Contributor FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about SportzEdge

What is SportzEdge.com?

SportzEdge.com is a new website that is dedicated to covering the best in Connecticut youth, high school, and college sports. We go beyond the box score, inside the highlight to bring you the info that matters. How can I get a college scholarship? Where are the best places to play hockey? These are the type of questions we are looking to answer on SportzEdge.com.

Why get involved?

There are so many reasons, but we’ve broken it down to the top three:

Show off Your Accomplishments: Is your child’s team on a winning streak? Let everyone know about it by sending in your pictures, videos and stories. Rave about the game-winning hit, post pictures of that unbelievable catch, or cut highlights of the championship game. Give your kids the opportunity to become a sports star, and give your team the attention it deserves!

Showcase Your Expertise: Are you an expert in coaching, training, or sports medicine? Here’s your chance to prove it. SportzEdge gives you the platform to get your message out to a large audience of sports fans just like you.

Become A Star. Always wanted to sound off on sports? Well, here’s your chance! SportzEdge gives you the opportunity to share your voice with a large audience of sports fans just like you. Write interesting stories, produce entertaining video, and express your opinions on everything Connecticut sports. Your stories may make our News 8 air!

What does a contributor do?

We are looking for our contributors to write stories, shoot video, or snap pictures…as long as it is geared towards local sports, we want it!

What type of content are you looking for?

SportzEdge is looking for anything relating to Connecticut sports. If you have a story, we want to hear from you.

What happens to the content a contributor sends in?

All content is pre-screened. Once it is approved, it will be posted to SportzEdge.com and associated with the contributor’s name and avatar. We may even use some of the content on TV on News 8. Please note that you must own the intellectual property rights to all content you send in. By submitting content to us, you grant us the exclusive right to copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit and distribute that content. Please see our terms of service for more information.

What if I only want to submit one story?

Go right ahead! There are no minimum requirements, no long-term commitments, and no messy breakups. Just submit whatever, whenever you want. If it fits the bill, we’ll put it up on our site, and maybe even use it on air.

Is there an age limit for contributors?

Yes. As per terms of our service, we ask that contributors be at least 13 years of age.

Do I need a background in sports journalism?

No. John Madden didn’t have a degree in broadcasting, and you don’t need one, either. All you need is a passion for sports and a willing to share your opinions, stories, and ideas.

I signed up. So what’s the next step?

Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email from SportzEdge.com editor Kels Dayton. He will go over all of the details with you.

Do I need to sign up for Wordpress.com?

Yes, all Contributors are required to also have a WordPress.com account, because SportzEdge is built on the WordPress CMS. If your intrested in Contributing to the site it is recommended that you goto WordPress.com and sign up for free today first.

Will I be paid for my work?

SportzEdge contributors don’t get paid.

To continue signing up to be a SportzEdge contributor click here.

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