WHAT DOES “DOUBLE DIPPING” MEAN?:
TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION,
The basic formula for “double-dipping” is the following:
AN INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT CAN ONLY BE RECOGNIZED ONCE FOR THE SAME JOB FUNCTION, UTILIZING THE SAME PROGRAM CONTENT.
Craft persons, like writers, photographers, editors, etc., are allowed to enter in programming categories if they directly contributed to the content of the program or segment, and have the permission of the primary producer. If a craft person does enter as a producer in a program category, they may enter the same content again in their respective craft category.
- If a craft person is a writer/photographer, they could enter the program category as only the writer and then the photographer craft category.
- If they are not an entrant on the program entry, they could enter either the writer or photographer category, using the same material since they performed different job functions.
- If they list themselves as both writer and photographer on the program entry, they are ineligible to enter either the writer or photographer craft categories.
- They cannot enter either craft category using the dual job title since one category is only for writer and the other only for photographer.
- An investigative reporter is listed on a newscast entry. Under this “double-dipping” rule, a portion of the newscast content could be entered in “Investigative Report,” but the same reporter cannot be listed since their name already appeared on the newscast entry.
You cannot enter the same material in both news and program categories.
A single or multi episode full-length program or a multi-part news series, all on the same subject, may only be entered in only one programming category. If the subject matter varies, different episodes from the same overall program series can be entered in other program categories as appropriate based on its content. This exception rule does not apply to individual stories from news series (see below).
- Your entry is a four-part series, Saving the Bay. Part one of the series is entered in the “Informational/Instructional” category. Part three cannot be entered in the “Environment” category.
- Your program is called Community Weekly, an on-going weekly series. Though it is basically a “Public Affairs” series, episode 204 may be about music, episode 216 about sports, while other episodes are more generic. Under our rules, episode 204 could be entered in an “Entertainment” category, while episode 216 could be in “Sports.” Episode 222 could stay in “Public Affairs.”
Content produced as both a multi-part news series and a full-length program may be entered only once, regardless of the amount of new material added. Example:
- An investigative team does a three-part series within a newscast on gun control. Once the three parts have aired, and the same material re-purposed as a news or program special, the team would need to decide if they should enter the original series or the special, not both.
If you enter a full program or episode from a series in a programming category, you cannot also enter a segment from the same show in another program category.
COMPOSITE: A composite is defined as a sampling of two or more representative segments or elements that convey to a judging panel the scope, breadth or range of an individual’s talents or of coverage of a special event. The elements within a composite, unless otherwise noted, are to be “as aired” with no internal edits or post production work, such as music or special effects. Demo reels or montages are not allowed. One to two seconds of black between cuts, with no audio or slates must be added to separate segments within the composite. Unless otherwise noted, a straight lift from a long work may be included as an element of a composite, but there must be no editing of the lift. For program entries, composites may only contain content from one episode of the series, not multiple installments.
PROGRAM/SEGMENT: Categories with a Program/Segment designation allow for entry of a full-length program or a complete segment from a full-length program. Time limits are noted in the category description. To bring longer formatted programs into time compliance, the entrant may take three complete lifts from the original program.
SHORT FORM: Think “spot length” – or generally 1:00 minute or less. Examples would be PSA’s, commercials, news promotions, pre-produced cold opens, teases, etc.
SERIES (News): Two or more reports covering the same story. A composite of unrelated stories is not a series. Series entries must include a minimum of 2 reports.
SERIES (Program): A program that appears in essentially the same format two or more times a year.
SPECIAL: A one-time-only program or a program from a series that appears in a substantially different format and may or may not be broadcast or cablecast in a period other than its regular time.
PRODUCER: The person(s) most be directly responsible for the majority of the content and production elements of the entry. Anchors, hosts, reporters, writers, photographers, editors, assignment editors, producers, directors and qualified others may qualify as a “Producer” if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. Executive Producers are not eligible for EMMY® statuettes unless directly involved in the hands-on production of the work submitted.
NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated in the category description, program entries may be entered in only one programming category. In programming categories, an entry is defined as a single program or segment, or in the case of news, one story or a series of stories directly related to each other.
HOW CAN WE RECOGNIZE OTHERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO A SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORY?
Only one Emmy® statuette is awarded to a single recipient in each of the Special Achievement Award categories (Overall Excellence, News Excellence, & Community Service). The names of an additional 11 people who contributed to an Emmy® awarded entry, but who are not statue-eligible, may be included on a Emmy® Regional Plaque.
The Lone Star Chapter requires all entrants to use the Emmy® Express Online system for entry submissions. The online process will walk you through filling out entry forms, paying for your entries, and uploading your video for online judging. After submitting your entry information, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with links so you can return to the site as often as you like to make changes and verify data up until the entry deadline. You’ll also be provided with a link to upload your video if you did not do so immediately after filling out the online forms and a payment link if you chose to “Pay Later” during the submission process.
ENTER the 2018 Lone Star Sports EMMY® Awards: Submit your entry here; if you’re entering and paying on your own. This is for all the rest of us, no matter how many entries you’re submitting.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY:
- Log In to EMMY® EXPRESS (see how to locate your member number or become a registered user below.)
- Fill out the online entry forms
- Upload and approve your video
Email Entry Form Confirmation:
You will receive an email confirmation of your entry/entries. There are links to MODIFY or Pay for your entry.
The email will include the following links:
*Link to upload your video file
*Link to modify your entry until April 16, 2018
*If you still need to pay, use this link to go to the payment process
The email will also have your entry info as well as your invoice number.
HOW TO PREPARE MY VIDEO FOR UPLOAD:
Entrants are responsible for the technical quality of their videos. Be sure to watch each video in it’s entirety to make sure it plays, BEFORE you approve it. We are not responsible for videos that do not play.
Video File Upload Recommendations:
- The video file size should not be larger than 2 GB for ease of uploading.
- The video width should be 768 or larger for better viewing experience for the judge.
What format do I use to upload my entry?
For best quality, encode your video at its original size.
- 1920×1080 or 1280x720p is recommended
- Your video should be at least 768 or larger
Do NOT letterbox your video
For more information to prepare your video, How to Submit an EMMY® Entry
HOW DO I SHORTEN A FULL-LENGTH PROGRAM TO COMPLY WITH ENTRY TIME LIMITS?
Full-length programs may be shortened by taking up to three (3) complete lifts from the program. In other words, a maximum of three edits is permitted to bring longer programs to the time limit. We encourage the use of the synopsis to help judges navigate the entry.
For more information to prepare your video, read more!
USING THE SCROLL DOWN MENU FOR SUBMITTING ORGANIZATION:
For best results, we recommend that you enter the Organization Name. This will ensure that all your entries show up under YOUR Dashboard, when it’s time to review and pay.
WHAT IS THE EMMY EXPRESS DASHBOARD AND SHOULD I USE IT?
If you enter more than three entries and want to pay only one invoice, an easy solution is to use the EMMY® EXPRESS Dashboard for your Organization.
EMMY® EXPRESS Organization Dashboard: This dashboard is a feature that allows a designated ‘administrator’ to review, change, approve and pay for their company’s entries. The dashboard is an option for companies/groups with a large number of entries. If you would like to utilize this feature, please use CONTACT US.
WHO GETS TO KEEP THE EMMY® STATUETTE?
EMMY® statuettes will only be given to individual recipient(s) who were properly listed on the entry forms and for whom entry fees were properly paid. Each recipient will receive a separate statuette. EMMY® Awards are presented to individuals, not to their employers. Ownership of the EMMY® statuette is retained by the individuals and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, even if an employer pays entry fees.
CAN I PURCHASE DUPLICATE STATUETTES, CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES?
Stations, studios and production companies may order a Commemorative statuette for public display at their place of business (up to a maximum of three per awarded entry). The statuette is engraved the same as the actual EMMY® Award, with the word “Commemorative” added on the rear of the statuette. More information can be found HERE
Nomination Certificates are issued by REQUEST ONLY to nominees, following verification of nomination. Please contact the Lone Star EMMY® office to request a certificate.
DON’T LEAVE A MESS IN EMMY® EXPRESS!
If you change your mind after filling out the entry form in Emmy® Express or if you make a mistake that you can’t correct in Emmy® Express, please use CONTACT US to fix it. Failure to delete an entry will cause bogus entries to stay in the system.
If you have any questions about the Emmy® Awards or the process, please use CONTACT US.