About Student Television Network
WHAT’S NEW STN?
The 2018-2019 Edition
STN STANDARDS, LESSON PLANS AND CURRICULUM CLEARING HOUSE
Watch for our review of curriculum ideas and programs with comments and links. We are also adding International Standards for Scholastic Broadcast Journalism and Film as well as associated Lesson Plans.
ONLINE CONTEST UPDATES
All STN Contest entry fees have been increased to $20.00 per entry. This includes the online contests as well as the STN Convention onsite contests. Craft Achievement Evaluations will continue to be $35.00.
STN has compiled a document outlining the rules for “timed contests with prompts.” This covers Challenges, Crazy 8s and Convention Contests. Please be sure to read it online before you enter these contests.
Broadcast Excellence now has a Daily Announcements category for shows with limited pre-produced packages. Specific date ranges for all Broadcast Excellence entries will be announced in the fall. This is a change from schools entering their selected shows. A show URL will also be required.
Craft Achievement Evaluations will be accepting entries from online school newspaper URLs.
Encourage your students who have graduated from broadcast journalism, film or media class to join the STN Alumni Association. They will be able to stay in touch with the latest STN news, STN People and STN happenings. Thanks to continued support, the Alumni Association membership is still free – so encourage them to take advantage of it by clicking on the link on the STN Website – Resources – Alumni Association.
Following the success of it’s past documentaries, STN is pleased to announce the continuation of this valuable program. With a focus on investigative reporting and determined research, this film will feature stories on teens making a difference. STN’s past films include, Tenacious Teens: Don't Underestimate Us, No Limits: A New View of Disabilities, Fighting Poverty One Community at a Time, and The New Safe: The Battle for School Security All of them are available for viewing on STN’s YouTube Channel. We have also added the winning entries of the 2017-2018 Excellence Awards.
STN Video Vault allows STN members to upload video clips, B-Roll, PSAs and other stories to share with other members. The service is designed to distribute current and newsworthy content for re-broadcast on STN affiliate programs. Check it out on the STN Website.
NEW AT CONVENTION 2019
March 28-31, 2019
Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Seattle, Washington Convention Center
STN CONVENTION SCHEDULE
The 2019 convention will run from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31. The first day (Thursday, March 28) will be the Crazy 8s Contests and the Opening Ceremony will take place that night at 8:00 pm. Friday and Saturday will include two full days of professional sessions and contests plus Excellence Awards. The Closing Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 31, at 10:00 am. The convention closes on Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 pm. Watch for important updates on convention costs, rules and schedules.
REGISTRATION BEGINS IN DECEMBER. HOTEL ROOMS MAY NOT BE BOOKED UNTIL AFTER YOUR INITIAL REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE.
Registration online (credit cards and checks accepted. PO accepted as promise to pay).
After initial registration:
First time you re-open your invoice to make any changes: $10 fee
Second time you re-open your invoice to make changes: $15 fee
Subsequent times you re-open your invoice to make changes: $20 fee
ONSITE: Each INDIVIDUAL change is $20.
We are scheduling more than 50 FREE sessions. Most sessions will expand to 90 minutes. Watch for details.
Each school may enter a maximum of TWO Crazy 8s but not two teams in the same contest.
Now there are 6 Crazy 8s contests and each one has more available entries. We made more room for your favorites!
HS Morning Show
HS News Magazine
MS Magazine Show
MS Short Film Fiction
Crazy 8s registration fee is $150. Table reservations are $25. Flash drives are included.
CONVENTION ONSITE CONTESTS
Each contest entry will be raised to $20. per student and each student may enter only one contest (plus Crazy 8s).
Each school may enter a maximum of 12 onsite contests (plus 2 Crazy 8s). Many of the contests have been adjusted to allow for more students per contest.
STN was started in 1999 by a group of teachers who wanted to support and encourage scholastic broadcasting and to provide a forum for teachers to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from professionals in the industry. Over the past 18 years, STN has expanded to include film, media and other forms of communication taught in high schools and middle schools. STN serves teachers and students with curriculum, communication and competitions year-round.
In 2004, STN held its first convention in Los Angeles where students and teachers convened for several days of education, competition and networking with each other and professionals. That convention has now grown to 3,000 attendees and has taken place in LA, Anaheim, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego, Atlanta and Nashville. The 2019 Convention will be held in Seattle, Washington March 28-31, 2019.
STN now offers a Resource section on the website. Members can visit this section for lesson plans, resource links and video tutorials on many subjects. The tutorials are produced by industry professionals who share their knowledge with STN schools.
The STN ListServ allows teachers to communicate directly with one another. Teachers can post a question and expect a multitude of replies immediately. STN also uses the ListServ to communicate important information to members.
STN hosts several student competitions throughout the school year. Challenges present a prompt and allow students 6 days to complete a video entry. STN Nationals encourage students to submit their best work in many specific categories. Broadcast Journalism and Film Excellence celebrate the best programs. STN also hosts a Teacher Video Contest and awards for the STN Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year.
WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART IN OUR MISSION: JOIN STN TODAY!