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Year End Web/Video/Multi-Media Contest Rules and Categories

THE ANNUAL PPAGLA TV VIDEO AWARDS CONTEST IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF GOOD STANDING WITH PPAGLA. THOUGH MEMBERS PAY NO ENTRY FEE FOR THE CONTEST, DUES MUST BE CURRENT AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION.
THE ONLY EXCEPTION FOR “NON-MEMBER” ENTRY IS FOR CATEGORY #11 “ MULTI-CAMERA” WITH A $35 ENTRY FEE.
ALL ENTRIES FOR TV AWARD CONSIDERATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE VIDEOGRAPHER, WHO MUST ACCOUNT FOR AT LEAST 75% OF THE VIDEO CONTENT SHOT FOR THE ENTRY. THE SAME CONTENT CRITERIA APPLIES FOR
THE “MULTI-CAMERA” AWARD CATEGORY AS WELL. ALL TV ENTRIES MUST HAVE AIRED ON EITHER A LOCAL TELEVISION STATION AFFILIATE, NATIONAL OR CABLE TELEVISION NETWORK BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2015. ENTRIES FOR OUR FIRST EVER, OPEN CATEGORY: “ WEBSITE VISUAL CONTENT” MUST BE POSTED BETWEEN SAME TIME PERIOD. THIS NEWLY CREATED FOR THE “WEB“ CATEGORY IS OPEN TO ALL PPAGLA MEMBERS POSTING ON/FOR THE WEB. 

2015 ENTRY DEADLINE: THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2016

AWARDS ARE GIVEN FOR 1ST PLACE / 2ND PLACE / 3RD PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY. WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE OR TROPHY IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENT.
WHERE PPAGLA HAS A SPONSORED CATEGORY, 1ST PLACE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CASH PRIZE. 

ALL TV VIDEO AWARDS JUDGING CONDUCTED BY A PEER PANEL OF BOTH TV NEWS VIDEOGRAPHERS AND EDITORS. AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL PPAGLA AWARDS LUNCHEON IN MARCH 2016.              

CATEGORIES FOR TELEVISION PHOTOJOURNALISM

1.) Breaking News

An unscheduled news event for which there was either no advanced notice or opportunity for planning. This spot news event must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.  Sponsored by the Bill Knight Endowment Fund.

2.) General News

A scheduled news event for which there was advanced notice and planning. No Music is to be contained in the entry unless it is a part of the event and/or presentation recorded in real time...considered to be part of the “natural sound” of the story. Entries in this category must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.

3.) Fire Coverage

Stories with the primary focus on, but not limited to: firefighters / fire heroes / fire safety / fire prevention (as examples) which can be associated with, but not focused on, breaking fire coverage. The story may focus on one or more of above elements or...another element of your choice. Entries in this category must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.  Sponsored by the United Firefighters of LA.

4.) Feature Coverage: News - Day of Air

A planned news story beyond general news focusing on a particular person and/or subject where the videographer has demonstrated a high skill level in visual storytelling. The production values show considerable effort, creativity as well as imagination. All aspects of composition, framing, lighting, sound and working environment/conditions are considered. Extensive post-production including visual effects and music are permitted. Entries in this category must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.

5.) Feature Coverage: News - Evergreen

A planned news story beyond general news focusing on a particular person and/or subject where the videographer has demonstrated a high skill level in visual storytelling. The production values show considerable effort, creativity as well as imagination. All aspects of composition, framing, lighting, sound and working environment/conditions are considered. Extensive post-production including visual effects and music are permitted. Entries in this category allow for more than one day of production and post...therefore cannot not be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.

6.) Sports: Feature Coverage - Day of Air

Strictly sports...where focus is on a sports related subject on any generally accepted sport including: baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, tennis, golf, cycling, gymnastics, boxing, MMF wrestling... as well as all high school, college and professional competitive sports...and all official Olympic Games related competition. This may be a specific feature or profile of sporting event or sports figure. Entries in this category must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.

7.) Sports: Feature Coverage - Evergreen

Strictly sports...where focus is on a sports related subject on any generally accepted sport including: baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, tennis, golf, cycling, gymnastics, boxing, MMF wrestling... as well as all high school, college and professional competitive sports...and all official Olympic Games related competition. This may be a specific feature or profile of sporting event or sports figure. Entries in this category allow for more than one day of production and post...therefore cannot not be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.

8.) Sports: Action Coverage - Day of Air

Strictly sports...where focus is on a sports related subject on any generally accepted sport including: baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, tennis, golf, cycling, gymnastics, boxing, MMF wrestling... as well as all high school, college and professional competitive sports...and all official Olympic Games related competition. This is for specific coverage of the sporting event action / competition. Entries in this category must be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record.
Sports note / reminder
All aspects of composition, framing, lighting, sound and working environment/conditions are considered as well as effort, creativity and imagination.

9.) Animal / Animals

Primary story focus on animal or animals...the central character(s) of the story. The intent is to further public awareness and support greater understanding and public safety. Entries in this category may be DAY OF AIR or later date for the broadcast of record. Sponsored by the Don Brinn Fund.

10.) Live Camera Coverage

This entry is for live camera video shot by the photographer for any scheduled or unscheduled live event within a daily scheduled news broadcast or an unscheduled “Special Report” in the case of extended live coverage of an on-going event. The live coverage may include raw footage, uncut video “inserts”, including video from a smartphone or other digital device, or other sourced video. It MAY NOT include any edited reporter package. The live camera coverage has no restriction as to type of digital device (including drones), size or number of devices employed. Entries in this category will be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record. 

11.) Multi-Camera

Two or more videographers contribute to the story and collectively account for the 75% content rule within the presentation. The subject matter may be general news, feature or sports. The videographers listed on the entry may submit separately, via email or letter, a brief production note in support of their entry. An exception is made only in this category where non-members may enter with a $35 entry fee.
Entries in this category may or may not be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record. 

12.) In-Depth / Series

Much like the feature category, this entry will show considerable time and effort put forth by the videographer...and, judging considerations will follow same criteria as noted in the FEATURE COVERAGE / NEWS category. This entry may reflect one or two segments of a series aired on more than one date... including airing on successive days. Two segments are the maximum number you may enter. If the series aired multiple (more than two) segments, then you may submit any combination within these guidelines. Use of pre-production (“pre-pro”) elements, file video or other sourced video material may be included. But, the 75% content rule still applies. The videographer may submit separately,via email or letter, a brief production note in support of the entry. Entries in this category may or may not be DAY OF AIR for the broadcast of record. 

JUDGING FOR 1ST PLACE / 2ND PLACE / 3RD PLACE for placing in any of the TV categories 1 -12

1st Place - 60 points
2nd Place - 30 points
3rd Place - 15 points  

13.) TV Videographer of the Year

Judging in each category will subscribe POINTS for each 1st / 2nd / 3rd place selection by the judging panel. Videographers placing in categories 1 - 12 are considered for the top prize: “TV VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” The judging panel will total points received in all categories with the combined top score earning the highest individual honor, the “TV VOY” award.

14.) Television Station of the Year

TV STATIONS represented by videographers placing 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in categories 1 - 12, are considered for the top station award: “TELEVISION STATION OF THE YEAR” The judging panel will total points awarded to videographers placing in the TELEVISION PHOTOJOURNALISM categories.The top combined totals from the winning videographer entries will earn the represented station the highest station honor, the title of “TVSOY”.

NOTE: TV videographers may submit up to TWO ENTRIES per category in categories 1 - 12. 

WEBSITE VISUAL CONTENT CONTEST (NEW) 

15.) Website Visual Content

NEW CATEGORY This is our first “open” category for everyone... still photographers, videographers, or any member who provides visual content to the web, including computer composed and generated material. 

This “Visual Content”contest is for both VIDEO and MULTIMEDIA, disseminated by a digital platform, and posted to a website. It is not intended nor designated for over-the-air broadcast. 

These are edited stories posted to an internet site. 

As in the TV Contest, it’s all about “story telling”... how effectively you can tell a story...no matter how simple or complex. Members must also follow the 75% content rule for all entries...ie. this is your work...whether it contains still photo, video and/or multimedia components, 75% of the source material for your entry is shot and/or produced by you. 

JUDGING FOR WEB 1ST PLACE / 2ND PLACE / 3RD PLACE

The judging panel will total points received by members in all web categories with the combined top scores earning 1st / 2nd / 3rd place awards.                 

WEBSITE VISUAL CONTENT

The Visual Content is for both WEB VIDEO and MULTI- MEDIA and all entries may be submitted under any one of the six categories... 15A - 15F you may submit TWO entries in each of the six categories. 

WEB MULTI-MEDIA entries may include the use of  multiple visual sources...such as but not limited to:  slideshows / digital screens / digital streams / computer generated video and audio effects / animation...and, more. 

There is NO time restriction or deadline for posting...  but note that all entries must conform to contest rules and post between January 1 thru December 31, 2015          

Web Contest Categories

15a.) Spot News

An unscheduled news event for which there was either no advanced notice or opportunity for planning. 

15b.) News Feature

A planned news story, beyond general news, focusing on a particular subject where the videographer has demonstrated a high skill level in visual storytelling. The production values show considerable effort, creativity as well as imagination. All aspects of composition, framing, lighting, sound and working environment/conditions are considered. Extensive post-production including visual/audio effects and music are permitted. 

15c.) General News (non feature)

A scheduled news event for which there was advanced notice and planning. No Music is to be contained in the entry unless it is a part of the event and/or presentation recorded in real time...considered to be part of the environment...“natural sound” of the story. 

15D.) News / In-Depth / Profile

Much like the news feature category, this entry will show considerable time and effort put forth by the videographer. Judging considerations will follow the criteria where the videographer has demonstrated a high skill level in visual storytelling. The production values show considerable effort, creativity as well as imagination. All aspects of composition, framing, lighting, sound and working environment conditions are considered. Extensive post-production including visual/audio effects and music are permitted. 

This entry may reflect either one or two segments of a series posted on more than one date. If the series posted multiple (more than two) segments, then you may submit any combination of two segments within these guidelines. 

Use of file video or other sourced video material, pre-produced audio and video-production elements and multi-media material may also be included. 

The 75% content rule still applies. 

The videographer may submit separately, via email or letter, a brief production note in support of the entry. 

15E.) Sports: Feature

The focus is on a sports related subject... any generally accepted sport including: baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, tennis, golf, cycling, gymnastics, MMF wrestling, boxing as well as all high school, college and professional competitive sports...and all official Olympic and Special Olympics Games related competition.
This may be a specific feature or profile of sporting event or sports figure. 

15f.) Action Sports

Strictly sports...where focus is on sports competiton... the specific coverage of competing.
the subject... any generally accepted sport including: baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, cycling, track & field, tennis, golf, gymnastics, boxing , MMF wrestling... as well as all high school, college and professional competitive sports...and all official Olympic and Special Olympics Games related competition.