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2019 Categories

Our categories are for media content which is distributed by broadcast, cablecast, streaming, exhibition, screenings or transmission across platforms.

NEWS: PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions which are either regularly scheduled series or specials that are journalism-based. They include On-Air Categories for Anchors, Reporters and Correspondents. There is a category for Best Interview. A body of work from different programs is allowed for on-air personality categories.

  • A01 Best Coverage of Breaking News
  • A02 Best Coverage of Continuing News Story
  • A03 Best Esports Journalism NEW
  • A04 Best Esports Reporter NEW
  • A05 Best Esports Competition Newscast NEW
  • A06 Best Interview
  • A07 Best Investigative Report
  • A08 Best News Analysis/Commentary
  • A09 Best News Anchor
  • A10 Best News Documentary/Special
  • A11 Best News Reporter/Correspondent
  • A12 Best News Talk Show
  • A13 Best Newscast
  • A14 Best Nonfiction Series
  • A15 Best Public Affairs Program
  • A16 Best Sports Anchor
  • A17 Best Sports Journalism
  • A18 Best Sports Newscast
  • A19 Best Sports Reporter/Correspondent
  • A20 Best Sports Talk Show
NEWS: REPORTS/FEATURES

These categories are for journalism-based submissions which are less than a full program in length.

  • B01 Coverage of Breaking News Story
  • B02 Coverage of Continuing News Story
  • B03 Esports Coverage NEW
  • B04 Heroes
  • B05 Human Interest
  • B06 Investigative Report
  • B07 Magazine Feature
  • B08 Special Report
  • B9 Sports Coverage
DOCUMENTARY

These categories are for submissions which explore a specific topic or point of view in-depth or that deal with issues of interest and importance, and may be either individual programs or series.

  • C01 Biography/Profiles
  • C02 Business & Finance
  • C03 Climate Change & Sustainability
  • C04 Community Portraits
  • C05 Community Service Programs
  • C06 Cultural Issues
  • C07 Current Affairs
  • C08 Docudrama
  • C09 Eco-tourism
  • C10 Editorial/Viewpoint
  • C11 Educational/Instructional
  • C12 Environment & Ecology
  • C13 Health/Medical Information
  • C14 Heroes
  • C15 History & Society
  • C16 Human Concerns
  • C17 Human Rights NEW
  • C18 International Affairs
  • C19 Legal Issues
  • C20 Magazine Format
  • C21 Music
  • C22 National Affairs
  • C23 Nature & Wildlife
  • C24 Politics
  • C25 Religious Programs
  • C26 Science & Technology
  • C27 Social Issues
  • C28 Sports NEW
  • C29 The Arts
  • C30 Travel & Tourism
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions that are series either live-action or animation, and may be live or recorded. Variety programs may be adapted from other mediums. Reality TV drama may be structured or unstructured. Sports and Esports content may be competition or anthology.

  • D01 Animated Program
  • D02 Childrens/Youth
  • D03 Comedy
  • D04 Crime Drama
  • D05 Culinary Program
  • D06 Drama
  • D07 Educational/Instructional
  • D08 Esports NEW
  • D09 Family Programs
  • D10 Lifestyle Program
  • D11 Performing Arts
  • D12 Reality TV Drama
  • D13 Sports
  • D14 Talk/Interview
  • D15 Variety
ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: SPECIALS, MINI-SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, TELENOVELAS

These categories are for submissions that are specials or series of pre-determined duration in a limited time-frame. They may be live-action or animation, and may be live or recorded. Variety Specials may be adapted from other mediums. Awards, Parades, Telethons, Opening/Closing ceremonies, News or Political ceremonies may be entered in Special Event. Sports and Esports content may be competition or anthology.

  • E01 Childrens/Youth
  • E02 Comedy/Satire
  • E03 Drama Special
  • E04 Esports NEW
  • E05 Family Special
  • E06 Mini-Series
  • E07 Performing Arts Special
  • E08 Special Event
  • E09 Sports Special
  • E10 Talk/Interview Special
  • E11 Telenovelas
  • E12 TV Movie
  • E13 Variety Special
CRAFT : PROGRAM

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look, sound, or performance of the over all production elements of the program. All genres are eligible for craft categories.

  • F01 Best Animation
  • F02 Best Camerawork
  • F03 Best Direction
  • F04 Best Editing
  • F05 Best Graphic Design
  • F06 Best Host
  • F07 Best Innovation
  • F08 Best Lighting
  • F09 Best Narration
  • F10 Best Original Music/Lyrics
  • F11 Best Performance by an Actor
  • F12 Best Performance by an Actress
  • F13 Best Production Design/Art Direction
  • F14 Best Screenplay
  • F15 Best Sound Design
  • F16 Best Special Visual Effects
  • F17 Best Technical Production Team
  • F18 Best Writing
  • F19 Best Use of Technology
PROMOTION/OPEN & IDs

These categories are for submissions which promote the image/brand of a station, network, website, program, or on-air talent. These categories include generic, episodic, and special tune-in announcements; program opens and main titles; and IDs.

  • G01 Animated Program Promotion
  • G02 Children's Program Promotion
  • G03 Contest/Special Promotion
  • G04 Documentary/Information Open & Titles
  • G05 Documentary/Information Program Promotion
  • G06 Entertainment Program Open & Titles
  • G07 Entertainment Program Promotion
  • G08 Green Promotion
  • G09 Interactive Promotion
  • G10 Licensing/Branding Promotion
  • G11 News Program Open & Titles
  • G12 News Promotion
  • G13 News/Programming ID
  • G14 Promotion of a Website
  • G15 Promotional Program
  • G16 Sports Program Open & Titles
  • G17 Sports Program Promotion
  • G18 Station/Image Promotion
  • G19 Station/Network ID
  • G20 Telenovela PromotionNEW
CRAFT: PROMOTION/OPEN & IDs

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look or sound of the over-all production elements of a promotion, open, or ID.

  • H01 Animation: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H02 Art Direction: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H03 Camerawork: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H04 Copywriting: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H05 Direction: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H06 Editing: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H07 Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H08 Original Music: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H09 Production Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H10 Sound Design: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H11 Special Visual Effects: Promotion/Open & IDs
  • H12 Use of Technology
DIGITAL SHORT-FORM

These categories are for submissions created for digital streaming and include all forms of news, entertainment, sports, esports, and educational/informational content.

  • J01 Digital Branded EntertainmentNEW
  • J02 Digital Comedy
  • J03 Digital Documentary
  • J04 Digital Drama
  • J05 Digital Educational
  • J06 Digital Entertainment
  • J07 Digital Esports NEW
  • J08 Digital News
  • J09 Digital Music Video NEW
  • J10 Digital Reality TV Drama
  • J11 Digital Special Event
  • J12 Digital Sports
STUDENT

These categories are for submissions created by students. For Best Student Film, submissions may include all genres and be feature length or short-form. For Best Student Documentary, submissions may be short-form. For Best Student Program, submissions may be short-form or full-length. For Best Student Station, submissions may include a body of work of three programs.

  • K01 Best Student Documentary NEW
  • K02 Best Student Program
  • K03 Best Student Station
VIDEO ART & EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • L01 Video Art & Experimental Film (Long Form)
  • L02 Video Art & Experimental Film (Short Form)
FILMS: FEATURE/DOCUMENTARY/SHORT

These categories include submissions in all genres.

  • M01 Feature Documentaries
  • M02 Feature Films
  • M03 Short Films
PRODUCTIONS

These categories are for submissions that are productions or films dealing with particular topics of interest to specific or targeted audiences. They include VOD content and may be long-form or short-form.

  • N01 Arts & Humanities
  • N02 Branded Documentary NEW
  • N03 Entertainment
  • N04 Human Concerns
  • N05 Instruction & Education
  • N06 Professional Education
  • N07 Public Information
  • N08 Society & Social Issues
CORPORATE IMAGE

These categories are for submissions specializing in company identity, values and messaging. They utilize innovative scripting, special effects, documentary storytelling techniques, or live presentation in their content.

  • O01 Attitudinal Training NEW
  • O02 Branded Content NEW
  • O03 Brand Image NEW
  • O04 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • O05 Corporate Social Responsibility Not For Profit NEW
  • O06 Event Venue
  • O07 Employee Engagement NEW
  • O08 Public Relations & Social Engagement NEW
  • O08 Sales
  • O08 Tourism
CRAFT: FILMS/PRODUCTIONS

These categories are for submissions that showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look, sound, or performance of the over-all production elements of the film or production. All genres are eligible for craft categories. VR/360/AR/MR may be submitted in Use of Technology or Innovation.

  • P01 Animation
  • P02 Cinematography
  • P03 Direction
  • P04 Editing
  • P05 Graphics/Titles
  • P06 Innovation
  • P07 Narration
  • P08 Original Music
  • P09 Original Screenplay
  • P10 Performance by an Actor
  • P11 Performance by an Actress
  • P12 Production Design/Art Direction
  • P13 Sound Design
  • P14 Special Visual Effects
  • P15 Technical Production Team
  • P16 Use of Technology
  • P17 Writing

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