2018 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards INFO

Have a last minute entry or still need to upload?
We will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Weds., June 20th.  

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 (6/1/17-5/31/18). All NATAS members receive a significant discount on entry fees, but you don’t have to be a member to enter the competition.

Eligibility Dates: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Emmy and College Production Awards Entry Deadline:  Friday, June 15, 2018

Three basic steps to entering:

  1. 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.
    Membership is $95.
  2. Submit your paperwork through the online Emmy Express system for your desired category and pay directly online. To do this, login in as a member or as a registered user (as a registered user, all entries are then at the non-member rate). Once you are logged in, go to your dashboard to enter.
  3. Upload your video. After the video is uploaded, you’ll be able to watch the content and approve it for submission.

2018 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.

2018 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 you 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 15 years!!

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Categories 1-20   – Member Price $125; Non-member $220
Categories: 21-28 – Member Price $95; Non-member $190
(Professional Membership is  $95.)

College Awards   – Member Price $40; Non-member $50
Student Membership is $20.

How do I use EMMY® Express?  It’s fairly simple, just follow the instructions provided on each page or refer to the detailed EMMY® Express step by step instructions.

Still confused about if you should enter the Regional or the National Emmy Awards?  What different Emmy Awards are there? See EMMY® AWARDS Eligibility Guide

We are here to help!  Call the office at 312-369-8600 or email chicagoemmy@gmail.com with questions.  Have you looked over our FAQ and Entry Resources page? Many answers can be found there.