National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest College Awards for Excellence
Website: NATAS NW College Awards
For the recognition of excellence throughout the Northwest
The NATAS Northwest College Awards are intended to honor excellence in broadcast arts & sciences by college students.
Students from universities, colleges and technical/vocational schools in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington are invited to participate in NATAS Northwest chapter's annual recognition of college student television production.
All entries are judged by members of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. One pillar will be awarded in each category. Certificates will be awarded to all individuals named on the entry.
1 ? News
For outstanding achievement in the reporting of 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. News entries may run no longer than (5) five minutes. In-studio set-up or anchor work will not be considered an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the individual report.
2 ? Cultural Affairs
For outstanding achievement in the reporting of content with cultural or artistic significance. Pieces may run no longer than (5) five minutes. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) reports on popular trends, lifestyles, fashion, performing arts, music, fine arts, literature and historical retrospectives.
3 ? Sports
For outstanding achievement in the reporting of sports news and information. Pieces may run no longer than (5) five minutes. In-studio set-up or anchor work will not be considered an asset unless it materially contributes to the editorial content of the presentation.
4 ? Public Affairs
For outstanding achievement in a presentation of content with current social, civic, or other issue-oriented subject matter. Pieces may run no longer than (10) ten minutes.
5 ? Craft Achievement
For outstanding achievement in the technical aspects of an entry. Students who wish to enter a production demonstrating their on-camera performance, graphics presentation, animation, writing, camera work, special effects, editing, music arrangement or composition, scenic and production design, lighting, directing, audio or other production aspects are urged to submit in this category. Entries may run no longer than (10) ten minutes. An individual may enter a compilation of several examples of his or her specific craft achievement. Entry must specify what craft is being submitted for judging (i.e., writing, anchoring, animation, etc.)
6 ? Long Form ? Non-Fiction
For outstanding achievement in the long-form treatment of a single non-fiction subject. Entries can be as short as 5 minutes but must run no longer than 30 minutes. If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to submit two 30-minute unedited segments that best exemplify the total work. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports, lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, and historical retrospectives.
7 ? Long Form ? Fiction
For outstanding achievement in presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fiction subject. Entries can be as brief as 5 minutes but must run no longer than 30 minutes. If the original presentation ran longer than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to submit two 30-minute unedited segments that best exemplify the total work.
8 ? Public Service Announcement
For outstanding achievement in production of a public service announcement promoting a cause, organization or positive message. Spots may be no longer than :60 (sixty seconds).
Any current or former college student who was involved in the production of a video that meets the video criteria is eligible.
What videos can be entered?
Any video produced entirely by college students with only advisory support from faculty can be entered. The video must be submitted as it was originally broadcast. There may not be any post-broadcast changes, except edits for time, as noted on the category descriptions that follow. There is no limit to the number of videos that may be submitted in each category and a video may be entered in more than one category.
The video must be sponsored by the student's college, after school program, community-based program, or public access facility where the work was produced. The program must reside within the NATAS Northwest region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
Who receives the Award?
The NATAS Northwest College Award for Excellence, an engraved pillar, will be presented to the sponsoring college, after-school program, or producing organization. The students named on the entry will receive personalized certificates.
The awards and certificates will be presented at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. Following the Emmy Awards, duplicate awards with individual student names will be available. Call for prices.
What is the judging criteria?
Criteria will be similar to that applied to the judging of the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. Entries will be judged on the basis of concept, content and execution which demonstrate awareness of broadcast journalism standards, including accuracy and fairness. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to production values, selection of supporting visuals, clearly written on-camera and voice-over narration and appropriate use of interview content and sound.
How do I enter my work?
Entries will be accepted only on DVD. The readability of the DVD is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs that cannot be played will not be judged, and entry fees will not be refunded. It is highly recommended that DVDs be compatibility-tested on a different DVD player than the one used to burn the entry. Brand-name disks are recommended.
It cannot be stressed enough that your entry cannot be judged if it cannot be viewed. DVDs that cannot be viewed may be disqualified.
What does it cost to enter?
Each entry requires an accompanying processing fee of $35.00, payable by check, VISA or MasterCard. Checks should be made out to ?NATAS Northwest?. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
See http://www.natasnw.org/College-Awards.html for full entry details and requirements.
If you have any questions please contact the NATAS office:
Phone: 206-575-3444 ? Fax: 206-575-9255 ? Email: email@example.com