TIVA Peer Awards – Call for Submissions – Deadline 4/1-8/15

Television, Internet & Video Association of DC is looking for submissions for their 2016 Peer Awards.

To register: https://omnicontests4.com/default.aspx?comp_id=143A949B-AC74-4A06-8E03-ABB1327F2F51

ABOUT THE AWARDS:

The Peer Awards began in 1997 as part of the former Washington Film and Video Council (WFVC) and later merged with the existing, popular “ITVA-DC Video Festival”. Today, the TIVA-DC Peer Awards continues to celebrate local excellence in media and offer one of the most sought-after awards in our community. The 2015 Peer Awards Ceremony will be held at the Embassy of France on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgment and celebration of exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware region. This may result in categories receiving multiple awards of the same level as well as some categories without awards.

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Entries under the regular production and skills categories must represent work completed between June, 2014 and June, 2016.
  • Entrants must have lived or worked in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware during the time stipulated above.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by payment and meet eligibility and deadline requirements prior to being accepted for judging.
  • Re-submissions are permitted within the two-year window as long as the works being submitted have not won a Peer Award in previous years.
  • College student productions include work submitted by individuals enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college/university program. Other than actors, all members of the production team must have been college students when the work was produced.  Any student work produced as work-for-hire (i.e., where the student was paid) is not eligible.
  • High school productions include work submitted by individuals enrolled in high school when the work was completed.  Other than actors, all members of the production team must have been high school students when the work was produced.

SCHEDULE AND FEES:

  • Early bird entry dates: 4/1/16 – 5/31/16 (save 10% with promo code “SUPEREARLYBIRD” through 4/30)
  • Standard entry dates: 6/1/16 – 7/31/16
  • Late entry dates: 8/1/16 – 8/15/16
  • Production fees (early/regular/late)
    • member: $90/$115/$130 ($25 discount for each additional entry)
    • non-member: $100/$125/$140 ($25 discount for each additional entry)
    • college student: $30/$40/$50 ($10 discount for each additional entry)
    • high school student: free
    • Pro Bono – $30/$40/$50
  • Skills fees (early/regular/late)
    • member: $60/$80/$100 ($10 discount for each additional entry)
    • non-member: $80/$100/$120 ($10 discount for each additional entry) 

ENTRY FORMATS AND RULES:

  • To maximize video quality, entrants are highly encouraged to provide a URL (link) to each entry (e.g., links to videos stored on Vimeo or YouTube).  Otherwise, they should upload their entries through the Peer Awards Submission System but the quality will be somewhat compromised (lower-resolution FLV version will be created).
  • Video formats accepted for upload include MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, and SWF.
  • Audio formats accepted for upload include WAV, MP3, WMA and AIFF.
  • Video uploads are limited to 500MB.
  • Audio uploads are limited to 50MB.
  • The ONLY production categories available as an audio-only upload are 132 – Radio Spot, 140 – Political: Promo – Radio.
  • The ONLY skills categories available as an audio-only upload are 209 – Book Narration (Male), 210 – Book Narration (Female), 211 – Audio Narration (Male), 212 – Audio Narration (Female), 213 – Radio Spot (Male), 214 – Radio Spot (Female).
  • If uploading is not technically feasible, TIVA-DC will accept entries on CD/DVD. In this case, entries must be an audio CD or NTSC format, region 1/No region-encoded DVD (compatible for standard US consumer desktop DVD players).
  • For audio CD entries, include a separate CD for each category entered.  Labeling on CD and case must feature the entry number, program title, program length and category number. Include a printed copy of the entry form with the CD (print option is available under the “View Entries” screen).
  • For DVD entries, include a separate DVD for each category entered. Labeling on DVD must feature the entry number, program title, program length and category number. Include a printed copy of the entry form with the DVD (print option is available under the “View Entries” screen).
  • No CD/DVD entries will be returned unless entrant includes postage-paid, self-addressed mail-back packaging with their entry/entries.
  • CD/DVD entries should be mailed to:  DC Peer Awards – Entries, C/O Jim Pennington, DUO Media Productions, 3020 Mt. Carmel Cemetery Road, Brookeville, MD, 20833.
  • All CD/DVD entries must be postmarked by August 8, 2016
  • Longer entries will be screened for a minimum of 10 minutes. Entrant should indicate a starting point for judges’ review as part of the entry description.
  • Entries with audio tracks other than English must be subtitled with clear instructions on how to access the subtitles.
  • Each program from a series is considered a separate entry.

 

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES:

  • Documentary
  • Docudrama
  • Entertainment
  • Web series
  • Children’s program
  • Animated program
  • Commercial
  • Public service announcement
  • Program/series promo
  • Program open
  • Interstitial
  • Pro bono
  • Education/training
  • Public relations/marketing
  • Internal communications
  • Independent feature
  • Independent short
  • Music video
  • Live event
  • Interactive media
  • Radio spot
  • Foreign language
  • Government
  • Student production
  • Peer promise – high school
  • Political promo – tv
  • Political promo – radio
  • Classic peer (special category)

 

SKILLS CATEGORIES:

  • Acting On Camera – Fiction, Male
  • Acting On Camera – Fiction, Female
  • Acting On Camera – Non-Fiction, Male
  • Acting On Camera – Non-Fiction, Female
  • Acting Voiceover – Long Form, Male
  • Acting Voiceover – Long Form, Female
  • Acting Voiceover – Spot, Male
  • Acting Voiceover – Spot, Female
  • Radio Spot, Male
  • Radio Spot, Female
  • Book Narration, Male – long or short form (book narration only)
  • Book Narration, Female – long or short form (book narration only)
  • Audio Narration, Male – audio-only programs such as radio programs (not book narration)
  • Audio Narration, Female – audio-only programs such as radio programs (not book narration)
  • Directing – Fiction
  • Directing – Non-Fiction
  • Editing – Fiction
  • Editing – Non-Fiction,
  • Editing – Spot (PSA/Commercial)
  • Color Grading
  • Visual Effects – the creation of non-practical effects including such things as rotoscoping, compositing and keying
  • Motion Graphics – 2D/3D Animation (under $10K)
  • Motion Graphics – 2D/3D Animation ($10K – $25K)
  • Motion Graphics – 2D/3D Animation ($25K and over)
  • Scriptwriting – Fiction
  • Scriptwriting – Non-Fiction
  • Scriptwriting – Spot (PSA/Commercial)
  • Music – Original Score
  • Music – Original Song
  • Music – Promos
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Mixing
  • Director of Photography – Fiction
  • Director of Photography – Non-Fiction
  • Production Design
  • Makeup: corrective and/or basic makeup
  • Makeup – Effects: prosthetics, wounds and moulage
  • Practical Effects: any effect created on set, including blood effects, pyrotechnics, etc. (does NOT include digital effects)
  • Costume Design
  • Stunts
  • Aerial Photography: drone, helicopter, plane or other aerial photography (New Category)
  • Underwater Photography (New Category)

 

JUDGING/AWARD:

  • Final determination of eligibility, and/or whether an award will be bestowed in any category, is at the sole discretion of the judging panel and/or the TIVA-DC Board of Directors.
  • TIVA-DC reserves the right to verify the budget for any entry submitted in a category that is broken into budgetary sub-categories.
  • All Gold Award recipients will receive a TIVA DC Peer Award trophy the night of the ceremony. Silver and Bronze recipients will receive an embossed certificate suitable for framing. Additional Gold trophies as well as Silver and Bronze trophies and/or certificates may be ordered for a nominal fee after the ceremony.  A special discount period will be offered for trophy/certificate orders immediately following the ceremony.

 

For more information: http://tivadc.org/

To register: https://omnicontests4.com/default.aspx?comp_id=143A949B-AC74-4A06-8E03-ABB1327F2F51