2019 Emmy Entry Information

SAVE THE DATES! Emmy Nominations Party Date – Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 – WTTW, 5400 N. St. Louis, Chicago

Emmy Ceremony Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 – Swissotel, 323 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago

The Master List will be released in the next few weeks!

Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards and College Production Awards Entry Deadline:  Friday, June 14, 2019. Entry Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019.

The system will be open until Monday, June 17, 2019, for everyone who still needs to modify or enter new entries, pay invoices, or upload videos. 

All NATAS members receive a significant discount on entry fees, but you don’t have to be a member to enter the competition.  

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 (6/1/18-5/31/19).

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.
2. Submit your paperwork through the online Emmy Express system for your desired category and pay directly online.
3. Upload your video. After the video is uploaded, you’ll be able to watch the content and approve it for submission.

2019 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.

2019 College Awards Call for Entries – A Must Read for Students – Contains rules and full category list and contains the College Verification Form. The college categories are S-1 to S-7.

SUBMISSION FEES:  Our Chapter has not raised our entry fees in over 16 years!!

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.)

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.


See the highlight reel from the 2018 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Event done by Spirit Juice Studios