Award Categories & Descriptions

The Creatives Call for Entries

Deadline to enter: February 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Entry is FREE! Winners receive $1,000 cash prize!

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CREATIVE SERIES

Open to an episode of a regularly scheduled, ongoing TV series, which aired from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018, on CreaTV San Jose’s channels.

CREATIVE SPECIAL

Open to a TV special, 24+ minutes in length, which aired from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018, on CreaTV San Jose’s channels. A broad range of genres is welcome in this category, including, but not limited to:

    • Documentaries, Live action narratives, Animation, Web Series
    • Videos produced by or for educational institutions, school districts and classroom teachers for use in the classroom or that document school issues, events and activities
    • Noncommercial videos produced by businesses i.e. training and educational videos and corporate social responsibility videos that feature non-profits, foundations, employee giving and volunteerism, etc.
    • Videos that cover symposiums, conferences, forums, keynote addresses or community events

 

CREATIVE SHORT

Open to short videos, less than 24 minutes in length, which aired from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018, on CreaTV San Jose’s channels. A broad range of genres is welcome in this category including, but not limited to, web series, public service announcements, mini-documentaries, live action narratives, animation, music videos, etc.

CREATIVE STUDENT – ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL

Open to videos that are produced, shot and edited by students while in elementary or middle school, not necessarily for a school project or on school time. All genres and lengths are welcome. Videos must have aired from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018, on CreaTV San Jose’s channels.

CREATIVE STUDENT – HIGH SCHOOL

Open to videos that are produced, shot and edited by students while in high school, not necessarily for a school project or on school time. All genres and lengths are welcome. Videos must have aired from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018, on CreaTV San Jose’s channels. Please note that videos produced while in college should enter either the Creative Special or Creative Short categories, depending on length.


 

JUDGING

Independent panels of judges that include local media professionals evaluate videos in each category. Judging panels do not include CreaTV staff or board members. The panels consider both the video content and results generated (awards, media coverage, accepted to a film festival, etc.) and will give more weight to those that were produced locally.

Finalists announced on March 19, 2018. Winners announced on April 26, 2018 at Forager in downtown San Jose.

Tickets are now on sale for The Creatives April 26 event at https://creatives-tickets.eventbrite.com/.

For more information, call Membership and Marketing Director, Pam Kelly, at (408) 295-8815 ext. 307 or email pam.kelly@creatvsj.org

 

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