Judge Sign-Up

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences invites individuals with significant experience in the fields of broadcast news and documentary filmmaking at the national level to serve as judges for the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.

Who qualifies to serve as a judge?

  • Producers, Senior & Executive Producers, Associate Producers, Directors, Reporters and Correspondents with significant experience in national News and/or Documentary reporting or production.
  • Craftspeople: writers, researchers, cinematographers and electronic camerapersons, editors, graphic designers, audio technicians, lighting directors and scenic designers with significant national News and/or Documentary experience.

I would like to volunteer for (You may select one or both rounds of judging)


This year’s News & Documentary Emmy® judging will take place online.
Approved Emmy® judges will be directed to a secure website where submissions will be viewed and voted on. Judges will have two weeks to review submissions and cast their ballots.

I hereby agree to serve as a judge for the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. I agree to adhere to the voting regulations of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I agree not to disclose my vote to the public, and to notify NATAS of any direct vested interest I may have in any Emmy submission I am asked to judge.
(Choose as many as apply or enter your own under Other)


Are you a current Emmy entrant?