MINNESOTA CHAPTER REGIONAL
EMMY AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
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important EMMY DEADLINE DATES in 2001
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2001
Postmark date for all entry forms, tapes and fees
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
Emmy Nominations Announcement Party
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2001
Emmy Awards/Silver Circle Gala
AWARDS YEAR for eligibility and The NATAS-MINNESOTA CHAPTER
MEMBERSHIP YEAR are the same: June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001
Chapter Regional Emmy Awards
Call for Entries
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences awards the EMMY to recognize outstanding achievement,
encourage the continuing pursuit of excellence within the industry
and promote the highest standards of quality by focusing public
attention upon professional, technical and personal achievements
in the production of television programming.
All entries are judged solely against a standard of excellence.
Entrants should be aware of the distinct possibility that judges
may award more than one Emmy in any given category. This occurs
because entries are not judged against one another, but on the
merits of excellence alone. When entries in one category score
extremely high and within a few percentage points of one another,
judges are likely to recommend multiple awards. It is also possible
that judges occasionally will deem no entry in a category worthy
of an award. All entries will be judged under the supervision
of Chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
outside the Minnesota regional area. Screening and voting by
peer group judges will follow the guidelines created by the
Academy's National Awards Committee. All Program Entries are
judged on three criteria: content, creativity and execution.
All Individual Achievement Entries are judged on two criteria:
creativity and execution. Voting is by secret ballot. The independent
accounting firm of Larson, Allen, Wishhair & Co. tabulates
Panels assembled by other NATAS chapters will judge entries
submitted by this Chapter. These panels are comprised of no
fewer than six judges who are certified as peers. No more than
three judges on any given panel may be employed by the same
station or company. Judges may not have a conflict of interest,
described as any direct involvement in the production of an
entry, or having a personal relationship with a member of the
production staff of an entry. Group ownership, by itself, does
not create a conflict of interest.
The success of the Emmy Awards process depends on the willingness
of qualified professionals to serve as judges. Peers in another
television market are serving this Chapter's entrants. This
Chapter will judge other chapter's entries. By entering, you
agree to serve as a judge when asked. Failure to serve may prevent
you from entering.
All entries must have been originally telecast within the Awards
Year from June 1, 2000 through May 31, 2001.
The State of Minnesota and surrounding DMA's.
1. Television stations, cable companies, production companies
and other organizations responsible for the production and/or
telecast and/or cablecast of television programming may enter.
Any producers and any individuals, whether or not they are members
of the TV Academy, may enter. There are categories for News,
Programs, Announcements and Campaigns, Individual Excellence
On-Camera, Individual Craft Achievement, and Student Production.
must have been produced primarily for local release, telecast
during the Awards Year, not initially designed or underwritten
for network or syndication release, and in no event released
in an aggregate of markets in which the potential audience exceeds
50% of the total U.S. television homes. The 50% rule does NOT
apply to local station news coverage that receives national
exposure. Also, a local program that later receives national
distribution may compete in both local and national awards competition,
but not in the same eligibility year. Telecast is interpreted
as being distributed through a TV station, satellite or cable
service to general viewership, NOT closed circuit service (except
for Student Production entries).
1-24 are for News, Program, Segment, and Announcement/Campaign
achievements. The Producer(s), i.e. the person(s) most responsible,
is eligible to receive the Emmy award statuette for these categories
unless otherwise indicated. The intent is to present the award
to the person DIRECTLY involved in creating the entry. Entrants
may be required to provide documentation, including proof of
performance affidavits or verified production credits, if deemed
necessary by the Chapter's Emmy Awards Committee.
4. In categories
1 and 2, only one newscast may be submitted per station.
5. In categories
3-24 there is no limit to the number of entries an organization
or individual may submit in each category. However, in categories
3-24 the same entry cannot be submitted in more than one category.
submitted to the Minnesota Chapter cannot be submitted to any
other chapter's competition.
25-30 are designed to recognize individual achievements on camera.
Categories 31-43 are designed to recognize individual achievement
off camera. Entries must be submitted by the individual listed
in the entry. Each person may submit a single achievement or
a composite of work that he or she believes to be outstanding
in a specific area of expertise. An individual with accomplishments
in more than one area of talent or craft may submit an entry
in each area. On-camera talent entering categories 3-24 may
not submit an entry for the same work in categories 25-30.
8. The Chapter
recognizes that there will be instances when more than one person
contributes to the work in a craft area. Individuals working
together on a specific project in that craft area may enter
as a group.
44-45 are designed to recognize outstanding achievement conceived
and produced by high school or undergraduate college students
attending a school, institute or academic program in the Chapter's
Area of Eligibility. Each entry must be submitted by the school
where the work was produced. Faculty involvement can be only
advisory. A Plaque of Recognition will be awarded to the school.
Certificates of Recognition will be awarded to all students
listed by the faculty advisor as contributors to the production.
language entries are eligible. The Academy will do its best
to secure at least two judges on the judging panel who speak
the language of the entry. Entrants must submit either an English
transcript, subtitles or a translation on the second audio channel.
will be assigned by category as designated by the submitter,
but the Awards Committee will have the sole discretion for its
applicability in the category chosen, and its eligibility for
award consideration. All entries must be submitted as originally
telecast. There may not be any post-telecast changes except
for the removal of commercials unless otherwise indicated. The
Chapter reserves the right to corroborate any information on
an entry form, to combine duplicate entries, or to disqualify
an entry. In the case of a disqualification, the entry fee will
be refunded unless otherwise noted. All entries are subject
to approval by the Chapter's Awards Committee.
1. Entry fee for categories 1-24 is: $75 per entry for members
of the Minnesota Chapter; $150 for the first entry of a non-member
with subsequent entries at $75. The $150 will include a full
one-year membership to the Chapter beginning June 1, 2001. Where
there is more than one name listed on the entry, only the first
name listed will receive the membership and will be able to
submit subsequent entries at $75.
fee for categories 25-43 is $55 per entry for members of the
Minnesota Chapter; $130 for non-members with subsequent entries
at $55. The $130 includes a full one-year membership to the
Chapter beginning June 1, 2001. Where there is more than one
name listed on the entry, only the first name listed will receive
the membership and will be able to submit subsequent entries
fee for categories 42-45 is $40 per entry.
4. The Chapter
will present one statuette for each entry awarded an Emmy in
each category. Additional statuettes may be purchased only by
those listed in the call for entries as eligible to receive
the Emmy. The cost of additional statuettes is $130 for Chapter
members; $205 for non-members. Those who worked on a project
who are not eligible for a statuette can purchase a Production
Certificate honoring their creative contribution upon verification
of their participation. Individual Achievement winners may NOT
order certificates for any others associated with their entry.
The cost of a Production Certificate is $30. Additional Student
Category Certificates are available for $15 each. In accordance
with the rules of the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences, regardless of station or company affiliation, the
individual recipient(s) will retain possession of the Emmy statuette.
Entries missing information on the form, or which have incorrect
fees, or do not follow the guidelines listed under Emmy Entry
Tape Preparation will be subject to a $25 reprocessing fee for
each correction including the addition or deletion of names,
or the entry may be subject to disqualification. The original
entry fee will not be returned. If you have any questions about
the preparation of your entry, please contact: Alan Beck
6. The entry
fee(s) in the form of a check or official purchase order must
be attached to the entry form(s) and submitted at the same time
as the beta tape(s) of the entry/entries.
It is important that you follow the guidelines listed below
or you will be charged a reprocessing fee or your entry will
be disqualified without a refund.
entry must be submitted on an individual beta tape, except in
the Student Production categories where entries may be submitted
on VHS tapes. In Writing Categories 42 and 43, 7 copies of the
script must be submitted with the beta tape.
2. The tape
must bear the appropriate entry label. The title on the entry
tape must match the entry form.
3. A copy
of the entry form must be placed in the tape box.
4. If a
Program is 60 minutes or less in length, it must be submitted
in its entirety (without commercials) unless otherwise indicated.
If a Program exceeds 60 minutes the entry must be reduced to
60 minutes or less by making no more than three unedited deletions
from the program as telecast.
5. A Program
Series (3 or more programs telecast in the Awards Year) may
be represented by a single program or a composite of no more
than 3 unedited segments from different programs within the
series. The composite should be no longer than the length of
an individual program in the series, and in no case longer than
60 minutes. A program that is part of a Series or is entered
as a Series cannot be submitted in another category as a Single
Program. A brief description of the composite segments and their
airdates must be included on the entry form.
6. A composite
entry in categories 25-43 should be represented by a compilation
of no more than 4 unedited examples as telecast. The composite
tape cannot be longer than 20 minutes. A brief description of
the composite segments and their airdates must be included on
the entry form.
should not include commercials (except for billboards). At least
3 seconds and no more than 10 seconds of black must separate
each segment, report, announcement, etc.
check all tapes to make sure they are technically viewable.
If the judging panel deems an entry tape technically unviewable,
it will NOT be judged and your entry fee will NOT be refunded.
9. The Chapter
assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those
individuals or organizations submitting entries pursuant to
this notice. All submitting individuals and/or organizations
are urged to review submissions for accuracy with respect to
names, spelling, category and credits. The Chapter shall accept
any and all submissions that are not in conflict with all rules
tapes will become the property of the Chapter. Emmy awarded
Program tapes will be kept in the Chapter archives for research
and educational purposes. The tapes will not be retelecast.
The remaining tapes will be donated to colleges and universities
include with each entry, the time code for what you think would
be the best 30-seconds to show at the Emmy Gala should your
entry be awarded an Emmy.
All entry forms, fees and tapes must be received by MONDAY,
JUNE 11, 2001. Each entry form must be supplied in triplicate.
In addition, a fourth copy must be placed in each tape box.
Entry forms, fees and tapes must be sent to:
NATAS, MINNESOTA CHAPTER
3515 Raleigh Avenue So.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
payable to NATAS, Minnesota Chapter.
If you need more entry forms or cassette labels, please call
Alan Beck at (952) 946-5725 or
Teresa Vickery at (952) 474-7126
Alan Beck, KMSP-TV, Chair
Jane Helmke, KARE-TV
Carol Scheer, KSTP-TV
Anne Pedersen, WCCO-TV
John Croman, KARE-TV