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SINBA 2010 Awards - Contest Rules

SINBA (Studnets in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association) is pleased to award students in Illinois who have excelled in broadcast production in both radio and television. All entries should be submitted on DVD, VHS, or audiocassette tape or audio CD; each category should be entered on a separate tape.

What work is eligible?

Eligibility includes undergraduate work done for a college, university or commercial radio or television station or cable outlet. The submission must be the original work of the entrant. A signature of authenticity from a news director, executive producer or SINBA advisor must accompany each entry.

Students may enter work:
- If an undergraduate working or volunteering for a college or university TV or radio station did it.
- If an undergraduate who happens to work or volunteer at a commercial radio or TV station or cable outlet did it. Keep in mind: All work done at commercial, non-campus stations (reporting, writing, editing, etc.) must be the sole work of the student.
- If it is done while part of an internship, but only work that is entirely (reporting, writing, editing, etc.) the work of the student.
- Graduate students are only allowed to enter in the Overall Graduate Performance category.

What is NOT eligible?

- Work that is shot, edited or reported by a professional at a station and then handed off to a student employee or intern who simply re-voices the piece using the professional’s video, script and/or nat sound. If the story contains even one sound bite or piece of nat sound or script that is not the work of a student, that piece is not eligible. Sometimes this is called “rehash.”
- Work from undergraduates who were at one time professionals (people who have been in ‘the real world’ who have gone back to school to earn a degree) is not eligible.

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