Spring Contests – Online & Evaluation

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The Online contest and Evaluation has two components each school can enter.  The Broadcast categories have been added to this contest.

The individual categories –

  • Digital Media Story
  • Podcast
  • Social Media
  • Online Photo Slideshow
  • Video Story /News
  • Video Story/Sports
  • Video Story /Feature

First, second, third and honorable mentions are possible in each category.

The second component is Overall website presentation. This is an evaluation and rating (not places such as first, second, third). Each school entering this portion receives an evaluation.

Honoring student work published on Iowa High School student websites. Work must have been published between March 1, 2013 and March 9, 2014. It is possible to enter only categories or the overall or both.

Categories

Digital Media Story – A story published on a news website. Strong entries will include multimedia elements like video interviews, slideshows, raw video, audio, and links.

Podcast – An audio show that covers news, sports, entertainment or politics. Strong entries will have a branded title and image, segments, and interviews. Any length of podcast under 60 minutes can be submitted.

Social Media – A high school publications social media connections that can include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or any other new form of social media.

Online Photo Slideshow – A collection of photos posted online from an event or telling a story. The photos should be well choosen and formatted. Captions are encouraged, but not required.

Video Story /News – A video news story produced and published on a school website. Videos may accompany stories or stand on their own. They cannot contain any copyrighted music.

Video Story/Sports – A video sports story produced and published on a school website. Videos may accompany stories or stand on their own. They cannot contain any copyrighted music.

Video Story /Feature – A video feature story produced and published on a school website. Videos may accompany stories or stand on their own. They cannot contain any copyrighted music.

Overall website presentation – Only one entry is allowed in the Overall website presentation category and the entire site is judged. The website will be reviewed for the following criteria:

  • Content and content
  • Breaking news
  • Design and Navigation
  • Interactivity and Community
  • Rich media

Size classification
There is only one class for this contest.

Entry Fee
Information Each school is limited to three entries in each of seven individual online contest categories. Only one entry is allowed in the Overall website presentation category and the entire site is judged. A $5 fee must be included for each category entered, whether one or the maximum of three entries are entered.

For example, if a school enters one digital media story, three podcasts, and overall website presentation, the total fee would be $45 because only three categories were entered, even though five individual entries were submitted. The maximum contest fee is $70 if a school enters all categories. The maximum total entries from each school is 22. If desired, one student may submit the school’s allotted three entries in a given category.

Deadlines
The postmark deadline is Tuesday March 11, 2014. Items hand delivered to the IHSPA office must arrive March 11, 2014. Please make the deadline. These are important to making the results available.

Once you have completed the individual entries, print and complete the form below.

Online Business form

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