On-Site Contests

On Site Format:  All on site entries must be in Quicktime format and submitted on a flash drive. The ONLY file on that flash drive must be the entry. Only one entry per drive allowed. Labels will be provided for the drives.

ALL EDITING WILL TAKE PLACE IN ASSIGNED AREAS ON THE DRURY CAMPUS. YOU MAY NOT EDIT OUTSIDE OF YOUR ASSIGNED AREA. TEACHERS ARE ALLOWED TO ADVISE ON SHOOTS AND IN THE EDIT ROOMS BUT MAY NOT TOUCH THE GEAR. TEACH WITH YOU WORDS, NOT WITH YOUR HANDS

***All contests will begin in Shewmaker Lobby EXCEPT News Writing which begins in Springfield Hall Lab A. ***

ON-SITE ENTRY LIMITATIONS

  • School Limit: Schools may enter as many teams and individuals as they wish.
  • Students: Students may enter a maximum of TWO (2) on-site contests, not including Midnight Madness.
  • EXCEPTION: Only one team per school in Spot Feature, no more than two teams per school in Midnight Madness.

"MIDNIGHT MADNESS"
  • Schools can enter one or two teams in this fast-paced production challenge. Teachers may assist their students and be part of the team.

  • Contest instructions will be given out Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Shewmaker Communication Center at Drury.
  • Deadline is MIDNIGHT....duh...so night owls should be right at home in this contest.

  • HINT: Not journalism based; Midnight Madness will not count against student entry limits.


EDITING
Students will receive a DVD with QuickTime files of raw footage and sound. They will have two hours to edit a short video from the provided footage. No voiceovers, music, or outside footage will be allowed. (Time Limit: 1:30 - 2:00 minutes. Entries over 2:00 minutes will not be judged.) 

SPOT FEATURE
Teams will receive an assignment and have four hours to file their story. (Time Limit: 1:30- to 2:00 Entries over 2:00 minutes will not be judged.)

ANCHORING
Each student will have five minutes to review a script on teleprompter. They will then be taped reading that script on-camera.

COMMERCIAL
Teams will receive a product and will have three hours and 15 minutes to produce a 30 – second commercial for that product

NEWS WRITING
Each student will receive facts and sound bites and have 60 minutes to write a one-minute script.

LIVE SHOT
The contest will involve students receiving a list of facts about a spot news story they are covering "live." They will have a few minutes to organize their thoughts, and then do a live report, which will involve a toss back to the anchor. The anchor will then ask the reporter a follow-up question. Judges will look for accurate, professional delivery of information, and the ability to think on your feet.