Open to amateur videographers, the HSTV IDEAS competition entries are due by August 1, 2011, and will be judged by a panel of high-profile security experts and new media professionals, taken from HSTV’s Editorial Advisory Board and independent experts from both the homeland security and filmmaking industry.
R. James Woolsey, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is among the group of expert judges. Woolsey has also worked in various other foreign policy and security positions in Democratic and Republican administrations and after his government service became chairman of Freedom House. Michael Day, a past winner of the D.C. film festival, is another of the elite judges. His production credits include work for National Geographic, America’s Most Wanted and the American Red Cross. Jonathan Fleming, Former Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Transportation Security Administration, CEO S2 Global Inc. brings significant expertise from the Homeland Security arena in his role as judge for this unique video competition.
Additional judges include Charlotte Franklin, Deputy Coordinator of Arlington County Virginia Office of Emergency Management; Kay Goss, Senior Principal and Senior Advisor for Emergency Management and Continuity Programs, SRA International;
This distinguished panel of professionals is looking forward to judging the HSTV IDEAS entries. The ten finalists will be named and honored on HSTV Channel, with a Second Place runner-up and a Grand Prize winner, to be announced on September 12, 2011.
Homeland Security Television (HSTV) specializes in producing broadcast-quality training, education and awareness programs for homeland security professionals at the federal, state and local government levels, and the private sector.
HSTV programs are produced for general broadcast use, but are made available through a robust and flexible online Content Delivery Network (CDN) that can stream both live and on-demand programs in up to HD-quality directly to the desktop or mobile computing device.
HSTV is the only homeland security media company with an editorial advisory board that counts among its members a former Secretary of Homeland Security, a former Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, and a dozen other seasoned homeland security and technology experts.
For more information about HSTV and the HSTV IDEAS competition, and to learn how to submit your video entry, please visit www.hstvchannel.com/