2020 Emmy Season Details!



The Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter wants to thank all of our members and media content creators for all of their hard work this past year. We also want to thank you for the continuing effort to educate and inform our communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We know it is a difficult time for those working, or not working, in our industry during these unusual times. We have delayed opening our 2020 Upper Midwest Emmy entries till July to give you more time to evaluate and prepare entries.

SAVE THE DATES (Subject to change depending on COVID situation)

  • Early Bird Entries: July 6th – 12th
  • Entry Deadline: Friday, July 24th
  • Regional Emmy® Nominations:  Friday, Oct. 2nd
  • Regional Emmy® Awards:  Saturday, November 14th

2020 UPPER MIDWEST EMMY CALL FOR ENTRIES RULES & CATEGORIES

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • MEMBERSHIPS: Member rate entry fees will be applied to entries where all listed entrants are members.
  • JUDGING REQUIREMENTS: Main entrants who have completed mandatory judging requirements (2 panels) will receive a $50 discount on entries.
  • NEW CATEGORIES: Technical Achievement, Military – Program/Special,Post-Prod./Short Form – Editor, Writer & Photog.
  • PAY PAL CHANGES: Pay Pal changed its refund policy. The company no longer refunds the service fees for transactions. Be sure your payment is correct.  Any refunds will have service fees subtracted from them. You’ll get a refund, minus the transaction fee.
  • New Emmy Express system does not support Internet Explorer browser.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for reading ALL the rules and submitting entries accordingly to avoid any disqualifications. Questions? Email info@midwestemmys.org.

Entry eligibility: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2030

BEFORE YOU ENTER!!!!! BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW MEMBERSHIPS: Save $$ on Emmy® entries, Gala RSVPs & Award orders! 

EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP RATE (till June 1st, 2020)
Twin Cities market: $60 – All other markets: $30
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP RATE (after June 1st, 2020)
Twin Cities market: $70 – All other markets: $35

Renew Membership
New Membership – Twin Cities Market
New Membership – All Other Markets

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Helpful Emmy® Entry links

EMMY ENTRY LINKS (Please do memberships before you submit any entries)

2020 EMMY EXPRESS ENHANCEMENTS GUIDE FOR NEW LOOK

The Emmy Express entry system went through an upgrade this year. Please check out the above enhancement guide link to details on improvements to searching for entrants and editing entries.

EMMY® EXPRESS ENTRY STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

(please read step-by-step instructions BEFORE submitting entry)

Step 1. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Step 2. CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

Upper Midwest Emmy® Nominations: Tentative online release at midwestemmys.org Friday October 2nd, 2020.

21st Annual Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards Presentation: Saturday November 14th, 2020.

Due to uncertainties with in-person gatherings because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards will be presented with virtual event. Details will be announced later this summer.



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