The On-Location Creative Works Competition provides an opportunity for full-time faculty and students at colleges and universities to showcase their creative scholarship. Faculty work must have been completed in the past two years, and student work completed during the past year. Faculty submissions are peer reviewed and student submissions are reviewed by a mix of industry professionals and faculty.
Audio | Documentary | Film & Video | Interactive Multimedia | Mobile Video | News | Photojournalism | Sports | Open*
*Open is for entries that do not fit in one of the other categories
The Audio Competition allows faculty and students to showcase audio production skills for radio and/or websites. Entries can include, but are not limited to, the following types of submissions: air personality, comedy or drama, sports, educational program, PSA, promo, or commercial, specialty program, multimedia sound design, or sound Engineering and Production:
The Documentary Competition showcases both short-form and long-form documentaries produced by faculty and students.
The Film & Video Competition provides an opportunity for faculty and students to showcase their video production work. Entries can include, but are not limited to, the following types of submissions: commercial or PSA, educational or Instructional, narrative, and long form promotional.
The Interactive Multimedia Competition recognizes excellence in content creation that demonstrates creativity and innovation in interactive media and emerging technology. “Interactive” refers to content that involves active participation by the intended audience, allowing the user to have some control over the engagement experience. Examples may include but are not limited to websites, kiosks, mobile apps, fixed media, or other projects. “Emerging Technologies” may include but are not limited to virtual, augmented or mixed reality; 360 video; games; transmedia; geo apps; or other projects that employ emerging technologies and delivery systems in significant ways.
Mobile Video (New for 2020 On-Location). Due to COVID-19, and limited access to production equipment, the 2020 competition chairs will pay particular attention to those faculty and students who create submissions using mobile devices. Entries must be created exclusively on mobile devices (shot and edited). Exceptions are made for graphics / motion graphics that are created on traditional platforms and imported into the mobile device for editing.
The News Competition awards outstanding work to faculty and student produced television and radio news reporting. Entries can include, but are not limited to, the following types of submissions: radio and television feature and hard news reporting, radio and television newscasts, television news anchor or weathercaster, and television news magazine.
The Photojournalism Competition showcases faculty and student storytelling through the still image. Categories for photojournalism include single still photograph (with caption) or photo essay (a series of at least 10 photos, with captions), that tell the story of a single subject or event.
The Sports Competition recognizes outstanding work for faculty and student television and video productions. Entries can include, but are not limited to, the following types of submissions: television sports story/feature, television sports news/magazine program, television sports event production.
The creative works competition is open to faculty and students who completed their entry while employed or enrolled full-time at a college or university. You do not need to be a BEA member to enter. Faculty winners are expected to attend the conference.
The creative competition chair may create additional categories/sub categories for each competition if the type and number of entries are sufficient to make additional categories viable.
Submission fee: $25 per entry.
Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance on or before September 1, 2020