Simulcast Award Entry Deadline Is Aug. 13

Deadline for entries for the racing industry's best simulcast production is Aug. 13.

The deadline for entries for the industry’s best simulcast production is Aug. 13. The award will be presented at the 20th annual International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The conference runs from Oct. 1-3.

The International Simulcast Conference is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track Operators Association.

The award honors the best simulcast presentation by a host site and is open to all pari-mutuel breeds. The simulcast entry will be judged on technical merit, quality, and timeliness of racing and wagering information dissemination, as well as overall appeal.

Entries for the award must be no more than 30 minutes in length and contain one complete race presentation, including pre-race features and graphics, the race itself, and any post-race replays and/or wrap-ups. Entries must have been part of a normal simulcast program and not a collection of highlights or features and have aired after Aug. 15, 2011.

To enter, six copies in DVD format should be sent to TRA, 420 Fair Hill Drive, Suite 1, Elkton, Md., 21921, along with a letter of entry detailing the contact name for the entry and the date the program aired. All entries must be received by Aug. 13.