Welcome to the Heartland Emmy® Chapter

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

Access your account here, to renew your membership, see what’s available for judging, update your profile, or enter the Emmy® competition. For membership eligibility and/or guest user account questions, click here

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The 2022 Call For Entries is OPEN!

For work produced and intended for an audience in the Heartland Region, and which premiered during calendar year 2021 via cable, broadcast, satellite and internet. Enter your best content in one of over 120 categories in News, Programming, Spot Announcement, Sports and Crafts, and let’s see if you’ve got what it takes!

2022 Student Production Awards

College and University Productions in the Heartland Regional as part of a class project, submitted by the Faculty Advisor.

National Primetime and Daytime Emmy® awards: News

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Television Academy have jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy® Awards. Moving forward, the competitions will be organized solely by content genre as opposed to the current method, which separates programs based on program airtime.

The announcement, which follows the Academies’ recent collaboration on expanding the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards into a standalone franchise, represents a transition that allows the competitions to reflect consumers’ evolving viewing habits, reduce category overlap, and provide clarity on eligibility requirements. Full Press Release Here

Good News~

Thanks to our voting membership for filling three open spots on our Board of Governors with three outstanding people:  Juliana Broste and Julie Lucas were re-elected, while Lucas Ross is new to the board – but not new to our chapter. He’s a regional Emmy® award recipient, veteran of local Oklahoma City television, talented banjo player and a key component of our annual awards galas. Juliana you know as @travelingjules and as our 2nd VP, Program Chair and Trustee, and the estimable Julie Lucas is involved as a Trustee and as the National Secretary. Each elected board member serves a three-year term and is eligible to be re-elected twice.

More Good News!

Congratulations to the Heartland Chapter’s own KFOR and KMGH for their nominations in the 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards! KMGH is nominated for their 2020 regional award winning entry “Not Again: STEM School Shooting” and KFOR is nominated for their 2020 regional award winning entry “Two Lives on a Tow Rope.” The national News & Doc awards allows regional award winners to compete nationally in two categories only, and we are so proud of KFOR OKC and KMGH DEN for this distinction in the Breaking/Spot News category; congratulations, and good luck on Monday, September 28, when the awards ceremony takes place. https://theemmys.tv


35th Annual Heartland Chapter Emmy® Awards Presentation Video

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Digital Trophy Videos

Congratulations to all the award winners! Here’s the full list.