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Carry-In Video Contests

  • Download the Carry-In Video Registration Form
  • Cost: $3 per entry
  • Each school may enter TWO entries into each contest.
  • Please send in your fee with your conference registration.
  • Entries should be saved on individual DVDs or flash drives. Attach this form and deliver entries to the registration table at the Spring Conference by 9:30 a.m.
  • NOTE: Do not produce broadcasts on the same DVD or flash drive. The news broadcast and the feature broadcast must be on separate DVDs. Download the form and attach a separate form to each DVD or flash drive. Storage devices will not be returned.
  • Use of copyrighted music, artwork, videos or other materials without written permission of the copyright holder may violate U.S. law and MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy. Entries that violate MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy will be disqualified.

Newscast: Students will bring a DVD or flash drive with a broadcast of school news, which is typical of their school news program. The program may be no longer than 10 minutes. Students will be judged on camera handling, lighting, titling, audio and video quality, transitions for technical quality, uniqueness of the story and script writing. Students will also be judged on news content. For example: Does the program directly impact the school itself? Anchors and reporters should be appropriately dressed. This newscast must have been created in the current school year.

Feature Story: Students will bring a DVD or flash drive with a broadcast of a feature story. The program may be no longer than 5 minutes. Typical examples could be a feature on an Individual, on a sport, art, music video or club. Students will be judged on camera handling, lighting, titling, audio and video quality, transitions for technical quality, uniqueness of the story and script writing. This feature story must have been created AFTER Feb. 15, which was the deadline for the MIPA Individual Category Contest.

On-Site Video Creation

  • Download the On-Site Video Creation Registration Form
  • Cost: $3 per team
  • There is no limit on the number of teams per school, but each team can have a maximum of three students.
  • Please send in your fee with your conference registration.
  • Use of copyrighted music, artwork, videos or other materials without written permission of the copyright holder may violate U.S. law and MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy. Entries that violate MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy will be disqualified.
  • Students are to bring their own cameras, storage media, microphones and editing equipment — most likely, a laptop. There will be a 10-minute instruction period at 8:50 a.m in the main hall. You must attend this session. Meet at the registration table near on-site carry-in contest area at 8:45 a.m.

Students will have from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to complete the video. There may be no more than three individuals to a team.

The subject of the video will be given to the students at the conference.

Students may not come with any pre-made footage. The video will be 2–4 minutes and must be turned in on either a DVD or flash drive. It will be a feature or news story.

Students will be judged on camera handling, lighting, titling, audio and video quality, transitions for technical quality, uniqueness of the story and script writing.

MIPA will not supply any equipment or media. Please bring all of your own equipment.

MIPA Three-Week Film Challenge

Topic: “How does journalism prepare you for the rest of your life?”

  • Download the Three-Week Film Challenge Registration Form. Please attach this form to the submission.
  • Cost: $3 per team
  • Please send in your fee with your conference registration.
  • This contest will take place for three weeks before the conference. Topic will be announced on the MIPA Facebook group and Twitter on March 25.
  • There is no limit on the number of teams per school, but each team can have a maximum of four students.
  • Use of copyrighted music, artwork, videos or other materials without written permission of the copyright holder may violate U.S. law and MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy. Entries that violate MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy will be disqualified.

Teams will have three weeks to create a video on the selected topic. The film may be no longer than five minutes.

This film may be creative (news story, animation, feature  story, highlights or fictional).

You will turn the video in on a DVD or flash drive by 9:30 a.m. at the Spring Conference  registration desk.

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