OBEA

Competition

Guidelines, rules, and regulations

OBEA holds an annual competition for outstanding work in television, radio and scriptwriting by Oklahoma higher education students. Each entry judged & critiqued by local media professionals.       

 Awards will be presented during the OAB/OBEA Student Day in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hotel on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 

All entries are limited to work completed between 1/1/18 & 12/31/18 

Entry Deadlines:  January 25, 2019       Judging Deadline: February 23rd – March 3rd, 2019

Eligibility

  • Work must be completed by undergraduate students enrolled at OBEA member schools during the 2019-20 school year.
  • Faculty & Professionals cannot be involved in producing the entry being judged other than in an advisory capacity.
  • It is the responsibility of the faculty member to pick the CORRECT CATEGORY for each student entry. All entry forms must be downloaded into Open Water / OBEA drop box by a faculty member of an OBEA member school. 
  • Work must demonstrate FCC rules and guidelines.
  • Work does not need to have “aired”.
  • For works including feed material, the entry must be at least 75% original content.

What is ineligible?

  • Work done outside university supervision is ineligible.
  • Work produced as part of an internship is ineligible.
  • If your link does not direct the judges to the correct entry, it will be disqualified.
  • An entry that has been entered in more than one category.

Rules and Conditions

    • Maximum number of entries per category: 3 PER SCHOOL & 1 PER ENTRANT.

          Exception:  Only one Newscast and one Directing entry per school (judges will view entire show)

    • Newscasts should not be entered in the “TV Directing” category.
    • All entries except Sports Play-by-Play (TV & Radio) are not telescoped. Entries will include entire program length with judges requested to watch no less than 10 minutes total. 
    • All entries, audio or video, must be published by using the on-line submission method. Details will be provided to members of the web location prior to the opening submission date.
    • All entries must include in the link’s description paragraph the following information: Entry Name, Category Name & Code, Length, Entrant’s Name(s), SchoolAny category receiving less than 3 entries will be exempt from the competition.
    • Newscast entrants should name the PRODUCER & DIRECTOR & not the anchors.
    • If a category begins with 3 entries & one is disqualified, the judges will award only a 1st & 2nd place winner.                                                                                                                                                                
    • All final decisions will be determined by the judges.
    • Entrants are limited to TWO STUDENTS or ONE CLASS/GROUP name. Names cannot be switched to create new entry. 

Categories

Television Category

Commercial 

Promotional Spot

Public Service Announcement

Hard News

Feature News 

Newscast

Sports Story

Sports PBP 

Documentary/Series

Entertainment/Talk Program

Sports Magazine/Talk pgm

Narrative-Short

Narrative-Long

Music Video

Informational Video

Directing 

Video Essay 

Personality Talent Reel 

Radio Category

Commercial 

Promotional Spot

Public Service Announcement

Hard News

Feature News 

Newscast

Sports PBP 

Long Form Journalism

Entertainment/Talk Program

Sports Magazine/Talk pgm

Narrative-Short

Narrative-Long

Personality Talent Reel 

Competition Results

Click on the links below to download the results for that years competition.