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Entry Submission Steps

General Entry Guidelines

  • All entries must be uploaded as separate QuickTime videos to the ITV Video Awards server.
  • Each entry video should be proceeded as follows:
    • A 5-second long graphical slate that contains the name of the school, the name of the category, and the title of the entry.
      • If the entry is for Category 1  - Daily News Show, include the date that the show aired
      • If the entry is for categories 4, 5, or 6, the title of the video would be replaced with the student name(s)
    • 1-second of black video after the slate
    • Entry
    • Credits (credits are included in the run-time for the Category 1 entry)
  • For categories 4, 5, and 6, each clip should have a 3 second slate beforehand that reads Clip #1, Clip #2, etc.
  • The entry filenames should follow these naming conventions (Category Number – Full School Name – Entry Title/Students):
    • 01 – Auburndale Central Elementary – Show 2
    • 02 – Crystal Lake Middle – Our Cool Commercial Title
    • 04 – Haines City Senior – John Doe
    • 06 – Blake Academy Middle – John Doe and Jane Doe
  • You will need to fill-out the Video Awards Entry Submission Form. Pay attention to how this form is filled out. The spelling of entries and student names on the Submission Form will be used for the ceremony graphics, program, and trophies.



Compressing Entries for Submission

  1. Launch Handbrake from Mac HD > Applications > HandBrake.
  2. A pop-up might appear informing you that your Built-in Presets are out-of-date. Click Update.
  3. Select your first Quicktime entry and click Open
  4. In the Preset panel on the far right, select Video Awards
  5. In the Destination field, note where HandBrake will save the file. This is most likely on your Desktop.
  6. Click the Start button in the upper-left.



Entry Submission Steps

  1. From the Mac desktop, select Go > Connect to Server…
  2. In the Server Address, input: smb://
  3. Click Connect.
  4. On the authentication screen:
    1. Connect as: Registered User
    2. Name: polk-fl\FirstName.LastName
    1. Password: Your Windows password
    1. Click Connect.
  5. Select home.
  6. Click OK. Your personal home folder will appear. If not, there will a shared drive on your desktop labeled home.
  1. Drag-and-drop your entries into this home drive. Do NOT drop your entries into the @Recycle folder.
  1. After you have transferred all of your entries, disconnect from the server by dragging the blue home drive form your Desktop to the trash (the trash icon will turn into the eject icon).



Video Awards Poster and Wallpaper

Below you'll find this year's advertising poster and computer desktop wallpaper.



Download the Poster and Desktop Wallpaper.



Recommended Equipment List

We are rolling out our new and improved Recommended Equipment List and Teacher Contact List.

The new system will allow us to add features and functionality to the site to better serve our teachers.

If you find an error or have suggestions for improvements, the content of the site is maintained by John Dittle while the functionality is maintained by Justin Phillips.


Student of the Year Submission

The deadline for this year's SOTY submission is Monday, February 2nd by 5pm.

Student of the Year Submission Form


ITV Discussion Forum

We have instituted a new discussion forum located on Moodle. This is in hopes to provide more colloboration and an open discussion between everyone involved with ITV. Below are some of the forums:

  • Open Discussion and Questions
  • Area Meetings
  • Video Awards
  • Classroom Management
  • Video Project Ideas
  • Freebie content like royalty-free music and video resources
  • and the PCSB TV channel

To hit on a couple of benefits:

One of the best uses of the forum will be Michael Robertson's Area Meetings section. He will post a thread stating the date, time, and location of his next area meeting. In the thread, he will list his planned topics of discussion. Contacts will then be able to post suggestions of additional topics or questions that they feel should be discussed.

Another great resource will be the Classroom Management forum. Do you think you have a great method of checking out equipment to students? Or maybe you have a unique way of scheduling what projects air on certain days. This would be the perfect place to post these methods so others who might be struggling with certain topics could get ideas.


2015 Video Awards

Our Video Awards Headquarters have been updated with the latest changes to the rules and categories.

Most notable changes:

  • Bonus points will no longer be awarded for original music or lyrics.
  • Category 7 has been changed from "Creativity Games" to "Technology Showcase."
  • Category 9 has been changed from "Academics Promotional Video" to "School Promotional Video."

We are working to get more detailed information about these changes on our Rubric sections.



2014 VA Results

Make sure to visit our 2014 Video Awards Results page to see all of our Bests and Judge's Awards of Excellence in their entirety!


2012-2013 State and National Award Winners

Spessard L. Holland Elementary

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Drama - 3rd Place

Jewett Middle Academy

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • News Show - 1st Place
  • Overall High Score for Middle Schools in State

Lake Gibson Middle

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Drama - 1st Place
  • Public Service Announcement - 1st Place
  • News Features - 2nd Place
  • Book Trailer - 2nd Place


2013 Student Television Network Spring Nationals

  • News Feature - Honorable Mention

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Music Video - 1st Place

Stambaugh Middle

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Documentary - 1st Place

George Jenkins Senior

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Public Service Announcement - 3rd Place

Winter Haven Senior

2013 FAME - Jim Harbin Awards

  • Music Video - 1st Place
  • Overall High Score for Senior High Schools in State


2013 Speak No, See No, Tech No - Stand Up Against Bullying

  • Winner


2013 National Insurance Commission

  • Winner