Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Note: A student entering this category may also enter the Radio News Anchor category or the Radio Air Personality category, but not both.

Using a script and/or a teleprompter, contestants will deliver a newscast of up to three minutes of anchoring.  Remove all but the first and last line of any other production element, such as packages, commercials, promos etc.  Entries will be judged upon delivery, story transitions, talking to audience, vocal credibility, gestures and mannerisms, confidence, professional appearance, and overall impression. 

Judges will select six finalists from the entries submitted to compete live at the state finals.  In the finals, contestants will use a script and a studio teleprompter.  Finals contestants will be at the anchor desk and deliver a three-minute newscast.  The script will be provided to the contestant shortly before the event.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: Student(s) must complete and submit competition agreement
            Submit a word-processed script, not a completed video production

IASB has provided a client fact sheet, which is available at IASBOnline.org.  Contestants are to use the information to write one 30-second spot.  Entries will be judged upon holding the audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, call to action, creativity, delivering client’s message, and timing.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit an original commercial, public service announcement or promotional announcement. All video must be original.  Length: 30 or 60 seconds.  Entries will be judged upon video and audio quality, editing, script, holding audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, timing (:29.0 - :30.0 or :59.0 - :60.0), and overall impact.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a music video produced from original or pre-recorded music, and all ORIGINAL video.  Entries must be performance and/or narrative based.  Entries will be judged upon creativity, quality of audio and video, interpretation, editing, originality, and overall impact.
Ends on February 9, 2018
One entry per school

Submit a video magazine that is informational and/or entertaining.  It may include studio guests, packages, and pre-produced segments.  Scope all commercial/PSA breaks and packages not produced in-house.  Live-on-tape programs and school newscasts are not eligible for this category.  Entries will be judged upon opening sequence, story order, lead-ins, packages, audio and video quality, credibility of talent, and overall impression. 
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a stand-alone package suitable for inclusion in a newscast or magazine format program including elements such as reporter standup, interviews, and b-roll footage.  This category does not include voice-over only stories. Length should not exceed two-and-a-half minutes.  Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, credibility, storyline, audio and video quality, editing, pacing, closing and overall impression.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a news, sports or feature story or documentary.  Length must be at least two-and-a-half minutes.  This is similar to a news package but longer for in-depth coverage.  Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, credibility, storyline, audio and video quality, editing, pacing, closing and overall impression.
Ends on February 9, 2018
One entry per school

Submit a live or pre-recorded school newscast.  This should take the form of a regularly scheduled "morning/weekly announcements" program or a school newscast program.  Submit entire newscast with the commercial breaks removed.  Entries will be judged upon opening sequence, story order, story lead-ins, writing, show elements, audio and video quality, credibility of talent and overall impression.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school

Submit excerpts of a program televised, live or recorded live, that is condensed to between eight and 12 minutes.  Judges will view selected excerpts at their discretion for evaluation.  The program may include pre-production, but may not have any post-production editing.  Entries could be sports events, telethons, convocations, live studio programs (excluding newscasts), live drama, etc.  The majority of the broadcast roles should be performed by students.  Any roles not performed by students must be disclosed in the online submission form.  Entries will be judged upon creativity, program flow, audio and video quality, switching, and overall impression.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a variety of examples of a student’s best original camera work.  It cannot be video from a news or sports package.  Do not include audio, text, or editing effects. The length should not exceed two minutes.  Entries will be judged upon variety of shots, composition, framing, lighting, camera movement, creativity, and overall effect.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a stand-alone news or sports package, which uses elements such as b-roll, natural sound, and interviews to tell a story.  Narration and reporter standups may also be included.  The length should not exceed four minutes.  Entries will be judged upon photography, editing, audio and video quality, production values and creativity.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: Each entry must be accompanied by a treatment.  See example at IASBonline.org.

Submit a corporate video, which is suitable for training or instructing staff or students, or promoting a company, community, or school facilities or services. No parodies.  This category could also be described as industrial or instructional television. The script may be provided by the client (non-student written), but note on the entry label the client and source of the script. This program should be condensed to less than ten minutes to include the program's beginning, an excerpt from the middle, and the program's conclusion.  Entries will be judged upon opening, creativity, program flow, script, audio and video quality, editing, use of graphics, closing, and overall effect.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a non-animated short film that must have a storyline, original script, video, and production.  Music does not need to be original.  Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, creativity, audio, cinematography, lighting, editing, storyline, and overall impact.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit either a show open or close, but not both.  This is open to news, sports, feature or other programming.  All video, voice and editing must be student produced.  Entries will be judged upon beginning, video and audio quality, text, graphics, presentation of information, ending, and overall impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

IASB will provide each member school with the video and script of the dialogue to be used in this category (available from IASBonline.org).  Contestants must add the audio to the video provided.  Audio should include sound effects, music and dialogue.  Copyrighted material may not be used. Sound effects and music from licensed or royalty free libraries are acceptable.  Entries will be judged upon appropriate use of sound, synchronization, segues, creativity, flow, pacing and ambiance.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a short animated film in any format (2D, 3D, Stop Motion), no longer than three minutes, that tells a narrative story.  Entries will be judges upon originality, creativity, audio, storyline, and overall impact.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Note: A student entering this category may also enter the Radio News Anchor category or the Television News Anchor category, but not both.

Submit an aircheck of at least two minutes and no longer than three minutes (music removed).  The top six entries will be invited to compete live at the state finals.  A single student or a team of students may enter this category. Entries will be judged upon voice quality, ad-libbing, content, appropriate energy, pacing, phrasing, getting in and out of breaks, overall delivery, and connecting with the audience. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Note: A student entering this category may also enter the Radio Air Personality category or the Television News Anchor category, but not both.

Submit a single newscast of up to five minutes in length.  The newscast may include sounders, sound bites, theme music and jingles.  The top six contestants will be invited to the state finals.  Entries will be judged upon story order, delivery, energy, articulation, pronunciation, pacing, transitions, and credibility.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a news or feature story. Entries in this category must be two minutes or longer. Judges will listen to selected excerpts at their discretion for evaluation.  Entries will be judged upon opening, content, originality, creativity, credibility, storyline, pacing, closing and impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit an interview of any length.  Cannot include characterizations or fictional characters.  Entries will be judged upon introduction, question order, quality and depth of questions, delivery, style, and conclusion. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a scoped aircheck of five to seven minutes of a talk show featuring a variety of elements such as opinion, interviews, and interaction. Entries will be judged upon knowledge, content, ad-libbing, introduction of topic/guest, appropriate energy, interaction, delivery and overall impression. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a single sportscast up to five minutes in length.  The sportscast may include sounders, sound bites, theme music and jingles.  Entries will be judged upon story order, delivery, energy, articulation, pronunciation, pacing, transitions, and credibility.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Note: A student may enter category once as the play-by-play announcer.

Submit five consecutive unedited minutes of play-by-play. Entries will be judged upon game description, energy, delivery, use of terminology, fluency in style, ad-libbing, filling time, and professionalism. As only the play-by-play announcer will be judged, it is acceptable to have a non-student fill the role as color commentator.   

One entry per school

Submit up to ten minutes of a single sporting event broadcast. Entry must include at least five minutes of unedited game action.  Must include excerpts of pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows.  Entries will be judged upon game presentation, game description, analysis, ad-libbing, interaction between announcers, use of production elements, additional content elements, and professionalism.  As the entire broadcast will be judged, all announcing roles must be filled by students.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: Student(s) must complete and submit competition agreement
            Submit a word-processed script, not a completed audio production

IASB has provided a client fact sheet, which is available at IASBOnline.org.  Contestants are to use the information to write one 60-second spot.  Script must note talent roles, use of music and sound effects, and specific production directions.  Entries will be judged upon the lead, holding the audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, delivering client’s message, call to action, creativity, and timing.  

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit an original commercial, public service announcement or station promo of 30 or 60 seconds in length.  Entries will be judged upon concept, production value, opening, voice(s), delivery, script, use of sound, creativity, closing, and timing (:29.0 - :30.0 or :59.0 - :60.0).

Ends on February 9, 2018
One entry per school

Note: Student(s) must perform all voice work

Submit a collage of station imaging productions. This category is limited to sweepers, drop-ins, promos, and jingles. Multiple productions should be included in this entry. Total length must not exceed two minutes. Entries will be judged upon consistency of branding, execution, use of sound, creativity, production value, voice(s), pacing, and overall effect.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries (must be unique scripts) per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit an audio drama that is at least five minutes, but no longer than 30 minutes. This could be a production of an original script or a production of professionally written script. Judges will listen to selected excerpts at their discretion for evaluation.  Entries will be judged upon opening, delivery, transition of scenes, acting, use of music and/or sound effects, and conclusion.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Provide a link to station or program website.  Entries will be judged upon design, ease of navigation, functionality, quality and variety of content, promotional value, timeliness, and overall impression.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Using a script and/or a teleprompter, contestants will deliver a newscast. Submit up to three minutes of anchoring. Remove all but the first and last line of any other production element, such as packages, commercials, promos, etc. Entries will be judged upon delivery, story transitions, talking to audience, vocal credibility, gestures and mannerisms, confidence, professional appearance, and overall impression.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: Student(s) must complete and submit competition agreement
            Submit a word-processed script, not a completed video production

IASB has provided a client fact sheet, which is available at IASBOnline.org.  Contestants are to use the information to write one thirty-second spot.  Entries will be judged upon holding the audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, call to action, creativity, delivering client’s message, and timing.
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit an original commercial, public service announcement or promotional announcement. All video must be original. Length: 30 or 60 seconds. Entries will be judged upon video and audio quality, editing, script, holding audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, timing (:29.0 - :30.0 or :59.0 - :60.0), and overall impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit a music video produced from original or pre-recorded music, and all ORIGINAL video.  Entries must be performance and/or narrative based.  Entries will be judged upon creativity, quality of audio and video, interpretation, editing, originality, and overall impact.
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit a stand-alone news, sports, or feature package suitable for inclusion in a newscast or magazine format program including elements such as reporter standup, interviews, and b-roll. This category does not include voice-over only stories. Length of report should not exceed two-and-a-half minutes. Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, credibility, storyline, audio and video quality, editing, pacing, closing and overall impression.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit a news, sports or feature story or documentary.  Length must be at least two-and-a-half minutes.  This is similar to a news package but longer for in-depth coverage.  Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, credibility, storyline, audio and video quality, editing, pacing, closing and overall impression.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit a variety of examples of a student’s best original camera work.  It cannot be video from a news or sports package.  Do not include audio, text, or editing effects. The length should not exceed two minutes.  Entries will be judged upon variety of shots, composition, framing, lighting, camera movement, creativity, and overall effect.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit a stand-alone news or sports package, which uses elements such as b-roll, natural sound, and interviews to tell a story.  Narration and reporter standups may also be included.  The length should not exceed four minutes.  Entries will be judged upon photography, editing, audio and video quality, production values and creativity.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Note: A school may not submit two episodes of the same program.

Submit a live or pre-recorded student newscast, magazine, or other news program.  The program may include anchors, announcers, reporters, and news packages.  Submit entire news program with the commercial breaks removed. Entries will be judged upon opening sequence, story order, story lead-ins, writing, show elements, audio and video quality, credibility of talent and overall impression.

Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Note: A school may not submit two episodes of the same program.

Submit a live or pre-recorded student sportscast, sports talk show, or other non-play-by-play sports program.  The program may include anchors, announcers, interviews, reporters, and packages.  Submit entire sports program with the commercial breaks removed. Entries will be judged upon opening sequence, story order, story lead-ins, writing, show elements, audio and video quality, credibility of talent and overall impression. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: 
Each entry must be accompanied by a treatment.  See example at IASBonline.org.

Submit a corporate video, which is suitable for training or instructing staff or students, or promoting a company, community, or school facilities or services. No parodies.  This category could also be described as industrial or instructional television. The script may be provided by the client (non-student written), but note on the entry label the client and source of the script. This program should be condensed to less than ten minutes to include the program's beginning, an excerpt from the middle, and the program's conclusion.  Entries will be judged upon opening, creativity, program flow, script, audio and video quality, editing, use of graphics, closing, and overall effect.  
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once)

Note: A school may not submit two episodes of the same program.

Submit excerpts of a program, condensed to eight to 12 minutes.  Entries will be judged upon creativity, program flow, audio and video quality, switching, and overall impression.


Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once)

Submit a non-animated short film that must have a storyline, original script, video, and production.  Must obtain and disclose copyright permission to use music.  Entries will be judged upon opening, originality, creativity, audio, cinematography, lighting, editing, storyline, and overall impact. 


Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once)

IASB will provide each member school with the video and script of the dialogue to be used in this category (available from IASBonline.org).  Contestants must add the audio to the video provided.  Audio should include sound effects, music and dialogue.  Copyrighted material may not be used. Sound effects and music from licensed or royalty free libraries are acceptable.  Entries will be judged upon appropriate use of sound, synchronization, segues, creativity, flow, pacing and ambiance.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once)

Submit a short animated film in any format (2D, 3D, Stop Motion), no longer than three minutes, that tells a narrative story.  Must obtain and disclose copyright permission to use music.  Entries will be judges upon originality, creativity, audio, storyline, and overall impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Note: Entry must be a single-student performance.   Submit team entries in Radio Show category. 

Submit an air check of up to four minutes (music removed) in length.  Entries will be judged upon voice quality, ad-libbing, content, appropriate energy, pacing, phrasing, getting in and out of breaks, overall delivery, and connecting with the audience.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a single newscast up to five minutes in length. The newscast may include sounders, sound bites, reports, theme music and jingles.  Entries will be judged upon story order, writing, delivery, energy, articulation, pronunciation, pacing, transitions, and credibility.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a news, sports, or feature story. Entries in this category cannot exceed two minutes.  Entries will be judged upon opening, content, originality, credibility, storyline, pacing, closing and impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a news or feature story. Entries in this category must be two minutes or longer. Judges will listen to selected excerpts at their discretion for evaluation.  Entries will be judged upon opening, content, originality, creativity, credibility, storyline, pacing, closing and impact.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit an interview of any length.  Cannot include characterizations or fictional characters.  Entries will be judged upon introduction, question order, quality and depth of questions, delivery, style, and conclusion. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a scoped aircheck of five to seven minutes of a talk show featuring a variety of elements such as opinion, interviews, and interaction. Entries will be judged upon knowledge, content, ad-libbing, introduction of topic/guest, appropriate energy, interaction, delivery and overall impression. 

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit a single sportscast up to five minutes in length. The sportscast may include sounders, sound bites, reports, theme music and jingles.  Entries will be judged upon story order, writing, delivery, energy, articulation, pronunciation, pacing, transitions, and credibility.

Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Submit five consecutive unedited minutes of play-by-play. Entries will be judged upon game descriptions, energy, delivery, use of terminology, fluency in style, ad-libbing, filling time, and professionalism.  As only the play-by-play announcer will be judged, it is acceptable to have a non-student fill the role as color commentator.   

One entry per school

Submit up to ten minutes of a single sporting event broadcast. Entry must include at least five minutes of unedited game action.  Must include excerpts of pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows.  Entries will be judged upon game presentation, game description, analysis, ad-libbing, interaction between announcers, use of production elements, additional content elements, and professionalism.  As the entire broadcast will be judged, all announcing roles must be filled by students.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Notes: Student(s) must complete and submit competition agreement
            Submit a word-processed script, not a completed audio production

IASB has provided a client fact sheet, which is available at IASBOnline.org.  Contestants are to use the information to write one 60-second spot.  Script must note talent roles, use of music and sound effects, and specific production directions.  Entries will be judged upon the lead, holding the audience’s attention, creation of interest and desire, delivering client’s message, call to action, creativity, and timing.  
Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may only enter the category once) 

Submit an original commercial, public service announcement or station promo of 30 or 60 seconds in length.  Entries will be judged upon concept, production value, opening, voice(s), delivery, script, use of sound, creativity, closing, and timing (:29.0 - :30.0 or :59.0 - :60.0). 
Ends on February 9, 2018
One entry per school

Note: Student(s) must perform all voice work

Submit a collage of station imaging productions. This category is limited to sweepers, drop-ins, promos, and jingles. Multiple productions should be included in this entry. Total length must not exceed two minutes. Entries will be judged upon consistency of branding, execution, use of sound, creativity, production value, voice(s), pacing, and overall effect.

Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student / team may enter the category once)

Notes: Open to student teams producing an entertainment-oriented program for music format.
            Single student performances should be entered in Radio Air Personality category.
            Programs focused on news or sports should be entered in Radio Talk Show category.

Submit an air check of up to seven minutes (music removed) in length.  Entries will be judged upon content, announcer interaction, delivery, connecting with the audience, and overall impression.


Ends on February 9, 2018
Two entries per school (A student may enter the category once)

Provide a link to station or program website.  Entries will be judged upon design, ease of navigation, functionality, quality and variety of content, promotional value, timeliness, and overall impression.