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EMMY® Competition 2018

The 2018 Heartland Awards Competition is underway
Thank you to all who entered this year’s competition! Nominations will be announced on June 14, and tickets will go on sale at the same time. As we have done in the past, our chapter will offer discounted ($95) tickets for a limited time; regular-priced tickets will be available after that for $125 per person.
This year’s 32nd Annual Awards Gala and Silver Circle Presentation will be held on Saturday, July 14th – in both Oklahoma City and Denver.  Mark your calendar!

Scholarship News


The Heartland Chapter is pleased to announce two scholarships for 2018!!

Eligible persons may apply here online – the Deadline is May 15.

1. Television Broadcasting Scholarship ($2,000) will be awarded to one student

Must have completed high school and have enrolled in a college or university that has a film and/or television production program of study. Must be able to demonstrate a planned course of study in a college or university that supports the intention to pursue a career in the television industry. Must be a resident or enrolled in a high school within the Heartland Chapter Designated Market Area (DMA): Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff, Casper/Riverton and North Platte. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of television. It is highly encouraged that applicants be a student member of NATAS.

2. Television Production Scholarship ($750) will be awarded to one student

Must either be currently enrolled or have completed two levels of high school study in film or television production or have completed high school, and have enrolled in credit or non-credit courses of study in film or television at a college, university, or film production academy. Must be able to demonstrate a planned course of study in a college, university, or film production academy that supports the intention to pursue a career in the film or television industry. Must be a resident or enrolled in a high school within the Heartland Chapter Designated Market Area (DMA): Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff, Casper/Riverton and North Platte. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of television.

What is Television?

Television is no longer defined by a box that resides in the family living room. Television is happening everywhere we go. The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cablecast mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery. Television is ‘moving pictures on a screen.’  If you are a producer (no matter your craft discipline) of original material intended for a Heartland audience, then this is your home for television excellence.

Commemorative Plaques

Memorialize your contribution to an Emmy-winning production with a stunning wall plaque. There is no statute of limitations for ordering these, even for past years’ winning productions. All plaques are a beautiful rosewood with a polished piano-key finish and engraved brass plate; all feature a replica statue (5″ or 9″ – price varies). Contact the office for more information.

Judging Policy

The success of the Emmy® Awards process depends on the willingness of qualified professionals to serve as judges.

Entrants:
By entering, you agree to serve as a judge when asked, and that judging must occur during calendar year 2017.

  • If you enter once, you’ll need to judge once
  • If you enter twice, you’ll need to judge twice
  • If you enter three or more times, you’ll need to judge at least 3 times

If you don’t meet your judging requirement, your entry fees will increase ($25 for members, $80 for non-members) the next time you enter the competition.
There are typically 6-9 opportunities to judge other chapters’ entries during the year (we call them Rounds) and all entrants are notified via email when it’s time.
What’s the time commitment for judging? 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the category; judging can be done anywhere you have a computer; it’s all online.

Membership Bonus:
When you judge 3 or more times during a calendar year, you’ll earn a $10 discount on membership dues for the coming year. There is no limit to the amount of judging you can do, as long as you’re qualified to judge the categories you choose.

We polled several of our long-time judges, to ask them Why Judge? Here’s what they said:

  • “I like to compare my work with other markets around the country”
  • “It expands the judging pool, which is how I want my work judged”
  • “I get a ton of ideas from watching other people’s work”
  • “Doing it online is super-easy for my schedule; I don’t have to do it all at once”

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Those who work in the television and related industries are eligible for professional membership. Dues are annual, and our membership year runs from January through December. Chapter membership provides automatic membership in the National Academy.