Broadcast Awards – Categories

DATES AND DEADLINES:

Day of Competition | March 7, 2018 | 3:00pm
Location:  Skyridge High School, 3000 North Center, Lehi, UT 84043

Submission Deadline for all other entries | March 9, 2018

Awards Banquet | March 22, 2018 | 6:00pm
Location:  Skyridge High School, 3000 North Center, Lehi, UT 84043

Visit The Broadcast Awards YouTube channel to see examples

Below is a listing of all the “day of” categories of competition for the 2018 Broadcast Awards:

 

Radio Commercial Competition
Up to 60 sec.

Each school can send two 2-person teams. They will be given 4-5 hours to receive their topic, record, and edit their finished commercial.

Anchor Competition
2-3 min.

Each school can send up to 2 anchors, male/female or one of each.  Competitors will be given the same “news” to write their show with. They will then read their show via teleprompter while being judged. Each school needs to provide someone to run teleprompter for its anchors.

 

News Package Competition
1.5-2 min.

Each school can send two 2-person teams consisting of a field reporter and a photographer. They will be given 4-5 hours to receive their topic, news gather, and edit their finished package. All teams are required to provide their own equipment.

NEW! Program Display

Each attending school will create a display on a 6′ table that includes, but isn’t limited to: a video that shows the studio/lab, information about the program and any accomplishments; photos, equipment, swag, etc. At least one student should be at the booth to discuss unique characteristics of the program with others. THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION!


Below is a listing of all the “pre-recorded video” categories of competition for the 2018 Broadcast Awards. Limit 2 entries per category per school:

 

Best News Cast Intro
Up to 60 sec.

This video intro should promote proudly the students news class that it represents.

Best Event Recap
(2-3 min.)

2-3 minutes: Any recap that aired within the school that is submitting the entry. Let your creativity fly!

Commercial
Up to 60 sec.

Create a clever, funny, memorable commercial advertising a school-related product, event or activity.

NEW! Motivational/Inspirational
Up to 2 min.

More than a PSA, this category is for those who love to produce short stories.  The audience for this video is the teenage athlete, performer, student, or otherwise.  The video should inspire others to work, study, pursue, and create.  A story that brings value and change to your High School.

NEW! Live Video Sports Broadcast
Up to 2 min.

Take a 3-minute portion from any sports broadcast. The broadcast can not contain any cuts or edits. You will take the section of the the broadcast that you feel is the best. You can enter as an individual or as a group (No maximum number of people in a group entry, but you’ll need to specify a group leader when you enter).

 

News Story
Up to 2 min.

Broadcast journalism is all about presenting information in the most effective way possible. Each entry should effectively communicate the who, what, when, where and how of the topic. Often considered “hard” news.

PSA
Up to 60 sec.

Create a PSA that focuses on improving social welfare such as: anti-smoking, -drug or -alcohol use, volunteering, civic beautification, etc.

Entertainment Segment
Up to 2 min.

Create a video that presents information in a creative way. This doesn’t follow the same format as a news story. Instead, it could be something such as reviews, vlogs, discussions, vodcasts, quick how-to’s, etc. Be creative and have fun.

NEW! Mini-Documentary
Up to 2 min.

A mini-documentary is an engaging, in-depth, non-fiction look at an event, person, place or thing. No “mock-umentaries.”


Below is a listing of all the “pre-recorded radio” categories of competition for the 2018 Broadcast Awards. All entries must be uploaded via YouTube with a black screen for video:

 

Best Competition Recap
A 2 min. portion

Upload audio with Black Screen for Video to Youtube. A recap of any high school “competitive” event. All high school sports as well as cheer, drill, band and ballroom. Limit 2 entries per school. Recorded Live at event.

Best Radio Product Commercial
Up to 30 sec.

Create a commercial advertising a real event. The event must be non-commercial which means specifics of the sale must be excluded. Focus attention of commercial on the details of the event.

Best Radio Station Promo
10 sec.

Create a radio station promo. You must include your Radio station name (Real or Imaginary) and where to listen to the station. You will be judged on the quality of audio, use of effects and flow of the promo.

Best Radio Sports Broadcast
A 3 min. portion

Take a 3-minute portion (audio only) of from any sports broadcast. The broadcast can not contain any cuts or edits. You will take the section of the the broadcast that you feel is the best. You can enter as an individual or as a group (No maximum number of people in a group entry, but you’ll need to specify a group leader when you enter). You may take the audio from a video/audio broadcast.

Best Podcast
1 or 2 min.

Create a one OR two-minute (nothing in-between) audio recording where you tell a story. Something you would hear on “RadioLab”, “This American Life”, or an old time radio show. You can take whatever format you wish for the presentation of your argument (a straight talk, a debate, include sound effects and or royalty-free music etc). You can enter as an individual or as a group (maximum of four people in a group entry, and you’ll need to specify a group leader when you enter).