2015 Eyes of History: Video Contest rules & entry

 closed  Deadline: 23 Jan 2015 
Judging: 7-8 Feb 15

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Eligibility

  • All entries must have been created and aired from January 1, 2014 through
    December 31, 2014
  • All entries must have been created by Active or Life Members in good standing.
  • Members shall not enter material that was produced prior to the date that their membership application was received by the WHNPA board.
  • At least 80% of each individual entry must be the work of the entrant.
  • Teams of two or more members may enter stories together. Each member must have contributed at least 30% to the entry. This will, by definition, limit team entries to a maximum of three entrants, no matter how many people contributed to the entry. Team entries must be entered only once for the entire team, but each entrant must pay a separate entry fee and list the entry name on their own individual entry form and indicate that it is a team entry. Team members must indicate on their summary sheet how many total people worked on the entry.
  • The entry deadline is Friday, January 23rd at 11:59 p.m.
  • All work entered in this contest must be considered journalism by the Video Contest Committee.
  • The Video Contest Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entry
  • Any piece that is entered in the Multimedia Contest may not also be entered in this contest, and vice versa.

Entry Rules

Please read carefully! ALL ENTRIES ARE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.

  • There is a two (2) entry limit per category per entrant.
  • If you are entering both photography and editing entries please submit all photography entries on the Photography Summary Sheet and all editing entries on the Editing Summary Sheet. NOTE: Entry Form & Summary Sheets must be filled out electronically and emailed to: contest.video@whnpa.org. by the deadline of January 23rd at 11:59 p.m.
  • The story title on entry form MUST match exactly with the entry’s filename on the summary sheet.
  • Three images in JPEG format must be sent with each entry.
  • An entry for photography may be entered in only one photography category, and an entry for editing may only be entered in one editing category. However the same story may be entered in both a photography category and an editing category. The only exceptions to this rule are the lighting and audio categories. You may submit an entry (or part of an entry) in the lighting and audio category, which you have also submitted in one other category.
  • Each entry, even if it’s submitted in more than one category, must be submitted separately and named appropriately for that category (ex: If you’re entering the same entry in P-1 and E-1, the entry must be submitted twice and labeled appropriately for each category).
  • Entrants must not be identified in a piece in any way (by chyron, in narration, or on-screen credit).
  • Please provide a written description in the summary sheet of any elements not shot or created by entrant. At least 80% of the entry must be the work of the entrant.
  • Any piece that is entered in the Multimedia Contest may not also be entered in this contest, and vice versa.
  • There is a flat entry fee of $65.00 for the first five OR fewer entries. Each additional entry is $15 per entry.
  • Payment will be via PayPal on the WHNPA website or mailed checks made payable to WHNPA.
  • Winners will be posted on the WHNPA website when the contest is completed.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE CONTEST JUDGING WEEKEND. Please contact Pege Gilgannon at contest.video@whnpa.org.

Entry Fees

Entry fees & forms must be received by the deadline of January 23rd at 11:59 p.m. The entrant’s membership dues must be paid for the 2015 year prior to submitting your entries.

Special Note

An individual can win only one place in each category. The Committee will review entries for correct placement in the categories and any entry may be re-classified at the discretion of the Contest Committee and/or the Contest Judges. If there are fewer than five entries in a given category, the committee and/or judges may, at their discretion, retain or drop the category and place the entries in other appropriate categories.

Contest Committee

Doug Wilkes: dougwilkes@yahoo.com
Pege Gilgannon: pgilgannon@wjla.com
Marty Doane: mdoane@wjla.com
Joni Mazer Field: tveditbabe@aol.com
Charlie MacDonald: cmacfido@gmail.com
Ed Eaves: eeaves@pvproductions.tv
Whitney Shefte: whitney.shefte@washingtonpost.com
Bethany Swain: BethanyASwain@gmail.com

Photography Categories

  • P-1 SPOT NEWS – Breaking news events, must be shot, edited, and aired within 10 hours. May include live element.
  • P-2 GENERAL NEWS – A news story, four minutes or less: must be shot, edited, and aired or fed the same day.
  • P-3 DAY FEATURE – Feature story must be shot, edited, and aired same day.
  • P-4 NEWS FEATURE – Story shot, edited, and aired within 48 hours.
  • P-5 FEATURE – Feature story shot and edited over an extended length of time (10 minute maximum.)
  • P-6 NEWS SPECIAL REPORTS/SERIES – Special report or multiple part series. Your entry must be limited to 15 minutes. For a special report you may show one 15-minute segment of your entry or two or three segments (separated by a dip to black) for a total of 15 minutes. For a series show at least two segments not to exceed 15 minutes. No other editing is allowed.
  • P-7 MAGAZINE FEATURE – Story of extended length shot for a magazine program.
  • P-8 DOCUMENTARY – Extended long format, non-magazine piece of at least 20 minutes when originally aired. Your entry must be limited to 15 minutes. You may show one 15-minute segment of your documentary or two or three segments (separated by a dip to black) for a total of 15 minutes. No other editing is allowed. If multiple photographers worked on your project please be very clear which work you did, or as it may be easier to identify, which work you did not shoot in your entry.
  • P-9 SPORTS – Coverage, analysis, or preparation of or for a sports event or activity.
  • P-10 POLITICAL/CAMPAIGN – Story about political newsmakers.
  • P-11 WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENTIAL – Footage, story or composite of White House/Presidential topic(s). Total entry not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • P-12 LIGHTING – Field Lighting for a single story or composite of excerpts from one or more stories. Total entry not to exceed 2 minutes.
  • P-13 NETWORK – Network (non-magazine program). Aired or unaired segment or package, not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • P-14 AUDIO – Field audio for a single story. No composites. Total entry not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • P-15 CONFLICT/DISASTER COVERAGE – This category recognizes work created in dangerous situations where the photographer has put his or her personal safety at risk.
  • P-16 RAW FOOTAGE – A composite of raw footage of a single event or multiple events. This footage cannot be included in any other categories you enter. Total entry not to exceed 2 minutes.

Editing Categories

  • E-1 SPOT NEWS – Breaking news events, must be shot, edited, and aired within 10 hours.
  • E-2 GENERAL NEWS – A news story shot, edited, and aired or fed the same day. (4 minutes maximum).
  • E-3 DAY FEATURE – Segment or package edited and aired the same day.
  • E-4 NEWS FEATURE – Segment or package edited and aired within 48 hours.
  • E-5 EDITING SHORT FORM – Segment or package edited over an extended period (five minute maximum).
  • E-6 EDITING LONG FORM – Segment, package or series edited over an extended period. Must be at least five minutes long when originally aired. Your entry must be limited to 15 minutes. For a package/story you may show one 15-minute segment of your entry or two or three segments (separated by a dip to black) for a total of 15 minutes. For a series, show at least two segments not to exceed 15 minutes. No other editing is allowed.
  • E-7 MAGAZINE FEATURE – Story of extended length edited for a magazine program.
  • E-8 DOCUMENTARY – Extended long form, non-magazine piece of at least 20 minutes when originally aired. Your entry must be limited to 15 minutes. You may show one 15-minute segment of your documentary or two or three segments (separated by a dip to black) for a total of 15 minutes. No other editing is allowed.
  • E-9 SPORTS – Coverage, analysis, preparation, of or for a sports event or activity.
  • E-10 POLITICAL/CAMPAIGN – Story about political newsmakers.
  • E-11 WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENTIAL – Story or composite of White House/Presidential topic(s). Total entry not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • E-12 AUDIO – Creative use of audio in a segment or package. Limited to 5 minutes, regardless of program length. You may show one 5-minute segment of your production or two or three segments (separated by dip to black) for a total entry not to exceed 5 minutes. No other editing is allowed.
  • E-13 PROMOTIONAL – Material edited for use in promotion.

1. Prepare files

For Avid use these instructions
For Final Cut use these instructions

2. Name files

The name of your entry file MUST follow this Naming Convention exactly: 

  • Category type & number_name of entry_entrant initials. For example, if Charlie MacDonald entered a piece named “Security” in the E-02 category the name of the Sequence and exported file would be: E02_Security_CM 
  • The Naming Convention for the three Jpegs should be the same as the files except with a _1, _2 or _3 at the end of the name: E02_Security_CM_1
  • The total file name MUST be limited to 27 characters. Your story title can be longer in the Summary Sheets. Shorter titles work better.

3. Complete entry form for content

 

4. Pay Entry Fee(s)

 Before paying entry fee below please make sure you have completed the application above and clicked the green submit button 
Entry Fee
 $65  + $3 online processing fee
This fee covers a total of five (5) entries into the Eyes of History Video Contest.


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Additional Entry Fee
 $15 per additional entry  + $0.50 online processing fee per additional entry into the contest.


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5. Submit you entry

Follow the instructions on this page and in the confirmation email to complete your entry.