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NAIA-SIDA Publication & Media Contests

September 19, 2017
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Gary Spitler Award - Excellence in Publications

Online Entry Form 

2016-17 Award Winners

Contest Guidelines
1. All entries should be submitted via the online form. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE - NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. A brochure is defined as a publication produced as an everyday information piece for one or multiple teams. Game notes are defined as a publication produced as an information packet designed for a specific event or series of events, such as a weekend series, doubleheader or tournament.

3. All video entries must be uploaded to a video site such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc., for easy viewing and judging.

4. A special event webpage is defined as a special webpage on the athletics website dedicated to covering one specific event or series of events (i.e. capital campaign, facility renovation, tournament central page, tournament blog, etc.)

5. Only NAIA-member institutions are allowed to enter NAIA-SIDA publication contests.

6. Each NAIA-member institution may only have 3 entries per contest category.

7. Places will be awarded to the top-10 entries in each contest with 11 or more entries and to the top-five places in contests with 10 or less entries. Plaques will be awarded to the contest winner and certificates will be awarded to all those that place. Certificates will include the names of those submitted on the publication contest entry form.

8. Any entry not sent to the appropriate contest coordinator shall be disqualified. Any entry entered in a contest other than the one for which it is expressly intended shall be disqualified. Any entry that fails to include three copies and/or a properly completed publication and media contest entry form affixed to each copy shall be disqualified.



2017-18 Publication and Media Contest Coordinators

Most Facebook Likes Gained - Runs July 1-June 30
Numbers generated by naiasocialmedia.com and tracked throughout the year. This year the winner will be decided by the highest percentage of likes gained. The ending number of likes gained will be divided by the starting number and divided by 100. This is the best way to eliminate a bias towards schools with larger enrollments.

Most Twitter Followers Gained - Runs July 1-June 30
Numbers generated by naiasocialmedia.com and tracked throughout the year. This year the winner will be decided by the highest percentage of followers gained. The ending number of followers gained will be divided by the starting number and divided by 100. This is the best way to eliminate a bias towards schools with larger enrollments.

Most Instagram Followers Gained - Runs July 1-June 30
Numbers generated by naiasocialmedia.com and tracked throughout the year. This year the winner will be decided by the highest percentage of followers gained. The ending number of followers gained will be divided by the starting number and divided by 100. This is the best way to eliminate a bias towards schools with larger enrollments.

Infographics - Events/Accolades/Breaking News - Must be submitted by May 1 
Exception exists for submission of spring postseason graphics as needed
These are social media graphics used to convey special events (banquets, guest speaker, etc.), accolades (Coaching wins, player stats milestones), and breaking news (addition of sports, new coach or administrators, etc.)

Infographics - Gameday - Must be submitted by May 1 
Exception exists for submission of spring postseason graphics as needed
These are images used on social media that pertain to gameday - pre-game, in-game or post-game graphics that include team logos/names, scores and important stats

Website Contest - Submitted by May 1
All schools are able to submit their website for judging as the top website in the NAIA. All that is required is submitting your website to the contest using the NAIA-SIDA submission form - do not use the form on the SIDHelp website, this is not the correct submission form.

Best Special Event Webpage - Submitted by May 1 
Spring postseason exception available
This contest is for special event web pages that include tournament pages, speaker series, any other web page your office has created for a special event on your campus.

Best Splash Page or Wallpaper - Submitted by May 1 
Spring postseason exception available
All splash pages and computer or phone wallpapers are eligible for this contest. A splash page is defined as an image used to highlight something when you first come to your site. Wallpapers can be used for phones or computer backgrounds.

Publicity Videos (Max length - 5:00) - Submitted by May 1 
Spring postseason exception available
These videos that are meant as publicity for your sports teams. Examples of publicity videos include pre-game or pre-event hype videos, videos that highlight department or team achievements, player profile videos and the like. For questions on where your video fits, please reach out to the contest chairs - Zach Shore (zshore@madonna.edu) or Tim Shay (tim.shay@macu.edu)

Season/Game Highlights (Max Length - Game (90 sec) Season (5:00)) - Submitted by May 1 
Spring postseason exception available
Max combined submission length of all videos of 10 minutes or less. Videos that recap a game or season with key components being intro and outro graphics, creativity/originality, use of school branding and the production and audio quality. These can be simple play of the game type videos all the way to full season recaps.

Call of the Year (Max length - 60 seconds) - Submitted by May 1
Spring postseason exception available
A new category in 2017. Audio and video submissions accepted, with judging focusing on the call of the play rather than the content of the play. Submission must be of only one play, not multiple plays edited together.

Feature Videos (Max length - 5:00) - Submitted by May 1 
Spring postseason exception available
New category in 2017. A video story about a player, administrator or game staff that tells a story beyond the field of play.