2018 Sports Call for Entries Categories

NEWS SPECIALTY

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the program, segment or coverage. Anchors, reporters, directors, photographers, editors, assignment editors, hosts, writers, and qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. A maximum of 3 segments/lifts is permitted to bring longer programs to the required time limit. Submitter who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

01.  News Single Story / Series

For excellence in coverage of sports in general or sports related topics or sports news program. Time limit: 10 minutes. Series time limit: 15 minutes.

02.  Sportscast

For excellence in coverage of a sportscast in general or sports related topics. Time limit: 10 minutes. Series time limit: 15 minutes.

03.  News Series

For excellence in coverage of sports news series. Time Limit: 10 minutes. Series Time Limit: 15 minutes.

04.  News Feature

For excellence in a feature or segment on a sports topic.  Time limit: 10 minutes. Series time limit: 15 minutes.

PROGRAM SPECIALTY (NON-NEWS)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the program, segment or coverage. Hosts, moderators, reporters, directors, photographers, editors, writers and qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. A maximum of three segments/lifts is permitted to bring longer programs to the required time limit. For program entries, the entry may only contain content from one episode of the series, not multiple installments. Submitter’s who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

05.  Program Feature / Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment on a sports topic (non-news).
Time Limit: 10 minutes.

06.  Daily or Weekly Program

For excellence in a scheduled daily or weekly sports program, or sports series. Entry may be live or recorded live. Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event. Entry may have no post edits except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. Time limit: 30 minutes.

07.  Program Series

For excellence in a scheduled daily or weekly sports program, or sports series (non news). Entry may be live or recorded live. Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event. Entry may have no post edits except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. Time limit: 30 minutes.

08.  Interview / Discussion

For excellence in a program or special consisting of sports interview/discussion content that is at least 75% unscripted. Time Limit: 30 minutes.

09.  Documentary

For excellence in a creative, in-depth treatment of a sports topic presented in a factual and informative manner. Time Limit 60 minutes.

10.  One-Time Special

For excellence in a one-time sports related special program that is not part of a daily or weekly sports program, game or series. Entry may be live or recorded live. Entry should have no post edits except for the removal of commercials. Time limit: 30 minutes.

11A.  Sport Event / Game – Live / Unedited Program / Special / Series – Program

For excellence in production of a single program, special or series, live or recorded live sports event or game. No post edits. A composite (from one episode or game) is required and may include examples of: Show Open, Graphics Package, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Standard Coverage (e.g. Routine Innings or Downs) and any additional material at entrant’s discretion. Time Limit: 30 minutes.

11B.  Sport Event / Game – Live / Unedited Program / Special / Series – Series

For excellence in production of a single program or series, (live or recorded live) sports event or game. No post edits. A composite (from one episode or game) is required and may include examples of: Show Open, Graphics Package, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Standard Coverage (e.g. Routine Innings or Downs) and any additional material at entrant’s discretion. Time Limit: 30 minutes.

SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the promotion or commercial. Entries must be regionally conceived, produced and aired. Spots that contain more than 50% of network or Syndicator provided material do not qualify. Music, graphics and pre-edited video constitute such material. Spots may be 5-seconds to 5 minutes in length. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible. If a campaign is entered, a maximum of three spots may be included which are edited together for a single video upload.

12A.  Promotion – News Promo

For excellence in announcements that promote a news image, a specific story, stories or series. This includes promos for sports specials.

12B.  Promotion – Program

For excellence in announcements that promote non-news programming. This includes spots that promote a broader station/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network and/or syndicated programming.

13.  Commercial

For excellence in commercial production advertising a product, business or service that is conceived, written, created and produced in and for the regional market. Spots may be 5-seconds to 5 minutes in length. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.

CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

14.  Director

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

15.  Editor

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

16.  Graphic Arts

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

17.  Live Producer

Enter complete segment or composite not to exceed 30 minutes. Unless part of a composite entry, material entered in this category cannot be part of a full-length program (news or non-news) already entered elsewhere.

18A.  Talent – Anchor

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

18B.  Talent – Reporter

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

18C.  Talent – Sports Analyst

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

18D.  Talent – Sports Play-by-Play

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

19A.  Photographer – Program (Non-News)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

19B.  Photographer – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

19C.  Photographer – News

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

20A – Writer – Program (Non-News) (Script Preferred)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

20B – Writer – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) (Script Preferred)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

20C – Writer – News (Script Preferred)

Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time Limit: 15 minutes. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those that supervise craft persons.

21 – Video Journalist

For excellence by an individual cross-discipline producer, serving also as photojournalist, editor, talent, and writer; covering a single or multi-part story or topic. Entry may not be entered in any other craft or program category.

22 – Technical Achievement

For excellence in technical engineering which might include: oversight in the coverage of a
special event, specific technical innovation that enhances viewer experience or a technical
success story that is so unique and noteworthy as to warrant special honor and recognition. Entry will include a one-page synopsis detailing specific objectives and challenges that were overcome as a result of the technical achievement; entry video may also include behind-the-scenes video in addition to broadcast footage. Entry limited to 30 minutes.