College Sports Media Awards

Presented by The Sports Video Group, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and XOS Digital

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 College Sports Media Awards!

2011 College Sports Media Award Winners
(Click on Category Hyperlink to view each video on Vimeo)

XOS Digital Award for College Athletics – Live Event
Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Hockey vs. Air Force Academy, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sports Zone

College Athletics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign
Timeless, University of Michigan

College Athletics – Special Feature
University of Oregon Football – Win the Day, Fast, Hard, Finish, University of Oregon

College Academics – Live Event
Saint Cloud State University Men’s Hockey vs. Colorado College, Saint Cloud State University Husky Productions

College Academics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign
Baylor University Football Ticket Campaign – Rise Up, Baylor University

College Academics – Special Feature
Basketball Beyond Borders – The Jarrod Jones Story, Ball State Sports Link

Professional – Live Game
2011 Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU, ESPN

Professional – Promotional or Marketing Campaign
The Roots of a Champion, CBS Sports Network

Professional – Special Feature
Villanova Managers, ESPN

XOS Digital Award for the College Sports Video of the Year
Timeless, University of Michigan

After a record number of entries that raised the bar on college sports video production, SVG and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) determined that the quantity and quality of the entries called for an additional level of distinction.

“We had a record number of entries this year and we saw the quality of production rise to a very high level, creating a fierce competition,” explains Tom Buffolano, conference chair of the College Sports Video Summit. “After tabulating the voting done by our expert panel of judges, we found that there were many worthy entries that, although not nominated, still deserved to be recognized for outstanding achievement. They are receiving an Honorable Mention. We felt that it was important to recognize the high quality of production outside of the short list of nominees.”

The submissions and nominees are split across three divisions – College Athletic, College Academic, and Professional. Each division has three categories: Live Game and Event, Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign, and Special Feature. The full list of nominees and honorable mentions follows.

For more information about the College Sports Media Awards and the College Sports Video Summit, visit www.CSVSummit.com.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and honorable mention recipients!

2011 College Sports Media Award Nominees
(CLICK HERE to view all Honorable Mention videos on Vimeo)

XOS Award for College Athletics – Live Event

Nominees
Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Hockey vs. Canisius College, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sports Zone LIVE
St. Bonaventure University Men’s Basketball vs. Duquesne University, SBU-TV Sports/St. Bonaventure University
Ole Miss Men’s Baseball vs. University of Georgia, University of Mississippi
New Mexico State University Women’s Softball vs. Fresno State University, New Mexico State University
Purdue University Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois University, Purdue University

Honorable Mention
University of Arkansas Women’s Gymnastics vs. University of Florida, University of Arkansas New Media; 2010 Blue-Gold Men’s Football Game, Notre Dame Sports/University of Notre Dame; Northeastern University Women’s Swimming vs. Siena College, Northeastern University; University of Massachusetts Women’s Softball vs. Dartmouth College, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

College Athletics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign
Nominees

Mountain West Conference – The Future of College Athletics is Here! (Campaign), Mountain West Conference
Syracuse University Basketball Video Open, Syracuse University
Knightmare, University of Central Florida Athletic Association
What It Takes, University of Miami
SIU Football Introduction – Ladies and Gentlemen, Southern Illinois University
Timeless, University of Michigan

Honorable Mention
Seton Hall University Women’s Volleyball – Raise Your Expectations, Seton Hall University; Purdue Football – Fire-Up, Purdue University; Believe, Northwestern University; 2010-2011 Florida State University – Marketing and Entertainment (Campaign), Seminole Productions/Florida State Unviersity; Because of You – Yosef Club Tour 2011, Appalachian State University; Washington State University Men’s Baseball – 2011 Team Entrance, Washington State University; Big East Tournament Promo – New York City, Big East Conference

College Athletics – Special Feature
Nominees

This Big House, University of Michigan
University of Oregon Football – Win the Day, Fast, Hard, Finish, University of Oregon
Flying Right, University of Dayton
2010 Stanford Football, Stanford University
Gamecock Confidential – Episode 4, Gamecock Productions/South Carolina Athletics
The Road to a Championship, Atlantic Coast Conference

Honorable Mention
Jeremy Kash, Mountaineer Sports Network/West Virginia University; University of Oregon Men’s Basketball – 2010-2011 Season, University of Oregon; ESPNU All-Access: Behind the Scenes of a West Coast Conference Telecast, West Coast Conference; 2010 WVU Football Recruiting Video, West Virginia University; John Wooden – In His Words Part 3, UCLA; Marquette Basketball: Revealed, Marquette University; Bobcats Unleashed: NEC championship, Quinnipiac University; History of Green Bay Women’s Basketball, UW-Green Bay; Game Day Rewind – Tech vs. Georgia, University of Georgia IMG New Media

College Academics – Live Event
Nominees

Ball State Men’s Volleyball vs. #9 Penn State, Ball State Sports Link
Baylor University Men’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M, Baylor University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Men’s Basketball vs. Edinboro University, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Men’s Basketball vs. West Liberty University, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Saint Cloud State University Men’s Hockey vs. Colorado College, Saint Cloud State University Husky Productions

College Academics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign
Nominees

Baylor University Football Ticket Campaign – Rise Up, Baylor University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – 2010-2011 Basketball Promotion, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania vs. West Liberty University – Program Open, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
This is Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University
This is Peay, Austin Peay State University

College Academics – Special Feature
Nominees

Basketball Beyond Borders – The Jarrod Jones Story, Ball State Sports Link
Baylor “B” Association Football Promo, Baylor University
1920s Bison Football, Oklahoma Baptist University
Courtside with Coquese, Penn State Public Broadcasting
Inside Scoop – 2010-2011 SCSU Men’s Basketball, UTVS / St. Cloud State University

Honorable Mention
Road to the Elite 8, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional – Live Game
Nominees

2011 Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU, ESPN
Big East Tournament: UCONN vs. Pitt, ESPN
Men’s Basketball: St. John vs. Fordham (on the YES Network), YES Network
March Madness On Demand, Turner Sports
Big Ten Men Basketball: Illinois vs. Indiana, Big Ten Network

Honorable Mention
2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Semifinal: Texas A&M vs. Stanford, ESPN; Southland Conference Football, Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin, Southland Conference; Men’s Basketball: TCU vs. BYU, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network

Professional – Promotional or Marketing Campaign
Nominees

The Roots of a Champion, CBS Sports Network
2010 NCAA College World Series Opening Tease, ESPN
Big Ten Conference Football – Fan Camp (Campaign), Team Works Media
2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships: Finals Open, ESPN
Faces of the Big Ten Conference (Campaign), Team Works Media
March Madness Opening Tease, Turner Sports

Honorable Mention
2011 Big East Tournament Tease, ESPN; Big Ten Conference – Impact the World, Team Works Media

Professional – Special Feature
Nominees

Former Yale Football Coach: Carmen Cozza, YES Network
Villanova Managers, ESPN
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – Summer Workout, NASCAR Media Group
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – 2nd Half, NASCAR Media Group
Profile in Courage: Anthony Robles, Turner Sports
Big Ten Basketball 2011: The Journey, Big Ten Network

Honorable Mention
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – Part 1, NASCAR Media Group; One Shining Moment, CBS Sports; Friars All Access – Game Day, Cox Sports New England; Nickell Robey’s Journey to USC, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket; Scott Tolzien, ESPN

Click here for the 2011 CSMA official rules and entry procedures.

Since its inception, the College Sports Media Awards have recognized the best in class in the college sports production arena.  As technology improves, the ability to create high quality video on any budget has proliferated significantly.  In addition, we have found that an emphasis on storytelling resounds most strongly with college sports fans.  The combination of these two areas of expertise are crucial to a successful product.

In the previous 2 years, we have presented awards to those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for all who are part of this industry.

Once again, at this Year’s College Sports Video Summit, the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) will recognize the outstanding work in college sports video productions from campuses across the country, at every level of resource, and the teams that makes this possible. The official rules and entry procedures are below.

Key Dates

March 1, 2011 – April 20, 2011 – Entry Submission Time Period

Early May, 2011 – Nominees Announced

June 7, 2011 – Awards Presentation at the College Sports Video Summit

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Table of Contents

• Category Descriptions and Eligibility

• Entry Procedures

• Judging

• Entry Fees

• Entry Process

• Prohibitions & Disqualifications

• Winners’ Awards

• If You Have Questions

CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

The 9 categories in the College Sports Media Awards will encompass three areas of Competition: Collegiate Athletics, Collegiate Academics, and Professional (Networks / Governing Bodies / Agencies / Media Companies).  They are defined as:

Collegiate Athletics – All NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, and accredited institutions.  These productions are funded, supervised, and executed solely by athletic department employees and their staff (full time, part time, freelance, intern, student).

Collegiate Academics – All NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, and accredited institutions.  These productions are funded, supervised, and executed solely by academic department employees and their staff (full time, part time, freelance, intern, student).

Professional (Networks, Governing Bodies, Agencies, and Media Companies) – Any entity that is not part of a university.  This includes intercollegiate sports governing bodies; national, regional or local networks; media companies; production companies; and agencies for hire that produce college sports video.

Entrants in each of the three divisions will compete for awards in 3 different categories:

1. Live Game or Live Event Production (time limit of 5 minutes per entry) – The production of any live college-sporting event for TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, or in-stadium scoreboard feed. As long as fans can watch the event as it happens, the video qualifies for this category. This includes games, press conferences (i.e. National Signing Day), pep rallies, pre- and post- game coverage, etc.   THESE MUST BE CONTIGUOUS PARTS OF THE GAME OR EVENT. NO EDITING OR HIGHLIGHTS ALLOWED.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE SHOW OPENS OR TEASES, WHICH CAN BE ENTERED INTO ANOTHER CATEGORY.

2. Special Feature (time limit of 8 minutes per entry) Short form video on ONE SUBJECT that highlights any of the following areas: teams, coaches, players, parents, siblings, historical events, athletic department employees, trainers, medical staff, recruiting, instruction, behind-the-scenes footage, Senior Day, etc. Distribution can include TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, and in-stadium feeds.

3. Program Open, Promotional Video, PSA, and Campaigns (time limit of 2 minutes per entry) – A video created for the purpose of programming open or tease, marketing, branding, as a PSA, for promotion, or sales. This category encompasses message-based videos created for the purpose of promoting a coach, player, sport, announcer, employee, and university or league athletic program, or upcoming events for the purpose of tune-in, sales (tickets, ads, booster), charity, public service, image, awareness of a brand, accomplishments, championships, outstanding athletic and academic achievement, facilities, benefits, etc. Distribution can include TV, IPTV, Internet, mobile, in-stadium feeds, DVD or hard copy (not for sale), or internal or private use. For those entering a series of promos to represent a campaign, the maximum is three related promos (total 5 minutes) per entry.

ENTRY PROCEDURE SUMMARY

• The final deadline for all entries is April 20, 2011.

• All entries must be a minimum 30 seconds in length.

• All entries will be submitted from an online entry form found here.

(https://sferainteractive.wufoo.com/forms/csma-2011/)

• NEW VIDEO SUBMISSION PROCEDURE – Once you have competed the entry form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your video.  Please note that each must be uploaded separately and contain your name, contact information, and the Division, Category, and title of the video.  You will no longer be required to host the video on your Website, You Tube, or any other site.

• Entries are judged online by a panel of professionals who are certified as peers who are experts in this field. Each judge casts a single ballot. Judges’ votes are not shared with other judges or with members of NACDA or the Sports Video Group.

• All ballots will be tabulated independently.

• The nominees will be announced in early May, 2011 and posted on our Website at www.csvsummit.com.

• This year’s winners will be announced at the College Sports Video Summit on June 7, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILTY PERIOD

Entries must have originally aired, been made available for downloading or streaming, or exhibited in public between April 15, 2010 and April 14, 2011.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED

There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted. Each entry is a separate submission and requires its own entry form and entry fee.  Payment for submissions will be consolidated by the submitting entity and payment can be made by credit card, PayPal, or company check.

HOW TO ENTER

ENTRY FORMS

Entrants must submit a fully completed form for each entry found here:

https://sferainteractive.wufoo.com/forms/csma-2011/

Entry forms must be authorized by the individual responsible for submission and he/she must certify in authorizing the form that the entry is true and correct to the best of his/her knowledge. In addition, he/she certifies that the video(s) are submitted free of encumbrances and grants NACDA and SVG permission to use the material in conjunction with the College Sports Media Awards process, ceremony, additional presentations, promotion, and publicity surrounding the event in all media.

VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

This is the most critical part of the entry process.

You will be asked upload your video to an FTP Server (www.filesanywhere.com) to a dedicated folder that contains only your video(s).  The file size limit per video is 5GB.  To optimize your upload speed, please use a high speed wired broadband connection, preferably from a commercial network.

REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINEE HIGHLIGHT REEL

If you have been nominated for an award, we will need to download a file of all nominated videos to compile a highlight reel of nominees/winners for the awards presentation at the College Sports Video Summit and at the NACDA Convention.

All nominees are required to follow this procedure.  We will post instructions on the CSMA entry page.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Category Reassignments

NACDA and SVG reserve the right to move any entry to a different entry category if in its judgment such a move is warranted. Entrants will be notified before a category reassignment is made. Entry Fees will not be returned in cases of dispute.

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

SVG and NACDA assume no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information. We shall accept all submissions that are not in conflict with any of its rules and regulations.  Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any stage of the competition.

CONTENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. All must be college sports subject matter only.

2. All submissions must include the following information as part of the entry:

A. Title and name of submitting entity

B. Contact information (mailing address, email address, direct contact phone number)

EDITING A SUBMISSION TO CONFORM TO MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Entries that exceed the maximum running time must be edited to conform to the running time specified in the category entry criteria. Internal editing—i.e. re-editing the content of continuous programming in order to enhance the submission—is not allowed. In order to edit a broadcast to conform to the maximum allowable running time:

• Edit out commercials

• Consider what’s left to be continuous programming

• Editing out commercials between continuous programming does not constitute internal editing.

JUDGING INFORMATION

A Blue Ribbon Panel of qualified industry professionals will consider all submissions during April-May, 2011. All voting will be performed using secret and password-protected online balloting.

ENTRY FEES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

All Collegiate Submissions (First entry): $150

Each additional entry in the same category: $100.

Networks, Governing Bodies, Agencies and Media Companies: $395 per entry.

Payments

Payments can be submitted in 2 ways:

1) Credit Card payment online (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/PayPal)

2) Check, which must be received by April 20, 2011

Make Checks Payable to Sports Video Group and include the names of your submissions.

Checks can be mailed to:

Sports Video Group

260 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600

New York, NY  10001

ATTN: CSMA Entries

PROHIBITIONS & DISQUALIFICATIONS

No Internal Editing: In Live Game and Feature categories, entries that exceed the maximum running time in their category must be edited and may contain up to 5 minutes for Live and 8 minutes for Features of excerpts of continuous programming dealing with the same topic. However, the entry cannot have been re-edited for the purpose of enhancing the submission. An excerpt must be a continuous, commercial-free run. Editing out commercials between continuous programming does not constitute internal editing.  SVG will make best efforts to notify anyone who is in violation of this entry requirement and will allow a re-submission prior to the entry deadline, if time allows.

BODY-OF-WORK ENTRIES

A compilation or body of work from a variety of programs and/or series that are not related is not permitted.

MISREPRESENTATIONS

Any misrepresentation of entries will be cause for disqualification. Misrepresentations may include, but are not limited to: misrepresenting programming as original. Should evidence of misrepresentation appear at a later date, the entry will be retroactively disqualified. We will ask for the return of any awarded statuettes or award certificates.

Violations of any other published rules and procedures herein may result in disqualification. Payment submitted with disqualified entries will not be returned.

WINNERS’ AWARDS

Each winning entry will receive one College Sports Media Award statuette at no cost.  If you require additional statuettes, the request must be submitted by June 30, 2011.   These will require payment.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

Please contact:

Tom Buffolano of the Sports Video Group at tom@sportsvideo.org

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