Quarterly Multimedia Contest

The entry period for work created in the 3rd quarter of 2021 will open on October 1 and remain open through October 15th.

Carefully read the rules and entry guidelines below . When open, submissions can be made here.

ELIGIBILITY/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.
  • *NEW* If entrants’ work aired on broadcast TV, it is not eligible for this contest. Please enter broadcast work in the “TV Quarterly Clip Contest” instead.
  • 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.
  • Please submit a direct link to the video itself (upload to Vimeo or YouTube, not your organization’s webpage) so we can embed it in our winners’ site. Uploading to Vimeo or YouTube makes curating and judging much easier. 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.

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • A Multimedia Video Journalist of the Year will be awarded to the one with the most points in the individual categories. A Multimedia Team of the Year will be awarded to the organization that accumulates the most points in the team category.
  • First Place= 50 points, Second Place= 40 points, Third Place =30 points
  • 6 submissions per quarter are permissible by an individual/team, but no more.

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

Multimedia Individual 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 production must be done by one person.

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

Multimedia Individual 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.

Multimedia Team Short
A piece about the daily spirit of life/personalities, or news and people in the news. A video/audio slideshow under 5 minutes created by 2 or more people.

Multimedia Team Long
A piece about the daily spirit of life/personalities, or news and people in the news. A video/audio slideshow over 5 minutes created by 2 or more people.