Quarterly Multimedia Contest

The entry period for the 2nd quarter 2017 is now open and remain open through July 15th.

Carefully read the rules and entry guidelines below. Submissions can be made here.

Entry information is below.

RULES

All entrants must be active NPPA members. To confirm this, you must log in to enter. All entries must be published online in the yearly quarter of the contest.

Multimedia/Video Project entries that cover an ongoing story may span more than one quarter, but they may only be entered once.

For those who enter, please include a direct link to the video itself.

*Upload to Vimeo or YouTube – not just from your organization’s website, so we can embed it in our winners’ site. A team video entry could be a page URL from the news organization’s website (but it must be clear which video is the entry).

It is understood that any copyright of an entry remains the property of the photographer or employer of the photographer. However, all participants agree that by entering the contest, entrants give permission to NPPA for its regional and national publications to reproduce winning entries, either through hard copy or electronically, including and not limited to, regional publications, News Photographer magazine, commercial online services and NPPA presences on the Internet. Reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the security of electronic reproduction.

*Changes to this year’s contest:

This category will now be a “click and play” video entry. For instance, the judges should be able to press play on the video and watch the entry in its entirety. Still photographs are permissible in the video.

ENTRIES

6 submissions per quarter are permissible, but no more.
First Place= 50 points, Second Place= 40 points, Third Place =30 points
With each (cumulative) entry, entrants receive additional 5 points for entering.
A Multimedia Video and Team Journalist of the Year will be awarded to the one with the most points.

DEADLINES:

April 15th – for work produced in Jan, Feb, March
July 15th – for work produced in April, May, June
Oct 15th – for work produced in July, August, Sept
Jan 15th – for work produced in Oct, Nov, Dec

 

CATEGORIES:

MMS Multimedia Short
A piece about the daily spirit of life/personalities, or news and people in the news. A video/audio slideshow under 5 minutes. You must send a direct link to the individual video that will remain working. The vast majority of the video must be done by one person.

MMD Multimedia Deadline
A piece constructed around news events of the day, must have been executed in a 24-hour turnaround window. You must send a direct link to the individual video that will remain working. The vast majority of the video must be done by one person.

MML Multimedia Long
A piece about the daily spirit of life/personalities, or news and people in the news. A video/audio slideshow longer than 5 minutes. You must send a direct link to the individual video that will remain working. The vast majority of the video must be done by one person.

MMT Multimedia Team
A piece about the daily spirit of life/personalities, or news and people in the news. A video/audio slideshow created by 2 or more people.