NewTek Announces 10 Finalists in Contest to Win World’s Smallest HD Mobile Production Vehicle

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Eight high schools and two universities will produce competition videos to compete for grand prize.

The world’s smallest HD mobile production vehicle that NewTek is giving away to a high school or university on December 16

We look forward to presenting the winner with an incredibly powerful live sports production package that will deliver the same caliber of action and coverage that fans experience on network television. - Jim Plant, NewTek President and CEO

NewTek has announced 10 finalists in its contest to win the world’s smallest HD mobile production vehicle. The finalists, which were selected from hundreds of entries in the 48 contiguous states and District of Columbia, include two universities and eight high schools, all of which have active video production programs for students. Results will be announced December 16, 2013. The Grand Prize winner will receive NewTek’s smart car HD production vehicle, and the other finalists will each receive a TriCaster 40.

“Our original vision for the NewTek smart car was to demonstrate the true mobility and power of our TriCaster and 3Play live video production equipment – and with this contest, we will make that vision a reality for a school that otherwise might not be able to afford it on their own,” said Jim Plant, NewTek President and CEO. “We look forward to seeing how creative the 10 finalists will be as they compete for the grand prize, and to presenting the winner with an incredibly powerful live sports production package that will deliver the same caliber of action and coverage that fans experience on network television or in a professional sporting venue.”

The Contest & Finalists

In the first stage of the contest, 10 finalists were selected on the basis of a 500 word essay explaining why their school would be best to receive the car, including their plans for integrating the production vehicle into their sports production programs. Judging was based on the quality and creativity of the submissions. In the second stage, the 10 finalists will produce a video entry that creatively demonstrates why their school should take home the grand prize. A panel of judges, including sports video production professionals, will determine the Grand Prize winner.

Finalists:

  •     Arvada West High School, Arvada, CO
  •     Centennial High School, Peoria, AZ
  •     Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
  •     Harmony High School, Harmony, FL
  •     James Logan High School, Union City, CA
  •     Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  •     Palisades Charter High School, Los Angeles, CA
  •     South Kitsap High School, Port Orchard, WA
  •     Southeast High School, Bradenton, FL
  •     University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX

About NewTek

NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.

Clients include: “The X Factor,” ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information on NewTek, please visit: http://www.newtek.com, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr or connect with us on Facebook.

NewTek, TriCaster and 3Play are trademarks of NewTek.

All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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