GATe’s Rose Award Contest

We are excited to announce that in August 2020, Greenbelt Access Television (GATe) launched the Rose Award Contest for best video created by a Greenbelt community video producer. Submit your video to GATe before the end of the year, and you might be our first award winner to receive the $200 cash prize plus bragging rights. What we are looking for are Greenbelt-centered, self-produced videos that can be aired on our cable channel and spread through our social media channels (Facebook and YouTube). Please read the details below for more explanation.


Video requirements

  • Video content must be related to Greenbelt, should shine a light on an aspect of Greenbelt

  • Video must have been submitted to GATe by the end of the year to be eligible for the award given the following year

  • Video must comply with guidelines of GATe regarding language and other criteria (Read “Content Standard” in “Policies & Procedures” at

  • Cannot include copyrighted video footage, images or music. All content must be original, or be from the Creative Commons or in public domain

  • Video must be least two minutes long, but not longer than 50 minutes

  • Video shooting and editing must be done by contestants themselves; GATe staff can help with advice on how to solve technical issues with camera or editing software but cannot produce the video for contestants

  • GATe equipment such as cameras, tripods, microphones and editing software and computers can be used to produce this video, but this is not a requirement—using your own equipment is fine

  • Video cannot be contract work (meaning someone paid the contestant for making it)

  •  Video should include a title in the beginning and credits at the end


Who can participate?

  • Individuals or teams who live in Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights, College Park, or New Carrollton (in case of teams, at least 50% need to fulfill this requirement)

  • Not necessary to be a GATe member, but only GATe members can use GATe equipment or get technical advice from GATe staff

  • Contestant cannot be an employee of GATe, or a GATe board member, or a Rose Award Contest judge


Judges will weigh entries based on these criteria:

  • Originality/Creativity/Story 30%

  • Relevance for and connection to Greenbelt 20%

  • Production values, editing 25%

  • Technical quality (Sound, lighting, music) 25%

  • The judges will be a group of people from our community who are neither GATe staff members nor GATe board members



$200, recognition at Annual Membership Meeting, certificate

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