2020 Call for Entries

Eligibility period for this year’s submissions:
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Deadline for submissions:
TODAY! July 6, 2020 (11:59 pm).
Submit your entries early – beat the last minute rush.

IMPORTANT! As long as you submit your entries by tonight, 11:59pm, you will be able to upload your videos until Friday, July 10th, 11:59pm. The entry response has been overwhelming and we understand the upload process may be a slow go today!
So get your entries in – good luck to everyone!

Many of us are facing uncertain times during this current pandemic. This is when our industry is most important and many of you are creating some of the best work of your career. Your hard work should be recognized with our industry’s top honor and the NATAS Suncoast Chapter wants to ensure that recognition in light of our daily challenges.

We are pleased to offer our members a price break during the 2020 Call for Entries. Program entries will now be $125 and craft entries will now be $75. We hope this price reduction will help propel you to your next Emmy®.

NOTE: For entries already submitted and paid for at the member-rate in Emmy Express, a refund will be issued reflective of the price reduction.

Those who have already renewed membership and submitted entries but have not yet paid, your invoice will automatically update to the reduced price.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to submit your best work for consideration in the 44th Annual Suncoast Regional EMMY® Awards.

2020 Call for Entries Rulebook

This document is a MUST READ. It contains rules for the entry submission and category information you will need to enter the 2020 Suncoast Regional EMMY® Awards. 2020 Call for Entries Rulebook

EMMY® Express – Online Entry Process:

All EMMY® entries must be submitted online. It is a simple 3-step process.

  1. Renew Your Membership / Join as a New Member or Guest
    Before you can enter your work, EMMY Express has to know you. Use the links above to become a member, renew your membership or become a registered user. Your unique email address is how the system recognizes and connects you to your entries.
    TIP: You don’t have to be a member to submit, but as a member you will save money on your entry fees – even if you only submit one entry.
  2. Submit Your Entry and Pay Your Fees
    This is the “paperwork” and payment part of the process –  but it’s all online and can be done from any computer with an Internet connection. Just log in to your account and complete and entry form for each entry.
  3. Upload and Approve Your Video
    With the new design in EMMY EXPRESS, you can now upload your video while logged in to your account. Just click on the Add Video icon next to the entry title. And don’t forget to approve your video. Entries won’t be available for judging until the videos have been approved by the entrant.
    TIP: You must submit your entry before uploading your video.


Read the Call for Entries Rulebook carefully. There are multiple rule changes this year.

Renew or Become a Member before submitting your entries.

Quick Tips

EMMY EXPRESS, the online membership and entry system, can be accessed from any page on this website by clicking the EMMY Express link at the top navigation of the page next to the Search box.

Adding more than your name to an entry? Each person on the entry needs to have an account in the system. Remember members get discounted entry rates! Encourage your colleagues to join or renew their memberships before you submit entries. 
*NEW THIS YEAR: You’ll be able to search by name and company to add others to your entry!

Don’t forget to specify the “role” each entrant had for the entry.

Be sure you know the first air date for your entry.

A confirmation email will automatically be sent to you after your entry is submitted. The email includes your entry number along with links to modify your entry, upload your video and pay your invoice. If you don’t get the email, you can always access it by logging into EMMY EXPRESS and clicking on the “mail icon” at the top right of your account dashboard.

More Resources & FAQs

2020 Call for Entries Rulebook (PDF)
Join as a New Member or Create a Guest account
Submit your entry here
EMMY® Express FAQ
EMMY® Express Video Upload Instructions