March Judging Opportunities

Earn judging rewards to use towards Emmy® Gala tickets!

Judging for Lower Great Lakes and DC Chapters in English and Spanish

We have an online Emmy® judging opportunity and a Super Panel this month to judge the Lower Great Lakes and DC Chapters, in both Spanish and English categories.  When you submit your Emmy® Entry, you are agreeing to judge other chapters’ entries.  Without this reciprocity, there would be no Emmy® Awards.  Judges will receive one judging reward per panel judged.  Judging rewards are valued at $5- each, and can be used towards membership renewal, Emmy® Entry submissions, and Emmy® Event Tickets.  The deadline to complete judging is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

The list of panels for each Chapter is below, with the qualifications, categories, number of entries to be judged and the total running time of the panel.

Lower Great Lakes:

Qualified judges need a minimum of 2 years of professional television experience relevant to the category being judged. To become a judge, please email admin@nataspsw.org with the name of the panel(s) that you’re qualified and willing to judge, and you’ll be sent a link to the judging web site, along with detailed instructions, and a login code. You will then create a judging profile and view the entries online in the comfort of your home or office. Judging does not have to be completed in one sitting; you may start and stop as needed.

 English:

44 – Lifestyle Program – Feature/Segment – Program/Special 7 2:16:47
59 – Community Service 7 3:44:10
72 – Crafts: Graphics/Animation 8 0:26:52
84/86 – Crafts: Writer – Commentary/Editorial – Short Form 7 0:29:00
90 Student Newscast & Information 3 1:15:00

Qualified judges need a minimum of 5 years of professional television experience relevant to the category being judged. To become a judge, please email admin@nataspsw.org with the name of the panel(s) that you’re qualified and willing to judge, and you’ll be sent a link to the judging web site, along with detailed instructions, and a login code. You will then create a judging profile and view the entries online in the comfort of your home or office. Judging does not have to be completed in one sitting; you may start and stop as needed.National Capital Chesapeake (DC):

13C – Arts/Entertainment – Program/Feature Segment/27B – Magazine Program -Program/Special 14 4:18:23
16B – Health/Science – News Series/Program  6 2:02:41
21F – Sports – One-Time Special  14 5:50:20
25A – Informational/Instructional – Segment /Series 11 1:33:11
26 – Interview/Discussion – Program/Special  8 3:38:38
28A/c – Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment  – Series  14 1:22:03
29 – Interstitial/30 – Short Format Program/38 – Editor – Short Form   9 0:47:15
59SP – Spanish Entries 9 1:11:11

Super Panel in San Diego on Saturday, March 28th:

This is an in-person, all-day judging session from 8 am to 4 pm in San Diego.  Up to 7 English language news panels will be judged. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and Super Judging Rewards will be given to participants. For the Superpanel, qualified judges need a minimum of 5 years of professional television experience in daily newscasts.  Appropriate job titles include producers, directors, writers, editors, photographers and reporters whose experience qualifies them to evaluate the work of their peers. Judges need not be NATAS members.  Map and directions will be sent to confirmed judges prior to the panel.  To sign up for the Superpanel, email admin@nataspsw.org