Video Photojournalism Division 2021

Video Photojournalism

2021 Deadline News

A Spot News or General News story that may include a live aircheck presentation by a reporter or photojournalist. The goal of this category is to highlight television photojournalism under deadline pressure. The entry must be shot, edited, and broadcast within 4 consecutive hours. This entry may be a stand-alone package, a package with a liveshot, or a liveshot with a VO or VOSOT. If the entry includes a live shot, the air check presentation must be submitted with no re-editing allowed.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Investigative

A planned story where the photojournalist puts considerable time and effort into the production of the story. It may be divided into a series or successive days. If so, edit the individual parts together, leaving a second of black between each piece.

Video Photojournalism

2021 48 Hour Feature

A feature or human-interest story shot and edited within a time frame of 48 consecutive hours.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Breaking News

An unscheduled and unfolding news event for which there was no opportunity for planning. This category recognizes the photographer’s ability to function in a stressful situation, keeping his or her photographic gear rolling to capture the overall scope of the scene, and zeroing in on individual reactions.

Video Photojournalism

2021 In-Depth

A planned story that appeals to the emotional side of the viewer where the photojournalist puts considerable time and effort into the production of the story. Stories in this category should be serious in nature.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Live

Any live shot where you may or may not have video to play during your live hit. Most likely to be a breaking news situation.

Video Photojournalism

2021 News Feature

A planned story that appeals to the emotional side of the viewer where the photojournalist puts considerable time and effort into the production of the story. Features that score highly show imagination and creativity.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Solo Video Journalist – Feature

This award is to recognize those who do it all themselves, do it daily, and do it well. It will recognize the best single story produced by a primarily full-time solo video journalist.This is not a category for those who may shoot alone once or twice a week. You must be a solo video journalist during your entire work week schedule.The story must be shot, written, and edited within 48 hours by the entrant.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Solo Video Journalist – General News

This award is to recognize those who do it all themselves, do it daily, and do it well. It will recognize the best single story produced by a primarily full-time solo video journalist.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Solo Video Journalist In-Depth

This award is to recognize those who do it all themselves, do it daily, and do it well. It will recognize the best single story produced by a primarily full-time solo video journalist.This is not a category for those who may shoot alone once or twice a week. You must be a solo video journalist during your entire work week schedule.A planned story where the SVJ puts considerable time and effort into the production of the story. Can be divided into a series or successive days. The story must be shot, written, and edited by the entrant.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Sports Feature

Any feature story about participants, spectators, or those involved or interested in a sport or sporting event. Does not need to focus on the outcome of the game.

Video Photojournalism

2021 Team

Any story that was shot by more than one photojournalist. The story may fall into any of the other subject categories except Documentary.