2021 Category List

MID-ATLANTIC EMMY CATEGORIES

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

SINGLE RECIPIENT

One award, more than one award, or no award is given only to the primary recipient listed on each category. Others who may have contributed to the content and execution of the material presented in the entry may purchase plaques to commemorate their participation.

  1. Overall Excellence
    Awarded to the President/General Manager only for excellence in the overall operations of a television station, news/sports cable system or online media outlet, during the eligibility period. Entry should reflect the organization’s overall local product including any news & sports coverage, other locally produced programs, promotional announcements, on-air examples of events hosted by the organization and involvement in the community, and any further evidence of excellence. Entry should emphasize the quality, breadth and efficacy of the organization’s operations, stressing substance rather than style, and exhibit performance in sustaining excellence throughout the eligibility year. Exempt from the five (5) excerpt and composite limits, but the entry must be comprised only of material as actually aired. No introductions, post-production, montages, music or special effects may be added. This is not intended to be a “buzz” or demo reel. Entry should include a one-page, written synopsis of the organization’s operation, product, accomplishments and achievements.
    Time limit: 30 minutes
    NOTE: This category is exempt from double-dipping rules.
  2. News Excellence
    Awarded to the News Director only for excellence in the overall news operation during the eligibility period. Entry should present as many different examples as possible, including, but not limited to: enterprise in general assignment reporting, breaking news coverage, specialty and beat reporting, series, documentaries, continuing coverage of community issues, editorials/commentaries, etc. Entry should emphasize the quality, breadth and efficacy of a news operation, stressing substance rather than style, and exhibit the news department’s performance in sustaining excellence throughout the year. Exempt from the five excerpt and composite limits, but the entry must be comprised only of material as actually aired. No introductions, post production, montages, music or special effects may be added. This is not intended to be a “buzz” or demo reel. Entry should include a one-page, written synopsis.
    Time limit: 30 minutes
    NOTE: This category is exempt from double-dipping rules.
  3. Community Service
    Awarded to the individual most responsible for excellence in programming; whether news or non-news, involving the entire company in a continuing effort to focus interest on and marshal support for a worthy community cause or causes. Entry should emphasize the depth, breadth, duration and efficacy of the efforts and must be comprised only of material as actually aired. No introductions, post production, montages, music or special effects may be added. Composite entries are allowed, but entry is exempt from five excerpt and composite limits. Entry should include a one-page, written synopsis.
    Time limit: 30 minutes
    NOTE: This category is exempt from double-dipping rules.

MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS

One award, more than one award or no award is given to those person(s) directly responsible for the content and execution of the material presented in the entry.

  1. Interactive Media
    For excellence in multimedia/trans-media content that stands alone as original regional programming and, OR uses digital platforms, like the web, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, etc., to extend or enhance the viewing experience, involvement and engagement beyond a linear television or video experience. Components may include tools, cross-platform environments or activities that unlock content, provide access to information, back-story or user-generated narratives, facilitate individual or collective participants and social collaboration. Content must have originated during the Chapter’s eligibility year. Submission to include a video (no promotional, marketing, sales or sizzle reels), that explains and focuses on key features and user experiences, along with the active URL or link to the webpage for judges to view.
    Time limit: 5 minutes
    NOTE: This category is NOT exempt from double-dipping rules.

NEWS CONTENT

News content categories are intended for journalistic material produced by news departments within television stations, newspapers or online news reporting entities.

Producers should be the primary entrants for these categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

(CHAPTER NOTE: NEWS categories are intended for content that had its origin in a newscast or news feed, and from online journalism organizations such as newspapers that also produce video content. Entries submitted in NEWS categories from non-news organizations, production companies, programming organizations, etc. will be subject to disqualification.)

NEWSCASTS

For excellence in a regularly scheduled newscast. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of commercials. For newscasts that exceed the 30-minute category time limit entrant may submit up to 3 excerpts.
Time Limit: 30 minutes

  1. Evening Newscast, Larger Markets (1-38)
  2. Evening Newscast, Smaller Markets (39 and smaller)
  3. Morning Newscast, Larger Markets (1-38)
  4. Morning Newscast, Smaller Markets (39 and smaller)

NEWS GATHERING

  1. Daily News Report (single shift)
    For excellence in coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired or streamed within one work shift. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements and online video content. Topic covered must not be considered a news investigative report or news specialty report.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    NOTE: This is the basic news reporting done day-in and day-out by a news department. Entries in this category typically evolve out of the daily planning of a newscast or other news distribution product.
  2. Hard News Report (no production time limit)
    For excellence in coverage of a single hard news story or topic which has no time limit for its preparation. Entry may include live and/or recorded elements and online video content. Topic covered must not be considered a news investigative report or news specialty report.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    NOTE: This is the basic news reporting done day-in and day-out by a news department. Entries in this category typically evolve out of the daily planning of a newscast or other news distribution product.
  3. Breaking News (single or multiple reports)
    For excellence in coverage of a single unanticipated news event. Entry should convey a sense of immediacy in the coverage of an unfolding event. Entry may be one continuous report, or a composite of at least two (2) reports on the same topic – as originally broadcast or streamed. Entry may include live or taped elements or a combination of both.
    Single Report Time Limit: 15 minutes. Multiple Reports Time Limit: 30 minutes.
    NOTE: Regional recipients in this category are eligible, at their discretion, to compete for a crystal pillar in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story – Breaking News.
  4. Continuing Coverage
    For excellence in coverage of a single, evolving news topic through an extended number of reports distributed over a time period exceeding 24 hours. Entries will be judged in part on story advancement. Entry should be a composite of at least two (2) reports as they were originally broadcast or streamed. Exempt from composite and excerpt limit rules.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
    NOTE: Continuing coverage entries typically consist of an establishing report followed up by additional reports that show how the story has evolved and changed with new revelations or sidebar stories over a longer period of time, such as days, weeks or months.
  5. Team Coverage
    For excellence by a team involved in covering multiple news reports on a single subject, shot, edited, produced and broadcast or streamed within 24 hours. Entry may include multiple live and/or recorded elements and online video content. Entry may be a single, continuous report or a composite of multiple reports or elements. Exempt from composite and excerpt limit rules.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
    NOTE: As a team entry, multiple entrants must be listed on the entry form.
  6. Investigative (single report)
    For excellence in a single report focused on a community problem requiring research and investigative journalism. Entry will be judged on the quality and extent of research, the presentation and the impact of the reporting, which may include new legislation, policies, government or legal investigations, public outcry, etc. Entry must include written documentation in the synopsis section of the online entry form.
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
    NOTE: Regional recipients in this category are eligible, at their discretion, to compete for a crystal pillar in the National News and Documentary Awards in the following category: Outstanding Regional News Story Investigative Report.
  7. News Special
    For excellence in coverage of a one-time-only, significant, newsworthy event, occasion or topic. Subject should be an in-depth treatment of a current topic.
    Time Limit: 60 minutes

NEWS FEATURES

For excellence in reporting of feature news stories or topics. Features are generally defined as stories that have a personal, emotional or creative slant and include elements that go beyond the scope of straight factual information found in a hard news story. Multiple Report entries may include either several reports on the same feature topic, or several reports from an ongoing branded feature news series and must include a minimum of two (2) and no more than five (5) reports.

  1. News Feature, Light (Single Report)
    Time limit: 10 Minutes
  2. News Feature, Serious (Single Report)
    Time limit: 10 Minutes
  3. News Feature, Multiple Reports (Formerly Series)
    Time limit: 15 Minutes

SPECIALTY CONTENT – NEWS

Producers should be the primary entrants for Specialty Content categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness.
News content is only eligible in the appropriate News subcategories. For single-story News entries, the original video and submission length must not exceed 10 minutes.

Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

(CHAPTER NOTE: NEWS categories in this Specialty Content section are intended for journalistic material produced by news departments within television stations, newspapers or online news reporting entities. Content from “non-news” organizations submitted in these categories is subject to disqualification.)

(CHAPTER NOTE: There are no production time limits for entries in this Specialty Content – News Section. News teams may spend longer than one day in the production of the entry.
The exception is category 307 “Health/Medical News Single Shift” as noted below.)

  1. Arts/Entertainment – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  2. Business/Consumer – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of business, finance, consumer affairs or economic topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  3. Crime – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of crime, violations of the law or criminal justice related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  4. Education/Schools – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of schools, teaching or education related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  5. Environment/Science – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of environmental impact issues, science or related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  6. Health/Medical – News (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of health or medical related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  7. Health/Medical – News: Single Shift (Single Story) For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of health or medical related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: This Single Shift designation pertains only to this Health/Medical category. It is meant for news teams that report on the topic and premiere the story within a single shift, rather than having longer than a day to work on the story.)
  8. Historical/Cultural – News (Single Story)
    For excellence in news or journalistic coverage about historical or cultural related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  9. Human Interest – News (Single Story)
    For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of stories that appeal to the human spirit.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  10. Politics/Government – News (Single Story)
    For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of political, civil or government related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  11. Societal Concerns – News (Single Story)
    For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of current issues of societal concern, community or immediate public interest.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes

SPECIALTY CONTENT- SHORT FORM, NON-NEWS

Producers should be the primary entrants for Specialty Content categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness.
News content is only eligible in the appropriate Specialty Content – News section.

For Short Form Content entries, the original video and submission length must not exceed 10 minutes.

Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

(CHAPTER NOTE: Short Form Content categories in this Specialty Content section are intended for NON-NEWS organizations, production companies, programming organizations, etc. News content entered in these categories is subject to disqualification.)

  1. Arts/Entertainment – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  2. Education/Schools – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about schools, teaching or education related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes.
  3. Health/Environment/Science – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about health, medical, environmental or science related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  4. Historical/Cultural – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about historical or cultural related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  5. Human Interest – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content that appeals to the human spirit.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  6. Lifestyle – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content that deals with everyday life subjects such as: food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  7. Societal Concerns – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about current issues of societal concern, community or immediate public interest.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes

SPECIALTY CONTENT – LONG FORM, NEWS & NON-NEWS

Producers should be the primary entrants for Specialty Content categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness.

For Long Form Content entries, the original video must be longer than 10 minutes. Submission length may not exceed 30 minutes. No more than three (3) excerpts may be used to bring longer content to the 30-minute time limit. Excerpts must be presented in original, chronological order.

Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry

(CHAPTER NOTE: Long Form Content categories in this Specialty Content section will accept entries from both NON-NEWS and NEWS organizations. For example, a news team that produces long form content such as a program or special on arts, entertainment, health, lifestyle, history, education, etc. IS eligible in these Long Form Content categories, provided their long form content was not part of a newscast.)

  1. Arts – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  2. Education/Schools – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about schools, teaching or education related topics.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  3. Entertainment – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content whose purpose is to entertain. Examples include scripted content, music videos, live stage performance.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  4. Health/Environment/Science – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about health, medical, environmental or science related topics.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  5. Historical/Cultural – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about historical or cultural related topics.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  6. Human Interest – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content that appeals to the human spirit.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  7. Lifestyle – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content that deals with everyday life subjects such as: food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  8. Politics/Government – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about political, civil or government related topics.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  9. Societal Concerns – Long Form Content
    For excellence in content about current issues of societal concern, community or immediate public interest.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes

PROGRAM CONTENT – NEWS & NON-NEWS

Producers should be the primary entrants for Program Content categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness.

Submitters who created work as part of media pool coverage can only enter their material once and must clearly identify their contributions on the entry.

Unless otherwise noted, the time limit for any program or long form content category is 30 minutes. A maximum of three (3) segments/excerpts is permitted to bring longer programs to the required entry time limit.

  1. Documentary
    For excellence in the creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of current, cultural and/or historical significance.
    Time Limit: 60 minutes
  2. Magazine Program (single program)
    For excellence in a program consisting of various stories of regional interest designed to entertain and inform.
    Time limit: 30 minutes
  3. Public Affairs Program (single program)
    For excellence in a program that focuses on current community, social or political issues that are of general public interest or concern.
    Time limit: 30 minutes
  4. Interview/Discussion (single program)
    For excellence in content that consists of interview/discussion material that is at least 75% unscripted. This category is primarily intended for formal interviews where both the interviewer(s) and the interviewee(s) are visible on camera and engaged in discussion.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  5. Branded Content
    For excellence in a complete, stand-alone, content-based program which tells a story and includes some visual branding, product placement or overt mention of the entity at the center of the production. For example, a medical program produced by/for a hospital. Program may not contain a call for commerce. Website URLs or requests to follow social media accounts do not constitute calls for commerce. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes

(CHAPTER NOTE: Short and Long Form Branded Content is eligible in this category. Short Form Branded Content entries may consist of a composite of up to 3 samples from the same campaign.)

SPORTS CONTENT – NEWS & NON-NEWS

Producers should be the primary entrants for Sports Content categories. Qualified others may be eligible if their contributions are significant to the entry’s award-worthiness. Sports News content is only eligible in the appropriate News subcategories.

For Short Form Content and Sportscast entries, the original video must not exceed 10 minutes.

For Long Form Content and Program entries, the original video must be longer than 10 minutes and submission length may not exceed 30 minutes. No more than three (3) excerpts may be included to bring longer content to the 30-minute time limit (exceptions: Sports – One-Time Special and Sporting Event/Game Live Broadcast.) Excerpts must be presented in original, chronological order.

  1. Sports Story – News (Single Story)
    For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of sports, athletes, coaches and other related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: This category is intended for sports NEWS stories from a newscast, sportscast, or sports news program. They are typically more fact-based or hard-hitting than sports features.)
  2. Sports Story – News Feature (Single Story)
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: This category is intended for sports FEATURE stories from a newscast, sportscast, or sports news program.)
  3. Sportscast
    For excellence in an anchored sports segment from within a newscast.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
  4. Sports – Short Form Content (Single Story)
    For excellence in content about sports, athletes, coaches and other related topics.
    Time Limit: 10 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: This category is intended for sports content produced outside of a newscast, sportscast, or sports news program.)
  5. Sports Program – Live (Single Program)
    For excellence in a sports program that is live or recorded live. Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast, including but not limited to pregame and postgame shows surrounding live sporting events. Entry may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event. Entry may not have post edits except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  6. Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited (Single Program)
    For excellence in a daily or weekly sports program. Entry must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Content in these programs is post-produced and heavily edited. Entry may have no post-broadcast edits except for the removal of commercials. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  7. Sports – One-Time Special
    For excellence in a one-time sports related special program that is not part of a daily or weekly sports program, game or series. Entry may be live, recorded live or post-produced. Entry should have no post edits except for the removal of commercials. Entry may include no more than eight (8) excerpts to bring the entry down to the 30-minute time limit. NOTE: examples might include content surrounding regional coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Boston Marathon, Hockey Day Minnesota or High School Football Championship Preview.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Sports documentaries are eligible in this category. “Special Editions” of an ongoing, established sports series are NOT eligible.)
  8. Sports Interview/Discussion (Single Program)
    For excellence in content consisting of sports interview/discussion content that is at least 75% unscripted. This category is primarily intended for formal interviews where both the interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) are visible on camera and engaged in discussion.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
  9. Sporting Event/Game Live Broadcast (Single Program)
    For excellence in production of a single program, (live or recorded live) sporting event or game. A composite is required and should include examples of: Show Open, Graphics Package, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Standard Coverage (e.g. Routine Innings or Downs) and any additional material at entrant’s discretion. Entry may include no more than eight (8) excerpts to bring the entry down to the 30-minute time limit.
    Time Limit: 30 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Different games from the same season are eligible, but must be submitted as separate, stand-alone entries.)

SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

For excellence in promotional, commercial or public service announcements. Entries must be regionally conceived, produced and distributed. Spots that contain more than 50% of network or syndicator-provided material do not qualify. Music, graphics and pre-edited video constitute such material. Spots may be 5 seconds to 2 minutes in length. If a campaign is entered, a maximum of five (5) spots may be included which are edited together for a single video upload. If a campaign is entered, no spots from that same campaign may be submitted in a single-spot category.

  1. Commercial (Single Spot)
    For excellence in commercial production advertising a product, business or service that is conceived, written, created and produced in and for the regional market. Program length commercials (infomercials) are not eligible.
    Time Limit: 2 minutes

PROMOTION

For excellence in announcements that promote news departments within television stations, newspapers or online news reporting entities and/or content produced by those entities. This includes promotion of or teases for specific news stories, breaking news or weather, sports content within newscasts, news specials, news image, and on-air news/weather/sports anchors and reporters.

For excellence in announcements that promote content produced outside the news department. This includes spots that promote a broader station/company image as well as regionally produced spots for network, local and/or syndicated programming.

For excellence in announcements that effectively create awareness, focus interest on or marshal support for worthy community causes or organizations.

  1. Promotion – News/Program/PSA – Single Spot
    Time Limit: 2 minutes
  2. Promotion – News/Program/PSA – Campaign
    Time Limit: 10 minutes

CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT

For excellence in a specific craft discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Each entry may contain a single example of the craft or a composite of material as originally distributed. While craft entrants may submit more than one entry per craft discipline, only one of those entries may be a composite. Elements of the composite may not be separately entered as individual craft entries in the same craft category. Craft awards are intended for hands-on craft persons, not those who supervise craft persons.
Time Limit: 15 minutes (unless otherwise indicated.)

  1. Audio
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Live and post-produced audio are eligible)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  2. Editor – News/Sports
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for content airing in a newscast or sportscast)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  3. Editor – Spot Announcement
    (CHAPTER NOTE: For promos, PSAs, commercials, opens, etc.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  4. Editor – Content
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for documentaries, programs, short and long form content that is not considered “News/Sports” or “Spot Announcement” in the Editor categories above. Editing from sports “content” categories, such as a sports-themed documentary-style program IS eligible here.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  5. Graphic Arts/Motion Graphics
    Entries must contain graphical elements originally created for regional markets. Re-purposed content from national sources is not eligible. Graphics composites may include more than 5 examples of work, for up to five minutes of entry video, as long as each example is separated by one second of black and there is no other post-production to the entry.
    Time Limit: 5 minutes
  6. Photographer – News/Sports
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for content airing in a newscast or sportscast.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  7. Photographer – Content
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for documentaries, programs and other short or long form content not eligible in the “Photographer – News” category above. Photography from a sportscast or newscast is NOT eligible. Photography from sports “Content” categories such as a sports-themed documentary style program IS eligible here.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  8. Talent – Anchor – News
    For Anchor categories only: A segment is an excerpt from a news program (newscast, news special, breaking news, etc.) with the material that doesn’t include the entrant edited out. An entry may include up to five segments. Each segment can include material from only ONE news program: think of this as “five segments equals five changes of clothing” rule. It is allowed, but not required, for the co-anchor’s and reporters’ video to be edited out of a segment. Anchor entries may include examples of studio anchoring, field anchoring, specials, breaking, etc., but NOT reporter packages (if an anchor also does reporter packages, they must enter those in one of the reporter categories.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  9. Talent – Anchor – Weather
    (CHAPTER NOTE: May follow composite guidelines above for “Anchor – News.”)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  10. Talent – Program Host/Moderator
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  11. Talent – Reporter – Features/Human Interest
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  12. Talent – Reporter – Daily News
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for general assignment and similar reporters who produce and deliver content on within a typical daily shift. Investigative reporters are NOT eligible.)
  13. Talent – Reporter – Specialty Assignment
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for reporters who cover specialty areas such as consumer, business, politics, health, science, entertainment, lifestyle, etc. Investigative reporters are NOT eligible.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  14. Talent – Sports
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for sports anchors, sports reporters, analysts, play-by-play announcers, and/or those who perform several of those functions and wish to submit a composite showing the breadth of their sports talent. Entries consisting entirely of sports anchor content may follow composite guidelines above for “Anchor – News.”)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  15. Video Essay
    For excellence by a single individual telling a single or multi-part story. The video essay creator is the photographer and editor, weaving together elements captured in the field to tell the story without a reporter, narrator or host. Entry may not be entered in any other craft category.
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  16. Video Journalist
    For excellence by a cross-discipline individual, serving as photojournalist, editor, talent, and writer; covering a single or multi-part story or topic. Entry may not be entered in any other craft category.
    Time Limit: 15 minutes
  17. Writer
    (CHAPTER NOTE: Intended for various written content from Programs, Documentaries, Short and Long Form Content, News, Sports, Promotions, PSAs, Commercials, Branded Content, Commentary, Editorial, etc. Content consisting entirely of interview sound bites is NOT considered “written” material and is therefore NOT eligible. Script preferred.)
    Time Limit: 15 minutes