To enter the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, your work must have had its first distribution in, and have been produced primarily for, an audience in (one of) these DMAs: Illinois Markets: Chicago, Peoria-Bloomington and Rockford; Indiana Market: South Bend-Elkhart; Wisconsin Markets: Green Bay-Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau-Rhinelander; and within the designated eligibility period (6/1/16-5/31/17). All NATAS members receive a significant discount on entry fees, but you don’t have to be a member to enter the competition. Our membership rate will increase to $95 on June 1, 2017. (We haven’t raised our membership fee since January 2003!) You have until May 31st to receive the lower $85 rate for membership. So renew, join, and/or enter early!
Eligibility Dates: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Emmy and College Production Awards Entry Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017.
Three basic steps to entering:
- Renew your membership to take advantage of discounted rates or join as a new member. If not, then pay the non-member rate for each entry.
- Submit your paperwork through the online Emmy Express system for your desired category and pay directly online.
- Upload your video. After the video is uploaded, you’ll be able to watch the content and approve it for submission.
2017 Emmy Call for Entries – A Must Read – Contains rules and full category list. This document will help you determine what category you should enter and if you are eligible to enter. Also, see our FAQ and Entry Resources page for info. on the online entry process.
2017 College Awards Call for Entries – A Must Read for Students – Contains rules and full category list and contains the College Verification Form. Look for the S-1 to S-5 categories at the end of the category list in the College Call for Entries.
All Entries must be submitted online on the EMMY Express system, where youl can view the categories, submit your paperwork, upload your video and pay for your submission.
SUBMISSION FEES: Our Chapter has not raised our entry fees in over 14 years!!
Categories 1-20 – Member Price $125; Non-member $220
Categories: 21-28 – Member Price $95; Non-member $190
(Professional Membership is $85 till 5/31/17. Membership will Increase to $95 on June 1st.)
College Awards – Member Price $40; Non-member $50
(Student Membership is $20) till 5/31/17. Membership will increase to $30 on June 1st.).
We are here to help! Call the office at 312-369-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Have you looked over our FAQ and Entry Resources page? Many answers can be found there.