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Attention Returning Judges

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Volunteer to Judge

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 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.

Who qualifies to serve as a judge?

  • Producers, Senior & Executive Producers, Associate Producers, Directors, Reporters and Correspondents and related positions 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.

Qualified individuals working in traditional or new media are invited to apply.

 May 9 - May 23, 2019 Judging
 June 13 - June 27, 2019 Judging

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.

Most Recent News & Documentary Credits

Please add your most recent News & Documentary credits. Be sure to list any news report or documentary film that is in competition this year.

(CBS Evening News, FRONTLINE etc.) Show/Series (Arab Spring, The Madoff Affair etc.) Program/Story (Producer, Editor etc.) Role/Function (CBS, PBS etc.) Network/Company Date
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Additional Info & Certification

I have previously served as a News & Documentary Emmy judge

Yes, I am or expect to be an Entrant or Entrant Team Member

I hereby affirm that the information on this application is accurate and may be verified by the Academy. Misrepresentation or failure to complete any portion of this form may result in my disqualification as a judge for the 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.
I am fluent in Spanish and able to judge Spanish language entries
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