College Sports Media Awards: April 23 Entry Deadline Approaching

Don’t miss your chance to enter the 10th edition of this national college–sports-video competition

The deadline for entering the 10th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA is just five days away! Don’t miss your chance to have your video production recognized on a national stage in this prestigious competition.

 Winners and finalists will be honored during a ceremony hosted on May 31 at the 2018 SVG College Summit (May 30 – June 1, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta).

The SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA recognizes the best in college–sports-video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre/postproduced college sports-video content.


This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories:


  • National Networks
  • Regional/Local Networks, Syndicators, and Production Companies
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Collegiate Student


  • Live Game Production
  • Live Non-Game Production
Program Series
  • Special Feature
Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign


Please keep in the mind that specific key guidelines need to be followed for your entry to be eligible for judging. Some of the reminders for submitting your entries are as follows:

  • Entry Eligibility Period

Entries must have originally aired, been made available for download or streaming, or exhibited in public between March 1, 2017, and April 5, 2018.

  • Differences Between the Two “Live” Categories

Entries in the Live Game Production are for games only. Entries featuring other live productions — coach’s shows, press conferences, studio shows, live social-media Q&As, and the like — should be submitted in the newly named Live Non-Game Production category.

  • Entries in the “Live” Categories May Not Exceed 5 Minutes

Any segment of a live production entered in either of the live categories must be 5 minutes or less.

  • Entries in the “Live” Categories Must Feature All Live Content

All submissions in these categories must feature entirely live material. No opens, teases, or features should be included in the sampling.

  • Program Series Entries Must Feature Clips From Three Different Shows

An entry for the Program Series category should include excerpts from a minimum of three shows, with the total running time not to exceed 10 minutes.

  • Special Feature Entries May Not Exceed 8 Minutes

Entries in the Special Feature category may not be longer than 8 minutes.

  • Special Feature Cannot Be an Excerpt From a Full Program

To qualify as a Special Feature, the entry must be a complete program element with a beginning, middle, and end and not a segment of a longer program.

  • CSMA Entrants Receive Free Admission to the SVG College Sports Summit

Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is eligible to attend the SVG College Summit (May 30 – June 1, Atlanta) for free.

Download: 2018 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards — Official Rules

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