Athletic Departments, Video Students: Enter the 2018 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Today!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 8:23 am 
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The Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics is now accepting entries for the 10th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards (CSMAs). Visit the new site at

The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards recognizes the best in college sports-video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre/postproduced college sports-video content.

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 23.

Winners and finalists will be honored during the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Ceremony on May 31 at the 2018 SVG College Sports Summit (May 30-June 1, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta).

This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories:


  • National Networks
  • Regional/Local Networks, Syndicators, and Production Companies
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Collegiate Student


  • Live Game Production
  • Live Non-Game Production
Program Series
  • Special Feature
Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign


For those who have entered the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards, please note some key changes to the rules and entry procedures:

  • Submission Period Changed: New, Earlier Open Date and Deadline

The opening of the entry window has been moved up to Feb. 1, and the deadline to submit entries has been moved up to April 23.


Please keep in the mind that specific key guidelines need to be followed for your entry to be eligible for judging. Some of the key reminders before submitting your entries are as follows:

  • Entry Eligibility Period

Entries must have originally aired, been made available for download or streaming, or exhibited in public between March 1, 2017 and April 5, 2018.

  • Entry Deadline

The final deadline for all entries is April 23.

  • Differences Between the Two “Live” Categories

Entries in the Live Game Production are for games only. Entries featuring other live productions — coach’s shows, press conferences, studio shows, live social-media Q&As, and the like — should be submitted in the newly named Live Non-Game Production category.

  • Entries in the “Live” Categories May Not Exceed 5 Minutes

Any segment of a live production entered in either of the live categories must be 5 minutes or less.

  • Entries in the “Live” Categories Must Feature All Live Content

All submissions in these categories must feature entirely live material. No opens, teases, or features should be included in the sampling.

  • Program Series Entries Must Feature Clips From Three Different Shows

An entry for the Program Series category should include excerpts from a minimum of three shows, with the total running time of all combined not to exceed 10 minutes.

  • Special Feature Entries May Not Exceed 8 Minutes

Entries in the Special Feature category may not be longer than 8 minutes.

  • Special Feature Cannot Be an Excerpt From a Full Program

To qualify as a Special Feature, the entry must be a complete program element with a beginning, middle, and end and not a segment of a longer program.

  • CSMA Entrants Receive Free Admission to the SVG College Sports Summit

Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is eligible to attend the SVG College Summit (May 30-June 1, Atlanta) for free.

READ: 2018 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards — Official Rules