The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Submit an Entry


10/29/2019
Submit an Entry

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GUIDELINES TABLE OF CONTENTS


Eligibility Requirements

1. The Peabody Awards honor a diverse range of stories across television, radio/podcast, and digital media. Print media and major theatrical releases are not eligible.

2. All stories must have aired or been released between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Contact peabody@uga.edu for approval before submitting limited theatrical releases or documentaries appearing at film festivals outside these time parameters.

3. We recommend that producing individuals and network/platform companies consult each other prior to submission to avoid duplicating entries. Duplicate entries will be considered once and there will be no refund of fees.

4. International submissions are eligible. Please see section below.

Entry Fees


October 15, 2019 to December 13, 2019 (11:59pm PT)
· Radio/Podcast: $250 USD per entry
· TV or Digital: $400 USD per entry

December 14, 2019 to January 8, 2020 (11:59pm PT)
· Radio/Podcast: $350 USD per entry
· TV or Digital: $500 USD per entry

Fees may be paid via major credit card in the submission system. For questions, please contact peabody@uga.edu. Please note there are no refunds once submissions are made.

Entry Formats and Award Categories

A single program is limited to one category of entry. Please submit your program in the area you feel is the strongest in telling the story. While we understand that there may be some overlap in subject matter or genre, do not submit your program in more than one category as it will be considered only once.

1. Entrants will first select the format in which the program aired or was distributed:

(1) Radio or Podcast
(2) Television/Video (e.g. broadcast, streaming, OTT, web series, etc.)
(3) Interactive/Web (e.g. digital, virtual reality, etc.). At this time, we are not accepting content in the following formats: video games and mobile apps. Please check back for future award opportunities.

2. Entrants will then select one of these award categories:

· News: Includes spot coverage, reporting, investigation, interpretation, and commentary on news events. Breaking news coverage can be submitted as a compilation reel but should begin with the first newscast when the coverage began.
· Entertainment: Regularly scheduled and/or special programs characterized by excellence in the presentation of drama, comedy, music, the performing arts, variety, sports, etc.
· Documentary: In-depth examination of local, national, or international issues and/or of contemporary or historic events.
· Children’s Programming: Series and special programs or projects primarily intended for an audience of children (2-11) or youth (12-17).
· Public Service: One-time or continuing projects that address or respond to an important public problem or issue, or demonstrate creative and effective use of media to enhance teaching and learning.

We do not accept public entries for our distinguished Career Achievement and Institutional annual winners.

What Episodes to Submit

General program information, media materials, and entry fees are all submitted online through the Peabody Awards Submission System (link available on this page on October 15).

Below are guidelines on episodes or stories to submit. Media files must be uploaded directly to the submission portal for consideration. We are unable to accept FYC links or other downloadable links (e.g. Vimeo) in place of an uploaded file.

Radio/Podcast entries

(Updated 10/29/19. Please contact peabody@uga.edu if you would like further guidance)

1. Series with distinctly standalone thematic episodes
e.g., This American Life: Anatomy of Doubt (episode 581)
Submit a single episode as an individual entry.

2. Narrative Series
e.g., Serial; The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel
Submit all episodes from a single season that appeared in the 2019 calendar year as one entry.

3. News programming
e.g., Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the U.S. (NPR)
Submit a single story in its entirety. If the story involved continuing coverage, applicants may submit one file comprised of the entirety of the initial piece followed by extensive excerpts from subsequent coverage that best represent the evolution of the story.

4. Interview, Panel Discussion, Conversational Series
e.g., Fresh Air with Terry Gross; WTF with Marc Maron; Pod Save America
Submit all episodes from a single season that were released in the 2019 calendar as one entry. If more than 8 episodes were produced, please select the 8 episodes you feel best represent the series.

Television entries

1. Entertainment series or special
e.g. POSE; Barry; Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
Submit all episodes from a single season that appeared in the 2019 calendar entry as one entry.

2. Documentary film or miniseries
Submit each film in its entirety as one entry (e.g. Minding the Gap). If the piece aired as a miniseries (e.g. O.J.: Made in America), submit all episodes as part of one entry.

3. News programming, local or national
e.g. Back of the Class; $2 Tests: Bad Arrests
Submit a single story in its entirety. If the story involved continuing coverage, applicants may submit one file comprised of the entirety of the initial piece followed by extensive excerpts from subsequent coverage that best represent the evolution of the story.

4. News or Documentary series, single standalone episode around a single story/topic/theme under a larger brand
e.g. POV: The Apology; Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Killing Fields
Submit a single episode as an individual entry.

Interactive / Web Programming

Submissions in this category should be online or digital storytelling produced with user interactivity in mind (e.g. websites, virtual reality, trans-media distribution). Typically, the more successful programs will have broader public accessibility.

If equipment is required to experience the content, submitters must supply Peabody with at least one unit (e.g. Samsung phone; Oculus Go; Google Cardboard, etc). The equipment will be returned once the awards season is complete (expected July 2020). Please contact us at peabody@uga.edu to make arrangements.

Technical Requirements for Materials

· Video: MP4 - 1080p SD or HD, H.264 preferred
· Audio: MP3 – Stereo or Mono
· Images: PNG (preferred), JPG/JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF
· Documents: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT

Individual files up to 20 GB each will be accepted. Please be aware that it may take some time for the file to upload, especially if you are on an internet connection with limited bandwidth such as public wifi. Files must be uploaded individually.

Do NOT open multiple browser tabs or use different browsers to try uploading multiple files at the same time. Doing so will result in lost materials and work. Zipped files or watermarked files are not accepted.

If you have a file for submission that is not one of the types listed and are unable to change the format, please contact peabody@uga.edu for assistance. All honorees will be contacted for broadcast/hi-res quality footage after nominees are announced.

International Entries

Peabody welcomes international submissions in all categories. If the program is not in English, programs must be subtitled in English to ensure our ability to give the piece full consideration. Transcripts and written translations are not accepted.

Calendar of Deadlines and Announcements (subject to change):

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Submissions open; application link available at peabodyawards.com

Friday, December 13, 2019
Early Deadline at 11:59pm PT (see above)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Regular Deadline at 11:59pm PT (see above)

Mid-April 2020
Nominations announced

April-May 2020
Winners Announcements

June 2020
Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony