Q: Help! I’m on the “Add Entrant Information” page for Emmy Express and I’m really confused! I have 10 more people I want to add as entrants and I only see fields for an “Entrant 1” and an “Entrant 2.” What do I do?
A: Before you start adding names, please note that a new rule was added two years ago that only a maximum of 12 (twelve) entrant names are allowed on each entry.** Add all eligible entrant names now. No additional names are allowed to added to an entry once nominations are announced. No exceptions!
Add a new entrant on this page by entering the person’s email address OR the person’s member number and last name. ONLY ENTER THIS INFO. RIGHT NOW. DO NOT ENTER BOTH. Then click “Save Entrant Data” on the bottom of the page. If the person is already in our database, their info will be auto-filled and added as a new entrant on the entry.
If there is not a record in our database of that email, then the system will ask you to create a free system account for that person. Click this link to create the account. Then this form is quick to fill out. That individual does not need to reply to the automated email that is sent out in order for you to continue with the entry nor do they need to join the Academy.
You can continue to fill out the entry form once the information for the free system account is entered. Just click the “please close this tab/window to resume updating the entry” after entering the fields on this page. Then, once you get back to the “ADD ENTRANT” page, if the person’s email is in the entrant email field, click “Save Entrant Data” again. Their information should now be pre-filled in the Entrant fields.
You also MUST type in entrant’s “role in the entry.” See the category descriptions in the CALL FOR ENTRIES on p. 8-12, see “(Eligible to Enter…)” for what roles are eligible in each category, i.e. the Producer, Reporter, etc. For example, do not list a director as an entrant in a News category where only Producers and Reporters are eligible. Clicking the “Back Arrow” button on your browser to go to previous steps will cause issues. Please use the “previous step” button provided on the page to go back.
The fields for “Entrant 2,” “Entrant 3,” “Entrant 4,” etc. do not automatically appear on this page unless you click “Save Entrant Data” on the bottom of the page after you enter each Entrant’s information. So the “Entrant 3” fields will not pop up until the “Entrant 2” fields are complete.
The main thing to remember is to click the “SAVE ENTRANT DATA” button of the bottom of the page once each entrants information is filled out.
Problems do arise when an individual has multiple accounts with the same email address.
Even though the Emmy® Express system may indicate “Inactive – Non-member rates will apply unless renewed” for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. entrants, please ignore this. The next step will show you that the entry fee for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. entrants is $0 no matter what the entrant’s member status is.
The QUICK ADD feature allows you to auto-fill the additional entrant names and their information. Please know we have many email addresses in our database, so unless you are completely new to this process, your other entrant names are probably already in the system. So, please try the QUICK ADD feature.
Q: Which entrant has to be a member to receive the member price for the entry?
A: “Entrant 1” needs to be a member to receive the member price. The member status of the other entrants does not determine the fee. Even though the Emmy® Express system may indicate “Inactive – Non-member rates will apply unless renewed” for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. entrants, please ignore this. The next step will show you that the entry fee for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. entrants is $0 no matter what the entrant’s member status is.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must click “Save Entrant Data” to move to the next page. Once the information is saved a “Go to Next Page” Button will appear.
Please know that this page is tricky because the entry software was developed for all of the nineteen TV Academy chapters nationwide. Other chapters charge per name for entries (based on each entrant’s membership status), we only charge one flat fee per entry. Our fee is just based only on the first entrant’s membership status. Here’s the good news – our fees are considerably lower than other chapters but this page may be confusing.
**To add any entrant name(s) beyond twelve will require written authorization from the primary responsible entrant detailing the additional job title and that person’s role in the production. Submit an email with this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Emmy Rules committee will then determine if these additional entrants can be added to the entry or not.