TELEVISION CATEGORIES

ALL VISUAL PROJECTS INCLUDING ON-AIR BROADCASTS, FILM PROJECTS,
YOUTUBE SUBMISSIONS, ETC.

Current Events Program – Sponsored by Michigan Army National Guard – Current events program that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Content should include current events or political events. Criteria to be judged on: human interest, subject portrayal and production value. For resources on your entry, call 517-481-7002 or email Richard[email protected].

Daily Newscast – Best locally originated newscast, no more than 30 minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: presentation, production value, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the newscast.

Daily Sportscast – Best locally originated sportscast, no more than 30 minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: presentation, production value, interest of stories presented and overall impact of the sportscast.

Digital Media Experience – Showcase how your program/station is using digital media. Entries should include one or more of the following: use of the internet, social media, mobile devices, apps, podcasts or other forms of digital media. Entries must include an audio and/or visual presentation and a short explanation (300 words or less) in a PDF. Entries may include screenshots, images, links, etc. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness.

Hard News – Coverage of a significant event affecting the community, no more than five (5) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: significance, presentation of facts, thoroughness and delivery.

News Feature – A single report which may have aired in a newscast as relief or contrast to serious reporting or a long form program that is no more than ten (10) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: human interest, subject portrayal, creative writing, entertainment value and production value.

Documentary – A program focused on a single topic up to one hour in length. Judges may only watch portions of entry. Criteria to be judged on: significance, resourcefulness, comprehensiveness, thoroughness of research and production value.

Public Service Announcement – An announcement of general public interest, not more than 60 seconds in length. Must be written, produced and aired on your station. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.

Sports Announcing Team – Broadcast of a sports announcing team at a sporting event that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Criteria to be judged on: presentation and production value.

Talk Show/Scripted Show – A program that is no more than 30 minutes in length that can be a topic of choice. Criteria to be judged on: resourcefulness, creativity, comprehensiveness, thoroughness of research and production value.

High School Only: Sports Public Service Announcement – A PSA that is 30 seconds in completed length promoting sportsmanship and officials recruitment. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.

High School Only: Updated! Public Service Announcement – Sponsored by Ok2Say – An announcement encouraging students to submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY regarding potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. The video should not be more than 60 seconds in length. Must be written, produced and aired on your station. Visit Ok2Say.com for topic suggestions. Criteria to be judged on: creativity, effectiveness and production value.