SECC’s annual SEVA Award Night is the premiere event in Sacramento to showcase student educational videos to the Sacramento community. This culminating “Academy Awards of Sacramento” event represents a year-long media production effort for over 1200 students from over more than 50 schools throughout the Sacramento region. Statuettes are awarded to the top educational videos submitted in five categories (Creative Expression, Documentary, Instructional, Public Service Announcements, and School News) spread across all grade levels – from Kindergarten to College. All videos entered in the contest are celebrated and each award recipient is given the opportunity to make an acceptance speech in front of the packed house. Student video crews serve as Red Carpet paparazzi, interviewing student producers and distinguished attendees.
How much does the event cost?
The SEVA contest is free to enter for all students in Sacramento County. Awards Night is free to attend, however parking at Sac State requires the purchase of a parking pass.
How can I find the Union University Ballroom at Sac State?
Look for yellow SEVA signs to guide you to Parking Structure II. Once you have parked, follow the signs into the University Ballroom. Visit csus.edu for a map of Sac State.
Is there a dress code?
There is no official dress code for the event. SECC encourages students to be comfortable and take this time to show off their style.
How can I bring my paparazzi crew to the red carpet?
Details about red carpet crews are sent out to teachers as the event approaches. You can always send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot in advance.
Will I be video recorded at the event?
SECC does capture the event for playback on Comcast channels 15 & 16. Acceptance speeches will be included and various shots of the crowd throughout the event may be shown.
Will students be busy during the entire event?
Starting at 5:00p, student producers are encouraged to walk the red carpet and take advantage of the SEVA selfie station. Additionally, students and families can watch the All Entries Reel on the big screens and talk with other attendees until the awards begin.
How long does Award Night typically last?
The Awards Ceremony itself begins at 6pm and is usually about 90 minutes.
What happens if I win an award?
If you are selected as an Honorable Mention or SEVA winner please feel free to make your way up to the stage to accept your award. Most producers choose to make a brief acceptance speech at that time.
How can I watch the event?
The event will be aired on SECC’s channels. The event will also be available for playback on YouTube. Watch the entire 2019 Award Night Live on YouTube.