The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Submit an Entry for Consideration


Wes Unruh - 12/7/2016
Submit an Entry for Consideration

Requirements for Eligibility

The Peabody Awards honor a diverse range of stories across radio, television, and digital media; print media and major theatrical releases are not eligible.

All stories must have been released or aired between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Contact Peabody for approval before submitting limited theatrical releases or documentaries appearing at film festivals outside these time parameters.

The submission system for the 76th Peabody Awards opened October 13, 2016. Below are guidelines for this cycle.

The deadline for new submissions closed at January 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Categories of Entry

RADIO / PODCAST - Audio storytelling

TV / VIDEO / WEBISODES - Audiovisual storytelling

INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING / INTERNET or VIRTUAL REALITY - Online or digital storytelling produced with user interactivity in mind (e.g. Websites, apps, social media, trans-media distribution). Typically for apps and virtual reality, the more successful programs will have broader public accessibility. We ask submitters to supply Peabody with at least one unit of any necessary equipment to experience the piece (examples include: Samsung phone, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, etc.). Peabody will return the equipment by the end of June 2017. Please contact us at peabody@uga.edu to make arrangements.

Entries in RADIO / PODCAST and TV / VIDEO / WEBISODES must be entered into one of the six subcategories, regardless of the medium in which it was created:

News - Includes spot coverage, reporting, investigation, interpretation and commentary on news events. Breaking news coverage can be submitted as a compilation reel but should include 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).

Education - Creative and effective use of media to enhance teaching and learning. A description of educational objectives and outcomes is often useful for the judges.

Public Service - One-time or continuing projects that address or respond to an important public problem or issue.

How Many Episodes to Submit

Television Entertainment Series
Submit all episodes (from a single season) that appeared in the 2016 calendar year as one entry.

Television Documentary Series/Mini-Series (e.g., The Jinx; Cosmos)
Submit all episodes (from a single season) that appeared in the 2016 calendar year as one entry.

Television Documentaries aired under a larger brand (e.g., American Experience; P.O.V.; Independent Lens; 30 for 30)
Submit each documentary film in its entirety as one entry.

Television News Programming
Submit a single story in its entirety. If the story involved continuing coverage, applicants may submit one file comprised of extensive excerpts, which best represent the evolution of the story.

Television Newsmagazine Programming aired under a larger brand (e.g., 60 Minutes; Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel)
Submit a single story or thematic edition of the series as an individual entry.

Television Newsmagazine Series (e.g., Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown)
Submit a minimum of 6 complete episodes, which best represent the entire series, as one entry.

Radio / Podcast Programming aired under a larger brand (e.g., individual episodes from This American Life; Latino USA)
Submit a single episode or thematic edition of the series as an individual entry.

Radio / Podcast News Programming
Submit a single story in its entirety. If the story involved continuing coverage, applicants may submit one file comprised of extensive excerpts, which best represent the evolution of the story.

Radio / Podcast Series, season-length (e.g., Serial)
Submit all episodes (from a single season), which appeared in the 2016 calendar year, as one entry.

Radio / Podcast Series, with regular episodes throughout the calendar year (e.g., Reveal, Democracy Now)
Submit a minimum of 6 complete episodes, which best represent the entire series, as one entry.