Weds. March 19, 2014
George Alexander, Treasurer, H
Don Levy, H
Jennifer Sacco, H
Tad Weinstein, WH, chair
Peaches Quinn, vice chair, NH
Phil Kimmel, H
Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m.
Don proposed the name “CTAC award for public service and excellence in video production.” Council agreed.
Purpose: split into 3 bulleted items instead of the 2 listed on the proposal by splitting the second bulleted point
Academic years will be 2014-2015, and again in 2015-2016.
Include CTV as a venue for possible airing of PSAs created, and remove AT&T as a venue since they aren’t supporting it. Just CTV and Comcast New Haven. And Youtube.
Intended group is public, middle grades students (grades 6, 7, and 8), at least for the first year.
Video content will be a PSA or mini-documentary
Change who will submit the product—should be a teacher or supervising faculty/staff member on behalf of their students.
Prizes will be awarded to the supervising faculty/staff member, to be used on behalf of students, club, or organization who submitted the winning entry with the discretion/supervision of the faculty/staff member.
Maximum length should be 5 minutes including credits
Requirement that permission be given to CTV and for Comcast New Haven at no charge
Creative/effective use of media (e.g. art, music, photo, graphics)
Adherence to the rules of submission
How to announce to target groups: include announcement on CTV bulletin board
Phil volunteered to contact the school systems and produce a list of contacts we will send to directly (superintendents to begin with )
Tad and Don will experiment with Microsoft publisher to make a document template. We need: a letterhead; the content of a cover letter; the details of the contest. We will hire someone to format the content on behalf of the group, with a budget of up to $50 to do this. Peaches will identify a person to create the content for us.
Meeting adjourned 7:50.