Those who live and work in the Heartland Region may become members of this Chapter. Also, professionals whose work is aired in the Heartland Region (but who do not live here) may become members. Membership in another chapter may be transferrable. The Heartland Chapter includes these DMAs: 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 Heartland Chapter’s membership period runs from January through December; annual renewal is necessary to keep your membership current. Your information is completely confidential to NATAS; it may be shared with the national NATAS organization. Professional and Associate membership rates are $55 annually; a discount is available for a 2-year pre-paid membership. Student Membership rates are $15 per year.
- Affiliation with over 800 television professionals throughout Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming, all of whom are committed to the highest standards of professional excellence.
- Regional newsletter “… and now this!” and information on chapter programs and events.
- Significantly reduced price on entry fees for the annual Emmy® awards competition.
- Automatic membership in the National NATAS organization.
- Free or discounted admission to many of our chapter’s seminars and events.
- 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 (have experience in) the categories you choose.
Members and Entrants!
By entering, you agree to serve as a judge when asked, and that judging must occur during calendar year 2016 – the year of your entry.
- 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 by $25 the next time you enter the competition.
Check your status on your membership profile, and look for the emoji:
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. You can expect to see these judging notices regularly through July/August, after which the judging is on an unscheduled basis – if at all.
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.