COMPETITION

Guidelines, rules, and regulations

OBEA holds an annual competition for outstanding work in television, radio and scriptwriting by Oklahoma higher education students. Each entry judged & critiqued by local media professionals. 

     

Awards will be presented during the OAB/OBEA Student Day in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hotel on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 

All entries are limited to work completed between 1/1/19 & 12/31/19 

Entry Deadlines:  January 25, 2019     Judging Deadline: February 23rd – March 3rd, 2019     (2020 DATES TBA) 

Eligibility

  • Work must be completed by undergraduate students enrolled at OBEA member schools during the 2019-20 school year.

  • Faculty & Professionals cannot be involved in producing the entry being judged other than in an advisory capacity.

  • It is the responsibility of the faculty member to pick the CORRECT CATEGORY for each student entry. All entry forms must be downloaded into Open Water / OBEA drop box by a faculty member of an OBEA member school. 

  • Work must demonstrate FCC rules and guidelines.

  • Work does not need to have “aired”.

  • For works including feed material, the entry must be at least 75% original content.

What is ineligible?

 

  • Work done outside university supervision is ineligible.

  • Work produced as part of an internship is ineligible.

  • If your link does not direct the judges to the correct entry, it will be disqualified.

  • An entry that has been entered in more than one category.

 

Rules and Conditions

      

  • Exception:  Only one Newscast and one Directing entry per school (judges will view entire show)

  • Newscasts should not be entered in the “TV Directing” category.

  • All entries except Sports Play-by-Play (TV & Radio) are not telescoped. Entries will include entire program length with judges requested to watch no less than 10 minutes total. 

  • All entries, audio or video, must be published by using the on-line submission method. Details will be provided to members of the web location prior to the opening submission date.

  • All entries must include in the link’s description paragraph the following information: Entry Name, Category Name & Code, Length, Entrant’s Name(s), SchoolAny category receiving less than 3 entries will be exempt from the competition.

  • Newscast entrants should name the PRODUCER & DIRECTOR & not the anchors.

  • If a category begins with 3 entries & one is disqualified, the judges will award only a 1st & 2nd place winner.                                                                                                                                                                

  • All final decisions will be determined by the judges.

  • Entrants are limited to TWO STUDENTS or ONE CLASS/GROUP name. Names cannot be switched to create new entry. 

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  • Maximum number of entries per category: 3 PER SCHOOL & 1 PER ENTRANT.

CATEGORIES

Television Category

Commercial

An informative & persuasive message produced for a defined audience to promote buying action. Real spots only. No parodies. Length: 30 or 60 seconds

Documentary/Series

Includes extensive reporting about a topic in documentary form or in a series of reports (2-5). No Maximum entry length. Judges will be encouraged to watch at least the first 10 consecutive minutes.

Narrative

Fictional presentation segment or program, such as soap operas, drama, comedy, etc. Student production must be original; script does not..Maximum length: No maximum length, minimum length 5:01

Feature News Story

A creative news report considered “soft” minutes news that viewers find interesting. Time Limit: 5 minutes

Hard News Story

A news report about issues that have an impact on viewers. Time limit: 5 minutes 

Entertainment Talk Program

A feature-based, non-fiction, informational non-news program (although news might be included), talk shows, and/or programs addressing community/campus issues. NO NEWSCASTS. No time limit is required 

Informational Video

Includes corporate/instructional/

industrial audio/visual presentations for training, teaching or other corporate usage. No Maximum entry length. Judges will be encouraged to watch at least the first 10 consecutive minutes. 

Sports Magazine/Talk Program

A featured-based, non-fiction sports information program which may include coaches’ shows or pre/post-game shows. No time limit is required. 

  

Music Video

A visual presentation of a musical event/song. Video must be original; entrant must have signed permission of artist.           Time Limit: 5 minutes 

Promotional Spot

 

Short announcement to inform and attract audiences for a station’s own programming, to create community awareness of the station or of particular programs, or to create or reinforce the station’s image in the community. Length: 10 or 60 seconds

Public Service Announcement

Announcement for charitable or other worthwhile endeavor presented for a not-for-profit organization or motive. Length: 30 or 60 seconds

Sports Play-by-play

Topical sports package or series. Not a sports segment lifted from a newscast. Time limit: 5 minutes

Sports Story

A news report about issues that have an impact on viewers. Time limit: 5 minutes 

News Cast

Newscast produced by students in real-time (to tape) original (first time) production. Post-production is NOT ALLOWED. The newscast is not to be redone with multiple takes or tapings. Entire newscast will be judged on content & production value, not set design. No time limit is required

Directing

This produciton must be a live-to-tape multi-camera program with exclusions includint commercials, bumpers, opens, closes, etc. Limit one entry per school. No time limit is required 

Personality Talent Reel

Includes compilation of multiple on-air performances in a variety of situations & circumstances demonstrating announcing & production personality, creativity & polish. Need not necessarily be news-related. Maximum Length: 5 minutes

Radio Category

Commercial

An informative & persuasive message produced for a defined audience to promote buying action. Real spots only. No parodies. Length: 30 or 60 seconds

Long-Form Journalism

Includes extensive reporting about a topic in documentary form or in a series of reports (2-5). No Maximum entry length. Judges will be encouraged to watch at least the first 10 consecutive minutes.

Narrative

Fictional presentation segment or program, such as soap operas, drama, comedy, etc. Student production must be original; script does not..Maximum length: No maximum length, minimum length 5:01

Feature News Story

A creative news report considered “soft” minutes news that viewers find interesting. Time Limit: 5 minutes

Hard News Story

A news report about issues that have an impact on viewers. Time limit: 5 minutes 

Entertainment Talk Program

A feature-based, non-fiction, informational non-news program (although news might be included), talk shows, and/or programs addressing community/campus issues. NO NEWSCASTS. No time limit is required 

Sports Magazine/Talk Program

A featured-based, non-fiction sports information program which may include coaches’ shows or pre/post-game shows. No time limit is required. 

  

Personality Talent Reel

Includes compilation of multiple on-air performances in a variety of situations & circumstances demonstrating announcing & production personality, creativity & polish. Need not necessarily be news-related. Maximum Length: 5 minutes

Promotional Spot

 

Short announcement to inform and attract audiences for a station’s own programming, to create community awareness of the station or of particular programs, or to create or reinforce the station’s image in the community. Length: 10 or 60 seconds

Public Service Announcement

Announcement for charitable or other worthwhile endeavor presented for a not-for-profit organization or motive. Length: 30 or 60 seconds

Sports Play-by-play

Includes sports announcing play-by-play and color as a live-event presentation of a sports competition. Entry length: Telescoped 10 minute sample

Sports Story

 

Topical sports package or series. Not a sports segment lifted from a newscast. Time limit: 5 minutes

Newscast

Newscast produced by students in real-time (to tape) original (first time) production. Post-production is NOT ALLOWED. The newscast is not to be redone with multiple takes or tapings. Entire newscast will be judged on content & production value, not set design. No time limit is required

Script-writing Category

 

 

Scripts using a professional screen play, situational comedy or teleplay format (typed). For fictional radio or TV entertainment. Provide THREE copies for judging. Maximum length:30 pages

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