NATAS PSW Emmy Award Nominations – May 2022

Newscast – Evening – Larger Markets

-The Arrest of Larry Millete, Kelly Biele, Andrew Luria, Maria Arcega-Dunn, FOX 5 San Diego

-Cobertura Especial: Despidiendo al Charro de Huentitan, Melissa Sandoval, Romyna Camacho, Marserenith Gonzalez, Telemundo 20

-Wrong-Way Crash Kills Married SDPD Detectives, Sofia Seikaly, James Gorcos, Eddie Ray, Kimberly Miller, Quinn Konold, Jennifer Kastner, Mario Sevilla, KGTV 10News

-Un Año Bajo Pandemia, Luis Alejandro Rivera Paredes, Johali Carmona, Leticia Castro, Alejandro Condis, Andy Quinones, Claudia Simonés, KBLR

-Mega Sequia, Luis Alejandro Rivera Paredes, Marialcy Carreno, Johali Carmona, Leticia Castro, Benjamin Zamora, Samuel Toledo, Jose Edgardo Rivera, Jorge Ramirez, Andy Quinones, KBLR

-2 Storms Hit Las Vegas: Jon Gruden Resigns Amid Active Weather, Tyler -Harrison, Kevin Bolinger, Robbie Hunt, Judith Greene, Kristen DeSilva, Kristin Bernal, Gerard Duya, Kim Passoth, FOX5 Las Vegas

-It’s Like Something You’d See In a War Zone, Kelly Biele, Andrew Luria, Maria Arcega-Dunn, FOX 5 San Diego

Newscast – Evening – Smaller Markets

-5P Newscast Memorial for fallen San Luis Obispo Police Officer, Ashton McIntyre, Labri Ferreira, KSBY

-Alisal Fire, Lindsay Zuchelli, Ed Zuchelli, KEYT-TV

-17 News at 5: The French Fire, Alexander Fisher, Juan Corona, Moses Small, KGET – TV 17

-COVID in Kern: A 17 News Townhall, Alexander Fisher, KGET – TV 17

Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Larger Markets

-First Ground-Up Resort in a Decade Opens on Las Vegas Strip Amid Pandemic, Meredith Hall, Cecilia Heston, Jason Rzucidlo, Vincent Sapienza, Lauren Martinez, Joe Vigil, FOX5 Las Vegas

-California Reopening – Back to Business, Enedina Cisneros, Ashton Smith, Alejandra Salgado, Quinn Konold, John D Suarez, Marie Coronel, Vanessa Paz, Mary McKenzie, KGTV 10News

-Yes, Kids go to School in Vegas, Kalyna Astrinos, Crystal Webb, Dave Courvoisier, Zora Asberry, Noemi Barajas, Teresa Barrientos, KTNV

-Rescuers Need Rescuing, Kazia Doros, John Bishop, Sophia Perricone, Amy Serrano, Matt Kling, Cassandra Jones, Alyssa Deitsch, Jason Feinberg, Ashley Casper, Judith Greene, Luis Marquez, FOX5 Las Vegas

Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Smaller Markets

-Missing: Where are the boys?, Naythan Bryant, KGET – TV 17

-17 News at Sunrise: The French Fire, Alexander Fisher, Naythan Bryant, KGET – TV 17

-17 News at Sunrise: Killed in the line of duty, Alexander Fisher, Naythan Bryant, KGET – TV 17

Journalistic Enterprise

-Fentanyl: The Counterfeit Killer, Robert Price, KGET – TV 17

-The Big Lie, Jan. 6 & the Guilty Plea, David Charns, KLAS

-Covering the Disappearance of Kristin Smart, Megan Healy, KSBY

-Walled Off: Mexico’s role in migration, Alejandro Tamayo, Kate Morrissey, Michelle Guerrero, Karthika Namboothiri, The San Diego Union Tribune

Overall Excellence

-A busy COVID year at KGET, Derek Jeffery, KGET – TV 17

-ABC 10News – Stories That Matter, Leon Clark, KGTV 10News

-KVVU FOX5 is…Local. Las Vegas., Michael Korr, FOX5 Las Vegas

-KTNV Overall Excellence: Home is Las Vegas, Chris Way, KTNV

-Telemundo Las Vegas, Ramiro Lopez, KBLR

Team Coverage

-NBC 7 News at 11: Deadly Plane Crash in Santee, David Yim, Catherine Garcia, Dave Summers, Devin Whatley, Michael O’Connor, Kasey Trombley, William Feather, NBC 7 San Diego

-Reapertura de la frontera después de un año de restricciones, Gilberto Dorrego, Lizzet Lopez, Mirsha Arambula, Marserenith Gonzalez, Teresa Romero-Medina, Maria Duran, Tania Luviano, Melissa Adan, Telemundo 20

-Libertad, Patria Y Vida: Protestas de Cubanos en Las Vegas, Leticia Castro, Benjamin Zamora, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Alejandro Condis, Jorge Ramirez, Luis Alejandro Rivera Paredes, Claudia Simonés, Jose Edgardo Rivera, KBLR

Breaking News-Single Report

-When The Freeway Became A Runway, Andrew Luria, Phoebe Aoe, Maria Arcega-Dunn, Jaime Chambers, Alex Aguirre, FOX 5 San Diego

-Neighbors describe the plane crash in Santee, K.C. Alfred, John Kelley, The San Diego Union Tribune

Breaking News-Multiple Reports

-Bullets Fly Live on TV During Live Shot, Jeff McAdam, FOX5 San Diego

-Loma Fire, Lindsay Zuchelli, Ed Zuchelli, Cassie Amundson, Scott Hennessee,  KEYT-TV

-Plane Crashes Into Homes, UPS Driver in Santee, James Gorcos, Michael Rozzen, Kimberly Hunt, Enedina Cisneros, Derek Staahl, Sofia Seikaly, Eric Solomon, Melissa Mecija, Michael Heral, Stewart Smith, Zachary Self, Natay Holmes, KGTV 10News

-Tijuana’s women march minute y minute, Claudia Estephania Baez, Grecia Contreras, Miguel Delgado, Lizett Curiel Quintero, XEWT Televisa California

Assigned Daily News Report (within single shift)

-Plane Miracles, Michael Saucedo, Hunter Sowards, KUSI-TV

-Communication breakdown: Twin girls forced by police to interpret for deaf mom, Kim Passoth, FOX5 Las Vegas

-PROTESTAS SENTENCIA EN CASO LESLY PALACIO, Johali Carmona, Marialcy Carreno, Leticia Castro, Benjamin Zamora, Samantha Nicole Díaz Roberts, Samuel Toledo, Alejandro Condis, Evelyn Pardo-Vinat, KBLR

-What Just Happened?, Andi Dukleth, Rory Devine, NBC 7 San Diego

Investigative-News-Single Report/ Multiple Reports

-Robo salarial, una investigación profunda sobre el creciente problema en San Diego, Melissa Sandoval, Meredith Royster, Telemundo 20

-Breakdown: Investigating San Diego County’s Mental Health Care Crisis, Catherine Garcia, Ismael Estrada, Jay Yoo, Tom Jones, Armando Flores, NBC 7 San Diego

-Drugs, Death and Foster Care – The System Failed, Adam Racusin, Edwin Stevens, KGTV 10News

-Troopers Did Not Suspect Impairment in Truck Driver High on Meth Who Killed 5, David Charns, Matthew Adams, KLAS

-Animal Foundation: A Shelter in Crisis, Darcy Spears, KTNV

News Special

-COVID-19 – The Year That Changed Kern County, Dionne Young, Sabella Scalise, KBAK/KBFX

-Reapertura en la frontera, Aurora Solorio, Lizzet Lopez, Maria Duran, Kristin Valdivia, Lindsay Hood, Brian Holt, Gabriela Fernandez, Romyna Camacho, Telemundo 20

-The Learning Curve: Tough Lessons, Shannon Handy, CBS 8

-Where are the boys?, Christian Galeno, KGET – TV 17

Arts/Entertainment-News

-Huellas De Arte Hispano, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Marialcy Carreno, Yaimee Bell, KBLR

-Dirt Bike Training With Sedlak Offroad School, Jennifer Milkowski, Rachel Crawford, CBS 8

-ReBru Spirits! Turning Old Beer into New Brew, Jennifer Milkowski, Rachel Crawford, CBS 8

-On the Coffee Farm With Singer Jason Mraz, Jennifer Milkowski, CBS 8

-Pulled From Life’s Lowest Notes, Andrew Luria, Ruby Chen, FOX 5 San Diego

-Vamonos Vans, Jennifer Milkowski, Rachel Crawford, CBS 8

Border Issues-News

-‘I want safety for my children’: Asylum seeking families temporarily housed in the Coachella Valley,Madison Weil, KESQ

-The truth about the hike for the American Dream: following an immigrant footsteps, Claudia Estephania Baez, XEWT Televisa California

Business/Consumer-News

-Stop The Calls, Steve Price, Colleen Murphy, CBS 8

-CRIPTOMONEDAS, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Yaimee Bell, Samantha Díaz Roberts, Manuel Rivera, Claudia Simonés, Samuel Toledo, Andy Quinones, Jorge Ramirez, Suquel Blondet, KBLR

-The bank that wasn’t a bank, Melissa Mecija, KGTV 10News

Crime-News

-Firefighters Traded Drugs Before Wife’s Overdose Death, David Charns, KLAS

-Inocentes: Niños Asesinados, Selene Reynoso, Said Rodriguez, Grecia Contreras, XEWT Televisa California

-Who Killed Erika Lango?, Madelyn Janssen, Juan Corona, KGET – TV 17

-TikTok-ing Into ‘Cuffs, Ruby Chen, Kelsey Christensen, FOX 5 San Diego

-Buscando prostitutas, Alejandro Condis, Pedro Negron, KBLR

Education/Schools-News

-For Eli – Fentanyl Crisis PSA & Testimonial, Marc Galang, Corona-Norco Unified School District

-Las Vegas Classroom Crisis, Tiffany Lane, KSNV

-Un Corazón Azul Latirá en Harvard, Claudia Buccio, KBNT

-Abuse and failures at the Clark County School District, Vanessa Murphy, KLAS-TV

-Educación en línea y el sueño infantil, Gilberto Dorrego, Telemundo 20

Environment-News

-The Rules of Recycling in California, Neda Iranpour, CBS 8

-Huele a Lluvia, Jenniffer Guerra Sanchez, Andy Quinones, Suquel Blondet, Adriel Henriquez, KBLR

-Hope For The Laguna Mnt Butterfly, Jon Stinebaugh, Shawn Styles, CBS 8

-Learning from the Zero-Waste-Family, Neda Iranpour, Kenny McGregor, CBS 8

-Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project, Angela Chen, Timothy Kiley, Kent Kay, Sarah-Jayne Arthur, Rebecca Johnson, KESQ

-Cocina Alternativa, Luis Alejandro Rivera Paredes, Marialcy Carreno, KBLR

-Sustainability Among a Sea of Oysters, Neda Iranpour, Kenny McGregor, CBS 8

Health/Medical-News

-No Shoulder, No Problem!, Chris Vega, Eric Kahnert, CBS 8 

-Trasplante de vida, Yaimee Bell, KBLR

Historical/Cultural-News

-The forgotten sports pioneer, Robert Price, KGET – TV 17

-Puertas al Cielo, Leticia Castro, Marialcy Carreno, Johali Carmona, Andy Quinones, KBLR

-Rhyolite, Denise Rosch, George Enrique Romero, KSNV-TV

-Barrio Logan Then & Now, Neda Iranpour, Kenny McGregor, CBS 8

-Friendship park as remembered by local advocates, Alejandro Tamayo, Alexandra Mendoza, Merrie Monteagudo, The San Diego Union Tribune

Human Interest – News (Single Shift)

-From Homeless to Hero, Hunter Sowards, Michael Saucedo, KUSI-TV

-Esperando a Lalo, Gilberto Dorrego, Telemundo 20

-Feeding the Needy With Rollin’ Roots, Jennifer Milkowski, Rachel Crawford, CBS 8

-Bad Dog!, Lauren Martinez, FOX5 Las Vegas

Human Interest – News (No Time Limit)

-La Epidemia Escondida, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Benjamin Zamora, Suquel Blondet, Cruz Figueroa Ramon, KBLR

-3 Minute News Story Makes Lifelong Impact, Marcella Lee, CBS 8

-FOX5 Surprise Squad: Heart of Hope, Feven Kay, Ray Arzate, Allison Perry, FOX5 Las Vegas

-Busters:  From One Survivor To Another, Maya Trabulsi, Roland Lizarondo, KPBS

-Hockey Loving Hens, Hannah Utecht, Allison Perry, Janella Lacson, FOX 5 Las Vegas

Politics/Government – News

-How racism shaped America’s Finest City, Adam Racusin, KGTV 10 News

Religion-News

There are no nominees in this category

Military-News

-Inside Nellis Air Force Base, Orko Manna, KLAS-TV

-Oorah to First Female Marines Ever Trained on West Coast, Heather Hope, Michael Edison, CBS 8

-Road Warriors, Mark Leimbach, Scott Baird, NBC 7 San Diego

-Veteran’s Voice, Kalyna Astrinos, Noemi Barajas, Ramiro Cabrera, KTNV

-Afghanistan: The Fallout & The Fallen, Liberty Zabala, FOX 5 San Diego

-The “Magical” ring that found its way home, decades after a Navy helicopter crash, Steve Atkinson, Karyna Rodriguez, KGTV 10News

Technology-News

-Westy the Crime Fighting Robot, Scott Kost, KSNV

-Sending drones into danger zones: A Vegas visionary’s dreams take flight, Maddie White, FOX 5 Las Vegas

– “La última llamada”, Doris Lopez, Luis Medina, Gustavo Ibarra, News-Press-Gazette

-Stopping crime in Sin City: Who’s watching over Vegas?, Kim Passoth, Jason Rzucidlo, Gerard Duya, FOX 5 Las Vegas

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion-News

-The unseen minority: Asian American experience during the pandemic, Melissa Mecija, KGTV 10News

-Bella Con o Sin Corona, Leticia Castro, Marialcy Carreno, Andy Quinones, Adriel Henriquez, KBLR

-Juneteenth is When Councilmember George Stevens Buried the Name ‘Southeast San Diego’, Dita Quinones, NBC 7 San Diego

-Lowriders unite in hopes of getting National City ordinance revoked, Ana Ramirez, The San Diego Union Tribune

-Hurt, Healing and Hope, Marcella Lee, Jon Stinebaugh, CBS 8

Sports Story-News

-Fraternity boxing match turns deadly, Vanessa Murphy, Christopher Benka, KLAS-TV

-Axel Hodges Slayground, Troy Hirsch, FOX 5 San Diego

Sports Story News Feature

-El efecto Moh Salah, Juan David Rozo, Manuel Rivera, KBLR

-Tony’s Film Room, Joe Musgrove’s No Hitter, Jacob Santos, Tony Gwynn Jr, Bally Sports San Diego

-Going For Gold, John Huck, Gai Phanalasy, FOX5 Las Vegas

-Deep End Fitness, Darnay Tripp, NBC 7 San Diego

-San Diego To Tokyo: 2021 Summer Olympics, Steven Luke, NBC 7 San Diego

-Stackin’ the Pads with Guy Hebert, Samantha Glantz, Bally Sports San Diego

Sports Program

-Padres POV EP 5, Jacob Santos, Tom Catlin, Nicolette Balch, Sonni Simmons, Tony Gwynn Jr., Nicky Patriarca, Bally Sports San Diego

-Battle For Vegas: Raiders vs. Golden Knights – 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game, Dustin Iannotti, Marquis Marasigan, James Sullivan, Brian Balsbaugh, Stefan Newman, Alex Darke, Artisans On Fire

-CBS8 NFL POST-GAME SHOW, Todd Villalobos, Jake Garegnani, John Howard, Marcus Greaves, CBS 8

-Never Meant For Stillness, Victor Rodrigues, Baroni’s Films

Live Sporting Event/Game-Single Game

-San Diego Opening Day, Edward Barnes, Kimberly Pletyak, Jason Lewis, Zachary Jensen, Donald Orsillo, Mark Grant, Bob Scanlan, Bally Sports San Diego

-Vegas vs Minnesota: Taming of the Wild, Tavis Strand, David Dubiner, Susan Strand, Sam Kilman, Michael Schanno, Dave Goucher, Shane Hnidy, Stormy Buonantony, Eddie Martinez, ATT Sports Net

Documentary

-Road to Recovery, Alphonse Polito, Stephanie Goodwin, Katie Grinsell, Austin Bassi, Eric Bonnici, Three Sticks Productions

-The Lucky 6, Todd Strain, Elroy Spatcher, Dagmar Midcap, NBC 7 San Diego

-Los últimos diez, Zeji Ozeri, Pepe Stepensky, David Chait, Carlos Michan, Jack Maizel, Zimran Entertainment / Culture Of Peace

-A Man of God, A Mission of Love, Rob Kaczmark, Carl Anderson, David Naglieri, Kaitlyn Bartley, Greg Krajewski, Tim Moriarty, Spirit Juice Studios/Knights of Columbus

Interview Discussion Program

-Theatre Corner (Season 2, Episode 3), Trevor Neuenswander, Anthony Grimm, Michael Taylor, Ryan Waczek, Michael Goyette, Wendy Raquel Robinson, NWB Imaging

-Padres POV Special Edition with Bob Melvin, Jacob Santos, Donald Orsillo, Edward Barnes, Nicolette Balch, Nicky Patriarca, Erik Meyer Bally Sports San Diego

-Trailblazing Women with Sandra Maas, Sandra Maas, Carlos Avina, Amy Connor, Women’s Museum of California

Informational/Instructional Program

-We Are West Valley Water District, Shannon Taylor, Taylor Way Productions

-Vegas PBS STEAM Camp, Niki Bates, Jeremy Helal, Jessica Russell, VegasPBS

-Be Water Wise, Shannon Taylor, Taylor Way Productions

Arts/Entertainment Program

-24 Hours to Kickoff: An Inside Look at a Las Vegas Raiders Gameday at Allegiant Stadium, Marcus Padilla, Brad Phinney, Las Vegas Raiders

-Vegas PBS Kids Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen, Jeremy Helal, Jessica Russell, Niki Bates, VegasPBS

Magazine Program

-United Plates Of America, Benjamin Freidin, Dennis Alberti, Jonathan Takle, Gary Takle, Abode Entertainment

-United Plates Of America, Benjamin Freidin, Dennis Alberti, Jonathan Takle, Gary Takle, Daniel Takle, Abode Entertainment

-United Plates Of America, Benjamin Freidin, Dennis Alberti, Gary Takle, Jonathan Takle, Daniel Takle, Abode Entertainment

Health/Medical Program

There are no nominees in this category

Historical/Cultural Program

-Global Passport: Panama, Christina Cindrich, AWE TV

-Ali: Las Vegas Legacy, Adam McCarthy, Heather Caputo, Allison Monette, Vegas PBS

-Wander Woman- Slovenia, Ashley Colburn, AWE TV

-Global Passport: Egypt, Christina Cindrich, AWE TV

Public Affairs Program

-The Art of War Boxing Club, Christopher Lee, Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association

-The Last Place You’d Want to Live, Alan Heath, Luma3 Productions

Crime Program

-Bakersfield Double Homicide, Suzanne Bartole, Pete Carrillo, Journey to Justice Television

-SEBA Spotlight: Deputy Coroner Investigators, Christopher Lee, Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association

Military Program

-Palm Springs Air Museum’s 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration, Phillip Large, Jones Agency

-Honor Flight: An ABC 10News Special, Kimberly Hunt, Leah Pezzetti, Deyja Charles, KGTV 10News

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Program

There are no nominees in this category

Lifestyle Program & News

-STAYCATION: SAN DIEGO, Robert Valletta, Darin Brooks, Timothy Napier, Yvette Bass, Marvin Nuecklaus, Sean Breuner, Making It Media

-Cooking With Styles, Shawn Styles, Jon Stinebaugh, CBS 8

-Boys Toys – Limitless Toys, Amber Wyatt, Andrew Reid, Karl Van Moorsel, Justin Heitman, James Heitman, Edge And Elegance Entertainment

Religion

-Festival Of  Dashain, Jaswant Dev Shrestha, Creative Heights Entertainment

-Festival Of Maha Shivaratri, Jaswant Dev Shrestha, Creative Heights Entertainment

-Festival Of Saraswati Puja, Jaswant Dev Shrestha, Creative Heights Entertainment

Special Events Coverage

-Olympic Dreams: San Diego to Tokyo, Steven Luke, Garrett Ng, David Villaseñor, NBC 7 San Diego

-San Diego Film Awards, Jodi Cilley, Tony Amat, Sue Vicory, Natalia Elizondo, Film Consortium

-Life, Liberty & the Love of Music, Ruby Chen, Douglas Downing, Alejandro Guajardo, Kathleen Bade, Andrew Luria, FOX 5 San Diego

-Countdown to 2022 Las Vegas, Ian Russell, Eric Aegerter, Chris Berg, Melissa Stacy, Tonya Estes, Matthew Adams, KLAS-TV

Branded Content

-5 Million Love Stories And Counting, Karl Nickoley, Frequency Pictures

-Did You Know? – “Gun Violence Restraining Order”, Dane Wygal, Mark Maisonneuve, Nick Muyo, Digital OutPost

-LITVAK Dance, Marshall Harrington, Weareharrington

Public Service Announcement

There are no nominees in this category

Promotion-News Promotion-Topical (Single Spot)

-I-Team Investigation: Troopers’ Multiple Missteps, Collette Garber, Elizabeth Smith, KLAS

-The Biggest Water Users, Collette Garber, KLAS

Promotion-News Promotion-Image (Single Spot)

-There’s History Here, Casey Nakamura, CBS 8

-Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas – Dale Play, Gloria L Flores, Adriel Henriquez, Alejandro Condis, KBLR

-Home is Las Vegas, Ramiro Cabrera, Darko Nikolich, Larry Watzman, Jenny Dolph, KTNV 

Promotion-News Promotion-Campaign

-En tu vecindad – Talent IDs, Antonio Ortoll, Paulina Castro, Telemundo 20

-It Happens, Casey Nakamura, Wesley Williamson, CBS 8

Promotion-Image Promotion (Single Spot)

-VGK Quest for the Cup, Ben Huelsing, Adam Edwards, Cody Ulm, AT&T Sports Networks

-Fernando Tatis Jr.-To the City of San Diego, James Freeman, Danielle Johnson, Erik Meyer, Bally Sports San Diego

-All of Our Goals Are Ahead of Us | Raiders vs. Broncos | Week 6 | Trailer, Marcus Padilla, Connor Young, Brad Phinney, Las Vegas Raiders

Promotion-Promotional Campaign

-FOX5 Local. Las Vegas., Allison Perry, FOX5 Las Vegas

-VGK – Handcrafted, Ben Huelsing, Adam Edwards, Cody Ulm, AT&T Sports Networks

-Hockeyology, Brian Thole, CBS 8

Promotion- Long Form Promotional Spot

-Preview Las Vegas, Battle Reborn, Karl Nickoley, Steele Rutherford, Frequency Pictures

-Raiders 2021 Schedule Reveal feat. Charles Woodson, Brad Phinney, Connor Young, Janay Hagans, Marcus Padilla, Matt Walks, Sam Freed, Monique Koman, Kasey Carlson, Dennis Caldwell, Charles Woodson, Las Vegas Raiders

Commercial – Single Spot

-All In For You, Casey Nakamura, CBS 8

-We Absolutely Kill It, Andy Larson, Kerrie Briggs, NBC 7 San Diego

-Hungry For More Campaign, Thomas Higdon, Erik Meyer, Shannon Landers, San Diego Padres

-Pollo Aceves Vamos Pa Arriba, Luis Francisco Aceves Zaragoza, Independent Producer

Commercial- Campaign

-Visit Las Vegas Weddings, Karl Nickoley, Frequency Pictures

-San Diego Latino Health Coalition Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign, Patricia Alvarez De Los Cobos, Rogelio Avila, Salomon Maya, Energy Communications Corporation

Graphic Arts – Motion Graphics

– NoticiasYa -Conexión, Rosangela Payan Arciniega, Entravision Communications

– 2021 Isning Motion Graphic Reel, Isning Gamez, Isning Multimedia

– 2021 Animation Composite, Thomas Higdon, San Diego Padres

– The Atlantic Festival 2021 Wrap Up Video, DJ Summitt, Thomas Uncles, Robert Uncles, Ryan Hartsell, Jackson Armstrong, Summitt Filmworks/Weimar Pictures

Graphic Arts – Visual Effects/Compositing

– NoticiasYa -Conexión, Rosangela Payan Arciniega, Entravision Communications

Graphic Arts – Art Direction

– The Atlantic Festival 2021 Wrap Up Video, DJ Summitt, Thomas Uncles, Robert Uncles, Barrett Lewis, Summitt Filmworks/Weimar Pictures

Set Design

There are no nominees in this category

Audio

– On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz, Briand Parenteau, Loft 100 Studios

– Calimax Carrito Loco – Crazy Cart  |  San Diego – Tijuana campaign, Ariel Freaner, Fernanda Freaner, Freaner Creative And Design

Musical Composition/Arrangement

– Lens Flares Musical Score, Craig Marks, KESQ

– San Diego Film Awards, Steve Garbade, Film Consortium

Director- Live or Recorded Live (including Newscast)

– National News hits Las Vegas, Gregory Fischer, KSNV

– APC COMPOSITE, Evelyn Pardo-Vinat, KBLR

– Santee Plane Crash, Kristin Valdivia, Telemundo 20

– Donn Johnson Directing Composite, Donn Johnson, KPBS

Director – Short Form Content 

– LITVAK Dance, Marshall Harrington, Weareharrington

– We Are West Valley Water District, Shannon Taylor, Taylor Way Productions

Director –  Long Form

– Los Ultimos Diez, Zeji Ozeri, Pepe Stepensky, Zimran Entertainment / Culture Of Peace

– Road to Recovery, Alphonse Polito, Three Sticks Productions

Editor – News – Single Shift 

– I Did This on Edius?, Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

– Chikita Cafe, Erik Swanson, CBS 8

– Vamonos Vans, Rachel Crawford, CBS 8

Editor – News – No Time Limit 

There are no nominees in this category

Editor – Short Form Content 

– La Campana de la Libertad, Julio Abarca, Ascend Media

– James Freeman – Short Form Editing Reel, James Freeman, Bally Sports San Diego

– Editing to Save Lives, Anne State, Lifesharing

– A Good Transition Never Hurt Anyone, Collette Garber, KLAS

– For Grandpa, Ray Arzate, Storyville Rd

– Making it all make sense, Erik Naso, NBC 7 San Diego

Editor – Long Form content

– Raiders’ Wild Week 1 Victory vs. Ravens on MNF | Sounds of the Game, Connor Young, Las Vegas Raiders

– Road to Recovery, Alphonse Polito, Cooper Johnson, Katie Grinsell, Austin Bassi, Three Sticks Productions

– Staycation: San Diego, Eric Lin, Robert Parks Valletta, Marvin Nuecklaus, Jordan Avery, Kyndel Rafols, Making It Media

Editor – Spot Announcement

– There’s History Here, Casey Nakamura, CBS 8

– It Happens: Hands on Help, Casey Nakamura, CBS 8

– The Lost Collection, Isning Gamez, Isning Multimedia

– En tu vecindad – Talent IDs, Paulina Castro, Telemundo 20

– Sweeping with T.S.R.s, Hannah Utecht, FOX 5 Las Vegas

– Informarte nos mueve – Digital, Antonio Ortoll, Telemundo 20

Lighting

– Belly Up Live, Alexander Somerville, Belly Up Productions

– Lighting Director, Chris Andrus, Loft 100 Studios

Talent – Anchor – News

– Come on baby! Third time’s a charm, Kalyna Astrinos, KTNV

– Leticia la de Las Vegas, Leticia Castro, KBLR

– Eric Kahnert, “SuperCali-AnchorFlunencerSportsHost-Alidocious”, Eric Kahnert, CBS 8

– Newscaster without a prompter; live newscast from the port of entry, Claudia Estephania Baez, XEWT Televisa California

– Andrew Luria – Anchorman, Andrew Luria, FOX 5 San Diego

– El dúo de las seis de la tarde., Gilberto Dorrego, Lizzet Lopez, Telemundo 20

Talent – Reporter

– Vanessa Murphy, Investigative reporter, Vanessa Murphy, KLAS

– Not just another mic stand * Reed Reports, Darrin Reed Abplanalp-Cowan , KSNV

– Max Darrow – News 3 Las Vegas, Max Darrow, KSNV

– Catherine Garcia: Breakdown Series Composite, Catherine Garcia, NBC 7 San Diego

– Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project, Angela Chen, KESQ

– Los sueños sí se cumplen, Alejandro Condis, KBLR

Talent – Anchor/Reporter – Sports

– Darnay Tripp, Darnay Tripp, NBC 7 San Diego

– Just give me a mic and a hockey rink!, Eric Kahnert, CBS 8

– Sports Anchor Manuel Rivera, Manuel Rivera, KBLR

– Who says a fancy gentleman can’t report the sports?, Darrin Reed Abplanalp-Cowan, KSNV

Talent – Anchor- Weather

– Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom Composite, Dani Beckstrom, KTNV

– It rains in the desert?, Haley Clawson, KESQ

Talent – Program Host/ Moderator/ Correspondent

– Que Buen Dia, Zeji Ozeri, Zimran Entertainment / XEWT Televisa California

– Christina Cindrich Program Host, Christina Cindrich, AWE TV

– Amber Wyatt, Amber Wyatt, Edge And Elegance Entertainment

– Robert Parks-Valletta, Robert Parks Valletta, Making It Media

Talent- Performer/Narrator

– There are no nominees in this category

Talent – Reporter – Live

– Jenny Milkowski Heartbreak Home and Kitten Cuties, Jennifer Milkowski, CBS 8

– En Vivo desde Las Vegas, Alejandro Condis, KBLR

Photographer- News

– Composite of @GaiChicken, Gai Phanalasy, FOX 5 Las Vegas

– Put My Eyes There, Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

Photographer – Short Form Content

– The Fortune of Zoltar, Gai Phanalasy, GaiChicken

– Building The West Hall, Steele Rutherford, Frequency Pictures

Photographer – Long Form Content

– Road to Recovery, Austin Bassi, Joshua Birchfield, Tyler Bourns, Jason Burk, Stephanie Goodwin, Katie Grinsell, Cooper Johnson, Alphonse Polito, Jana Sayson, Nicholas Schab, Cooper Venzon, Three Sticks Productions

Photographer – Spot Announcement

– Informarte nos mueve, Paulina Castro, Telemundo 20

– It Happens: Hands on Help, Casey Nakamura, Wesley Williamson, CBS 8

Video Essay 

– Honoring Our Organ and Tissue Donors for Día de los Muertos (2021), Anne State, Lifesharing

– Keith, keeping Jazz and Blues alive, Erik Swanson, CBS 8

Writer – News

– Letting My Characters Do the Talking, Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

– Write, Reed!  Write!, Darrin Reed Abplanalp-Cowan, KSNV

Writer – Short or Long Form Content

– Road to Recovery, Alphonse Polito, Austin Bassi, Katie Grinsell, Stephanie Goodwin, Jenna Hubert, Eric Bonnici, Cooper Johnson, Three Sticks Productions

– David Charns, David Charns, KLAS

– Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project, Angela Chen, KESQ

– Breakdown Part One: A Mental Health Care Crisis in San Diego, Catherine Garcia, Tom Jones, NBC 7 San Diego

Writer – Spot Announcement

– Corkys Kill It, Andy Larson, NBC 7 San Diego

– Olympic Campaign, Katie Reid, NBC 7 San Diego

– Todo por delante, Antonio Ortoll, Telemundo 20

– Informarte nos mueve – Digital, Antonio Ortoll, Telemundo 20

Video Journalist – Single Shift

– The Harpist, Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

– Leah Pezzetti: MMJane all day, Leah Pezzetti, KGTV 10News

– This Meeting WAS Pretty Boring, Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

– Contando historias, Alejandro Condis, KBLR

– Rebuilding after the Valley Fire, Leah Pezzetti, KGTV 10News

Video Journalist – No Production Time Limit

– Frances and Roberta, Leah Pezzetti, KTNV

– Paramedics during the pandemic, Eytan Wallace, KGET – TV 17

Student Programming – Newscast

– Newscene, Dec. 1 Edition, Jillian Fortner, Ingrid Estrella, Phillip Salata, Susana Serrano, Joseph Martinez, Rick Prado, Joel Garcia, Skylar Eppler, Roxy Vieira, San Diego City College

– University Speaks, Ana Saia, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Programming – Long Form 

– Where the City Meets the Desert, Donald Smith, College Of Southern Nevada

– Windsor Park: The Sinking Streets, Jacqueline Olivé, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Programming – Short Form 

– Captive, Fabiana Chavez Del Valle, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

– Friends in the Attic, Marlana O’Keefe, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

– Border Line Fears, Salma Rodriguez, California State University San Marcos

Student Craft – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

– Captive, Fabiana Chavez Del Valle, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Craft – Writing

– Border Line Fears, Salma Rodriguez, California State University San Marcos

Student Craft – Photographer

– COMMS, Brian Mart, College Of Southern Nevada

– Fair and Foul, Hayden Riggs, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Craft – Editor

– Border Line Fears, Salma Rodriguez, California State University San Marcos

– Windsor Park: The Sinking Streets, Jacqueline Olivé, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Craft – Director

– Renacido, Diego Villasenor, College Of Southern Nevada

– Friends in the Attic, Marlana O’Keefe, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

2022 Call for Entries

The 49th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy® Awards

Honoring outstanding achievement in regional television in the Pacific Southwest including San Diego, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, and Palm Springs

Eligibility period: January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022

Deadline for entry is January 16,2023

Deadline for late entry (with a fee) is January 23, 2023

Emmy® Awards Contest Rules 

PURPOSE 

To recognize outstanding achievements in television and allied media by conferring annual awards of merit in the Chapter’s designated award region which includes San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in the television and digital media industry and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news, informational programming and craft achievements in television and online. 

WHO CAN ENTER 

Membership in The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is not required to enter the Emmy® Awards. Entrants must have each performed a significant and hands-on role in the production. Eligibility is determined by role rather than an individual’s job title. Managers, News Directors, clients and supervisory personnel are typically not considered eligible but may petition to be included if they actively participated and their work significantly contributed to the creative process of the video content being submitted. 

Entrants, producers, management or designated representatives may submit an entry on behalf of another individual. In that case, the submitter is responsible for confirming the entrant’s knowledge of and adherence to all eligibility rules and that they have given their consent to the content submitted. Also, submitters are strongly encouraged to reach out to all key contributors on the entry, to make them aware that their work is being submitted and to allow them the opportunity to add their name. 

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS 

Students are not considered peer professionals and as such, their regional student productions are not eligible for Emmy® award recognition. If material is produced as part of a class for which school credit is received, the material is considered to be the work of a student. If a student works on a project submitted for Emmy® consideration by a professional, and is included on the entry for that project, they cannot enter as a student, but instead must pay the appropriate professional entry fees. Student award recipients or their institutions from any NATAS Chapter’s high school or college competitions may not use the Emmy® name or replica of the Emmy® figure in any form of commercial advertising or promotion for their recognition.

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY 

To be eligible, original entries must have been transmitted to the general public by a television station, a cable company, satellite, the Internet or other digital delivery medium. Eligibility is limited to digital and telecast/cablecast programming that was originally produced and intended for the Chapter’s regional or local audience during the Chapter’s eligibility year. 

Broadcast and cablecast entries must have been produced and intended for a regional or local audience within the Chapter’s designated awards area and must have had their first transmission in that awards area during the eligibility period. Entries produced and intended for a wider audience (a national audience) should be submitted for consideration in NATAS’ national awards. 

Video content distributed via the Internet must have been produced and intended for a regional or local audience within the Chapter’s designated awards area. Internet content intended for a wider audience (a national audience) should be submitted for consideration in NATAS’ national awards. 

Additional eligibility clarification notes:

  1. Local station news coverage that may receive national exposure should be submitted to regional Emmy® Award competitions.
  2. A documentary film that has a limited theatrical release at film festivals (showing on 50 or fewer screens in the U.S. over a one-year period) before telecast or being made available online is eligible provided the program content is produced and intended for the regional or local audience. Documentary films with a theatrical debut more than one year prior to their television or streaming debut will not be eligible.
  3. Local content that later receives national distribution may be submitted to either a regional or a national awards competition, but not both.
  4. Local segments that are eligible to participate as entries in National Emmy® Award competitions (i.e. News & Doc) may compete in both regional and national awards competitions under prevailing rules.

REGIONAL vs. NATIONAL

In determining whether content distributed online, without geographic restriction, is more

appropriate for submission to a regional competition or a national one, entrants should

consider the following:

  • Subject matter must be regionally or locally focused rather than national or global in scope
  • If the content or program has been submitted into any of the NATAS national competitions in a previous or current awards cycle, it may no longer be submitted regionally.
  • Company/individual has entered other similar content into NATAS national competitions.
  • If the program or content has been promoted to/marketed to a national audience or produced in association with a national media brand, it may not be entered regionally.
  • All promotional and craft-category submissions associated with the content must be submitted to the same competition.

Regional content that later receives national distribution may be submitted to either a Regional Awards competition or a relevant National Awards competition, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Content may only be submitted to a single competition. A program submitted to a regional competition may not then be submitted to a national competition or another regional competition.
  • All craft-category submissions associated with the content must be submitted to the same regional or national competition.
  • Eligibility for a regional competition is determined by the date the production was first telecast or made available online or via VOD in a region.
  • Eligibility for a national competition is determined by the date the production was first telecast or made available online or via VOD nationally.

ORIGINAL MATERIAL 

At least two-thirds of an entry must consist of original material, unless previously produced material has been given some unique and creative treatment that, in the opinion of the Chapter Awards Committee, results in new, original content. 

Materials provided by a news service, cooperative news association or similar source must be treated as previously produced material, unless originally intended for first release in the Chapter’s regional awards eligibility area to which it was submitted with on-site supervision by the entrant.

CONTENT ELIGIBILITY 

The interpretation of the Chapter Awards Committee is final and absolute. Entries must be submitted as originally shown. There may not be any post-distribution changes except as noted in the category descriptions. 

The following programming is not eligible:

1.    Pornographic, violent, defamatory or offensive content.

2.    Previously distributed programs, series or related craft content which was distributed and met eligibility requirements during a previous awards year or another Emmy® competition.

3.    Program length commercials or infomercials.

4.    Closed circuit content or internal communications.

5.  No content produced or created for a regional or national Emmy® awards show may be submitted to an Emmy® awards contest. Related craft material is also ineligible.

6.    Motion picture content that premiered in general release to the public in theaters.

7.    Compilation reels, “clip shows” or “best of…” programs that were edited from original content.

8.    Any acquired foreign productions not originated in the United States.

ENTRY QUOTA 

In order to sustain a high level of award excellence, Chapters must continue to self-regulate their entries, making sure only the appropriate individuals are recognized. To maintain this consistency, there is a maximum quota of 12 eligible names allowed on each entry. Any name(s) added beyond this number will require written authorization from the primary responsible entrant detailing the additional job title and responsibility. Chapters would then have the option of accepting these additional entrants or not. 

CATEGORY VIABILITY 

In the event that the number of entries in a category falls below a range of four (4) to nine (9), Chapters have the option of eliminating or merging the category with another. If a category is merged, entrants would have the option of dropping out of the competition and receiving a refund of their entry fees.

Categories for which entrants do not readily volunteer to judge may be eliminated in the following eligibility year.

EXCERPTS 

An excerpt is defined as a continuous segment or section from longer content. 

Unless noted in the category description, no more than three (3) excerpts may be used to bring longer content to the category’s specified entry time limit.

For entries representing a program series, content must be included from multiple episodes of the series. A maximum of three (3) representative excerpts is permitted. One to two seconds of black, with no audio or slates, must be added to separate excerpts. 

If the awards committee determines the content of any excerpt is ineligible, the entire entry will be ruled ineligible. 

Removal of a commercial break between segments does not constitute a separate excerpt.

COMPOSITES 

A composite is defined as a sampling of a minimum of two (2) and no more than five (5) representative segments or examples of work that convey to a judging panel the scope, breadth, or range of an individual’s talents within the specified craft category. 

The elements within a composite, unless otherwise noted in the category description, are to be “as aired” with no post-distribution changes, such as additional edits, music or special effects. Composites may include stories or segments in their entirety and/or excerpts from longer content. 

One to two seconds of black between cuts, with no audio or slates, must be added to separate segments within the composite. 

DEMO REELS OR MONTAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED. 

ENTRY PLACEMENT 

When an entry’s content allows for a choice of category placement, the producer has the discretion to enter the material in the most appropriate content category in addition to any craft achievement categories where it is eligible. 

However, certain rules must also be considered and followed: 

?   No entry may be submitted to more than one Emmy® awards competition (Regional or National).

      *Exception: Regional Emmy® recipients in the Breaking News and Investigative Report categories are eligible for submission to the National News & Documentary competition under prevailing rules.

?      Different episodes from the same program or series can only be entered in one Emmy®  Awards competition. 

?      Entrants are not allowed to separate content from individual craft achievement and submit in multiple Emmy® Awards competitions.

?      If the Chapter deems content ineligible, craft submissions related to that content would also be ineligible.

?      The first distribution of the entry is the primary determination of eligibility.

The Chapter reserves the right to disqualify outright or move any entry to a different category if in its judgment such action is warranted. Entries will not be accepted if no applicable category is found. 

DOUBLE-DIPPING 

No entry may be submitted in its entirety in more than one content category. No entrant may be recognized more than once for performing the same job function for the same content. 

Exceptions are given for content that was part of a full newscast, or included as an excerpt in the Overall Excellence, News Excellence and Community Service categories. To be eligible for this exception in the newscast categories, the same entrant cannot be listed on the newscast entry and another entry.

Example:

An investigative reporter is listed on a newscast entry. Under this double-dipping rule, a portion of the newscast content could be entered in Investigative Report, but the same reporter cannot be listed as a reporter since their name already appeared on the newscast entry in that specified role.

If you enter a full program or episode from a series in a content category, you cannot also enter a segment from the same program or series in another content category.

Content produced as both a multi-part series and a full-length program may be entered only once, regardless of the amount of new material added. 

Example:

An investigative team does a three-part series within a newscast on gun control. Once the three parts have aired, and the same material re-purposed as a news or program special, the team would need to decide if they should enter the original series or the special, not both.

For Titled Franchise series, you may choose to submit up to five (5) representative segments from the series as a single entry in the appropriate category. If you enter the Titled Franchise as a series, you cannot also enter a segment from the same franchise in another content category. However, if you do not submit the franchise as a series entry, you may submit individual segments in the appropriate categories.

Example:

Your franchise is “This Week’s Health Advice.” The specific subject matter varies from week to week with topics such as Heart Health Awareness, Mary’s Battle with Lupus, Dietary Tips, The Best Yoga Studios in Springfield. You may submit each segment separately as individual entries based on the subject matter. Alternatively, you may submit all 5 segments in the Health category as a single entry representing the franchise. However, if you submit the franchise as a series entry, you may not submit any individual segments from the franchise elsewhere. 

A single or multi episode full-length program, or a multi-part news series, all on the same subject, may only be entered in one content category. If the subject matter varies, different episodes from the same overall program series can be entered in other program categories as appropriate based on content. This exception does not apply to individual stories from a news series. 

Examples:

Your entry is a four-part series, Saving the Bay. Part one of the series is entered in the Informational/Instructional category. Part three cannot be entered in the Environment category. 

Your program is called Community Weekly, an on-going weekly series. Though it is basically a Public Affairs series, episode 204 may be about music, episode 216 about 

sports, while other episodes are more generic. Under our rules, episode 204 could be entered in an Entertainment category, while episode 216 could be entered in Sports. Other episodes from the series could be entered in Public Affairs.

In situations where craft persons, like writers, photographers, editors, etc., served in multiple roles that significantly impacted the final product, they may be listed on content categories and/or craft achievement categories provided they don’t violate double-dipping guidelines.

Examples: 

If a craft person is a writer/photographer on a documentary, they could enter the documentary in a program category listing themselves as only the writer. They could also enter the documentary (or a portion of it) in the photographer craft category, listing themselves as photographer only.

If they are not an entrant on the program entry, they could enter the writer and/or photographer craft categories, using the same material since they performed different job functions.

If they list themselves as both writer and photographer on the program entry, they are ineligible to enter either the writer or photographer craft categories.

They cannot enter either craft category using the dual job title since one craft category is only for writer and the other only for photographer.

ENTRY ERRORS AND OMISSIONS 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information. NATAS shall accept all submissions that are not in conflict with any of its rules and regulations. 

Once a Chapter’s award nominations are announced, there is a 10 calendar day grace period in which names, under extreme, special circumstances, can be added to a nominated entry. These requests should be authorized in writing to the Chapter from the person who submitted the entry or one of the entry nominees requesting this addition and detailing why this request should be granted. At a minimum, the appeal must include why the person was not originally listed on the entry AND what significant contributions that person made. An individual may petition the Chapter directly if the situation warrants. The Chapter’s Awards Committee will make the final decision and ruling. 

(CHAPTER NOTEI: In situations where there is a successful appeal after the nominations have been announced, the following fees must be paid for the name to be added: $300 per entrant if a member; and, $500 per entrant if a non-memberPayment is due 10 days after the nominations have been announced. Non-payment will result in names not being added.)

Once the Emmy® awards ceremony has concluded, NO individual names can be added to an awarded entry as an additional recipient, under any circumstances. 

INTENTIONAL FALSIFICATION 

The entrant warrants that they are the party most responsible for the award-worthiness of the entry. The intentional falsification of production credits or entry credits will result in disqualification.

Attempts to adjust show titles, original distribution dates and/or descriptions of content in order to submit to multiple chapters or multiple categories, regardless of the circumstances, is prohibited. 

DISQUALIFICATION 

Ineligible entries may be disqualified during any phase of the competition. 

Any violation of the rules or error in naming an entrant may result in a disqualification or an Emmy® Award being revoked at any point, including after recipients have been announced.

COPYRIGHT 

Each entrant agrees that any form of analog and/or digital recording, whether it be film, tape recording, screenshot or supplemental printed material that is furnished to NATAS in connection with an entry may be retained by NATAS for file, reference and archival purposes and may be viewed partially or in its entirety for judging purposes. All of, or portions of, said content may be used on or in connection with the awards ceremony, any broadcast/telecast and other exhibition, including internet; as well as with promotional announcements or activities for any of the foregoing. If required, the entrant is further responsible for approval and clearances to the appropriate parties for any use of this copyrighted content. 

JUDGING PROCEDURE 

Judging panels should be made up of no fewer than qualified judges who shall be certified as peer judges, with no more than of those judges from the same station or company. Whenever possible, it is preferred that the judging coordinator secure at least 8 qualified individuals to serve on a judging panel. All entries from a given Chapter will be judged by professional peer judges from other Chapters. Judges may not have a conflict of interest, which is described as having a direct involvement in the production of an entry, or having a personal relationship with a member of the production staff of an entry. Group ownership, by itself, does not necessarily create a conflict of interest. 

NON-COMPETITIVE JUDGING 

Entries are judged against a standard of excellence on their own merit and do not compete against each other. Craft entries are evaluated using a 1-10 scale each for Creativity and Execution. All other entries are scored using a 1-10 scale each for Content, Creativity and Execution. There may be one award, more than one award or no award given in each category. Any exceptions will be noted in the category description. 

LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH 

Entries in English will be judged by English-speaking professionals. Entries in Spanish will be judged by Spanish-speaking professionals. Entries in other languages may be entered. We recommend that entrants in languages other than English or Spanish submit an English language translation of the spoken sequences.

JUDGING REQUIREMENT 

The success of the Emmy® Awards process depends on the willingness of qualified professionals to serve as judges. Peers in other NATAS Chapters are judging our Chapter’s entries. Our Chapter will judge other Chapters’ entries. By entering, you agree to serve as a judge when asked. 

FAIRNESS AND DISCLOSURE OF JUDGING RESULTS 

In order to maintain fair, consistent peer judging without influence, judges must watch, at a minimum, the required amount of each entry. They must not score entries with any bias or attempt to manipulate scoring, and must not disclose how they voted. If they ignore or abuse this privilege, their ballot will be disqualified and/or their judging status revoked. 

WHO RECEIVES THE AWARD? 

Producers, craft persons and other eligible entrants as listed on the entry form receive the Emmy® statuette. 

Eligible entrants must have significant, creative, and hands-on involvement in the actual production of the video that is submitted. Roles peripheral to the actual video production (proposal/grant writing, fundraising, general supervision, etc.) are not substantial enough to be considered in this competition. 

Executive Producers and management personnel (such as News Directors) are not eligible for Emmy® statuettes unless directly involved in the hands-on production of the work submitted. Those who serve in a managerial or supervisory role only should not be listed on the entry. To be considered, Executive Producers, General Managers, News Directors or other management personnel must have directly participated in the execution of the video. In such cases, a written request outlining the person’s involvement should be submitted via email to the Chapter’s awards committee for approval. Note: General Managers are statuette eligible for the Overall Excellence category. News Directors are statuette eligible for the News Excellence category. 

In the Craft Achievement categories, those who actually perform a specific discipline receive the Emmy® statuette. Supervising or directing the work of others does not qualify except for achievements in directing categories. 

Emmy® Awards are presented to individuals, not to their employers. It is the individual entrant’s achievement that is being judged and recognized, even if an employer pays entry fees.

Others who work on a nominated or recognized entry may order contributor certificates or plaques. Individuals who did not receive a statuette but were eligible for production certificates and/or plaques are not considered Emmy® recipients. 

COMMEMORATIVE STATUETTES 

As a courtesy, stations, studios, production companies and other Chapter-approved organizations may order a commemorative statuette for public display at their place of business. The statuette is engraved the same as the original Emmy® Award, with the word “commemorative” added. Neither the organization’s name nor any other special wording may be engraved in place of where the individual’s name and position would usually appear. Commemorative Emmy® statuettes cannot be ordered for individuals. 

PROMOTION 

All publicity, advertising or any written reference undertaken by nominees and award recipients to the Emmy® Awards, must clearly state that the awarded achievement is for a Regional Emmy® Award. The word “Regional” must appear in these instances. The recipient of a nomination or an Emmy® Award may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they have been honored only for one year after the recognition was bestowed. They may use a replica of the Emmy® statuette in such advertising. Individuals who significantly contributed to the production or craft but were not honored with a statuette cannot specifically advertise they are an Emmy® award recipient. They can only state they worked on the recognized program. 

RULES FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE EMMY® STATUETTE 

The Emmy® statuette is the property of and all rights are reserved by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Television Academy). The Emmy® statuette may not be reproduced or used in any commercial manner unless otherwise permitted by NATAS, it being understood that possession of the same is solely for the benefit of the recipient and the recipient’s heirs or successors in interest. If a recipient or the recipient’s heir or successor in interest proposes to sell, loan, donate or otherwise dispose of the Emmy® statuette, such persons shall be obligated to return the statuette to The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences which will retain the same in storage in memory of the recipient. 

A ® registration mark and the appropriate copyright notice: © NATAS/Television Academy must accompany any portrayal of the Emmy® statuette or moniker. 

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NEWSCASTS

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. 

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. Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between excerpts if the original video has been edited to fit the entry time limit for the category.

1. Evening Newscast 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes.

A. Larger Markets (San Diego, Las Vegas)

B. Smaller Markets (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Palm Springs)

2. Morning/Daytime Newscast 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes.

A. Larger Markets (San Diego, Las Vegas)

B. Smaller Markets (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Palm Springs)

3. Weekend Newscast 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes.

A. Larger Markets (San Diego, Las Vegas)

B. Smaller Markets (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Palm Springs)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 

A statuette is awarded only to the eligible recipient(s) in 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. 

An entry submitted in a Special Achievement category may not be duplicated in its entirety in any other Special Achievement category. 

4. 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. Entrants are encouraged to include community outreach and video content distributed via social media and digital platforms. 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 excerpt and composite limits, but the entry must be comprised only of material as actually distributed. 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 written synopsis of the organization’s operation and achievements. Synopsis may be uploaded as a PDF or typed into the available text box within the online entry form. Entry Time limit: 30 minutes. 

NOTE: This category is exempt from double-dipping rules. Only one entrant may be listed on the entry.

5. Journalistic Enterprise 

For excellence in the continuing endeavor of high journalistic enterprise, which may include investigative pieces, breaking news, features, profiles, interviews, documentaries, etc. Composite entry may include a maximum of 5 different stories. The distribution date and length of each story must be submitted with the entry. Entry Time Limit: 30 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. 

For single News entries, the original video and submission length must not exceed 10 minutes. 

Multi-part News series entries are eligible and must include a minimum of two (2) but no more than five (5) separate reports from the series. Total submission time limit for News series entries may not exceed 15 minutes. 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between elements of a series entry or between excerpts if the original video has been edited to fit the entry time limit for the category.

6. 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. Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

NOTE: As a team entry, multiple entrants must be listed on the entry form. 

7. Breaking/Spot News 

A. Single Report 

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 must be one continuous report as originally broadcast or streamed. Entry may include live or taped elements or a combination of both. EntryTime Limit: 15 minutes. 

B. 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 should be a composite of at least two (2) reports on the same topic – as they were originally broadcast or streamed. Exempt from composite and excerpt limit rules. Entry may include live or taped elements and online video content. EntryTime 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. 

8. Daily News Report (single shift) 

For excellence in coverage of a single news story or topic which is shot, edited and aired 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. Entry 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. 

9. Investigative-Single or Multiple Reports 

For excellence in a single report or a series of reports covering one investigation 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. Multiple report entries should be a composite of at least two (2) reports on the same topic – as they were originally broadcast or streamed. Entry must include written documentation in the synopsis section of the online entry form.
Entry 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 Investigative Report. 

10. 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. 

Entry Time Limit: 60 minutes.

11. Arts/Entertainment – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

12. Business/Consumer – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of business, finance, consumer affairs or economic topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

13. Education/Schools – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of schools, teaching or education related topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

14. Environment/Science – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of environmental impact issues, science or related topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

15. Historical/Cultural – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage about historical or cultural related topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

16. Human Interest – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of stories that appeal to the human spirit. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

A. News (single shift) 

B. News (no production time limit) 

17. Politics/Government – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of political, civil or government related topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

18. Military – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of military related topics.
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

19. Technology – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of technology industry stories and related topics. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

20. Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – News 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage focused on topics including racism, discrimination, inequity, marginalized communities, and similar social injustices, notably focused on efforts to raise awareness or effect positive change. 
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series)

SPECIALTY CONTENT

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.

Both news and non-news content may be submitted in these categories.

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.

21. Crime/Justice

For excellence in content about crime, victims, courts, or violation of the law, justice related or criminal justice related topics.
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports and Short Form Content); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series); 30 minutes (for Long Form Content)

22. Health/Medical

For excellence in content about health or medical related topics.
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports and Short Form Content); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series); 30 minutes (for Long Form Content)

23. Religion

For excellence in content about religious and/or spiritual related topics.
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports and Short Form Content); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series); 30 minutes (for Long Form Content)

24. Lifestyle

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.
Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Reports and Short Form Content); 15 minutes (for Multi-part Series); 30 minutes (for Long Form Content)

SPORTS CONTENT 

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 (exception: Sports Documentary). No more than three (3) excerpts may be included to bring longer content to the 30-minute entry time limit (exceptions: Sports – One-Time Special and Sporting Event/Game Live Broadcast.) Excerpts must be presented in original, chronological order. 

Series entries are eligible and must include a minimum of two (2) but no more than five (5) separate segments from the series. Total submission time limit for News and Short Form Content series entries may not exceed 15 minutes. Long Form Content series entries may not exceed 30 minutes. 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between elements of a series entry or between excerpts if the original video has been edited to fit the entry time limit for the category. 

25. Sports Story 

For excellence in news or journalistic coverage of sports, athletes, coaches and other related topics. 
                A. News (single shift) Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes.

CHAPTER NOTE: Must have aired in a newscast. 

                        B. News Feature (no production time limit) 
                        Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (for Single Story); 15 minutes (for Series)

26. Sports Program – Live or Post Produced 

For excellence in a sports program or series. 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. Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes.

27. Live Sporting Event/Game – Single Game 

For excellence in production of a single (live or recorded live) sporting event or game. A composite is required and should include examples of: Show Open, Specialty Graphics, Use of Replays, Inserted Pre-Produced Segments, Use of Statistical or Other Prepared Material, Highlights, Exceptional Coverage 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 entry time limit. 

PROGRAMMING CONTENT 

Producers should be the primary entrants for Programming 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. For program series or long-form series entries, the entry must include excerpts from at least two (2) episodes from the series. 

Short Form content must be submitted in its entirety as originally distributed. The original video and submission length must not exceed 10 minutes. 

News content is only eligible in the appropriate News categories. 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between elements of a series entry or between excerpts if the original video has been edited to fit the entry time limit for the category. 

28. 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. Entry Time Limit: 60 minutes.

29. Interview/Discussion 

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. 
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

NOTE: Some visual elements may supplement the interview, but entries for this category are typically live or recorded live and not heavily post-produced.

30. Informational/Instructional 

For excellence in content whose purpose is to be instructional; to teach formally or informally about a subject. 
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

31. Arts/Entertainment 

For excellence in content about general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts. 
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

32. Magazine Program 

For excellence in a program or series consisting of various stories of regional interest designed to entertain and inform. 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

33. Public Affairs Program 

For excellence in a program or series that focuses on current community, social or political issues that are of general public interest or concern. 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

34. Military 

For excellence in content about military related topics. 
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

35. Diversity/Equity/Inclusion 

For excellence in content focused on topics including racism, discrimination, inequity, marginalized communities, and similar social injustices, notably focused on efforts to raise awareness or effect positive change. 
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

36. Special Event Coverage 

For excellence in coverage of a one-time-only, anticipated community or entertainment event such as a parade, holiday fireworks or a funeral procession. Entry may include multi-cameras and pre-produced segments that cover the full spectrum of the event. Live 

entries should include at least 75% live material, with no post edits. 
Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

37. Branded Content – Short Form or Long Form

For excellence in a complete, stand-alone video or video series produced with the intention of connecting or engaging an audience with an organization’s brand. The content may tell a story and/or inform in an entertaining, creative, or emotional way. The video includes some visual branding, product placement or overt mention of the organization at the center of the production. Because of the nuanced nature of what constitutes “Branded Content,” final determination of category placement is at the discretion of the Chapter’s Awards Committee.
Entry Time Limit for Short Form Content: 10 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Long Form Content); 30 minutes.

NOTE: Video 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. Content from projects identified as “branded” may not be entered in other content categories. 

EXAMPLES:

  • Businesses or non-profits that produce content to highlight their own establishments or services
  • Hospital or medical stories promoting a particular health care facility or cause such as organ/tissue donation
  • Videos in which organizations explore topical issues or put forth chosen experts to offer advice on topics with a focus on the organization’s viewpoint or services
  • Travel content produced by or for specific destinations such as “what to do when you’re in Las Vegas”
  • Local power company vignettes telling the story of the company’s evolution in the community
  • Police/fire department recruitment videos
  • College tour or recruitment videos

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, except for the Long Form Promotional Spot category. 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. 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between elements of a campaign. 

38. Public Service Announcement 

For excellence in announcements that effectively create awareness, focus interest on or marshal support for worthy community causes or non-profit organizations. 
Entry Time Limit for Single Spots: 2 minutes.
Entry Time Limit for Campaigns: 10 minutes (up to five spots, each spot up to 2 minutes in length).

39. 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. 

A. News Promotion – Topical (Single Spot) Entry Time Limit: 2 minutes 

NOTE: May include cold opens and in-show teases. 

B. News Promotion – Image (Single Spot) Entry Time Limit: 2 minutes 

C. News Promotion – Campaign Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (up to five spots, each spot up to 2 minutes in length) 

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. 

D. Image Promotion (Single Spot) Entry Time Limit: 2 minutes 

E. Promotional Campaign Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (up to five spots,, each spot up to 2 minutes in length) 
NOTE: This category is intended for non-news promotional campaigns.

For excellence in longer announcements that promote regional programs, events or a broader station or organization image (such as end of the year reviews or a special anniversary). Spots must be at least 2 minutes in length. 

F. Long Form Promotional Spot Entry Time Limit: 5 minutes 

40. Commercial 

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. 

A. Single Spot Entry Time Limit: 2 minutes 

B. Campaign Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes (up to five 2-minute spots) 

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. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes (unless otherwise indicated.) 

NOTE: One (1) second of black must be inserted between elements of a composite.

47. Graphic Arts 

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. 

A. Motion Graphics 

B. Visual Effects & Compositing 

For excellence in creating or manipulating imagery digitally, and/or 

rotoscoping and blending visual elements with practical imagery. 

NOTE: Entry may include a before and after video to demonstrate the craft that might not be evident by only seeing the final product (ex. Removing a billboard, fixing a dent on a car bumper, adding trees to a landscape.) 

C. Art Direction 

48. Set Design 

49. Audio

51. Musical Composition/Arrangement

52. Director 

B. Live or Recorded Live (PL Track is Preferred) 
CHAPTER NOTE: Commercial breaks may be included if direction is given during those breaks but is not mandatory. Entries should have no post editing prior to air. This category includes newscast.

C. Short Form Content (up to 10 minutes) 

D. Long Form Content (longer than 10 minutes; Post-Produced) 

53. Editor 

A. News 

C. Short Form Content (up to 10 minutes) 

D. Long Form Content (longer than 10 minutes)

E. Spot Announcement 

56. Lighting 

57. Talent 

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 may include material from only ONE news program: think of this as “five segments equal five changes of clothing” rule. Its allowed, but not required, for the co-anchor’s and reporters’ video to be edited out of a segment. It’s 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.) 

A. Anchor – News 

B. Reporter 

C. Anchor/Reporter – Sports 

D. Anchor – Weather 

E. Program Host/ Moderator/ Correspondent 

F. Performer/ Narrator 

G. Reporter – Live 

 58. Photographer 

A. News 

B. Short Form Content (up to 10 minutes) 

C. Long Form Content (longer than 10 minutes) 

D. Spot Announcement 

59. Video Essayist (Formerly Video Essay)

For excellence by a single individual telling a single or multi-part story without a reporter, narrator or host. The video essay creator is the photographer and editor, weaving together elements captured in the field to tell the story. Entry may not be submitted in any other craft category. Composites are permitted.

61. Writer 

NOTE: Script preferred for all writer categories. 

A. News 

B. Short Form & Long Form Content 

C. Spot Announcement 

62. Multimedia Journalist (Formerly Video Journalist)

For excellence by a cross-discipline individual, serving as photojournalist, editor, talent, and writer (also known as an MMJ of VJ); covering a single or multi-part video story or topic. Entry may not be submitted in any other craft category. Composites are permitted.

A. Single Shift 

B. No Production Time Limit 

REGIONAL AWARDS MANUAL 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS 

Branded Franchise Series 

Short form content that includes multiple installments, all of which fit under a unifying theme. Examples: “Tom’s Financial Tips” that air every Wednesday night on a local newscast, “Reports from the Border” that post on a local news website over a 6-month period 

Call for Entries 

The document that provides information related to the Emmy® Awards contests, including rules, guidelines and categories. 

Chapter Awards Committee 

A committee that oversees the Regional Emmy® Awards contest within a particular NATAS Chapter. This committee has the final say on selecting categories for the Chapter’s Call for Entries, determining content and entrant eligibility and reviewing judges’ challenges (among other duties.)

Clip Shows and “Best Of” Programs 

Programs or other content that consist of previously aired material in the form of a “year in review” special or a collection of Titled Content Series pieces. These are NOT eligible for Regional Emmy® Awards contests. 

Closed Circuit Content 

Content that is only available to a select and limited audience via distribution on a closed circuit (hospitals, in-flight entertainment, hotels, doctor’s offices, private companies, etc.) Video content transmitted in a public sports venue, arena or stadium is not considered distribution on a closed circuit and is eligible in content and craft categories. 

Composite

A sampling of a minimum of two (2) and no more than five (5) representative segments or examples of work that convey to a judging panel the scope, breadth, or range of an individual’s talents within the specified craft category. The elements within a composite, unless otherwise noted in the category description, are to be “as aired” with no post-distribution changes, such as additional edits, music or special effects. Composites may include stories or segments in their entirety and/or excerpts from longer content. One to two seconds of black between cuts, with no audio or slates, must be added to separate segments within the composite. 

Conflict of Interest 

Having a direct involvement or vested interest in the production of an entry or having a personal relationship with an entrant. Judges may NOT judge entries in which any of these criteria are met. Group ownership, by itself, does not create a conflict of interest. Examples: A producer working for a station owned by TEGNA in one market is not prohibited from judging an entry produced by another TEGNA-owned station in another Chapter. NBC Sports Chicago personnel are not prohibited from serving as judges for entries produced by NBC Sports Bay Area. 

Content Category 

A category for which there are three (3) areas of excellence being considered in the judging process: Content, Creativity and Execution. Our chapter’s content categories are 1 – 40 (also see: Craft Category) 

Craft Category 

A category for which there are two (2) areas of excellence being considered in the judging process: Creativity and Execution. These categories focus solely on the craft designated for each (photography, editing, talent, etc.) Our chapter’s craft categories are 41 – 522 (also see: Content Category) 

Demo Reels / Montages 

Short examples edited from content that showcases your work. Demo reels or montages often include shorter excerpts from the original video that may or may not have added music, graphics and/or special effects. 

Example: A photographer cannot take short segments from original content and edit those pieces together for a composite submission in the craft category.

Distribution 

The process of getting video content from a producer to a viewer. This may include being broadcast on a television or cable station, streamed on a website or app, posted on a company website or social media account. 

Double-Dipping 

Any entry or portion of an entry submitted in more than one content category or an entrant submitting work in an attempt to be recognized more than once for performing the same job function for the same content. 

See specific examples of double-dipping in the RULES section of this Call for Entries. 

Eligibility Window 

Period of time in which any content must have been produced to be eligible for entry in this regional Emmy® Awards contest. This window varies among NATAS Chapters and will be prominently displayed in each Call for Entries. 

Emmy® Award 

The most prestigious peer-judged award recognizing excellence in professional achievement with annual awards of merit in the television industry through extensive, confidential peer review of broadcast work and related media. 

Entrant 

Individual whose work has been submitted for consideration in a regional Emmy® Award contest. 

Entry Time Limit 

Maximum length allowed for the submitted entry video. This does not necessarily correspond with the original length of the video that was aired/distributed for viewing by the general public. Entry Time Limits vary among categories. Example: The length of a program when it originally aired was 60 minutes. You are entering that program in a category with an Entry Time Limit of 30 minutes. You must follow appropriate guidelines to shorten the entry video to 30 minutes or less.

Excerpt 

A continuous segment or section from longer content. Excerpts are used to bring longer content to the specified category Entry Time Limit. 

Feature 

While still journalistic in nature, this content takes less of a hard news tone while incorporating strong storytelling. It may be a serious or lighter subject. The story construction and personality of the interviewees are highlighted in a feature story. Feature news stories often run a bit longer and may not have an immediate time peg. 

Franchise Series
News or Short Form Content that includes multiple installments, all of which are produced under a unifying title and theme. Examples: “Reports from the Border” that air every Wednesday night on a local newscast, “Tom’s Financial Tips” posted weekly on the web, “Your Pet’s Health” features in an ongoing magazine broadcast.

Hard News 

Classic, fact-gathering and reporting. Should include a news hook and timely peg. 

Infomercials

A program or long form content that promotes a product, service or idea and includes a call to commerce. 

Investigative Report
Systematic, in-depth and original research and reporting of a single topic of interest, such as serious crime, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing.

Job Title vsRole on Entry 

Job title is the word or words under your name on a business card that indicate(s) what job position you hold within the organization for which you work.
Role on Entry is the particular function you performed on an Emmy® Award entry.
Many of these are similar or even the same (Producer, Photographer, Editor) while some job titles (Executive Producer, Chief Creative Officer, Assignment Desk Editor) don’t directly translate to a tangible job function performed during the production process. Entrants often perform roles on an entry that aren’t a part of their job title (a producer who edits, a director who writes, a photographer who lights the set, an editor who produces.)
For the purposes of regional Emmy® Award statuette eligibility, Role on Entry is the determining factor over Job Title.

Journalistic / Journalistic Coverage 

Method of coverage that considers all sides fairly, reporting without bias or persuasion. 

Key Contributor 

One whose work on a production was significant enough to be considered eligible for a regional Emmy® Award statuette. In the estimation of the entry submitter, the entry would not have been award-worthy without this person’s contributions. 

Long Form Content 

Video production that exceeds 10 minutes in length. These subcategories are the intended home for content that previously would have been submitted in Program categories or sub- categories, as well as longer segment or feature categories or sub-categories and online content that meets other eligibility criteria. 

Member

One who has completed the membership process in one of the 19 regional NATAS chapters. (Membership is not required to enter regional Emmy® Awards contests) 

NATAS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) was founded in 1955. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award. Regional Emmy® Awards are given in nineteen regions across the United States. National Awards are given for Daytime Entertainment, News & Documentary, Children’s & Family, Sports and Technology & Engineering. 

Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. 

National Awards 

The Daytime, Children’s & Family, News & Documentary, Community Service, Sports and Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards contests are held annually and open to all entrants whose work meets eligibility criteria. 

National Awards Committee 

As outlined in the NATAS bylaws, this group of people administers the policy and structure of 

the National and Regional Emmy® Awards process. Its membership consists of representatives from each of the National Awards constituencies as well as regional/chapter reps. 

News Series 

Multiple reports that build on the same subject or news story. 

One-Time Special 

A stand-alone program or content that is not part of a larger series of content. 

Original Distribution Date 

The date that content was first made available (aired or otherwise distributed) to the general public. 

Peer Judging 

The process by which Emmy® Awards entries are reviewed by professionals of like disciplines for the purpose of determining award-worthiness. Entries are judged against a standard of excellence and not each other. 

Podcast 

A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to or streaming on a computer or mobile device. Audio-only Podcasts are not eligible for Emmy® Award consideration. Podcasts that also include a video element would be eligible for regional entry as long as they are in compliance with all other requirements.

Primary Interest 

A term used to help determine eligibility of content for regional Emmy® Awards contests. This was previously used as the standard of eligibility but has been replaced with the phrase “produced and intended for a regional or local audience,” as the National Awards Committee determined this was more effectively measured and determined. 

Producer

NOTE: The duties of the newscast producer (the person producing the overall newscast) are generally understood industry-wide and are not outlined here.

This description is meant to define duties associated with producers of specific content within a newscast or program, as well as producers of short/long form content, programs, promos, branded and other eligible content distributed on various platforms.

To be listed on an entry as “Producer” an entrant must perform the majority of the following producer duties: 

1. Serving as an “overseer” of the content, determining the overall tone, structure, look, sound, and mission of the content. 

2. Making strategic editorial decisions that have a significant impact on the resulting content. 

3. Identifying interview subjects and shoot locations. 

4. Scheduling interviews, shoots, and edits. 

5. Writing and/or approving scripts. 

6. Formulating ideas for graphics/animations and working with designers through completion. 

7. Working with editors to assure the content meets expectations and overseeing necessary changes. 

8. For studio-based programs or content, the producer would generally fulfill much of the above and/or oversee control room decisions, timing, etc.

The following are NOT considered to be Producers and are, therefore, not Emmy® statuette eligible. Note: An appropriate plaque or certificate may be purchased to recognize the support or contributions of these individuals.

  1. Clients, Sponsors, Underwriters, Funders, Distributors
  2. CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Company Owners, General Managers with no hands-on role in the video production
  3. News Directors and Executive Producers with no hands-on role in the video production
  4. Support staff or management with no hands-on role in the video production
  5. People or organizations that are the subject of the video, including interviewees
  6. People or organizations that provide resources (archives, photos, film, location access, etc.) for and/or during the production

Production Time Limit 

Maximum length allowed to produce an entry, which may be indicated in hours or the term Single Shift. 

Program 

A traditional content format used in broadcast and cable television. In order to be more inclusive of content delivered via non-traditional means, the term Long Form Content is being used in most applications that were previously referred to as Programs. Certain categories (Documentary, Sports Program, Magazine Program) have retained the term where the traditional definition remains applicable. 

Program Series 

Multiple episodes of a program with similar subject matter or an overall unifying theme.

Recipient 

One who receives a regional Emmy® Award. As regional entries are judged against a standard of excellence and not each other, there may be no recipient, one recipient or more than one recipient in a given category. Honorees in the National Emmy® Award contests are referred to as “winners” since only one entry is awarded in each category, with the exception of ties. 

Regional Awards Manual 

The document that sets forth the rules and available categories for each regional chapter’s Call For Entries. It also includes a section of Chapter Guidance and this Glossary of Terms. 

Segment 

A section of video content that could be part of a program or entry. 

Series

Multiple installments of similar and related content. 

(also see: News Series and Program Series) 

Short Form Content 

Video production that is no more than 10 minutes in length. These subcategories are the intended home for content that previously would have been submitted in Program Feature or Segment categories or sub-categories, as well as online content that meets other eligibility criteria. 

Single Shift 

This is defined as the time between when a work shift begins and ends (could be a normal work shift or an extended, breaking-news type of shift). This term is replacing the previously used “within 24 hours” as a way to separate longer term projects and productions from those completed within one work shift. A story assigned one day but researched, scheduled, and shot over another day or multiple days, should be submitted in a “no time limit” category. 

Student Production Awards 

Crystal pillars presented to recipients of separate contests among high school and college students, with the intention to recognize outstanding student achievements in production. Rules and category options for Student Production Awards are outlined in the Regional Awards Manual. 

Student Productions 

Content conceived and created by full-time students at a university, college, technical/vocational school or high school. Student Productions may not include any professional services and faculty involvement can only be advisory. 

Submission Length 

Exact runtime of an entry video. 

Submitter 

Person who completes the process of entry in a regional Emmy® Award contest. This person may also be an entrant but is not required to.

Syndicated 

Content that is licensed for distribution on multiple broadcast or online outlets and available for consumption in multiple geographic locations. 

Time Limit 

The maximum amount of time allowed. A chapter call for entries will include two (2) types of time limits: Entry Time Limit and Production Time Limit. 

Entry Time Limit: maximum length allowed for an entry, this varies among categories Production Time Limit: maximum length allowed to produce an entry, which may be indicated in hours or the term Single Shift. 

Unique and Creative Treatment 

When an entry includes previously produced material, it is only eligible if its use is significantly different from any previous use of the same material

Emmy® Copyright

The Emmy® statuette is the property of and all rights are reserved jointly by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Television Academy). 

The recipient of the Emmy® statuette hereby acknowledges, understands and agrees that by accepting the Emmy® statuette he/she is bound to, understands, and agrees to abide by all rules and regulations hereinafter established or in the future regarding the Emmy® statuette as promulgated by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

The Emmy® statue may not be reproduced or used in any commercial manner unless otherwise permitted by NATAS, it being understood that possession of the same is solely for the benefit of the recipient and the recipient’s heirs or successors in interest. 

A statuette may not be sold, offered for sale or barter, regardless of the reason or circumstance. If a recipient or the recipient’s heir or successor in interest proposes to sell, loan, donate or otherwise dispose of the Emmy® statuette, such persons shall be obligated to return the statuette to The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences which will retain the same in storage in memory of the recipient.

Student Production Awards 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES 

NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry, best known for the coveted Emmy® Award. 

PURPOSE 

To recognize outstanding student achievement in production by conferring awards of merit in the Chapter’s designated awards region. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements by undergraduate college and/or high school students. 

STANDARD RULES AND REGULATIONS 

ELIGIBILITY

1. Projects conceived, produced and executed by students at a university, college or technical/vocational school within the Chapter’s designated awards region are eligible for student award consideration. 

2. Returning students who previously worked as professionals are not eligible. 3. No professional services may have been employed in the production of the entry. 4. Faculty involvement can only be advisory. 

5. Entrants must be enrolled as a full-time student during the eligibility period 6. Students may enter work that was produced as a class assignment, extra-curricular assignment or in conjunction with their academic experience. 

7. Students who perform professional work may enter their work in the professional awards competition, provided they meet all eligibility requirements. 

8. No entry may be submitted to more than one Chapter’s awards. 

9. The entry does not need to have been broadcast, cablecast or webcast to be eligible. 10.Entry videos must as they were originally submitted to their advisor. There may not be any edits to the originally completed video except for edits to bring the entry length within the specified category time limit. When editing for time, use only straight cuts with one second of black to denote where content has been removed. 

11.There is no limit to the number of entries a school may submit in each category. 12.Pornographic, violent, defamatory or offensive material is not accepted. The interpretation of the Awards Committee is final and absolute.

13.Ineligible entries may be disqualified during any phase of the competition. 

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS 

Students are not considered peer professionals and as such, their regional student productions are not eligible for Emmy® Award recognition. If material is produced as part of a class, for which school credit is received, they are considered a student. If they are paid or working on a project with other “professionals,” and want to enter the Chapter’s Emmy® Award competition, they cannot enter as a student, but instead must pay the appropriate entry fees. The student is then prohibited from entering subsequent student production categories with other classmates. 

ENTRY SUBMISSIONS 

A teacher, professor or advisor must approve the entry even if the student handles the submission or upload process themselves. There is no limit to the number of entries a school may submit. 

ORIGINAL MATERIAL 

At least two-thirds of an entry must consist of original material, unless previously produced material has been given some unique and creative treatment. Entrants must specifically identify and give credit to all non-original material included in the entry. This includes music use. 

LANGUAGE(S)

Entries in English will be judged by English-speaking professionals. Entries in Spanish will be judged by Spanish-speaking professionals. Entries in other languages may be entered. We recommend that entrants in languages other than English or Spanish submit an English language translation of the narration track. 

DOUBLE DIPPING 

No single entry may be submitted in its entirety in more than one Programming category. The same student may not be listed on more than one entry for doing the same job using the same work. If a student was responsible for more than one role, they submit the video in the appropriate craft categories to be judged for that particular craft (ie writer, editor, etc.). 

ENTRY ERRORS AND OMISSIONS 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information. NATAS shall accept all submissions that are not in conflict with any of its rules and regulations. 

INTENTIONAL FALSIFICATION

The faculty advisor warrants that they are the party most responsible for verifying that eligibility requirements have been met. The intentional falsification of production credits or entry credits may be the basis for disqualification. 

FEES 

While a fee to cover administrative expenses may be charged, there may be no individual student entry fees. Membership is not a requirement for advisors or entrants. 

JUDGING AND EVALUATION 

Programming Categories are judged on three criteria: content, creativity and execution on a 10-point scale (maximum 30 points); and Craft Categories are judged on two criteria: creativity and execution (maximum 20 points). Judging panels are to be made up of qualified professional judges. Judges have the option of including constructive comments or feedback, to be returned to the student’s faculty advisor. 

AWARDS 

A crystal pillar is awarded to the school for entries validated by a professor or advisor. Students responsible for the production will each receive a certificate. Pillars may be purchased for students listed on winning entries after the awards. 

RESTRICTION ON THE USE OF EMMY® MARK

Schools may refer to the fact that they are recipients of a NATAS Student Production Award, but may not use the Emmy® name or replica of the Emmy® figure in any form of commercial advertising or promotion. 

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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARD CATEGORIES 

PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES 

Note: The same material may not be entered in more than one programming category. 

64A. Newscast 

For outstanding achievement in a newscast, produced daily or less than daily, but broadcast, streamed or otherwise distributed as a “live” program. Post edits are not permitted except for the removal of breaks. Entry will be judged on overall content, presentation, enterprise, writing, format, teases, etc. Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes 

64B. Video Essay 

For outstanding achievement by a single individual covering 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 or professional talent track. Entry may not be submitted in any other programming or craft category. Entry Time Limit: 10 minutes 
NOTE: This category is intended for solo projects. Collaborative or group projects must be submitted in one of the other appropriate categories. In addition, Video Essay submissions must not include any on-camera or voice-over narration. Visual elements, Interview soundbites and nat sound are permitted to tell the story.

64C. Fiction/ Non-Fiction – Short Form 

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a short-form treatment of a single fiction or non-fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites. Entry Time Limit: Up to 10 minutes. 

64D. Fiction/Non-Fiction – Long Form 

For outstanding achievement in a presentation of a long-form treatment of a single fiction or non-fiction subject. Subject matter can include (but is not limited to) investigations, examinations of social issues, personal relationships, sports lifestyles, music, performing arts, entertainment, fashion and historical retrospectives. Content creativity and execution will be important elements in judging the entries. Judges will particularly look for well-organized material, paying close attention to clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites. Entry Time Limit: Minimum 10 minutes – maximum 30 minutes. Note: If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants are permitted to make three edits to bring the entry to time. 

64E. Sports Program 

For outstanding achievement in a sports program or special. Entry may be live or edited and must have, as its basis, special coverage not to be taken from a newscast. Entries may include multi-camera and pre-produced segments. Entry may have no post-edits except for the removal of PSAs, interstitials or commercials. Entry will be judged on awareness of broadcast journalistic standards including accuracy and fairness. Entry Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

Note: This category is for shows such as pre/post-game shows, sports interview/discussion programs, season recap shows, etc. If the original presentation ran more than 30 minutes, entrants may select up to three (3) segments/excerpts to bring the entry to the specified time limit. One (1) second of black should be included between segments/excerpts.

64F. Public Service Announcement (PSA) 

For outstanding achievement in announcements that effectively focus interest in and marshal support for worthy community or area causes. Spots may be 5-seconds to 2 minutes in length. 

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Note: Only those who performed the specified craft should be listed on the entry. Note: One (1) second of black should be inserted between elements of a composite entry. 

64H. Animation/Graphics/Special Effects 

For outstanding achievement in animation, graphics, and/or special effects demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

64I. Writer 

For outstanding achievement in writing in all forms, including both fiction and non-fiction. This award is designed to encourage clarity of thought as well as creativity. Style and substance both count heavily in determining the winner. Scripts must be fair and accurate and must demonstrate logical organization of 

editorial content so that a viewer will easily understand the story that is being told. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

64J. Photographer 

For outstanding achievement in photography demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

64K. Editor 

For outstanding achievement in editing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

64L. Director 

For outstanding achievement in directing demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

64M. Talent – News or Sports

For outstanding achievement in on-camera talent demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals in the areas of news anchoring, reporting, host/moderator, sports play-by-play, analyst, etc. Entries may contain a single example of the craft, or a composite of material as originally prepared for class or extra-curricular assignment. Entry Time Limit: 15 minutes. 

GET READY FOR THE NATAS-PSWEMMY AWARDS



GET READY FOR THE NATAS-PSW
EMMY AWARDS


The NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards nominations have been announced! Congratulations to all the nominees. 

The awards gala will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. The cocktail reception starts at 5:00 pm and the dinner seating is at 6:30pm. Black tie is suggested.

Buy your dinner tickets now. Members can buy up to 2 dinner tickets for $125 per person. The non-member rate is $195 per person. After June 12, the dinner ticket is price is $225. Walk-ins pay $250 on the day of the event.
 
Book your hotel stay at the Westin Rancho Mirage by May 20th. The rate is $179 per night, plus a $10 resort rate. Resort guests will get a 15% spa discount.

 IMPORTANT AWARDS INFORMATION 





To attend any in-person event or activity as part of the NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards, each participant (including attendees, guests, volunteers and contractors) must provide proof of full vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

All attendees are requested to complete the verification process prior to their arrival at the NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards. Attendees will also be required to complete a health survey on the day of the event. We are using CLEAR technology’s Health Pass to verify vaccine status. It’s private, touchless and safe. We will provide more details in the coming weeks.

NATAS-PSW NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT



NATAS-PSW NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT
Tonight’s the night! Watch the virtual NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards nominations live at 7 p.m. on Facebook or YouTube

Share your moment: #TheEmmysPSW 


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NATAS-PSW EMMY AWARDS

The NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, California.
 


To attend any in-person event or activity as part of the NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards, each participant (including attendees, guests, volunteers and contractors) must provide proof of full vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

All attendees are requested to complete the verification process prior to their arrival at the NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards. Attendees will also be required to complete a health survey on the day of the event. We are using CLEARtechnology’s Health Pass to verify vaccine status. It’s private, touchless and safe. We will provide more details in the coming weeks.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming Emmy Awards gala. We have a variety of positions including crew, social media, check-in and more. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Interested in volunteering? Email: [email protected]JUDGING OPPORTUNITIESHelp us judge Emmy Awards entries from other chapters. Right now, we need judges for the New York chapter. All you have to do is log in to your Emmy Express dashboard to see what judging categories are available. You can request panels there or email [email protected] to let our admin, Ena know what you would like to judge.
 
Don’t forget: mandatory judging is here and that means those who judge are eligible to receive $25 off entry rates.STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS NATAS-PSW is giving away $5000 in student scholarships. Deadline to apply: May 18.


Scholarships are granted for use by undergraduate students enrolled in 9 units or more and graduate students enrolled in 6 units or more at two- or four-year colleges or universities for the coming Fall or Spring school year.  Students must be a resident of the Pacific Southwest Chapter Area (San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria or Palm Springs) at the time of application. Students should intend to pursue a career in television and related fields.
 
Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, the Chapter has awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships to students preparing for television careers. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPNeed Help?If you need help or have questions, email us: [email protected]

Allyship in Storytelling, October 23, 2021 at 6pm

What does it really mean to be an Ally in 2021 and what steps can you take to ensure you’re an advocate for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity?

Join Carrie Sawyer, CEO of Diversity by Design, as she shares 5 tips to be a true ally, at work, at home, and everywhere in between.

She and guest panelists will discuss what Allyship in Storytelling looks like and explore real stories and insights from media professionals to inspire you on your own allyship journey. Q&A to follow!

Please click HERE to Register and your email is your ticket. The webinar link will be sent to registered attendees. 

Thank you.

2021 NATAS-PSW Emmy Awards: Recipient and Student Recipients

Final Recipients:

Newscast – Evening – Larger Markets

  • They Came, They Saw, They Argued,Stephanie Wheatley, Marie Mortera, Jeff Gillan, Gerard Ramalho, Norberto Arroyo, Reed Abplanalp-Cowan, Justin Michel, Kevin Janison, Tiffany Lane, Jairo Aguilar, Edward Greene, Maria Thompson, Shiree Woody, Latoya Silmon, Lauren Clark, Scott Kost, Jim Snyder, Kenny Ramis, Wade Parsons, James Johnson III,KSNV

Newscast – Evening – Smaller Markets

  • 5 p.m. News – Paso Robles shooting suspect killed after manhunt,Ashton McIntyre, Labri Ferreira, Megan Healy,KSBY
  • Coronavirus: Questions Answered,Peter Daut,KESQ

Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Larger Markets

  • CBS 8: Silverado Fire and SoCal Fire Danger,Andrew Madarang, Carla Romero, David Jones, David Leyva, Candace Guereque, Darin Bennett, Stella Inger, Eric Kahnert, Evan Noorani, Neda Iranpour, Julio Vazquez, Michael Lamar,CBS News 8

Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Smaller Markets

  • Small Team, Big Heart: News Channel 3 In the Morning,Angela Chen, Jeff Stahl, Patrick Iachetta, Clarissa Ayala, Thalia Bricker, Francis Ingrassia, Christopher Flicker, Madison Weil, KESQ
  • Stagecoach Fire: 17 News at Sunrise,Alexander Fisher,KGET – TV 17

Newscast – Weekend – Larger Markets

  • Remembering Kobe Bryant,Meredith Hall, Matt Kling, Vincent Sapienza, Robbie Hunt, Kevin Bolinger, Vania Beltran, Tiana Bohner, Christopher Redfearn, Paloma Villicana, Joseph Prieto, Judy Greene,FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • La Mesa Protest Erupts Into Chaos,Sofia Seikaly, Vincent Fanghella, Sarah Cowan, Adam Racusin, Mario Sevilla, Kimberly Miller, Kelsey Grey, Stewart Smith, William Giron, Brian McHugh, Cassie Carlisle, Vanessa Van Hyfte, David Santillan,KGTV 10News

Journalistic Enterprise

  • Darcy Spears Composite,Darcy Spears,KTNV-TV

Overall Excellence

  • Longing For A Year of Precedence In An Unprecedented Year,Larry Strumwasser, KSNV

Team Coverage

  • Protesters Clash With Police At La Mesa Headquarters,Lori Brown, Art Sullano, Selena Alvarado, Dita Quinones, Dan Geduld, Thomas Zizzi, Lauren Coronado, Bridget Naso, Carlos Hernandez, Niala Charles, Brian Holt, Omari Fleming,NBC 7 San Diego

Breaking News-Single Report

  • Firefighters rescued from collapse,Paul Anderegg, Mary Mckenzie, Gerald Labrador,KGTV 10News

Breaking News-Multiple Reports

  • Unrest in Las Vegas: Night Three,Danny Chebanenko, Kalyna Astrinos, Jackie Kostek, Matthew Munro, Rudy Garcia, Ross DiMattei, Astrid Mendez, Jason Dinant, Joyce Lupiani,KTNV
  • NBC 7 News At 11: Wildfire Triggers Evacuations,David Yim, Cameran Biltucci, Rayan Graham, Brian Holt, Omari Fleming, NBC 7 San Diego

Assigned Daily News Report-Daily News Report (within single shift)

  • The Wall: The risks of climbing 30 feet,Claudia Estephania Báez,XEWT Televisa California
  • Homicide Hiking Trail – A Closer Look,Alicia Summers, CBS News 8

Investigative-News-Single Report/ Multiple Reports

  • STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation,Monica Dean, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Elroy Spatcher, Andrew Johnson, Paul Krueger, NBC 7 San Diego
  • Lost in the Fire,Kyla Galer, Leilani Roundtree, Gabriel Stutzky,Fox 5 Las Vegas
  • Get Out of Jail Free,Darcy Spears,KTNV-TV

News Special

  • Rumbo a las Eleciones,Lizzet López, Diana Díaz, Rigoberto Villalobos, Daniela Guichenne,Telemundo 20
  • VERIFIED: A News 8 Special,Barbara Richards, Kurt Boyd, Jesse Aceron, Rachel Eastridge, Shannon Handy, Carlo Cecchetto, CBS News 8
  • Breaking Down Barriers,Ian Russell, Brian Loftus, Bianca Holman, Kirsten Joyce, Vanessa Murphy, Orko Manna, Roqui Theus, KLAS-TV

Arts/Entertainment-News

  • El Arte de Ser una Drag Queen,Andy Quiñones, Paulo Alvarado, Adriel Henríquez,KBLR
  • Roller Skating Culture,Jennifer Milkowski,CBS News 8

Arts/Entertainment – Short or Long Format 

  • Vegas PBS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen,Jeremy Helal, Jessica Russell, VegasPBS
  • Life In Balance,Rachel Aston, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Border Issues-News

  • The Border: A tale of two cities and a toxic river,Claudia Estephania Báez, Alberto Gómez, Grecia Contreras, Said Rodríguez,XEWT Televisa California

Business/Consumer-News

  • Consumer Justice – While in my PJ’s,Adam Racusin,KGTV 10News

Crime-News

  • Heros of 1October,Denise Rosch, Scott Kost,KSNV
  • Hasta por debajo de las piedras,Said Rodríguez,XEWT Televisa California

Education/Schools – News

  • Del salón de clases al patio de la casa,Gilberto Dorrego,Telemundo 20
  • Covibook,Antonio Texeira, Andy Quiñones,KBLR

Education/Schools-Short or Long Format

  • Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers,Carla Jean Hockley, Michael Spaulding, YurView

Environment-News

  • Cocaine of the Sea: How Cartels Pushed the World’s Smallest Whale to the Brink of Extinction,Kimberly Hunt, Michael G. Mora, Mario Sevilla,KGTV 10News
  • Con los Pelos de Punta,Jenniffer Guerra Sánchez, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Andy Quiñones, Adriel Henríquez, Suquel Blondet,KBLR
  • Parallels in Climate Change,Scott Baird, Melissa Adan,NBC 7 San Diego

Health/Medical-News

  • Kamila’s Story,Kyle Kraska, CBS News 8

Health/Medical Short or Long Format 

  • Un Virus Paraliza Al Mundo: El Diario de una Pandemia,Lizett Curiel Quintero, XEWT Televisa California
  • UCSD team travels at a moment’s notice to invasively oxygenate the blood of dying patients,Alejandro Tamayo, Nelvin Cepeda, Michelle Guerrero, Paul Sisson, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Historical/Cultural-News

  • Ghosts of Goodsprings,Denise Rosch, Scott Kost, KSNV
  • World of Bees : The  falling empire,Claudia Estephania Báez, XEWT Televisa California

Historical/Cultural-Short or Long Format

  • Missing in Mexico,Alejandro Tamayo, Wendy Fry, John Kelley, Tania Navarro, Michelle Gilchrist, Michelle Guerrero, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Human Interest – News (Single Shift)

  • Hispanos que inspiran: La historia de Ramón,Alexander Zapata, KINC
  • Hitchhiking for Love,Priya Sridhar, Mark Leimbach,NBC 7 San Diego

Human Interest – News (No Time Limit)

  • La Esperanza Tiene Ruedas,Samantha Díaz Roberts, Adriel Henríquez,KBLR
  • A Father’s Legacy,Sergio A. Rodriguez, Ray Arzate, Rich Scallan, Cassandra Jones,FOX 5 Las Vegas

Politics/Government – News

  • The Mailbox is the Ballot Box,Eytan Wallace, Jason Kotowski, Perla Shaheen, KGET – TV 17
  • Testing the USPS in Nevada ahead of the 2020 General Election,Max Darrow, Scott Kost, Kenny Ramis, Marketia Bady, Robert Noble, Ken Takahashi, KSNV

Military – News

  • Miracle on the Midway,Marcella Lee, Jon Stinebaugh,CBS News 8

Military – Short or Long Format

  • Veterans Voices,Douglas Downing, Maria Murcia, Kathleen Bade, Sara Warner,Fox 5 San Diego

Technology-News

  • A new kind of breathalyzer to stop DUI’s,Abigail Alford, CBS News 8

Lifestyle – News

  • ParaHawking,Shawn Styles, CBS News 8

Lifestyle – Short or Long Format

  • Freeline Skating Park and Boardwalk,Jarrod Valliere, The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Staycation,Robert Parks-Valletta, Marvin Nuecklaus, Sean Breuner, Making It Media

Sports Story – News

  • The Show at Home,Darnay Tripp,NBC 7 San Diego

Sports Story – News Feature

  • El Último Raider (The Last Raider),Manuel Rivera, Silvestre Ortiz, José  Antonio Álvarez, KBLR
  • The Show Grandmas,Jesse Kurtz, Mountain West Network

Sports – Program

  • Padres POV Episode 2,Sonni Simmons, Nicolette Balch, Alexandra Duffey Noonan, Nicky Patriarca, Tom Catlin, Fox Sports San Diego

Live Sporting Event/Game-Single Game

  • A Night Of Heroes,Tavis Strand, David Dubiner, Joel Myers, Sam Kilman, Susan Strand, Michael Schanno, Dave Goucher, Shane Hnidy, Stormy Buonantony, ATT Sports Net

Documentary

  • Jorge “El Travieso” Arce – Una Promesa de Vida,Michael G. Mora, Alfredo Marino, Franco Neira, Alvaro González, Sebastián Martínez, Elias Awad, TM USA Productions-Azteca America
  • An Irish Story: This Is My Home,Karl Nickoley, Dave Rooney, Dave Browne, Frequency Pictures
  • The 50th: A Scandal. A Dynasty. An Election.,Alejandro Tamayo, Beto Alvarez, Samuel Hodgson, John Kelley, Jarrod Valliere, Michelle Gilchrist, Cristina Byvik, Gloria Orbegozo, Merrie Monteagudo,The San Diego Union-Tribune

Interview Discussion

  • Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts,Michael Taylor, Trevor Neuenswander, Anthony Grimm, Michael Goyette, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Kevin Waczek, NWB Imaging, LLC-KPBS

Informational/Instructional 

  • Vegas PBS STEAM Camp,Jeremy Helal, Jessica Russell,VegasPBS

Magazine Program

  • Vicarious Escapes – Gold Coast,Amber Wyatt, Andrew Reid, Justin Heitman,Edge And Elegance Entertainment

Public Affairs Program

  • Historias Sin Techo,Luis Alejandro Rivera Paredes, Imariel Moreno Arellano, Cinthia Maldonado, Alejandro Condis, Paulo Alvarado, Eric Jiménez, Andy Quiñones, Adriel Henríquez, Joel Romo, Silvestre Ortiz,KBLR
  • #Vegas Strong:  Connecting During COVID-19,Kathy Topp, Mitch Truswell, Adam McCarthy, VegasPBS

Special Events Coverage

  • Hope, Humor & the Healing Power of Music,Ruby Chen, Kathleen Bade, Rafael Morales, Alejandro Guajardo, Jose Diaz, FOX 5 San Diego

Branded Content 

  • Remembering Our Organ and Tissue Donors for Día de los Muertos,Anne State, Lisa Stocks, Lifesharing
  • Vegas Changes Everything,Karl Nickoley, Michael Tushaus, Dennis Caldwell, Lauren Simons, Aaron Cunningham, James Coleman, Laura Duncan, Grant Schlichtman, Frequency Pictures
  • Did You Know? – “Silent No More”,Julie Goodrich, Dane Wygal, Michael Barnes, Mark Maisonneuve, Digital OutPost

Public Service Announcement

  • I Am You,Christopher Lee, Lolita Harper,Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association

Promotion – News Promotion – Topical (Single Spot)

  • Better Together, A News 8 Special,Olivia Pullinger,CBS News 8

Promotion – News Promotion-Image (Single Spot)

  • 2020 Inolvidable – 2021 Cuenta Con Nosotros,Paulina Castro, Antonio Ortoll, Telemundo 20
  • You’re on Mute,Jillian Oppegard, KGTV 10News

Promotion – News Promotion – Campaign

  • Telemundo Las Vegas 2020 Holiday Campaign,Gloria L. Flores, Joel Romo, Adriel Henríquez,KBLR
  • Persevere,Brian Thole, CBS News 8

Promotion – Image Promotion (Single Spot)

  • Telemundo Las Vegas “Gracias”,Gloria L. Flores, Joel Romo, Adriel Henríquez, KBLR
  • Introducing The Las Vegas Raiders,Brad Phinney, Marcus Padilla, Steven Camacho, Las Vegas Raiders

Promotion – Promotional Campaign

  • Levanta tu Mano y Hazte Contar,Paulina Castro, Antonio Ortoll, Marcos Esborronda, Andy Larson, Sergio Salinas, Telemundo 20
  • Padres Gladiators,Danielle Norman, Erik Meyer, Thomas Higdon, James Freeman,Fox Sports San Diego
  • FOX5: Stay Safe 4 NV,Ray Arzate,FOX 5 Las Vegas

Promotion – Promotion Trailer

  • Historias por contar, promocional 60 aniversario,Miguel Delgado, XEWT Televisa California

Commercial – Single Spot

  • Welcome Back to Wonder,Andy Larson, Sergio Salinas, Honora De Marzo, Kerrie Briggs, Amber Pfister,NBC 7 San Diego
  • UCI Health – Journey,Andre Marcel, PJ Haarsma, Drew Lewis,Redbear Films
  • Lindo Michoacan,Joel Romo, Adriel Henríquez,KBLR

Commercial – Campaign

  • National University “Home” Campaign,Joseph Seaman, National University

Graphic Arts – Motion Graphics

  • Phenomenal women series,John Kelley, Michelle Guerrero,The San Diego Union-Tribune

Graphic Arts – Art Direction

  • McAfee – Unified Cloud Edge – Broadcast,Steve Tharp,It Was Tharp

Audio – Live or Post Produced

  • STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation,Matthew Lewis, Monica Dean, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Elroy Spatcher, Jeremy Berg, NBC 7 San Diego

Musical Composition/Arrangement

  • Todo Va A Estar Bien – Telemundo Las Vegas 2020 Holiday Campaign,Gloria L. Flores, Adriel Henríquez, Manuel Rivera, Alejandra Ochoa, KBLR

Director – Newscast

  • 11PM KBLR Live Newscast 11.16.2020,Jorge Ramírez, KBLR

Director –  Live or Recorded Live

  • Directing Duties: Christopher Maue Composite,Christopher Maue,KPBS

Director – Short Form Content 

  • CoronaVegas,Michael Tushaus,Digisphere Productions
  • Vegas Changes Everything,Karl Nickoley,Frequency Pictures

Director –  Long Form Content

  • Making Lemonade – Directing Composite,Christopher Francis, Rosedale

Director – Technical Director

  • On The Air with Sully, Little Tommy, and Russ T Nailz,Jarred Coleman, Loft 100 Studios

Editor – News – Single Shift (Within 24 hours)

  • I Love Me Some NATS,Joe Little,NBC 7 San Diego

Editor – News – No Production Time Limit

  • Creative Works of 2020,Leilani Roundtree,FOX 5 Las Vegas

Editor – Short Form Content 

  • Out and About Silliness in SD,Rachel Eastridge,CBS News 8
  • COVID Trump Resume,Ángel Castellanos,KBNT

Editor – Long Form Content

  • STOLEN Jay Yoo Composite,Jay Yoo, NBC 7 San Diego

Editor – Spot Announcement

  • For Grandpa,Ray Arzate, FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • Levanta tu Mano y Hazte Contar,Antonio Ortoll,Telemundo 20

Lighting

  • A Weekend with Pablo Picasso,Timothy Powell,Powell Films

Talent – Anchor – News

  • 2020, a year to remember,Rigoberto Villalobos, Telemundo 20
  • REED COWAN SURVIVED COVID AND ALL HE GOT WAS A LOUSY T SHIRT,Reed Abplanalp-Cowan, KSNV

Talent – Reporter

  • STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation,Monica Dean, NBC 7 San Diego
  • Más tiempo contigo,Alexander Zapata, KINC

Talent – Anchor-Sports

  • Kyle Kraska – Sports Anchor,Kyle Kraska,CBS News 8

Talent – Reporter – Sports

  • Darnay Tripp – Sports Reporter,Darnay Tripp, NBC 7 San Diego

Talent – Anchor – Weather

  • Sam Argier Weather Composite,Sam Argier, FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • Living my Dream as a Meteorologist,Jenniffer Guerra Sánchez, KBLR

Talent – Program Host/ Moderator/Correspondent

  • Back When the Coronavirus was in the B Block,Latoya Silmon, KSNV
  • Contando Historias,Leticia Castro,KBLR

Talent – Performer/Narrator

  • CrimeSonics | San Luis Obispo | PSA [Voice-Over],Christopher Walker, CrimeSonics

Talent – Reporter – Live

  • Election Coverage: Live bilingual interview with the Mayor of San Diego,Claudia Buccio, KBNT
  • A front row seat witnessing history,Leah Pezzetti,KGTV 10News

Photographer- News

  • Bountham • Bouala • TouTou,Gai Phanalasy,FOX 5 Las Vegas

Photographer – Short Form Content

  • Vegas Changes Everything,Michael Tushaus,Frequency Pictures

Photographer – Long Form Content

  • Global Passport: Finland,Anthony Dimaria,AWE TV

Photographer – Spot Announcement

  • Levanta tu Mano y Hazte Contar,Marcos Esborronda, Andy Larson, Telemundo 20

Video Essay 

  • Remembering Our Organ and Tissue Donors for Día de los Muertos 2020,Anne State,Lifesharing

Writer – News

  • Kyla Galer Composite,Kyla Galer,Fox 5 Las Vegas

Writer – Long Form Content

  • STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation,Monica Dean, Tom Jones, NBC 7 San Diego

Video Journalist – Single Shift

  • MMJ Hug Life,Joe Little, NBC 7 San Diego

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Student Programming – Newscast

  • Newscene, Nov. 13 Edition,Susana Serrano, Devon Doane, Zach Wilson, Noelle Mortensen, Jesus López, Ben Guadarrama, Joel Garcia, Assad Khalilzadeh, Chris LeFall, San Diego City College

Student Programming – Long Form 

  • Watch the Birdie,Krishna Menon,UNLV

Student Programming – Short Form

  • La Danza De Pasion,Sky Castle, Fabiana Chavez,UNLV

Student Programming – Sports Program

  • Rebel Report Football Special from Allegiant Stadium,Ryan Goodman, Matt Atencio, Danny Smyth, Ashly Dickinson, Kori Barnes, Steven Yonce, Kenny Jimison, Andre Paraiso,UNLV-TV

Student Programming – Public Service (PSAs)

  • Opera Las Vegas,Marquise Hebbler,UNLV

Student Craft – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

  • As It Grows,Nayely Santos, Erika Santos,UNLV

Student Craft – Writing

  • How To Haunt Your Girlfriend 101,Marquise Hebbler,UNLV

Student Craft – Photographer

  • Resilience,Dacen Batara, UNLV

Student Craft – Editor

  • Resilience,Dacen Batara,UNLV

Student Craft – Director

  • Allure to Darkness,Lourdes Viray,College of Southern Nevada

Student Craft – Talent

  • Newscene: Demo Reel, Noelle Mortensen,Noelle Mortensen, City College

Student Craft- Video Essay 

  • The Day The Lights Went Out,Ahmad Abu-shamma,UNLV

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