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NEWS PROGRAMMING

One award, more than one award, or no award (except where noted) may be given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the news program, segment or coverage.  Anchors, reporters, photographers, editors, assignment editors, hosts, directors and qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness.  Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry. For any entry designated as a series, a minimum of two reports must be included. 

 

01A - Morning Newscast: Larger Markets (1-49)

01B - Morning Newscast: Medium Markets (50-99)

01C - Morning Newscast: Smaller Markets (100+)

For excellence in a regularly scheduled morning newscast.   Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. (12am-10:59am) Time Limit: 60 minutes 

 

02A - Daytime Newscast: Larger Markets (1-49)

02B - Daytime Newscast: Medium Markets (50-99)

02C - Daytime Newscast: Smaller Markets (100+)

For excellence in a regularly scheduled daytime newscast.   Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. (11am-4:59pm)   Time Limit: 60 minutes 

 

03A - Evening Newscast: Larger Markets (1-49)

03B - Evening Newscast: Medium Markets (50-99)

03C - Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (100+)

For excellence in a regularly scheduled evening newscast.   Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. (5pm-11pm)  Time Limit: 60 minutes.

 

04A - Newscast – Weekend: Larger Markets (1-49)   

04B - Newscast – Weekend: Medium Markets (50-99)  

04C - Newscast – Weekend: Smaller Markets (100+)     

For excellence in a regularly scheduled weekend newscast.   Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.  Time Limit: 60 minutes.

 

NEWS GATHERING

05 - General Assignment Report

For excellence in coverage of a single or multi-part news story or topic. Entry may include live and/or taped elements and online content. Stories and topics covered must be of a Hard News character and be an assigned report that would not be considered a Feature or Special Report (to be entered elsewhere).  Time Limit: 10 minutes.

Comment: This is the basic news reporting done day-in and day-out by a News Department. This is for the coverage of planned events and done as planned assignments. Entries should be carefully reviewed to ensure that these were assigned reports not pitched or created reports that would fall under Feature or Special Reports.

 

06 - Breaking News

For excellence in coverage of a single unanticipated news event. Entry may include multiple live or taped elements and online content. Time limit: 15 minutes.

COMMENT: This is the “I am here at the bank robbery and the bullets are flying over my head” story. Preparation limit is unnecessary since it must be simultaneous.

Regional Winners Note: Regional recipients in this category are eligible, at their discretion, to compete for a crystal pillar in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News.

 

07 - Spot News

For excellence in coverage of a single, unanticipated news event that is shot, edited, produced and aired within 24 hours. Entry may include multiple live and/or taped elements and online content. Elements of a related Breaking News entry may be included in a Spot News entry but not in their entirety. Time Limit: 15 continuous minutes of news story.

Comment: This is the “I am here at the bank where this morning the bullets were flying over my head and in the 2 hours that followed the police chased the robber to the state line” story. The goal is to extend what was done in the simultaneous report to allow the entry of the longer form report.

Regional Winners Note: Regional recipients in this category are eligible, at their discretion, to compete for a crystal pillar in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News.

 

08 - Continuing Coverage 

For excellence in coverage of a single news story over an extended number of reports. Entries will be judged in part on story advancement and should be entered as a composite.

Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

09 - Team Coverage      

For excellence by a team involved in covering multiple news stories on a single subject, shot, edited, produced and aired within 24 hours. Entry may include multiple live and/or taped elements and online content. Entry length shall not exceed 60 minutes. 

 

10A - Investigative Report: Single Story

For excellence in reporting of a community problem requiring research and investigative journalism. Entry will be judged on the quality and extent of research, the presentation, and the impact of the reporting. Written documentation is required (limit of 100 words). 

Time limit: 30 minutes.

Regional Winners Note: Regional recipients are eligible to compete, at their discretion, for a crystal pillar in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story – Investigative Reporting.

 

10B - Investigative Report: Series

For excellence in reporting of a community problem requiring research and investigative journalism. Entry will be judged on the quality and extent of research, the presentation, and the impact of the reporting. Written documentation is required (limit of 100 words). 

Time limit: 30 minutes.

Regional Winners Note: Regional recipients are eligible to compete, at their discretion, for a plaque in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story – Investigative Reporting.

 

11A - Feature News Report: Light Feature

For excellence in reporting of a single or multi-part feature news story or topic. 

Single Story time limit: 10 minutes.

 

11B - Feature News Report: Light Series

For excellence in reporting of a single or multi-part feature news story. 

Series time limit: 15 minutes.

 

11C - Feature News Report: Serious Feature

For excellence in reporting of a single or multi-part feature news story or topic. 

Single Story time limit: 10 minutes.

 

11D - Feature News Report: Serious Series

For excellence in reporting of a single or multi-part feature news story.

Series time limit: 15 minutes.

 

12 - News Special 

For excellence in coverage of a one-time-only, significant, newsworthy event, occasion or topic. Subject should be an in-depth treatment of current topic. Time limit: 60 minutes.

 

NEWS & PROGRAM SPECIALTY

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the program, segment or coverage. Anchors, reporters, directors, photographers, editors, assignment editors, hosts, writers, and qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. A maximum of 3 segments/lifts is permitted to bring longer programs to the required time limit. For non-news program entries, the entry may only contain content from one episode of the series, not multiple installments.  Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry. Within each category in this section, the A subcategory is intended for specialty news stories. The B and C subcategories are for segments or episodes from a specialty program or special (non-news).

 

13A - Arts: News 

For excellence in coverage of the arts – fine arts, literature, philosophy, and the performing arts. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

13B - Arts: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that focuses on the arts – fine arts, literature, philosophy, and the performing arts. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

13C - Arts: Program/Special 

For excellence in a program or special that focuses on the arts – fine arts, literature, philosophy, and the performing arts. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

14A - Entertainment: News

For excellence in coverage of general entertainment subjects – variety or performance issues or topics. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

14B - Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that focuses on general entertainment, variety or performing arts. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

14C - Entertainment: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that focuses on general entertainment, variety or performing arts. Time limit 30 minutes.

 

15A - Business/Consumer: News

For excellence in coverage of business, finance, consumer affairs or economic topics. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

15B - Business/Consumer: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program, series or special that covers business, finance, consumer affairs or economic topics. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

15C - Business/Consumer: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers business, finance, consumer affairs or economic topics. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

16 - Children/Youth

For excellence in coverage of issues of specific interest and value to a target audience 12 years of age and under. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

17 - Teen

For excellence in coverage of issues designed to be of specific interest and value to target audience 13 to 19 years of age. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

18A - Education/Schools: News

For excellence in coverage of schools, teaching, or education. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

18B - Education/Schools: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers schools, teaching, or education. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

18C - Education/Schools: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers schools, teaching or education. 

Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

19A - Crime: News

For excellence in coverage of crimes or other violations of the law. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

19B - Crime: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers crimes or other violations of the law. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

19C - Crime: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers crimes or other violations of the law. 

Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

20A - Environment: News

For excellence in coverage of environmental impact issues, topics or subject matter.

Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

20B - Environment: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers environmental impact issues, topics or subject matter. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

20C - Environment: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers environmental impact issues, topics or subject matter. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

21A - Health/Science: News

For excellence in coverage of health, science, medical topics or subject matter. 

Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

21B - Health/Science: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers health, science, medical topics or subject matter. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

21C - Health/Science: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers health, science, medical topics or subject matter. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

22A - Historical/Cultural: News

For excellence in coverage of subjects that emphasize historical, cultural and/or ethnic issues or topics. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

22B - Historical/Cultural: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that focuses on historical, cultural and/or ethnic topics or subject matter. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

22C - Historical/Cultural: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that focuses on historical, cultural and/or ethnic issues or topics.  Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

23A - Human Interest: News

For excellence in coverage of stories that appeal to the human spirit. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

23B - Human Interest: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that focuses on subject matter that appeals to the human spirit. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

23C - Human Interest: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that focuses on subject matter that appeals to the human spirit. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

24A - Military: News

For excellence in coverage of military issues at home and/or abroad. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

24B - Military: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that focuses on military issues at home and/or abroad. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

24C - Military: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that focuses on military issues at home and/or abroad. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

25A - Politics/Government: News

For excellence in coverage of political, civil, government issues or subject matter. 

Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

25B - Politics/Government: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers political, civil, government issues or subject matter. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

25C - Politics/Government: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers political, civil, government issues or subject matter. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

26A - Religion: News

For excellence in coverage of subject matter of a religious and/or spiritual nature. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

26B - Religion: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers subject matter of a religious and/or spiritual nature. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

26C - Religion: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers subject matter of a religious and/or spiritual nature. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

27A - Societal Concerns: News

For excellence in coverage of current issues of societal concern, social ills, community or general public interest. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

27B - Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers current issues of societal concern, social ills, community or general public interest. Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

27C - Societal Concerns: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers current issues of societal concern, social ills, community or general public interest. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

28 - Technology

For excellence in coverage of technology industry stories and related subject matter. Time Limit: 30 minutes.

 

29A - Sports: News Single Story

For excellence in coverage of sports in general, sports related topics or sports news program.  Time limit: 10 minutes.  

 

29B - Sports: Sportscast

For excellence in coverage of sports in general, sports related topics or sports news program.  Time limit: 10 minutes.  

 

29C - Sports: News Series

For excellence in coverage of sports in general, sports related topics or sports news program.  Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

29D - Sports: Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment on a sports topic (non-news). Time limit: 10 minutes.

 

29E - Sports: Daily or Weekly Program

For excellence in a daily or weekly sports program (non-news).  Entry may be live or recorded live.  Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast.  Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event.  Entry may have no post edits except for the removal of commercials.  Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.  Time limit: 30 minutes

 

29F - Sports: Program Series

For excellence in a sports series (non-news).  Entry may be live or recorded live.  Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast.  Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event.  Entry may have no post edits except for the removal of commercials.  Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.  Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

29G - Sports: Documentary

For excellence in a creative, in-depth treatment of a sports topic presented in a factual and informative manner.   Time limit 60 minutes.

 

29H - Sports: Interview/Discussion

For excellence in a program or special consisting of sports interview/discussion content that is at least 75% unscripted. Time limit: 30 minutes

 

29I - Sports: One-Time Special

For excellence in a one-time sports related special program that is not part of a daily or weekly sports program, game or series. Entry may be live or recorded live. Entry should have no post edits except for the removal of commercials.  Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

30A - Sport Event/Game – Live/Unedited: Program

For excellence in production of a single program, live or recorded live sports event or game. No post edits. A composite (from one episode or game) is required and must include examples of: Show Open, Graphics Package, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Standard Coverage (e.g. Routine Innings or Downs) and any additional material at entrant’s discretion. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

30B - Sport Event/Game – Live/Unedited: Series

For excellence in production of a series, live or live-to-tape sports event or game. No post edits. A composite from one episode or game) is required and must include examples of: Show Open, Graphics Package, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Standard Coverage (e.g. Routine Innings or Downs) and any additional material at entrant’s discretion. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

31A - Weather: News

For excellence in coverage of weather in general, weather related topics or subject matter within a news program. Time Limit: 10 minutes. 

 

31B - Weather: Program Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program or special that covers weather related topics or subject matter. Time Limit: 10 minutes. 

 

31C - Weather: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that covers weather related topics or subject matter. Time Limit: 30 minutes.

 

PROGRAMMING

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the program, segment or coverage. Hosts, moderators, reporters, directors, photographers, editors, writers and qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. A maximum of three segments/lifts is permitted to bring longer programs to the required time limit. For program entries, the entry may only contain content from one episode of the series, not multiple installments. Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

 

32 - Documentary

For excellence in the creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of current, cultural and/or historical significance. Time limit: 60 minutes.

 

33 - Informational/Instructional 

For excellence in the presentation of stories from a program, series, or special whose prime purpose is to be instructional; to teach formally or informally about a subject or subjects. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

34 - Interview/Discussion

For excellence in a program, series or special consisting of material that is at least 75% unscripted. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

35A - Lifestyle Program: Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program, series or special that deals with everyday life subjects; such as, food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs.  Time Limit: 10 minutes.

 

35B - Lifestyle Program: Program/Special

For excellence in a program or special that deals with everyday life subjects; such as food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs.  Time Limit: 30 minutes.

 

35C - Lifestyle Program: Series

For excellence in a series that deals with everyday life subjects; such as food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs.  Time Limit: 30 minutes.

 

36 - Magazine Program

For excellence in a program, series or special consisting of various stories of regional interest designed to entertain and inform. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

37 - Nostalgia Program

For excellence in a program, series or special consisting of “retro” or “throwback” topics of a nostalgic or historical nature such as biographies, personal tributes or sociological retrospectives. Time limit: 30 minutes.

 

38A - Public/Current/Community Affairs: Feature/Segment

For excellence in a feature or segment from a program, series or special on general public interest or concern, especially those dealing with current community, social or political issues.  Time Limit: 10 minutes. 

 

38B - Public/Current/Community Affairs: Series

For excellence in a program, series or special on general public interest or concern, especially those dealing with current community, social or political issues.  Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

 

39 - Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)

For excellence in coverage of a one-time-only, anticipated community or entertainment event. Program may include multi-cameras and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event. Live entries should include at least 75% live material, with no post edits. Time limit: 30 minutes. 

 

SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to the producer(s) and others directly responsible for the content and execution of the promotion or commercial.  Entries must be regionally conceived, produced and aired.  Spots that contain more than 50% of network or syndicator-provided material do not qualify.  Music, graphics and pre-edited video constitute such material. Spots may be 5-seconds to 5 minutes in length.  Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.  If a campaign is entered, a maximum of three spots may be included which are edited together for a single video upload.

 

40A - Community/Public Service (PSAs): Single Spot

For excellence in announcements that effectively focus interest in and marshal support for worthy community or area causes.

 

40B - Community/Public Service (PSAs): Campaign

For excellence in announcements that effectively focus interest in and marshal support for worthy community or area causes.

 

41A - Promotion: News Promo – Single Spot

For excellence in announcements that promote a news image, a specific story, stories or series, including sports, weather and/or franchise stories. This includes promos for news specials, breaking weather, sports specials, etc.

 

41B - Promotion: News Promo – Campaign

For excellence in announcements that promote a news image, a specific story, stories or series, including sports, weather and/or franchise stories. This includes promos for news specials, breaking weather, sports specials, etc.

 

41C - Promotion: News Promo – Image

For excellence in announcements that promote a news image, a specific story, stories or series, including sports, weather and/or franchise stories. This includes promos for news specials, breaking weather, sports specials, etc.

 

41D - Promotion: Program Promo – Single Spot

For excellence in announcements that promote non-news station programming. This includes spots that promote a broader station image/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network and/or syndicated programming.

 

41E - Promotion: Program Promo – Campaign

For excellence in announcements that promote non-news station programming. This includes spots that promote a broader station image/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network and/or syndicated programming.

 

41F - Promotion: Program Promo – Sports

For excellence in announcements that promote non-news station programming. This includes spots that promote a broader station image/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network and/or syndicated programming.

 

41G - Promotion: Program Promo – Image

For excellence in announcements that promote non-news station programming. This includes spots that promote a broader station image/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network and/or syndicated programming.

 

42A - Commercial: Single Spot

For excellence in commercial production advertising a product, business or service that is conceived, written, created and produced in and for the regional market. Spots may be between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.

 

42B - Commercial: Campaign

For excellence in commercial production advertising a product, business or service that is conceived, written, created and produced in and for the regional market. Spots may be between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (Multiple Recipients)

One award, more than one award, or no award is given to those person(s) directly responsible for the content and execution of the material presented in the entry. 

 

43 - Journalistic Enterprise 

For excellence in the continuing endeavor of high journalistic enterprise, which may include investigative pieces, breaking news, features, profiles, interviews, documentaries, etc. Composite entry may include a maximum of 5 different stories. The airdate and length of each story must be submitted with the entry. This is not a station award. This award can be given to one person or a team (i.e. reporter, producer, photographer who worked on a story or series of stories together). This is intended to represent your best work of the year. Time Limit: 30 minutes. (Note: This category is exempt from “double-dipping” rules.)

 

44 - Interactivity 

For excellence in a program demonstrating cutting-edge innovation by actively engaging audience participation over multiple media platforms. Time limit: 30 minutes. 

The entry is one program only, not a composite . Video submission must be the program that was enhanced by audience participation, in which it is obvious that audience participation was incorporated during the program . Use the 'description' portion of the entry form to describe the various platforms utilized in this effort (i.e., digital and social media elements) to drive engagement before, during, and after the broadcast

CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT

One award, more than one award, or no award is given for excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes

While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craftpersons, not those that supervise craftpersons.

 

45A - Audio: Live

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

45B - Audio: Post-Production

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

46A - Craft Specialty: Musical Composition/Arrangement

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

46B - Craft Specialty: Makeup

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

46C - Craft Specialty: Research

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

47A - Director: Live or Recorded Live

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

47B - Director: Newscast

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

47C - Director: Non-Live (Post Produced)

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

47D - Director: Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens)

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

47E - Director: Technical Director

This is a single individual manually switching a program. Entry may not be entered in any other Director category. Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

48A - Editor: Program

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

48B - Editor: Short Form

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

48C - Editor: News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

48D - Editor: Sports

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

49A - Graphic Arts: Graphics

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

49B - Graphic Arts: News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

49C - Graphic Arts: Animation 

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

49D - Set Design

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

50A - Lighting: Studio

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

50B - Lighting: Location

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

51 - News Producer

Enter complete segment or composite not to exceed 30 minutes. Unless part of a composite entry, material entered in this category cannot be part of a full-length program (news or non-news) already entered elsewhere.

 

52 - Live Sports Producer

Enter complete segment or composite not to exceed 30 minutes. Unless part of a composite entry, material entered in this category cannot be part of a full-length program (news or non-news) already entered elsewhere.

 

53A - Talent: Anchor – News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53B - Talent:  Anchor – Weather

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53C - Talent:  Anchor – Sports

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53D - Talent: Reporter – Features/Human Interest

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53E - Talent: Reporter – General Assignment

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53F - Talent: Reporter – Investigative

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53G - Talent: Reporter – Live

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53H - Talent:  Reporter - Political

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53I - Talent: Reporter – Specialty Assignment

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

53J - Talent: Reporter – Consumer 

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

53K - Talent: Reporter – Spot News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

53L - Talent: Reporter – Medical

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

53M - Talent:  Reporter – Sports

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53N - Talent: Commentator/Editorialist

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53O - Talent: Program Host/Moderator

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53P - Talent:  Performer/Narrator

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53Q - Talent: Sports Play-by-Play

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53R - Talent:  Sports Analyst

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

53S - Talent:  Reporter - Transportation/Traffic

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.  

 

54A - Photographer: Program

(Non-News) Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

54B - Photographer: Short Form

(Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

54C - Photographer: News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

54D - Photographer: Sports

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

55 - Video Journalist

For excellence by a cross-discipline individual, serving as photojournalist, editor, talent and writer; covering a single or multi-part story or topic. Entry may not be entered in any other craft category.

 

56A - Writer: Program

(Non-News) Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

56B - Writer: Short Form

(Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.) Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

56C - Writer: Commentary/Editorial

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

56D - Writer: News

Entries may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally transmitted. Time limit: 15 minutes.

 

57 - Technical Achievement 

For excellence in technical engineering and might include: oversight in the coverage of a special event, specific technical innovation that enhances viewer experience or a technical success story that is as unique and noteworthy as to warrant special honor and recognition. Entry should include a one-page synopsis detailing specific objectives and challenges that were overcome as a result of the technical achievement. Entry limited to 30 minutes.

 

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