Sorry this took so long. Everyone who is planning on attending this year’s bowfishing challenge please confirm with an email. Also call the Hales Bar Marina and book your cabin. We got them for the teams at $59.00/night. Look over the itinerary close! We added and changed a few things.
2011 Pro - Bowfishing Challenge Itinerary:
Thursday, June 2, 2011: Noon: Teams arrive at Hales Bar Marina in Chattanooga, TN
Noon to 6 PM; Team’s Check in and become acquainted, team introduction voice over (approximately 10min. per team of three)
6 PM: Rules meeting and meal at Hales Bar Marina Restaurant
7:00 – 10 Team video in front of boat (we will have our video equipment and lights set up somewhere at the Marina and teams will need to wear what they want to be seen in for the intro and have the boats set up the same) Also we will have a team meeting filmed for television right before the start of the tournament.
Thursday, June 2, 2011: Challenge begins at 10:30PM Hales Bar Marina shotgun start.
Friday, June 3, 2011: Team check in 8:00AM Hales Bar Marina. Mandatory team meeting 7:00 PM. Challenge Continues at 8:00PM
Saturday, June 4, 2011: Challenge Team check in 8:00AM Hales Bar Marina. Mandatory team meeting 7:00 PM. Challenge Continues at 8:00PM
Sunday, June 5, 2011: Challenge Team check in 8:00AM Hales Bar Marina. Challenge winners announced around noon and prizes awarded.
Included in entry fee price: Challenge entry fees and meals on Thursday evening for all participants.
CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAMS BASED UPON $300.00 PER TEAM ENTERED. ADDITIONAL DONATED PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT RULES MEETING BANQUET.
RULES FOR CAMPBELL PRO - BOWFISHING CHALLENGE
Rule changes may be announced at the pre-challenge meeting
BowFishing (ALL SUB-SPECIES)
Participants will be allowed to submit three filmed carp harvests per night per team with the three team members allowed to exchange places. Legal species for this year’s bowfishing challenge are Bighead Carp, Silver Carp, Large and Smallmouth buffalo, Common Carp, and Grass Carp. Only three fish per night may be submitted for scoring per night with a maximum of nine filmed hunts allowed per team with all filmed hunts to count towards a team’s score. (One fish per night MUST be a common carp), in the event you can’t find a common carp you will still be allowed to submit 2 of the 3 fish that night for scoring. Only one Bighead Carp will be allowed to count toward teams total each night.
ANY TEAM MEMBER BOWFISHING MUST HAVE ALL OF THE LEGAL TAGS, LICENSES AND PERMITS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.
FOR THE HUNTER TO SCORE POINTS HIS CAMERAMAN PARTNER MUST HAVE SCORED A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) POINT ON HIS HARVEST SHOT REQUIREMENT OR HAVE AN UNINTERRUPTED VIDEO OF THE GAME ANIMAL’S PRE HARVEST APPROACH UNTIL THE POINT OF HARVEST.
Harvested fish are scored based on the total weight rounded up to the nearest lb and awarded 1 point per lb. of weight.
1 point per each second of film footage of harvested fish before harvest shot. Maximum 15 points (15 sec. of footage)
1-25 points for having harvested fish on full view prior to shot.
(Harvest points are based on focus, stability, light levels, frame, and clarity of footage.)
1-15 points for hunt audio.
(Audio points are based upon audio clarity, audio levels, and the ratio of talking to
1-15 points for recovery video/audio
(Recovery points are based upon the framing, focus, and audio clarity of the recovery.)
Maximum total filming points per fish harvest =55 points
Campbell’s reserves the right to void all points associated to a specific filmed fish harvest if the video does not meet network standards. Examples would be excessive gain or really dark video.
BONUS POINTS :
Production Video Elements
This year teams can gain extra bonus points for filming non-harvest time video sequences to help build the story line for this year’s event. Each day will have a different production element to be submitted but teams can submit their video for them at any time. Example, the production element for the 2nd evening is time laps but on day one you had an opportunity to do that. You can then submit your element for day 1 and day 2 the first day. Only the top 3 videos each day will receive additional points.
Arrival Day- Area/Property Reference Shots
• You must submit 3 cut shots referencing the area, town, county, etc that you are competing in, example; signs, landmarks, symbolic references etc.
Top 3 teams will be awarded points 1st 125pts, 2nd 75pts, 3rd 25pts
BE CREATIVE! (Judged on videography creativity and originality)
Look for angles and interesting ways to draw a viewers’ eye to the main subject by way of natural lines. Nearly everything has a unique shape at the macro level. Find ways to incorporate this with the natural lines of the landscape.
Day 1 - Under water shots
• Any shot under water that looks good on video. Going through weeds in clear water, a unique log on the lake floor etc. Do not limit it to just a fish coming into the boat. Use your imagination and really put some thought into it. No one sees the lake floor like bowfisherman do, show us what you see. Creativity and lighting/water clarity will have a huge impact on your overall ranking.
• Top 3 teams will be awarded points 1st 125pts, 2nd 75pts, 3rd 25pts
Day 2 – Time Lapse
• A time laps must be submitted by the end of day 2, minimum of 30 minutes. Look for interesting angles, subjects that move with time, winners will be judged based on image quality, lighting, framing & creativity. Don’t just focus on the sun. Shadows, insects, and clouds all move slowly, but make dramatic time lapse shots. Utilizing foreground and background subjects will make for better footage.
• Top 3 teams will be awarded points 1st 125pts, 2nd 75pts, 3rd 25pts
Daytime bonus fish
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday Teams will be allowed to submit 1 fish filmed during daylight hours. The fish and tapes must be submitted by 6:00 PM Saturday before the final evening boat launch. You will only be allowed to turn in one fish total, not one fish per day.
Teams will be issued log sheets for time coding your video. This must be done for all harvest video as well as production elements prior to receiving any points
Interviews: with “Campbell Outdoor Circuit Representative”
10 points per team for pre-challenge interview (1 interview)
10 points for interview at end of each day (maximum; 3 interviews total)
Maximum total interview points=40 points
Interviews are one-minute minimum. Interviews are the option of the Campbell Outdoor Circuit representative. Teams must report in and make their Team available for the interview to receive their interview points.
Note: All footage for the 2011 challenge year must be filmed with Hi-Definition Video equipment. If a team does not have or does not wish to purchase Hi-Definition equipment Campbell Cameras will have cameras to rent for $45.00 per day. Please contact Jeremy Leu with any questions.
Note: We are allowing the use of fan boats/ airboats again this year and all teams may fish/film however they choose and are not restricted to using a trolling motor but keep in mind that if you are under fan power at the time of the filmed fish harvest and the sound comes through, you will be subject to point deductions.
BOUNDARIES FOR CHALLENGE
The 2011 Campbell Pro - BowFishing Challenge will be open to any of the following bodies of water: Lake Guntersville, Lake Chickamaugua, Lake Nickajack and any part of the Tennessee river in-between. All teams must begin each evening from Hales Bar Marina at designated start time and check back in at 8:00am at the same location. Check in times will be closely monitored, 2 points per minute early departure and late arrival fees.
Note: Impact shot must be shown on film after harvest was made for verification purposes
Hales Bar Marina will be the hosting lodge of this event. Hales Bar is located at 1265 Old Hales Bar Rd Guild, TN 423-870-2000. Hales Bar has boat ramps, a full service marina, floating cabins, store, restaurant, put put golf and more.
We have blocked off floating cabins at a discount rate for challenge teams at $59 per night/3 people per room. Please call 423-870-2000 and mention you are a participant in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge.
There is alot more to this shoot than just shooting fish that's for sure. It is alot more stressful than a regular shoot because of all the extra things you have to worry about. But I enjoy it and am glad to be part of it again this year.