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NAIA-SIDA Publication & Media Contests

July 20, 2015
Gary Spitler Award - Excellence in Publications

Publications, Writing and Promotions Contests Entry Form - PDF
Digitial Media and Video Online Entry Form 

Contest Guidelines
1. All entries should be mailed or emailed to the appropriate contest coordinator. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline date. All Digital Media and Video entries shall be made online using the online form above. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE - NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. If submitted by mail, three copies of each contest entry must be provided. Each sample must have a properly completed a Publications, Writing & Promotions Contest Entry Form attached to the front cover.

3. If submitted by email, a PDF copy of each entry shall be emailed along with a properly completed Publications, Writing & Promotions Contest Entry Form. This applies only to the Walt McAlexander Publications Contests and Jack Bell Writing Contests.

4. 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.

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

6. 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.)

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

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

Note - When mailing entries, please write the contest name on the outside of the envelope (i.e., "Attn: NAIA-SIDA Individual Sport Brochure Contest"). Also, in addition to the address listed above, please indicate routing to the Sports Information Department. If emailing your entry, it is suggested a follow-up email is sent to verify receipt. These suggestions will help facilitate correct delivery of your entry packet. NAIA-SIDA will not take responsibility for or grant exception to misdirected entry packets.



2015-16 Publication and Media Contest Coordinators

Walt McAlexander Publications Contest (4 Contests)
Fall Sports - Deadline: April 15, 2016
Coordinator: Mike Safford, College of Idaho
208-459-5681 | msafford@collegeofidaho.edu

Winter Sports - Deadline: April 15, 2016
Coordinator: Tim Lutz, Auburn University Montgomery
334-244-3832 | tlutz1@aum.edu

Spring Sports - Deadline: April 15, 2016
Coordinator: Kyle Wright, Indiana University East
765-973-8567 | wrightkj@iue.edu

Game Notes - Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Scott Nuss, Southwestern (Kan.)
620-229-6299 | scott.nuss@sckans.edu
Note - Any NAIA championship sport is eligible

Dr. W. Jack Bell Writing Contests (3 Contests)
Season Preview/Review - Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Tim Shay, Northwestern Ohio
419-998-8869 | tshay@unoh.edu

Game Recaps - Deadline May 1, 2016
Coordinator: John Roushkolb, Park University
816-584-6817 | john.roushkolb@park.edu

Feature Stories - Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Eric Montgomery, Heart of America Athletic Conference
520-954-4098 | ericmontgomery@haacsports.com

Promotional Materials Contests (4 Contests)
Single-Sport Posters — Deadline: May 1, 2016 

Coordinator: Patrick Moore, Madonna (Mich.)
734-432-5834 | pimoore@madonna.edu

Multi-Sport Posters — Deadline: May 1, 2016 

Coordinator: Patrick Moore, Madonna (Mich.)
734-432-5834 | pimoore@madonna.edu

Single-Sport Schedule Cards — Deadline: May 1, 2016


Coordinator: Aaron Sagraves, Cornerstone (Mich.)
616-977-5415 | aaron.sagraves@cornerstone.edu

Multi-Sport Schedule Cards — Deadline: May 1, 2016

Coordinator: Aaron Sagraves, Cornerstone (Mich.)
616-977-5415 | aaron.sagraves@cornerstone.edu

Digital Media Contests (4 Contests)
Submit entries via the Digital Media and Video Online Entry Form
Most Facebook likes gained — Entry Deadline: August 1, 2015
Contest runs August 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Vacant 

Most Twitter followers gained — Entry Deadline: August 1, 2015
Contest runs August 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Vacant

Most Instagram followers gained - Entry Deadline: August 1, 2015
Contest runs August 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Vacant

Website Contest — Deadline: May 1, 2016

Coordinator: Vacant
Note - Entrants submitted in SIDHelp (www.naiasports.org/admin)

Best Special Event Webpage — Deadline: May 1, 2016

Coordinator: Kyle Wright, Indiana University East
765-973-8567 | wrightkj@iue.edu

Best Splash Page or Wallpaper — Deadline: May 1, 2016

Coordinator: Aaron Sagraves, Cornerstone (Mich.)
616-977-5415 | aaron.sagraves@cornerstone.edu

Video Contests (3 Contests)
Submit entries via the Digital Media and Video Online Entry Form
Publicity — Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Dawn Harmon, WHAC
913-991-0878 | sid@whac.net

Highlights/Recap — Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Nicholas Robinson, John Brown University
479-524-7304 | nrobinson@jbu.edu 

Recruitment — Deadline: May 1, 2016
Coordinator: Nicholas Robinson, John Brown University
479-524-7304 | nrobinson@jbu.edu