4-State 2019

Join us this fall for three days of competition, education, and recognition at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. 4-State is open to any school in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma as well as schools who request a special invitation.

  • October 26-28, 2019

  • Springfield, Missouri

  • University Plaza Hotel

  • $55 per student / teacher (all contests included)

  • Teachers who register by September 1 are free

  • Max: 500 Attendees

Last Year (2018)

2019 Schedule & Contests have not been announced. To get a feel for the event, see the below resources from 2018.

4-State Updates

  • Teachers attending 4-State will receive certificates verifying 15 professional development hours.

  • You will only need equipment and editing stations for Sunday.

What to bring

  • Enough production equipment (camera, microphones, lights, batteries, tripods, etc.) to facilitate the contests your students have entered.

  • Enough computers and editing software to facilitate the contests your students have entered.

  • A flash drive for every individual contest entry.

  • Extra power strips and extension cords.

On-Site Contests

Broadcast Journalism

  • Anchor Teams

  • Spot Feature

  • Sports Round Table

  • Radio Story

  • Edit the Broadcast Package

  • Backpack Journalist

  • Nat Sound Showdown


  • Edit the Scene

  • 5-Second Film

  • PSA

  • Movie Trailer

  • 60-Second Silent Movie

  • Finish the Film

  • Music Video

Pre-Conference Contests

Earlybird Madness

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

76 Hour Challenges

  • Movie Maker

  • Broadcast Story

"Upload" Contests

  • Broadcast Feature Story

  • Humorous Segment

  • Short Film



Relevant Breakout Sessions

Saturday night, teachers and students are invited to participate in engaging breakout sessions designed for beginner to advanced storytellers. Breakout sessions will cover a variety of broadcast and film production topics that students will be able to put to use on Sunday during contests.


ASB 4-State is excited to extend an invitation to high schools in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Likewise, 4-State is open to schools whose teachers have attended any of our past workshops as well as schools with a special invitation. If you have a question about registration or would like to be added to the list of invited schools, email brandon@scholasticbroadcasting.com


Hotel registration will be handled directly with The University Plaza in Springfield, MO. We have a special block of rooms for $99 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 September 20, 2018. 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