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NAIA-SIDA Publication & Media Contests

February 06, 2017
Gary Spitler Award - Excellence in Publications

Online Entry Form 

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.



2016-17 Publication and Media Contest Coordinators

Walt McAlexander Publications Contest (8 Contests)
Fall Sports Brochures - Deadline: April 1, 2017

Winter Sports Brochures - Deadline: April 1, 2017

Spring Sports Brochures - Deadline: April 1, 2017

Game Notes - Deadline: May 1, 2017
Note - Any NAIA championship sport is eligible

Single-Sport Posters — Deadline: May 1, 2017 


Multi-Sport Posters — Deadline: May 1, 2017


Single-Sport Schedule Cards — Deadline: May 1, 2017

Multi-Sport Schedule Cards — Deadline: May 1, 2017

Dr. W. Jack Bell Writing/Social Media Contests (7 Contests)
Season Preview/Review - Deadline: May 1, 2017

Game Recaps - Deadline May 1, 2017

Feature Stories - Deadline: May 1, 2017

Most Facebook likes gained — Entry Deadline: August 19, 2016
Contest runs August 19, 2016 – June 2, 2017

Most Twitter followers gained — Entry Deadline: August 19, 2016
Contest runs August 19, 2016 – June 2, 2017

Most Instagram followers gained - Entry Deadline: August 19, 2016
Contest runs August 19, 2016 – June 2, 2017

Infographics - Game day - Entry Deadline: May 1, 2017

Infographics - Events/Accolades/Breaking news - Entry Deadline: May 1, 2017

Digital Media Production Contests (7 Contests)
Website Contest — Deadline: May 1, 2017


Best Special Event Webpage — Deadline: May 1, 2017


Best Splash Page or Wallpaper — Deadline: May 1, 2017

Publicity — Deadline: May 1, 2017

Season/Game Highlights — Deadline: May 1, 2017