Should the AWARDS have a OMB Category?

October 30, 2009 discussion, lead

ombThere has been a good debate on the FORUM about whether or not there should be a “One Man Band” category in the AWARDS.

The proposed changes to the contest are as follows:

1) Change “Feature (Soft)” to “Feature” allowing hard and soft stories to enter.
2) Remove Completion Time Limit on “Feature.”
3) Remove “Feature (Hard)” category.
4) Add “Nat Sound” category (see rules below).
5) Remove “Franchise” category.
6) Add “One Man Band” category (see rules below).
7) Extend entry and judging time (see below).

Nat Sound
Single Story Entry
Maximum Entry Length: 9 minutes
Completion Time Limit: none
Definition: A single report which contains no reporter track, but rather natural sound and subject interviews.

One Man Band
Single Story Entry
Maximum Entry Length: 3 minutes
Completion Time Limit: 12 hours
Definition: A single report produced solely by one person. All elements must be shot, edited and written by a single producer. Reporter track not required.

Enter: 1/1/10 – 1/16/10.
Round 1 Voting: 1/16/10 – 1/30/10
Round 2 Voting: 1/30/10 – 2/13/10
Contest ends: 2/13/10

Because this is YOUR site and YOUR contest, you get to vote on the contest. So using the FORUM poll – we’re going to have you vote. Please visit the poll and tell us what you think.

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