Early Bird Emmy Memberships open, Entries start June 5th!



The 2017 NATAS-Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards season is getting underway!  Early Bird membership rates are available until June 1st.  Early Bird entries open June 5th.  The final entry deadline is July 7th.

We will post the official 2017 Call for Entries rules and category descriptions on May 8th.

Entry eligibility: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES Rules & Categories 

(click link above for printable document)

2017 CHANGES:  (Approved by NATAS-UMW Board of Governors)

New Newscast Tiering
  • Markets 1-70
  • Markets 71-120
  • Markets 121+
New Newscast category options
  • Morning (4:30am-9:00am)
  • Daytime (9:00am-5pm)
  • Evening (5pm-11pm)
  • Weekends
New Categories
  • Investigative – Series
  • Branded Content Program
  • Video Journalist w/in 24 hrs.
  • News Producer
Other category changes
  • Talent – Anchor category returns to THREE separate choices – News, Weather and Sports
  • Children & Teen categories combined into one single category.
GONE: Categories deleted this season due to low entries and lack of available judges.
  • Director: Live or Recorded Live
  • Weathercast
  • Sportscast

MEMBERSHIPS: Save $$ on Emmy® entries, Gala RSVPs & Award orders! Save even more with Early Bird membership!

EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP RATE:
(April through May 31st) Twin Cities market: $50 – All other markets: $25

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP RATE
(June 1st through Gala) Twin Cities market: $70 – All other markets: $35
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SAVE THESE DATES!

  • Early Bird entries open:  Monday, June 5th
  • Early Bird deadline:  Friday, June 16th
  • Emmy Entry deadline: Friday, July 7th
  • Emmy® Nominations: Friday Sept. 1st
  • Emmy Gala: Saturday October 7th
EMMY ENTRY LINKS (Entries open June 5th)

EMMY® EXPRESS ENTRY STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY

CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

Helpful Emmy® Entry links

Once you submit your electronic entry information, you will have to upload your video. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly upload your entry video!

Nominations and Emmy® Gala: Nominations will be announced online and via email starting Friday September 1st, 2017.

Radisson Blu Mall of America18th Annual Emmy® Gala and Gold & Silver Circle Dinner:

The NATAS-Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards Gala and Gold & Silver Circle Awards will be Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Reservations will begin once we announce nominations.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SLUMBERLAND FURNITURE FOR ITS CONTINUING SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP OF THE UPPER MIDWEST EMMY® CHAPTER!



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