Timing does affect the scores, so make sure the stories fit the times given above! Remember, the judges will not consider rolling credits as part of the 4 minute video length so the video should end at 4:00 before rolling the credits. It’s suggested that students go to black screen before rolling the credits.
Prior to the 2018 Kansas State Fair, registered video schools will receive specific directions for formatting the finished videos.
The finished video will be copied to an external hard drive provided by the SPC for official submission. More specific details will be provided to registered schools in mid-August.
We recommend Standard Definition because of time constraints, but will accept HD videos. Just keep in mind that HD video takes longer to render and transfer so if a school chooses to shoot HD, it must allow time for this. The same 6 p.m. deadline applies. Prior to the day of competition, the school should test the equipment that will be used while at the Kansas State Fair to make sure it is capable of rendering and transferring the video in the time allowed.
A teacher must be available in the Scholastic Press Rooms throughout the day and is allowed to provide advice and suggestions to the students but is not allowed to actually complete any of the work for the students, edit the stories, feed them questions to ask in interviews, etc. SPC staff, which has no impact on the judging, will also be working with your students during the fair.
At the conclusion of the 2018 Kansas State Fair, each video will be sent to two judges (a change from past years) selected by KSF personnel. The two scores will be added together and the schools with the highest compiled scores will be named the winners.
• A rosette ribbon and $100 is awarded to the Grand Champion video.
• A rosette ribbon and $75 is awarded to the Reserve Grand Champion video.
• A rosette ribbon and $50 is awarded to the Third Place video.
• A rosette ribbon and $25 is awarded to the Fourth Place video.
The individual award winners will be chosen by a committee of Kansas State Fair personnel. The SPC staff who work with schools during the fair have no impact on the judging. Ribbons will be awarded to the individuals.
•Best lead story package
•Best agriculture story package
•Best creative use of KSF logos
The cost to participate in this competition is $3 per student. For every four paid student gate tickets, one adult sponsor can get in free. Remember each school can bring a team of no more than 5 students to participate.
Registered schools will receive further information regarding tickets, story assignments, etc. in mid-August. On-line registration will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Contact Information: Kris Anshutz
Kansas State Fair ∼ Kansas’ Largest Classroom
Email with any questions.