Complete List of Nominees here: 2019 Heartland Emmy® Awards Competition
No Nominees in these categories:
Morning Newscast – Larger Markets
Morning Newscast – Smaller Markets
Daytime Newscast – Medium Markets
Weekend Newscast – Larger Markets
Weekend Newscast – Smaller Markets
Business/Consumer – Program/Series/Special
Technology Program – Feature/Segment
Special Event Coverage (not News or Sports)
Student Production: Sports
Student Production: Video Essay
All categories require a minimum of 7 peer judges; these categories had the requisite number of judges and the judges are professionals from all over the country.
The scores were not high enough to merit a nomination.

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Remember to participate in judging opportunities throughout the year!
Not only do you get to see the style of Emmy® entries from other chapters, pick up a few good ideas for your next project, and help us maintain good relations with our fellow-chapters, but you’ll also save yourself higher entry fees next year – and by judging 3 times, will earn $10 toward next year’s membership dues!

Silver and Gold Circle 2019

Congratulations!  We’ll be inducting three of the best:  Bill Perry OETA (50 years, Gold Circle), Merril Teller KWCH (25 years, Silver Circle), and Brian Maass KCNC (25 years, Silver Circle) at the gala in July.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get your name in front of hundreds of media professionals by sponsoring a part of the Heartland Emmy® Awards galas this year! A variety of options are available: don’t delay – the deadline to feature your ad in the gala program book is June 7!

NEW Scholarships for 2019

Apply  here online – the Deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019.

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.

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 of Television Arts & Sciences.