Broadcast News Production


This contest is open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) with media technology and/or news broadcasting programs. This contest is comprised of four student members; two students serve as the news anchor team, one student will serve as the team’s director/technical director and one student will serve as the floor director. Each team will prepare a news rundown, write, produce and perform a three-minute newscast as if it were live. Teams are evaluated on their broadcast writing ability, voice quality, diction, timing, pacing and on-camera performance techniques. Contest entrants are required to submit an individually personalized resume. A short written test on Broadcast News knowledge and Team Interview will be given at the State level. This is Not a Live Event.

Important Notes for SkillsUSA CA Contestants

Please read the guidelines below for the State competition and review the SkillsUSA requirements for student resumes. SkillsUSA Official Contest Dress is required and will be checked, during the mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019, which commences after the SkillsUSA CA Opening Ceremonies where all teams will sign in and take their exams. The contest prompts will be posted here in advance of the CA state convention. Each team is responsible for bringing to the conference all needed media, materials and personalized individual resumes for their submissions in a Team Number labeled 3-Ring Binder. No TV, control room or production equipment is needed on site during this convention. Advisors are welcome to attend the orientation meeting. Broadcast News Production teams will submit their finished projects on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 8:00-8:30am. Don’t be late! Contestants will begin their Team Interviews starting at 8:30am.


All winners of the competition at the State level will be required to review and follow all National SkillsUSA contest rules and standards.




Contest Guidelines - Regional 2019

Contest Considerations - Regional 2019

Contest Scoresheet (Regional/State)

Contest Example Forms (Regionl/State)

Contest Prompt

Contest Guidelines (State 2019)

Contest Considerations (State 2019)

Contest Prompt (State 2019)

Contest Scoresheet (Regional/State)

Contest Example Forms (Regionl/State)

Broadcast News National Contest Information