to social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or SnapChat, as well as any other digital-only apps or platforms. Your entry in this division must display for our judges how the piece of content was seen natively on the social/digital media platform of choice.
  • Outstanding In-Venue Video
    This category celebrates videos created primarily (but not exclusively) for videoboards in a stadium, arena, or other athletics facility. These videos may include hype videos, PSAs, or other in-stadium messaging.

Further details for the qualifications of these awards are outlined in this year’s Official Rules to be shared on Wednesday, March 1.

In conclusion, the following is an overall view of the awards that will be given in the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA:

CATEGORYDIVISION
Outstanding Live Game ProductionProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics - Network-Supported
Collegiate Athletics - Athletics-Supported
Collegiate Student - Network-Supported
Collegiate Student - Athletics-Supported
Outstanding Live Non-Game ProductionProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics - Network-Supported
Collegiate Athletics - Athletics-Supported
Collegiate Student - Network-Supported
Collegiate Student - Athletics-Supported
Outstanding Program SeriesProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics
Collegiate Student
Outstanding Special FeatureProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics
Collegiate Student
Outstanding Social Media VideoProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics
Collegiate Student
Outstanding In-Venue VideoProfessional
Collegiate Conferences and Governing Bodies
Collegiate Athletics
Collegiate Student

Winners in “Outstanding Social Media Video” and “Outstanding Program Series” To Be Announced Online

While this year’s winners will be celebrated during a live ceremony at the SVG College Summit at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta on Monday, June 13, two categories will have their winners announced online in the days prior to the event. The categories in which the winners will be announced online are “Outstanding Social Media Video” and “Outstanding Program Series.” This decision was made in order to retain an entertaining and efficient ceremony in the light of the increase to the total number of awards.

Winners of all other categories will be shared at the live ceremony in Atlanta on Monday, June 13, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding these new divisions and categories for the 2022 SVG College Sports Media Awards, do not hesitate to reach out to SVG College Summit Program Director Brandon Costa at brandon@sportsvideo.org.

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