Contest deadline extended to the 13th

I will out on assignment and without internet connection until the 13th, so we are extending the entry deadline until then. Make sure to have your entries in before midnight on April  13th.

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Now accepting entries

The contest is open for Q1 entries. Please read the rules and Enter the Contest. The deadline is April 10th!

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2014 Top Pools

West Top
KUSA, Denver
KING, Seattle
KOMO, Seattle
KGW, Portland
KDVR, Denver

Central Top
WTVF, Nashville
WITI, Milwaukee
WJW, Cleveland
KARE, Minneapolis
KSTP, Minneapolis
WTHR, Indianapolis
WKYT, Lexington
WSYX, Columbus

East Top
WBFF, Baltimore
WXIA, Atlanta
WAVY, Portsmouth
News 12, Norwalk
WLOS, Ashville
WNBC, New York
WTVR, Richmond
WHTM, Harrisburg

 

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2013 Solo Video Journalist of the Year – Matthew Pearl

pearlCongratulations to Matthew Pearl of WXIA in Atlanta. Some of the judges favorite stories of Matthew’s include:

Still seeing the hand of God
The world series of beep
Makes you humble

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2013 Top Pool Photographer of the Year Awards

East Top Photographer of the Year: David Larson

larsonCongratulations to David Larson of WBFF in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the judges favorite stories of David’s include:

I was running for my life
Just one word

 

 

Central Top Photographer of the Year: Tim Viste

visteCongratulations to Tim Viste of WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some of the judges favorite stories of Tim’s include:

Faith on the fault line
Million Mile Man

 

 

West Top Photographer of the Year: Michael Driver

driverCongratulations to Michael Driver of KUSA in Denver, Colorado. Some of the judges favorite stories of Michael’s include:

I miss you Beryl
It flooded again

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2013 General Pool Photographer of the Year Awards

2013 General Pool Photographer of the Year Awards

East General Photographer of the Year: Chris Weaver

weaverCongratulations to Chris Weaver of WGHP in High Point, North Carolina. Some of the judges favorite stories of Chris’s include:

Music Lady
Supporting my son

 

 

Central General Photographer of the Year: John Wilson

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Congratulations to John Wilson of WKYT, Lexington, Kentucky. Some of the judges favorite stories of John’s include:

Mr. Sparkle
Grannie’s Cupcakes

 

 

West General Photographer of the Year: Anne Herbst

1234765_10151870404292902_86242164_nCongratulations to Anne Hebst of KDVR in Denver, Colorado. Some of the judges favorite stories of Anne’s include:

The Heartbeat of a City
Roads into Rivers

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2013 Station of the Year – Top Pool

East Top Station of the Year: WBFF, Baltimore

WBFFCongratulations to the staff at WBFF-TV in Baltimore, Maryland!

East Region Standings

 

Central Top Station of the Year: WTVF, Nashville

WTVFCongratulations to the staff at WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee!

Central Region Standings

 

West Top Station of the Year: KUSA, Denver

KUSACongratulations to the staff at KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado!

West Region Standings

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2013 Station of the Year – General Pool

East General Station of the Year: WTVR-TV

WTVRCongratulations to the staff at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia!

East Region Standings

Central General Station of the Year: WKYT-TV

WKYT

Congratulations to the staff at WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky!

Central Region Standings

West General Station of the Year: KDVR-TV

KDVRCongratulations to the staff at KDVR in Denver, Colorado!

West Region Standings

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2013 Awards Ceremony

Monday, March 24th at 6PM Pacific Time  -  Contest chairs will announce the 2013 TV Quarterly Clip Contest awards LIVE via Google Hangouts embedded in the video above. Announcements will included: Photographer of the Year, Station of the Year, and Solo Video Journalist of the Year. We will also name the Top Pools for the 2014 contest. All fourth quarter results will be available online immediately after the broadcast.

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Now accepting entries for Q4

Read the rules, prepare your entry, and enter the contest today! The deadline to enter is January 10th. Late entries will not be accepted.

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Now Accepting Entries

The contest is now accepting third quarter entries.  Please read the rules and then Enter the Contest. While you choose your entries, consider this – General News is the most commonly entered category. Spot News is the least entered.  Click here for the full statistics.

Also keep in mind the Top three most common entry mistakes:

1. Mislabeling the video clips. Make sure your video files are named according to the rules, ie, GENERAL NEWS_FLOOD RECOVERY.mp4

2. Video files are too large. Our server space is limited. Stories must be kept under 100MB. Longer, In Depth stories can be up to 250MB.

3.  The Story Name does not match the video clip. It is important to use the same name for the video file as you do on the form. This will prevent your video from getting lost.

Being in the news business, we like to push things right up to the last minute. Unfortunately, when breaking news hits, you might not be able to get your entry in on time, so enter early and good luck!

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Rule Clarification – “NAT packages” in Solo Video Contest

The Solo Video Contest has received a higher number of “NAT package” entries this year. Until now, the rules have remained unclear on the eligibility of a reporter-less story for this contest. After some discussion, we have decided that these stories do not fit within the spirit of the Solo Video Contest and the rules need to be clearer.

The purpose of the Solo Video Contest is to recognize the work of those working outside the traditional role of photojournalist or reporter. It also serves to encourage a higher standard and growth for those who face the unique challenges of working alone.

Without any written words to judge, NAT packages “do not require the journalist to work outside the traditional responsibilities of a photojournalist”.  In order for  entrants to be judged on a level ground, all stories must meet the same criteria.  Moving forward NAT packs  will only be  accepted in the TV  Quarterly Clip Contest. The modified rules for Solo Video Contest Entries now reads as follows:

An entry must have been published (online or on TV) for the first time during the contest quarter. The entrant must have shot at least 90% of the entry. The entrant must also have written, tracked, and edited the entry.  ”NAT packages” (stories without reporter track) are not allowed. Re-editing is not allowed. There is no penalty to the entrant if file or historical video is used, although historical or file video cannot exceed more than 25% of the total story run time.

***You may only enter one contest each quarter*** If you choose to enter the TV Quarterly Clip Contest you may NOT enter the Solo Video Contest in the same quarter and vice-versa.

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John Thain, TV Quarterly Clip Contest Chair
Andy Miller, Solo Video Contest Chair

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