2018 International Emmy® Awards – U.S. — Rules & Regulations

SECTION I – ELIGIBILITY
SECTION II – CATEGORY DEFINITION
SECTION III - REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION
SECTION IV – SCREENING PROCESS AND CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY
SECTION V – JUDGING PROCEDURES
SECTION VI – RECEIVING A NOMINATION
SECTION VII – WINNING THE INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD
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SECTION II – CATEGORY DEFINITION


a.      General Category Policies
  • Eligible programs may only be submitted into this category. 
  • Programs must have been originally aired in any primetime period (6:00 PM- 2:00 AM) 
  • Programs are eligible for nomination if they were originally aired or originally transmitted by broadcast to at least 50% of the total potential U.S. television audience or by pay/basic cable transmissions (including by way of example so-called basic cable, pay cable, pay television, pay-per-view, interactive cable and broadband) to markets representing at least 50% or more of households in the United States. 
  • The program should fit the minimum format length of a televised half-hour time slot. 
  • Performers from any submitted fiction program are not eligible into the Best Performances categories of the International Emmy® Awards. (please see Rules &
    Regulations for Performance categories at www.iemmys.tv/awards_entry.aspx.)
  • Materials submitted to the International Emmy® Awards competition will not be returned. 
  • Each submission must be a straight run without internal editing of program content (commercials must be removed).
         Hanging Episodes:
  • If your program is a series that runs partly outside the eligibility dates, its year of eligibility depends on when the majority of episodes aired. For example, if the series consists of 6 episodes, and 4 episodes aired within the eligible year, then this season of the series is eligible in the current year. If only 2 episodes aired within the eligible year, then this season of the series is not eligible in the current year. 
  • In the case that the same number of episodes aired within and outside of the eligible year, then you may choose when you would like to submit this season of your series; however, you won’t be able to submit the same season twice. Also, at least one (1) of the  episodes must have aired before December 31st of the current eligible year, and both episodes must have aired before the submission deadline. 
  • The information provided on the entry form must be accurate by the
    submission deadline. The Academy must be informed should any program be extended beyond that deadline.
 
b.     Category Definition
  • Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program : Any primetime program produced by a U.S. company, or originally aired in the U.S., in a language that is substantially (i.e. 50% or more) other than English, with scripted (e.g. Drama Series, Sitcom, Telenovela) or unscripted dialogue (e.g. reality show, variety show, game show, awards show, etc.). 
o For Unscripted programs, please submit only (1) episode representative of the series.

o For Scripted programs, please submit two (2) complete, unedited (as aired) episodes that are non consecutive (e.g. episodes 1 & 3, not episodes 1 & 2),unless your program is a Mini-Series (i.e. multipart TV Movie). If your program aired over two different years, please refer to the“hanging episodes” rule, Section II a.