FEBRUARY 3rd, 2023


January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

for entries produced in the heartland region





Welcome to the Heartland Emmy® Chapter

Our Mission: The NATAS Heartland Chapter honors, recognizes, and promotes excellence and innovation in the creation of visual media through the presentation of the prestigious Emmy® Award.

We are a membership based organization dedicated to advancing and awarding excellence in all areas of media and television, through our Emmy Awards competition, student production competition, scholarships, and programs. We are one of 19 regional chapters across the US, covering Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

2023 Call for Entries

Deadline extended thru 2/6

With thanks and apologies to those of you who have hustled to meet the deadline as it was posted, others among our entry friends are working to bring it all together as this week draws to a close:  COVID in the edit bay, word of mouth entry info reaching those no longer with the station, first-time entrants struggling with the rules, long-time entrants struggling to herd cats ... 

The Heartland Awards Committee offers this additional weekend to allow you to catch your breath and get your Emmy® entries in by close of business on Monday the 6th.  Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions!

The Heartland Emmy® Awards Competition opens December 15, 2022 for work produced and intended for an audience in this region, and which had its first distribution during calendar year 2022. Any and all distribution platforms are eligible: television, cable, internet, satellite, antenna - as long as the video was intended for a local Heartland audience.

Make sure your membership is up to date for 2023, to guarantee discounted entry fees. Take a look at the last year’s Emmy® recipient videos, and start compiling your best work.

Video may be uploaded through Friday, February 10.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE MADE THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT IN Emmy® EXPRESS - either your Member account or your Guest Account.

Got a question? We’re here to help! Check page two of the 2023 Call for Entries for all your options. Make sure you're looking at v.5 because we're fixing typos as we go along (i.e., #625 Video Essayist).

Find lots more info under the AWARDS tab above.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This is a great way to get your business's name out there and associated with an organization that promotes excellence! Please contact the office if you are interested in one of our many sponsorship opportunities.

2023 Career day

Save the date for this year's Career Day! Via Zoom, Career Day will be from 10:30 -noon Mountain Time on March 1, 2023. You will get to meet several people working in the industry talking about what they do and how they got started as well as answer questions from the audience.