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The 2018 Heartland Emmy News
Congratulations to our nominees: here’s the complete list (download) also (pdf)

Save the date:  Saturday, July 14, 2018 ~ the 32nd Annual Heartland Emmy® Galas in Denver and Oklahoma City. Discounted early-bird tickets are available through June 19th, after which regular-price tickets are available thru July 7th. Check out our EVENTS page for all the details and to purchase your tickets.

Also at the show, we’ll be honoring….

2018 Silver Circle Inductees:  Susan Cadot (Oklahoma City), Sam Jones (Tulsa) and Tony Kovaleski (Denver)
2018 Gold Circle Inductee:  Jerry Dishong (Scottsbluff)

Scholarship winners: Renee Ortiz (University of Northern Colorado) and Yekta Esakandari (Metropolitan State University of Denver)

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 2018.

  • 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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Professional Membership

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.