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Enter the 2019 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Today!

2019 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA:
Celebrating the Finest In College Sports Video Production

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are proud to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 11th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA (CSMAs).

The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards recognize the best in college sports video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre-/post-produced college sports video content.

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 22.

Winners and finalists will be honored during a ceremony on Thursday May 30 at the 2019 SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta). For more information on the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA and to watch videos from previous winners and finalists, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com. For more information on the SVG College Summit, visit www.svgcollege.com.

This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories:

Divisions

• Professional
• Collegiate Conference Offices and Governing Bodies
• Collegiate Athletics
• Collegiate Student

Categories

• Live Game Production
• Live Non-Game Production
• Program Series
• Special Feature
• Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign

NEW FOR 2019
Those who have entered the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA should note some key changes to the rules and entry procedures:

• Conferences and Governing Bodies Now Have Their Own Division!
Given the growth of live video production by conferences and governing bodies (NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA), this replaces the Regional Sports/Local/Syndicators Networks Division.
• Production Companies and Regional/Local/Syndicators will now compete with National Networks in the New “Professional” Division.
If you are entering as a production company, regional/local network, or syndicator, you will now compete in the National and Regional Networks, Local TV Stations, and Production Companies Division.
• Social-Media/Digital-Platform Material Accepted

Entrants are highly encouraged to submit entries that were designed primarily for social-media distribution, both live and preproduced. This includes games or non-game productions intended for airing on Facebook Live, Twitter, a Smart TV application, etc. If you have any questions about where your video fits, please ask!

Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is qualifies for a complimentary pass to attend the SVG College Summit.

For complete rules and to enter your production, visit http://www.collegesportsmediaawards.com/csma/rules. Any questions regarding submissions please email Brandon Costa, Program Director of the SVG College Summit at brandon@sportsvideo.org.

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About 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.

About National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
NACDA 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.

About SVG College Summit
The SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta) is the leading, national conference for college sports video production, bringing together over 500 industry leaders from broadcast networks, athletic departments, broadcast schools, production companies, and more. To learn more, visit www.svgcollege.com.

Cengage Offers College Students Free Access to Career Resources with Cengage Unlimited Subscription

Cengage Unlimited “Career Center” offers tools to help students explore career options, learn employability skills, build resumes and more

BOSTON, February 7, 2019 — The majority of current and former college students (77 percent) are worried about having the skills needed for a job, and many (65 percent) say finding a job is more difficult today compared to their parents’ generation, according to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage.

In the same survey, employers said “uniquely human” or soft skills – listening, attention to detail effective communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills – are among the top skills they look for, but they have a hard time finding the right candidates.

Recognizing the need for more career assistance and soft skills development to aid the transition from college to career, Cengage has added a free Career Center for subscribers of Cengage Unlimited, the first all-access subscription for higher education course materials. The Career Center allows students to explore careers, assess their skills, build resumes and access career-readiness support, including in-demand soft skills training.

“The primary reason most students go to college is to get a job,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “If we want to help students reach that goal, we must offer affordable access to quality learning materials that help them build the required skill set to bridge the gap from college to the workforce.”

The Career Center allows students to explore career paths available to them and discover important job facts, such as salary, growth trends and the skill sets employers are looking for. Students can also access career-readiness tutorials – 10-minute, self-paced modules – to brush up on the top employer requested soft skills and to get advice and practical tips on the job search and interview process. Resume and portfolio-building tools are also available.

Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides. Students pay one price – $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) —no matter how many materials they use. More than 500,000 U.S. college students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited since it became available in August 2018. Students are expected to save $60 million in the 2018-19 academic year.

To learn more about Cengage Unlimited and the Career Center, go to www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

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About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com