CALL FOR ENTRIES

ENTRY DEADLINE

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

for entries produced in the upper midwest region

NOMINATIONS

MARCH 2022 (TBA)

AWARDS CEREMONY

APRIL 2022 (TBA)

CALL FOR ENTRIES

ENTRY DEADLINE

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

for entries produced in the upper midwest region

NOMINATIONS

MARCH 2022 (TBA)

AWARDS CEREMONY

APRIL 2022 (TBA)
CHAPTER BOUNDARIES
DESIGNATED AWARDS AREA
Open to high school and charter school video programs in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and western Wisconsin.
STUDENT PRODUCTION CRYSTAL PILLAR AWARDS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation is offering a handsome new crystal pillar as well as nomination plaques and/or certificates commemorating High School and College/University Student Television Awards for Excellence.

The Crystal Pillar Award is 6″ tall for high school and 8″ tall for college and is inscribed and engraved featuring the academy logo.

Entries and videos must be submitted by

February 4, 2022

The earlier you upload, the easier it will be to allow time for adjustments and problems. Please make a genuine effort to start early to avoid getting caught in a pipeline jam.

CATEGORIES

FEES

COLLEGE

$45 per entry

HIGH SCHOOL

$35 per entry

Payments can be made via PayPal or check.

Checks must be payable to NATAS Upper Midwest Foundation and mailed to:

NATAS Upper Midwest Student Awards
7319 Hunters Run
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

NOTE FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

Regional high school recipients will automatically advance to a national competition

Winners of the National awards will be announced in the fall of 2021. For more information visit:

QUestions? Contact US:

or contact us by phone or email:

952-381-7494 · info@midwestemmys.org

VIDEO GUIDELINES

VIDEO FORMATS

PREFERRED FILE FORMAT

MP4 using H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec

For best quality, encode your video at its original size.
Sizes 1920x1080 or 1280x720 are recommended.
Your video should be at least 720p.

Entrants are responsible for the technical quality of their videos.

SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS

The system supports nearly any format other than DRM-encrypted media.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

For more detailed information regarding acceptable video formats, encoding and other settings, visit:
JW Player upload guidelines

UNSUPPORTED FILE FORMATS

· Quicktime (MOV) files that use the Apple Intermediate Codec (used in Final Cut Pro)
· DRM protected files from Microsoft (WMV) or the iTunes Store (M4V, MOV)
· WMV videos using the MSS2 video codec (for screencasting)

VIDEO UPLOAD STEP BY STEP

Preparing Your Upload

· Ensure that you have a video file in a format that can be uploaded.
· Videos must be uploaded through Emmy® Express.
· The browser window must remain open while the file is being uploaded.

PROCESSING

· Once the file has been uploaded, processing will begin.
· If you don't want to wait, you may close the browser window. The video will be processed in the background.
· NOTE: If you close the browser window, you must come back to approve the video upload

APPROVAL

· After upload and processing, you must double check the video and approve the upload.
· If you close the browser window during processing, you must come back later to approve it.

RULES

PURPOSE

To recognize outstanding student achievement in production by conferring awards of merit in the Chapter’s designated awards region. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements by undergraduate College/University students.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Projects conceived, produced and executed by undergraduate students at a university, college or technical/vocational school within the Chapter’s designated awards region are eligible for student award consideration.
  2. Returning students who previously worked as professionals are not eligible.
  3. No professional services may have been employed in the production of the entry.
  4. Faculty involvement can only be advisory.
  5. Entrants must be enrolled as a full-time student during the eligibility period
  6. Students may enter work that was produced as a class assignment, extra-curricular assignment or in conjunction with their academic experience.
  7. Students who perform professional work may enter their work in the professional awards competition, provided they meet all eligibility requirements.
  8. No entry may be submitted to more than one Chapter’s awards.
  9. The entry does not need to have been broadcast, cablecast or webcast to be eligible.
  10. Entry videos must as they were originally submitted to their advisor. There may not be any edits to the originally completed video except for edits to bring the entry length within the specified category time limit. When editing for time, use only straight cuts with one second of black to denote where content has been removed.
  11. There is no limit to the number of entries a school may submit in each category.
  12. Pornographic, violent, defamatory or offensive material is not accepted. The interpretation of the Awards Committee is final and absolute.
  13. Ineligible entries may be disqualified during any phase of the competition.

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

Students are not considered peer professionals and as such, their regional student productions are not eligible for Emmy® Award recognition. If material is produced as part of a class, for which school credit is received, they are considered a student. If they are paid or working on a project with other “professionals,” and want to enter the Chapter’s Emmy® Award competition, they cannot enter as a student, but instead must pay the appropriate entry fees. The student is then prohibited from entering subsequent student production categories with other classmates.

FEES

The fees to cover administrative expenses are $35 per entry for High School and $45 per entry for College. While the NATAS offers student memberships as non-voting members of their Chapters, membership is not a requirement for advisors or entrants.

ENTRY SUBMISSIONS

A teacher, professor or advisor must approve the entry even if the student handles the submission or upload process themselves. There is no limit to the number of entries a school may submit.

ORIGINAL MATERIAL

At least two-thirds of an entry must consist of original material, unless previously produced material has been given some unique and creative treatment. Entrants must specifically identify and give credit to all non-original material included in the entry. This includes music use.

ENTRY ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information. NATAS shall accept all submissions that are not in conflict with any of its rules and regulations.

INTENTIONAL FALSIFICATION

The faculty advisor warrants that they are the party most responsible for verifying that eligibility requirements have been met. The intentional falsification of production credits or entry credits may be the basis for disqualification.

JUDGING AND EVALUATION

Programming Categories are judged on three criteria: content, creativity and execution on a 10-point scale (maximum 30 points); and Craft Categories are judged on two criteria: creativity and execution (maximum 20 points). Judging panels are to be made up of qualified professional judges. Judges have the option of including constructive comments or feedback, to be returned to the student’s faculty advisor.

AWARDS

A crystal pillar is awarded to school for entries validated by a professor or teacher.
Nominees will be announced via email and www.midwestemmys.org in March, 2022.
Recipients will be announced in April, 2022.

RESTRICTION ON THE USE OF EMMY® MARK

Schools may refer to the fact that they are recipients of a NATAS Upper Midwest Student Production Award, but may not use the Emmy® name or replica of the Emmy® figure in any form of commercial advertising or promotion.

EXCERPTS

An excerpt is defined as a continuous segment or section from longer content.
Unless noted in the category description, no more than three (3) excerpts may be used to bring longer content to the specified category time limit.
For entries representing a program series, content must be included from multiple episodes of the series. A maximum of three (3) representative excerpts is permitted. One to two seconds of black, with no audio or slates, must be added to separate excerpts.
If the awards committee determines the content of any excerpt is ineligible, the entire entry will be ruled ineligible.
Removal of a commercial break between segments does not constitute a separate excerpt.

COMPOSITES

A composite is defined as a sampling of a minimum of two (2) and no more than five (5) representative segments or examples of work that convey to a judging panel the scope, breadth, or range of an individual’s talents within the specified craft category.
The elements within a composite, unless otherwise noted in the category description, are to be “as aired” with no post-distribution changes, such as additional edits, music or special effects. Composites may include stories or segments in their entirety and/or excerpts from longer content.
One to two seconds of black between cuts, with no audio or slates, must be added to separate segments within the composite.
DEMO REELS OR MONTAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED

DOUBLE-DIPPING RULE

NATAS Double-Dipping Defined:
To avoid any confusion, the basic formula for “double-dipping” is the following:
An individual entrant can only been recognized once for the same job function, utilizing the same program content.
No single entry may be submitted in its entirety in more than one programming category.
Exceptions are given for content that was part of a full newscast.
To be eligible for this exception in the newscast categories, the same entrant cannot be listed on the newscast entry and then use the same material and enter in another programming category.
Example:
A reporter is listed on a newscast entry. Under this “double-dipping” rule, a portion of the newscast content could be entered in “General Assignment Report” but the same reporter cannot be listed since their name already appeared on the newscast entry Craft persons, like writers, photographers, editors, etc., are allowed to enter in non- craft categories if they directly contributed to the content of the program or segment, and have the permission of the primary producer. If a craft person does enter as a producer in a non-craft category, they may enter the same content again in their respective craft category. Examples:
  • If a craft person is a writer/photographer, they could enter the non-craft category as only the writer and then the photographer craft category.
  • If they are not an entrant on the non-craft entry, they could enter either the writer or photographer category, using the same material since they performed different job functions.
  • If they list themselves as both writer and photographer on the non-craft category entry, they are ineligible to enter either the writer or photographer craft categories.
They cannot enter either craft category using the dual job title since one category is only for writer and the other only for photographer.
CATEGORIES
CATEGORIES

COLLEGE

PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES

Note: The same material may not be entered in more than one programming category.

C-01

NEWSCAST

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a newscast, produced daily or less than daily, but broadcast, streamed or otherwise distributed as a “live” program. Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of breaks. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.

C-02

News Report - Serious News

Time limit: 10min

C-03

News Report - Light News

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of timely news, information and current events. Entries may contain spot news coverage, investigations and feature stories on any newsworthy subject. Coverage of controversial issues is welcome. Entries will be judged on the basis of editorial content and pictorial coverage, which demonstrates awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites. Preference will be given to individual pieces demonstrating reporting and field production. In-studio set-up or anchor link work will not be considered as an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the individual report.

C-04

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement by a single individual covering a single or multi-part news story. The MMJ is reporter, writer, photojournalist and editor. Entry may not be entered in any other programming or craft category.

C-05

Video Essay

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement by a single individual covering a single or multi-part story. The video essay creator is the photographer and editor, weaving together elements captured in the field to tell the story without a reporter or professional talent track. Entry may not be entered in any other programming or craft category.

C-06

Fiction – Short Form

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fictional subject. Dramatizations or student originated soap operas or plays are permitted. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

C-07

Fiction – Long Form

Time limit: minimum 10min - maximum 30min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fictional subject. Dramatizations or student originated soap operas or plays are permitted. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

Note: If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to make three edits to bring the entry to time

C-08

Non-Fiction – Short Form

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a short-form treatment of a single non- fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

C-09

Non-Fiction – Long Form

Time limit: minimum 10min - maximum 30min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single non- fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

Note: If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to make three edits to bring the entry to time

C-10

Public Affairs/Community Service

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation or compilation consisting of up to three unedited pieces of content with current social, civic or other issue-oriented subject matter. Advocacy of a point of view is encouraged. Content, creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Entry will be judged on awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness.

C-11

Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding reporting achievement in a presentation of content devoted to cultural or artistic significance, or a compilation of up to three unedited pieces.

C-12

Magazine Program

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a program consisting of various stories of regional interest, usually on current events or entertainment in a format that often includes interviews and interspersed with links by presenters who appear in the reports. Could cover “pre-produced” or “recorded and edited” morning announcements. Designed to entertain and inform. Judges will look at the overall content, creativity and execution of the entire program as a complete product.

C-13

Music Video

Time limit: 5min

For outstanding achievement in replication, reinterpretation or original material in a music video. Judges will evaluate content, creativity and execution.

C-14

Sports Story or Segment

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a sports news, information or feature story. In-studio set- up or anchor link work will not be considered as an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the presentation. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

C-15

Sports Program

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a sports program or special. Entry may be live or edited and must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments. Entry may have no post-edits except for the removal of PSAs, interstitials or commercials. Entry will be judged on awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness.

Note: This category is for shows such as pre/post-game shows, sports interview/discussion programs, season recap shows, etc. If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants may select up to three (3) segments/excerpts to bring the entry to the specified time limit. One (1) second of black should be included between segments/excerpts.

C-16

Live Sporting Event/Game

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in the production of a live or recorded live sports event or game. A composite is required and may include segments or excerpts that provide 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.

Note: One (1) second of black should be included between segments/excerpts.

C-17

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Spots may be 5-seconds to 2 minutes in length

For outstanding achievement in announcements that effectively focus interest in and marshal support for worthy community or area causes.

C-18

Commercial

Spots may be 5-seconds to 5-minutes in length

For outstanding achievement in commercial production advertising a product, business, service, school department or community or school event that is conceived, written, created and produced for a class/school project.

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Note: Only those who performed the specified craft should be listed on the entry.

Note: One (1) second of black should be inserted between elements of a composite entry

C-19

Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in animation, graphics, and/or special effects demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

C-20

Director

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in directing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

C-21

Editor

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in editing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

C-22

Photographer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in photography demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

C-23

Talent - News Or Sports

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in on-camera talent demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals in the areas of news anchoring, reporting, host/moderator, sports play-by- play, analyst, etc. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

C-24

Talent - Performer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding dramatic on camera work in a short film or work of fiction. This is not the subject of an interview but rather talent following a script in the body of work. Actors may not be paid for their participation.

C-25

Writer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in writing in all forms, including both fiction and non- fiction. This award is designed to encourage clarity of thought as well as creativity. Style and substance both count heavily in determining the winner. Scripts must be fair and accurate and must demonstrate logical organization of editorial content so that a viewer will easily understand the story that is being told.

HIGH SCHOOL

PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES

Note: The same material may not be entered in more than one programming category.

H-01

NEWSCAST

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a newscast, produced daily or less than daily, but broadcast, streamed or otherwise distributed as a “live” program. Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of breaks. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.

H-02

News Report - Serious News

Time limit: 10min

H-03

News Report - Light News

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of timely news, information and current events. Entries may contain spot news coverage, investigations and feature stories on any newsworthy subject. Coverage of controversial issues is welcome. Entries will be judged on the basis of editorial content and pictorial coverage, which demonstrates awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites. Preference will be given to individual pieces demonstrating reporting and field production. In-studio set-up or anchor link work will not be considered as an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the individual report.

H-04

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement by a single individual covering a single or multi-part news story. The MMJ is reporter, writer, photojournalist and editor. Entry may not be entered in any other programming or craft category.

H-05

Video Essay

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement by a single individual covering a single or multi-part story. The video essay creator is the photographer and editor, weaving together elements captured in the field to tell the story without a reporter or professional talent track. Entry may not be entered in any other programming or craft category.

H-06

Fiction – Short Form

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fictional subject. Dramatizations or student originated soap operas or plays are permitted. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

H-07

Fiction – Long Form

Time limit: minimum 10min - maximum 30min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fictional subject. Dramatizations or student originated soap operas or plays are permitted. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

Note: If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to make three edits to bring the entry to time

H-08

Non-Fiction – Short Form

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a short-form treatment of a single non- fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

H-09

Non-Fiction – Long Form

Time limit: minimum 10min - maximum 30min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single non- fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

Note: If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to make three edits to bring the entry to time

H-10

Public Affairs/Community Service

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a presentation or compilation consisting of up to three unedited pieces of content with current social, civic or other issue-oriented subject matter. Advocacy of a point of view is encouraged. Content, creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Entry will be judged on awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness.

H-11

Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding reporting achievement in a presentation of content devoted to cultural or artistic significance, or a compilation of up to three unedited pieces.

H-12

Magazine Program

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a program consisting of various stories of regional interest, usually on current events or entertainment in a format that often includes interviews and interspersed with links by presenters who appear in the reports. Could cover “pre-produced” or “recorded and edited” morning announcements. Designed to entertain and inform. Judges will look at the overall content, creativity and execution of the entire program as a complete product.

H-13

Music Video

Time limit: 5min

For outstanding achievement in replication, reinterpretation or original material in a music video. Judges will evaluate content, creativity and execution.

H-14

Sports Story or Segment

Time limit: 10min

For outstanding achievement in a sports news, information or feature story. In-studio set- up or anchor link work will not be considered as an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the presentation. Judges will particularly look for well- organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites.

H-15

Sports Program

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in a sports program or special. Entry may be live or edited and must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments. Entry may have no post-edits except for the removal of PSAs, interstitials or commercials. Entry will be judged on awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness.

Note: This category is for shows such as pre/post-game shows, sports interview/discussion programs, season recap shows, etc. If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants may select up to three (3) segments/excerpts to bring the entry to the specified time limit. One (1) second of black should be included between segments/excerpts.

H-16

Live Sporting Event/Game

Time limit: 30min

For outstanding achievement in the production of a live or recorded live sports event or game. A composite is required and may include segments or excerpts that provide 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.

Note: One (1) second of black should be included between segments/excerpts.

H-17

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Spots may be 5-seconds to 2 minutes in length

For outstanding achievement in announcements that effectively focus interest in and marshal support for worthy community or area causes.

H-18

Commercial

Spots may be 5-seconds to 5-minutes in length

For outstanding achievement in commercial production advertising a product, business, service, school department or community or school event that is conceived, written, created and produced for a class/school project.

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Note: Only those who performed the specified craft should be listed on the entry.

Note: One (1) second of black should be inserted between elements of a composite entry

H-19

Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in animation, graphics, and/or special effects demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

H-20

Director

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in directing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

H-21

Editor

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in editing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

H-22

Photographer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in photography demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

H-23

Talent - News Or Sports

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in on-camera talent demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals in the areas of news anchoring, reporting, host/moderator, sports play-by- play, analyst, etc. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment.

H-24

Talent - Performer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding dramatic on camera work in a short film or work of fiction. This is not the subject of an interview but rather talent following a script in the body of work. Actors may not be paid for their participation.

H-25

Writer

Time limit: 15min

For outstanding achievement in writing in all forms, including both fiction and non- fiction. This award is designed to encourage clarity of thought as well as creativity. Style and substance both count heavily in determining the winner. Scripts must be fair and accurate and must demonstrate logical organization of editorial content so that a viewer will easily understand the story that is being told.

NOTE FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

high school recipients will automatically advance to a national competition
Winners of the National Awards will be announced in the fall of 2021

For more information visit: