Get ready for 3rd Quarter

The contest will open for entries October 1st through 10th. Late entries will not be accepted.

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Good Luck in 2nd Quarter!

The contest is now closed, it will reopen for 3rd quarter entries on October 1st. Good luck to all the entrants!

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Now accepting entries

The contest is now open and will be accepting entries until July 10th. Please read the rules and then Enter the Contest.

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Contest Entry Numbers

It is a goal of ours to try to get out as much contest information as possible out to our entrants.  In the spirit of that, we are publishing the contest entry numbers so that you can get a better idea of how many people enter the contest, and how competitive each category is.

Contest EntriesOne thing is for certain – the contest is growing.  2012 saw 500 more entries then 2010.  2013 Q1 is the highest-entered quarter in years.  Regionally, the Central Region is the lowest entered.  Historically that hasn’t always been the case – in 2010 the East Region had only 369 entries.  It is now the most-entered with 654 entries in 2012.

I was encouraged to learn that the 1st Quarter of 2013 had 544 entries.  In comparison, 1st Quarter of 2012 had 385.  2013 Q1 Total EntriesOverall, General News is the most competitive category at 36%.  Spot News is the lowest entered at less then 9%.  Some regions barely have enough spot news entries to place a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  So if these numbers tell you anything, they should tell you this – ENTER SPOT NEWS.  The Solo Video Contest is much better balanced.  The four categories range from 19-30% each.  Here again, General News is the most entered.  In-Depth is the lowest.

 

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2013 Results

Look for the latest 2013 contest results in the menus to the left.  2012 results are available in the Archives menu above.

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Good luck in Q1!

The contest is no longer accepting entries.  It will re-open for 2nd quarter entries on July 1st.

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Server back Online

Our video server was down overnight last night. If you had trouble entering the contest, please try re-entering it today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Now accepting entries!

The 2013 contest is now open and will be accepting 1st Quarter entries until April 10th.  Late entries will not be accepted.  1st Quarter entries must have been shot between January 1st and March 31st.  Read the rules, then Enter the Contest.  Good luck everyone!

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2013 TVQCC Rule Change

The rules will be identical to last year with one exception.  ”48 Hour News Feature” is now simply called “News Feature” and the time limits have changed.

News Feature (maximum length: 5 minutes)-A general news feature, light feature, or human-interest story. The story must have been shot in less then 24 consecutive hours and edited within another 24 consecutive hours.

The change allows for a break between the shooting and editing.  The intent is to allow photojournalists to spend one day shooting, and another day editing.  This will allow for features that involve long travel times or shoots that span a weekend.  Many photojournalists won’t spend a whole 24 straight hours shooting a story or edit through the night, but some will, and we want to be able to reward that effort.

The rule change is for the TV Quarterly Clip Contest only – the Solo Video Contest feature rules stay the same.

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Correction: KING-TV wins West Top

After re-checking the points totals for West Top, it was discovered that a second place finish for KING-TV was overlooked.  This means that KING-TV is the rightful winner of West Top Station of the Year.  We deeply regret and sincerely apologize to KUSA for this error.

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2012 Contest Winners

This year the contest chairs announced the winners over a live webcast.   Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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Solo Video Journalist of the Year

Greg BledsoeCongratulations to Greg Bledsoe of KNSD in San Diego, California.  Some of the judges favorite stories of Greg’s include:

2012 Solo Video Contest Standings

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