WPRNY Scholarship for Journalism

$1500 Investigative Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for best News package

WPRNY, a New York City video production company, is sponsoring a nationwide contest offering a $500 scholarship prize to the student or group of students who create the most original and effective video journalism news package about a local small business who is changing the world.

First prize: $1500
Deadline: March 15th 2017
Eligibility: Contestants must be students attending an accredited college, university, or high school in the continental U.S. or Canada at any point during 2016-2017 year.
Length: Video must be at least 2 minutes long and no longer than 6 minutes.
Subject matter: An attempt at highlighting a person or business who is changing the world in a positive way.

“We are looking for creative and innovative approaches to the practice, presentation and delivery of news about small business,” says Eric Wolfram, Director of Production at WPRNY.

All videos will be judged by a panel of professionals selected by WPRNY based on 5 criteria: Concept, Subject Matter, Execution, Artistic Merit, and Number of Views. The winning student or group will be announced on October 15, 2010.

To enter, simply upload your finished news package to YouTube and fill out the form below.

By pressing the submit button, you agree to the terms and regulation of the contest listed on the bottom of this page.

Scholarship Rules and Regulations
1. Video should follow the news package theme.
2. Video should be no more than 3 minutes long.
3. Entries must be submitted through the above form.
4. If outside materials were used, they should be listed in the comments box.
5. Videos will not be considered if they do not meet the requirements or are submitted after the deadline.
6. Only one prize will be awarded for the winning news package.
7. The creator of the winning news package will receive a prize.
8. Local media may be contacted regarding the video contest and the winners.
9. The winning news package may be placed on WPRNY’s website and/or used for promotional purposes.
10. To qualify, the applicant needs to have attended high school or (pursuing a degree at) a higher education institution in the United States at any point in time in 2011 (current students and recent graduates).
11. By entering the contest, you grant WPRNY a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media, for promotional purposes. You grant WPRNY permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video for WPRNY’s purposes at WPRNY’s sole discretion. Except for the $500 prizes awarded to the winners of the video contest, no other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission to WPRNY or WPRNY’s future use of the video in any manner. If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by requesting WPRNY to delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winner on or about September 30, 2010. There is no limit on the number of videos someone may submit.
12. Avoid profane language, violence, sex or personal attacks on people or organizations.
13. Avoid violating copyright laws or using brand names or logos other than USA.gov’s in your video. You agree to indemnify the WPRNY for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from your possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in your video. All contest submitters agree not to make any commercial use of those portions of their submissions which use WPRNY without prior written approval from WPRNY
14. Your video may not contain any endorsement, solicitation, commercial, or similar content advocating for or against candidates for office or political issues.
15. Your video must be original content for this contest. Do not submit a video that has been submitted elsewhere.
16. Obtain release forms for all of the people featured in your video. You must provide the WPRNY with the forms if requested.
17. Be able to provide WPRNY with an original video file if you win.
18. Videos that are submitted without an entry form will not be judged.

Winner Selection
After the contest closes, videos will be judged to see if they present accurate information and comply with the requirements of the contest. Those videos that do not comply will be disqualified. All other videos will advance to round two where the videos will be rated by a panel of judges from WPRNY based on Concept, Subject Matter, Execution, Artistic Merit, and Number of Views. Winners will be selected and notified by email or phone on or after October 30, 2010.

The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute. As your video will be made available to the public, you should not include personal information about yourself or anyone else. All information collected on the entry form will be deleted at the conclusion of the contest. WPRNY is using YouTube to host the videos for this contest. You are subject to YouTube’s use, privacy, cookie, and security provisions also. Those provisions can be viewed at http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/t/privacy.