New rules and categories for the 2018 contest coming soon!
If you have entered NPPA’s TV Quarterly Contest you will like this year’s Video BOP Contest. The entry forms are the same! You MUST fill out and upload your entries for each category. For those categories that require a headshot, bio, or station philosophy, you MUST include them in your entry. It will not upload without them.
For this years video contest there is no advance registration. Simply review the entry information and categories. Once you are ready to submit click the 'Enter Now' links for either the video photography or video editing divisions below.
General Rules (How to Enter)
*Entries must have been originally broadcast or posted between January 1st and December 31st, 2016.
*Entries will be accepted beginning January 3rd, 2017, and must be received by 11:59pm CST on January 27th, 2017.
*Any entries received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Don’t wait until the last minute to upload your entries.
*There is to be no re-editing of any piece.
*There is no penalty to the entrant if file or historical video is used. File video is defined as video that has previously aired in a newscast, video that originated from a network feed, and stock video that was shot previously that may or may not have already aired. File video includes surveillance video, amateur video, VNR’s, or any other video not originating with the entering photojournalist. Any questions about the use of file video will be left to the discretion of the judges. File video cannot exceed more than 10% of total story run time.
*Some stories might fit in more than one category, but you may only enter any story once. Failure to follow the rule will result in the disqualification of the entry.
Preparing Your Entry
*All entries should be submitted online. Clips should be uploaded using the online entry form.
*All entries should be compressed for smooth playback online. Videos must be mp4 or mov format. File size can be no higher than 250 MB. If you already have a video compression tool that you're familiar with, use it. If you don't, Handbrake is a popular choice.
*Eliminate any slate or title showing your name, station, website, newspaper, or city that may be at the beginning or end of each entry. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry. Station reference is only permitted in the Station of the Year air check and Deadline Photography entries that include live shots (including Deadline Photography stories submitted as part of an Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year or Station of the Year entry).
Video Photography Division Enter Here
Video Editing Division Enter Here