COAST CITIES — KPBS invites San Diego producers to submit ideas for the KPBS Explore Local Content Initiative. KPBS Explore is designed to grow its line-up of local program favorites. Content creators are invited to send ideas for a series that will highlight unique people, places and activities in San Diego.All submissions will be judged on a number of criteria including the program’s “explorer spirit,” a sense of place and how well each story is told. Programs for KPBS Explore should be about San Diego’s lifestyle, community and its “big picture,” not about news, public affairs or children’s programs. All submissions will be reviewed by a KPBS committee and the top selection will be funded for the production process.
KPBS will provide seed money for the project. It is advised content creators also explore additional sources, such as corporate funding, grants or their own funds. A budget must be submitted with all applications and any letters of interest from organizations interested in the project would be helpful as well.
Interested applicants should watch the online video that explains the project in detail or join the interactive screenings at 7 p.m. June 27, where you can ask direct questions. Proposals are to be submitted online and are due July 31. Applicants must submit an outline that describes their idea along with links to examples of their work that portray their skills. For all details and, visit the KPBS Explore kpbs.org/tv/explore-san-diego/submission-form and submit a proposal. An announcement recognizing the winner will be made mid-September.
Last year KPBS sought community member submissions as part of the inaugural KPBS Explore Project. Of the 52 entries submitted, Savor San Diego and A Growing Passion were selected. Both began airing on KPBS-TV on May 2 and can be seen Thursday nights as part of the Explore San Diego line up from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Savor San Diego, hosted by Su-Mei Yu, shows the community where to uncover the best ingredients in San Diego and how to incorporate them into delicious homemade dishes. A Growing Passion, hosted by Nan Sterman, is a lifestyle program that explores San Diego County’s agriculture and horticulture and shows community members ways they can help nurture the Earth.
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