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2018 Categories

NEWS: PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions which are either regularly scheduled series or specials that are journalism-based. They include On-Air Categories for Anchors, Reporters and Correspondents. There is a category for Best Interview. A body of work from different programs is allowed for on-air personality categories.

  • A01 Best Coverage of Breaking News
  • A02 Best Coverage of Continuing News Story
  • A03 Best Entertainment News Reporter/Correspondent
  • A04 Best Entertainment Newscast
  • A05 Best Interview
  • A06 Best Investigative Report
  • A07 Best News Analysis/Commentary
  • A08 Best News Anchor
  • A09 Best News Documentary/Special
  • A10 Best News Reporter/Correspondent
  • A11 Best News Talk Show
  • A12 Best Newscast
  • A13 Best Nonfiction Series
  • A14 Best Public Affairs Program
  • A15 Best Sports Anchor
  • A16 Best Sports Journalism
  • A17 Best Sports Newscast
  • A18 Best Sports Reporter/Correspondent
  • A19 Best Sports Talk Show
NEWS: REPORTS/FEATURES

These categories are for journalism-based submissions which are less than a full program in length.

  • B01 Coverage of Breaking News Story
  • B02 Coverage of Continuing News Story
  • B03 Financial Reporting
  • B04 Heroes
  • B05 Human Interest
  • B06 Investigative Report
  • B07 Legal Reporting
  • B08 Magazine Feature
  • B09 Special Report
  • B10 Sports Coverage
DOCUMENTARY

These categories are for submissions which explore a specific topic or point of view in-depth or that deal with issues of interest and importance, and may be either individual programs or series.

  • C01 Biography/Profiles
  • C02 Business & Finance
  • C03 Climate Change & Sustainability
  • C04 Community Portraits
  • C05 Community Service Programs
  • C06 Cultural Issues
  • C07 Current Affairs
  • C08 Docudrama
  • C09 Eco-tourism
  • C10 Editorial/Viewpoint
  • C11 Educational/Instructional
  • C12 Environment & Ecology
  • C13 Health/Medical Information
  • C14 Heroes
  • C15 History & Society
  • C16 Human Concerns
  • C17 International Affairs
  • C18 Legal Issues
  • C19 Magazine Format
  • C20 Music
  • C21 National Affairs
  • C22 Nature & Wildlife
  • C23 Politics
  • C24 Religious Programs
  • C25 Science & Technology
  • C26 Social Issues
  • C27 Sports & Recreation
  • C28 The Arts
  • C29 Travel & Tourism
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions that are series either live-action or animation, and may be live or recorded. Childrens/Youth programs are for up to age 17 audiences. Variety programs may be adapted from other mediums. Reality TV drama may be structured or unstructured.

  • D01 Animated Program
  • D02 Childrens/Youth
  • D03 Comedy
  • D04 Crime Drama
  • D05 Culinary Program
  • D06 Drama
  • D07 Educational/Instructional
  • D08 Family Programs
  • D09 Lifestyle Program
  • D10 Performing Arts
  • D11 Reality TV Drama
  • D12 Sports
  • D13 Talk/Interview
  • D14 Variety
ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: SPECIALS, MINI-SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, TELENOVELAS

These categories are for submissions that are specials or series of pre-determined duration in a limited time-frame. They may be live-action or animation, and may be live or recorded. Variety Specials may be adapted from other mediums. Childrens/Youth Specials are for up to age 17 audiences. Awards, Parades, Telethons, Opening/Closing ceremonies, News or Political ceremonies may be entered in Special Event.

  • E01 Childrens/Youth
  • E02 Comedy/Satire
  • E03 Drama Special
  • E04 Family Special
  • E05 Mini-Series
  • E06 Performing Arts Special
  • E07 Special Event
  • E08 Sports Special
  • E09 Talk/Interview Special
  • E10 Telenovelas
  • E11 TV Movie
  • E12 Variety Special
MUSIC VIDEO

These categories are for submissions that are performance based videos of featured artists.

  • F01 Music Video (Long Form)
  • F02 Music Video (Short Form)
CRAFT : PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look, sound, or performance of the over all production elements of the program. All genres are eligible for craft categories.

  • G01 Best Animation
  • G02 Best Camerawork
  • G03 Best Choreography
  • G04 Best Costume Design
  • G05 Best Direction
  • G06 Best Editing
  • G07 Best Graphic Design
  • G08 Best Host
  • G09 Best Innovation
  • G10 Best Lighting
  • G11 Best Narration
  • G12 Best Original Music/Lyrics
  • G13 Best Performance by an Actor
  • G14 Best Performance by an Actress
  • G15 Best Production Design/Art Direction
  • G16 Best Screenplay
  • G17 Best Sound Design
  • G18 Best Special Visual Effects
  • G19 Best Technical Production Team
  • G20 Best Writing
  • G21 Best Use of Technology
PROMOTION/OPEN & IDs

These categories are for submissions which promote the image/brand of a station, network, website, program, or on-air talent. These categories include generic, episodic, and special tune-in announcements; program opens and main titles; and IDs.

  • H01 Animated Program Promotion
  • H02 Children's Program Promotion
  • H03 Contest/Special Promotion
  • H04 Documentary/Information Open & Titles
  • H05 Documentary/Information Program Promotion
  • H06 Entertainment Program Open & Titles
  • H07 Entertainment Program Promotion
  • H08 Green Promotion
  • H09 Interactive Promotion
  • H10 Licensing/Branding Promotion
  • H11 News Program Open & Titles
  • H12 News Promotion
  • H13 News/Programming ID
  • H14 Promotion of a Website
  • H15 Promotional Program
  • H16 Sports Program Open & Titles
  • H17 Sports Program Promotion
  • H18 Station/Image Promotion
  • H19 Station/Network ID
CRAFT: PROMOTION/OPEN & IDs

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look or sound of the over-all production elements of a promotion, open, or ID.

  • I01 Animation: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I02 Art Direction: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I03 Camerawork: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I04 Copywriting: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I05 Direction: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I06 Editing: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I07 Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I08 Original Music: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I09 Production Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I10 Sound Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I11 Special Visual Effects: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • I12 Use of Technology
DIGITAL SHORT-FORM

These categories are for submissions created for digital streaming and include all forms of news, entertainment, sports, and educational/informational programming.

  • J01 Digital Comedy Program
  • J02 Digital Documentary
  • J03 Digital Drama Program
  • J04 Digital Educational Program
  • J05 Digital Entertainment Program
  • J06 Digital News Program
  • J07 Digital Music Program
  • J08 Digital Reality TV Drama
  • J09 Digital Special Event
  • J10 Digital Sports Program
STUDENT

These categories are for submissions created by students. For Best Student Film, submissions may include all genres and be feature length or short-form. For Best Student Journalist, submissions may include a body of work. For Best Student Program, submissions may be short-form or full-length. For Best Student Station, submissions may include a body of work of three programs.

  • K01 Best Student Film
  • K02 Best Student Journalist
  • K03 Best Student Program
  • K04 Best Student Station
VIDEO ART & EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • L01 Video Art & Experimental Film (Long Form)
  • L02 Video Art & Experimental Film (Short Form)
FILMS: FEATURE/DOCUMENTARY/SHORT/TRAILER

These categories include submissions in all genres.

  • M01 Documentaries
  • M02 Feature Films
  • M03 Movie Trailer
  • M04 Short Films
PRODUCTIONS

These categories are for submissions that are productions dealing with particular topics of interest to specific audiences. They include productions offered for sale/viewing to the public.

  • N01 Arts & Humanities
  • N02 Entertainment
  • N03 Human Concerns
  • N04 Instruction & Education
  • N05 Professional Education
  • N06 Public Information
  • N07 Society & Social Issues
CORPORATE IMAGE

These categories are for submissions which combine elements of stagecraft, scripting, multimedia, special effects or live performance in their content.

  • O01 Business Theater
  • O02 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • O03 Event Venue
  • O04 Internal Use
  • O05 Introductions & Lead-In Titles
  • O06 Public Relations
  • O07 Sales
  • O08 Tourism
CRAFT: FILMS/PRODUCTIONS

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look, sound, or performance of the over-all production elements of the film or production. All genres are eligible for craft categories.

  • P01 Animation
  • P02 Cinematography
  • P03 Direction
  • P04 Editing
  • P05 Graphics/Titles
  • P06 Innovation
  • P07 Narration
  • P08 Original Music
  • P09 Original Screenplay
  • P10 Performance by an Actor
  • P11 Performance by an Actress
  • P12 Production Design/Art Direction
  • P13 Sound Design
  • P14 Special Visual Effects
  • P15 Technical Production Team
  • P16 Use of Technology
  • P17 Writing

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