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Contestants will be expected to complete a three-minute newscast. They are expected to turn in their résumés, a digital copy of their newscast (recorded on the Tricaster), a paper copy of their rundown(s), and a paper copy of their script(s).

  1. The competition will be hosted on the campus of Hastings College (transportation provided by SkillsUSA). We have a three-camera studio set up with a green screen, news desk, NewTek Tricaster, lavaliere microphones, communication headsets, audio board, and teleprompter monitors.
  2. Contestants only need to bring a USB flash drive (16 GB minimum) and a hard copy of their résumé. They can work on their own laptops if they’d like, or use on-campus computers.
  3. There will NOT be a written test for this competition. There will also NOT be a contest orientation. We will cover everything on the day of the competition. A printer will also be provided to contestants to print off documents.
  4. Contestants will be expected to complete a three-minute newscast. They are expected to turn in their résumés, a digital copy of their newscast (recorded on the Tricaster), a paper copy of their rundown(s), and a paper copy of their script(s).