2016 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest rules & entry

 Deadline: 31 January 2016  Pay for entries here.

Entry Fee: $50 (plus $2 processing fee)

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Eligibility

  • At least one member of a project must meet eligibility requirements for WHNPA membership to enter the Multimedia Contest. This member must be the primary producer of the story or multimedia package entered. Freelance work is welcome.
  • All entries must have been published on or after Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016.
  • Note: Video stories will be accepted but only those that were originally intended for web- based viewing. We will NOT accept video stories originally intended for television viewing and that are subsequently published on that station’s affiliated website. In addition, a video story cannot be entered in both the Video contest and the Multimedia contest. You must pick one.
  • Note: If you are not a WHNPA member and you would like to enter the Multimedia Contest, you can still enter the contest by applying for Active membership to the WHNPA. Your application must be completed and postmarked by the deadline of the Multimedia Contest (end of current year) and you must meet the current bylaw requirements for Active membership.

Fees

  • An entry fee of $50.00 includes entry into one category. Each additional category entered costs an additional $15.
  • The fees must be sent to WHNPA (PO Box 7119 Ben Franklin Station, Washington DC, 20044-7199) by check or PayPal.
  • Only one entry fee per entrant is required.
  • Please list the categories you have entered in your submission e-mail and the total amount paid.



Enter up to six (6) stories per category.
Video entries are limited to ten (10) minutes with the exception of the Documentary category which can be up to thirty-five (35) minutes.

  • News Story
    A single multimedia story or video covering spot, daily or general news.
  • Issue Reporting
    A single multimedia story or video that explores social, cultural or political issues.
  • Feature Story
    A single multimedia story or video about the human experience or entertainment.
  • Sports
    A single multimedia story or video on anything involving sports; professionals, amateurs, places or events.
  • Documentary
    An in-depth video story about news events, social issues, human experience and/or cultural trends.
  • Best Multimedia Package
    An in-depth multimedia package that uses a combination audio, video, still photography, graphics, and/or animation in telling a story. Specific elements will be judged as well as how well the elements work together in telling the story.
  • Multimedia Journalist of the Year
    This is a portfolio based category that recognizes excellence in producing multimedia stories online. Enter a minimum of (3) and a maximum of (5) multimedia pieces. Judges will pick the candidate with the best portfolio. Entries can range from video stories and multimedia packages to websites.

The Multimedia Committee and this year’s WHNPA Multimedia judges reserve the right to move entries into more appropriate categories or disqualify entries they feel don’t abide by the rules or meet the standards set forth in the bylaws of the WHNPA. They may also choose not to award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place if there are not enough qualified entries per category. Ultimately, we want to create a fair contest that recognizes the best work in our field.

All questions about the Multimedia contest can be directed to

Judging

A public judging will be held at the National Geographic building on Feb. 13 and 14, 2016.

WHNPA Multimedia Committee

Coburn Dukehart – National Geographic
Ben de la Cruz – NPR
McKenna Ewen – The Washington Post
Christian Fuchs – Jesuit Refugee Service
Pierre Kattar (Chair) – Independent
Whitney Shefte – The Washington Post
Allison Shelley – Independent

1. Complete entry form for content




  • Entries

    Six entry maximum per category.



  • News Story

    A single multimedia story or video covering spot, daily or general news. Select the + sign on the right to add an entry.
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  • Issue Reporting

    A single multimedia story or video that explores social, cultural or political issues.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Sports

    A single multimedia story or video on anything involving sports; professionals, amateurs, places or events.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Feature Story

    A single multimedia story or video about the human experience or entertainment.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Documentary

    An in-depth video story about news events, social issues, human experience and/or cultural trends.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Best Multimedia Package

    An in-depth multimedia package that uses a combination audio, video, still photography, graphics, and/or animation in telling a story. Specific elements will be judged as well as how well the elements work together in telling the story.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Multimedia Journalist of the Year

    This is a portfolio based category that recognizes excellence in producing multimedia stories online. Enter a minimum of (3) and a maximum of (5) multimedia pieces. Judges will pick the candidate with the best portfolio. Entries can range from video stories and multimedia packages to websites.
  • TitleDescriptionURLCredits 
    Add a row



  • Terms

    You must agree to terms to proceed.
  • Type in your name to affirm you agree to the terms above.

2. 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
 $50  + $3 online processing fee
This fee covers one (1) entries into a category for the Eyes of History Multimedia Contest.

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Additional Entry Fee
 $15 per additional category entered  + $0.50 online processing fee per additional entry


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