Competition Info

Categories

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We will be accepting entries for the 2025 competition in July 2024. If you need additional assistance or have any questions about our categories, please contact Rose Anderson at randerson@newyorkfestivals.com.

Entries in this category group, News Program, are either regularly scheduled series or specials that are journalism-based and 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.

Entries in this category group, News Report/Feature, are for journalism-based submissions which have a duration shorter than a full program.

Entries in this category group, Sports Program, are either regularly scheduled series or specials that are journalism-based. They include on-air categories for Anchors, Reporters and Correspondents. A body of work from different programs is allowed for on-air personality categories. Reports/Features are for journalism-based submissions which have a duration shorter than a full program. Sports and Esports entertainment content may be competition or anthology.

Entries in this category group, Documentary, explore a specific topic or point of view in-depth, deal with issues of interest and importance and may be either individual programs or series.

Entries in this category group, Entertainment Program, 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.

Entries in this category group, Entertainment Special, are specials or series of pre-determined duration in a limited timeframe. 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.

Entries in this category group, Craft Program, showcase a particular craft which contributes to the look, sound, or performance of the over-all production elements of the program. All genres of content are eligible for craft categories. Innovation, Use of Technology and Technical Production Team include a behind-the-scenes video. For Host, Performance by an Actor/Actress categories include the name of the performer in the entry title.

Entries in this category group, Promotion/Open & ID, promote the image/brand of a station, network, website, program, or on-air talent. Categories include generic, episodic, and special tune-in announcements; program opens and main titles; and IDs.

Entries in this category group, Craft Promotion/Open & ID, showcare a particular craft which contributes to the look or sound of the over-all production elements of a promition, open, or ID. Use of Techology include a behind-the-scenes video. 

Entries in the category group, Streaming, were created for streaming and include all forms of news, entertainment, sports, esports, and educational/informational content. AVOD and SVOD content are eligible and may be long form or short form.

Entries in this category group, Student, were created by students. Entries can include all genres and be feature length or short form.

Entries in the category group, Films, include all genres and may be submitted by Studios or Independents

Entries in this category group, Corporate Image, specialize in company identity, values, social issues, and messaging. They utilize innovative scripting, special effects, documentary storytelling techniques, or live presentation in their content and may be on topics of interest to specific or targeted audiences.

Entries in this category group, Craft Films/Productions, are theatrical or corporate content 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. Innovation, Use of Technology and Technical Production Team include a behind-the-scenes video.