2008 Media Festivals...
Entries in this festival were originally produced in videotape formats. Motion picture footage that has been transferred or edited to video will be disqualified if entered in this category. Minor film segments that have been edited into a predominantly video production are acceptable. Again, original production format and NOT distribution format is the criteria you should use to place your entry. There are six Video Festival categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) /Medical Health Reports (MHR)
Note: All video entries must be submitted in 1/2" VHS NTSC videocassettes or DVD format. If you are submitting in DVD format, please be sure to mark the entry as a Video Festival entry, not Interactive Media Festival!
HeSCA Website Festivals
Enter your health communications site on the WWW. Be sure to provide passwords, etc. if required - see Entry Form
Computer-Based Materials - Includes programs that do not require additional equipment other than Apple (Macintosh) or IBM-PC type personal computers.
Interactive Entries must be capable of running on generic hardware. Entries which require proprietary or exotic hardware cannot be accepted.
A typical hardware setup consists of a Pentium based PC, 512 Mb RAM, Windows XP, CD-ROM and AVI or Quicktime for Windows.
HeSCA Print Festivals
There are five print Festivals, based upon format. Carefully review the criteria in each Festival before completing your entry application. All print entries must have been produced for mass distribution. One-of-a-kind productions cannot be accepted.
Book - Textbooks, programmed texts and manuals. Entries are individually published works. They consist of literary and/or graphic compositions which extend over numerous pages bound together into a single volume. They exist as an authoritative source of knowledge or instruction .
Brochure - Pamphlets and circulars. Short, unbound publications designed to promote, introduce or briefly describe an event, place or thing. They are designed as a means of distributing special purpose information, usually without cost to the reader.
Periodical - Magazines, journals, annual reports or other publications issued at periodic intervals. Note: Only one issue will be accepted per entry fee and form.
A well-planned family (multiple components) of printed material which work together to present a single concept or entity. Each complete campaign should be entered under one title and one entry fee. May consist of mastheads, logos, cards, booklets, etc.
Specialty Publication - Logos, calendars, posters, book covers, cards and any other form of print media which isn't included in the above four categories. Please note that the competition is for complete productions only. Individual elements of a larger work will not be accepted (i.e. one article or the photographs for a book or brochure).
The Winners Festival
All winning productions entered into the Media Festivals will be available for viewing in the Winners Festival. Providing an opportunity for your work to be seen and evaluated by hundreds of biocommunicators.