4-State 2017

  • Student Registration: $50 (includes two on-site contests)
  • Teacher / Chaperone Registration: $50
  • Off-Site Contests (Upload, 76 Hour Challenge, Earlybird Madness): $10 per entry
  • Free registration for teachers who bring 12+ students
  • Free registration for presenting teachers

This event was made possible by:

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Pre-Conference Contests

Earlybird Madness

  • For schools who show up early. Limit 2 entries per school.

76 Hour Challenges

  • Movie Maker
  • Music Video
  • Sports Feature

"Upload" Contests

  • News Feature (Short Form)
  • News Feature (Long Form)
  • Humorous Segment

On-Site Contests


Broadcast Journalism

  • Stand-Ups
  • Anchor Teams
  • Broadcast News Writing
  • Spot Feature
  • Sports Round Table
  • Snapchat Reporter
  • Radio Story
  • Commentary
  • Live Reporter

Creative Production

  • Edit the Scene
  • 5-Second Film
  • PSA
  • Movie Trailer
  • 60-Second Silent Movie
  • Finish the Film
  • Podcast Interview

2017 Schedule


Open Call for Breakout Sessions

In between contests, teachers and students are invited to participate in engaging breakout sessions designed for beginner to advanced storytellers. Registration to the ASB 4-State Conference is free for presenting teachers. To submit a presentation proposal, email Dave Davis.



Hotel registration will be handled directly with The University Plaza in Springfield, MO. We have a special block of rooms for $89 per night. Ask for the "ASB 4-State" block of rooms. You must provide them with a sales tax letter to be considered exempt. Schools paying via check will need to mail the check by October 1, 2017. Limit 4 per room.

Note: It is required by law that each student's full name be listed on the room they are staying in. Please be prepared with this information as The University Plaza will require this before you book.

University Plaza Hotel (Connected to Convention Center)
333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806

Holiday Inn Express (Overflow Hotel)
1117 E St Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806