FAQ

What are the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards?
Since its inception, the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards have recognized the best in college sports video production. Over the past decade, we have celebrated those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for all who are part of this great industry.

Who runs the awards?
Sports Video Group
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org.

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
NACDA, now in its 50th year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.

How much does it cost to enter?
Registration fees vary depending on the category in which one enters.

- National Networks – $250 per entry

- Regional, Local and Digital Networks– $150 per entry
- Collegiate Athletics – $100 per entry

- Collegiate Student – $50 per entry

Who enters the awards?
There are 20 categories for entry in the College Sports Media Awards that will encompass four divisions for competition: National Network; Regional/Local Networks/Syndicators and Production Companies; Collegiate Athletics; Collegiate Students. Universities from the U.S. and Canada are eligible.

Awards are given in outstanding vide production in Live Game Production; Live Studio/Remote Hosted Programming; Program Series; Special Features; and Program Open, Tease, Promotional Video, PSA, and Campaigns.

For further details on the entities eligible, please read the detailed 2018 Rules.

What’s the difference between the two “live” categories?
Entries in the Live Game Production are for live games only.

Entries featuring other live events such as Coach’s Shows, Press Conferences, Studio Shows, live social media Q&As, and the like, should be submitted in the Live Non-Game Production category.

Are entries transferable?
Sorry, entries are not transferable. If you have specific questions regarding your entry, please contact Tom Buffolano at [email protected].

How do I enter the College Sports Media Awards?
The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards are open to entries from national networks and professional organizations; regional, local, and conference digital networks; collegiate athletic departments; and collegiate students.

Awards are given in outstanding vide production in Live Game Production; Live Studio/Remote Hosted Programming; Program Series; Special Features; and Program Open, Tease, Promotional Video, PSA, and Campaigns.

Winners and finalists are honored during a ceremony at the SVG College Sports Summit on June 2, 2016. For more information on the CSMAs, visit here .

How do I attend the College Sports Media Awards ceremony?
Those who enter the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards are highly encouraged to attend the SVG College Summit (May 30 - June 1, 2018, Omni Hotel, Atlanta). The CSMA ceremony is held at 5:15 p.m. ET on May 31, 2018.

Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is eligible to attend the SVG College Summit for free.

I have an additional question, whom should I contact?
A complete list of contact information is available here .