2018 Upper Midwest Emmy Save the Dates



THE UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER REGIONAL EMMY® AWARDS
CALL FOR ENTRIES

Save these dates!
Early Bird Entries Open Tuesday May 29th, 2018
Early Bird Entry Deadline Friday, June 8th, 2018
Entry Deadline: Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Regional Emmy® Nominations: Friday September 8th, 2018
Regional Emmy® Awards Gala: Saturday, October 6th, 2018

REMINDERS THIS YEAR!
• Newscast split into 4 options (Morning, Daytime. Evening & Weekend)
• Tiers for Newscasts entries: Markets 1-70, Markets 71-120, Markets 121+
• Some categories may restrict entries from investigative units/teams.
• New categories for weather entries
• a $50 non-judging compliance surcharge will be added to Member entries who have not met annual judging requirements. Judging eligibility dates are June 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD
All entries must have been originally broadcast or distributed within the Awards Year from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY AREA
All broadcast, cable, broadband, cable/community/government access and video content providers (not close circuit or venue specific) located within the following Designated Market Areas (DMAs): Minneapolis-St. Paul, Des Moines-Ames, Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City-Dubuque, Sioux Falls (Mitchell), Fargo-Valley City, La Crosse-Eau Claire, Duluth-Superior, Sioux City, Rochester-Mason City-Austin, Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, Rapid City, Mankato. New Media entries must be intended for consumption and be of interest to this regional audience.

ENTRY FEES *Hint: Start or renew your membership BEFORE you enter to take advantage of member discount! Follow instructions at MidwestEmmys.org. a $50 non-judging compliance surcharge will be added to Member entries who have not met annual judging requirements. Judging eligibility dates are June 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018.

Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
5/29/18 till 6/08/18 6/09/18 till 7/02/18
member/non-member member/non-member

Category 1 (Overall Excellence)
All Markets $150 $250

Categories 2 – 9
Twin Cities market $80/$180 $105/$205
All other markets $70/$170 $95/$195

Categories 10-44
Twin Cities market $70/$170 $85/$185
All other markets $60/$160 $75/$175



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