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Sign-Up

To begin the submission process, click Sign-Up and wait for the email to arrive with your sign-up link. Create a user account by clicking on the 'Sign-up' link. After signing up, you will receive an email with your username and password which can be filed for future reference. If you forget your username, click on Forgot Password? below the login box.

If you have any questions about the rules or submission requirements contact Christine Chin at 212-484-9452 / cchin@emmyonline.tv, or David Winn at 212-484-9424 / dwinn@emmyonline.tv

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

Judge Sign-Up

You must complete the judges' sign up form to be considered for the judging pool of the 38th News & Documentary Emmy Awards. When you complete the sign-up, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted to confirm your participation, and provided further details about the judging process.

If you have questions about Emmy judging contact David Winn at 212-484-9424 / dwinn@emmyonline.tv, or Christine Chin at 212-484-9452 / cchin@emmyonline.tv

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

Dashboard

The Dashboard lists all of your submissions and displays their status. Use the Dashboard to create new submissions, and manage existing submissions.

To create a new submission, select the 'Submit' button from the top menu or the 'Create New Submission' button on the Dashboard page.

The grid listing your submissions displays key identifying information for each submission you have created, including its status. Possible values for a submission status include Draft, Awaiting Payment and Submitted.

  • Draft:Your entry has not yet been submitted for Emmy consideration. You must enter all required information, submit all required materials, and select a payment option to submit your entry or entries.
  • Awaiting Payment:You have yet to choose a payment option to complete your submission (for example you selected “Pay Later” on the Summary page). You can no longer edit your submission once it has an “Awaiting Payment” status, so don’t choose “Pay Later” on the Summary page until you are sure that you have entered all the necessary submission materials and no longer need to edit your entry info.
  • Submitted: Your entry has been submitted for Emmy consideration and you have paid by credit card or chosen to pay by check.

In the commands section there are four possible icons.

_ The pencil icon allows you to edit a previous submission.
_ The 'X' icon allows you to delete the selected submissions.
_ The 'Information' icon allows you to print a 'Summary' of your submission.
_ The '$' icon allows you to print an invoice for your submission.
_ The 'R' icon allows you to print a receipt for credit card payments.

You may pay for submissions individually or in bulk. To pay in bulk, simply choose “Pay Later” when you have completed the submission, and use the “Make Payment” button on the Dashboard to pay for any unpaid submissions either individually or as a group.

The News & Documentary Emmy Rulebook, Video Upload Specifications, New Approaches templates, and essay instructions are also available on the Dashboard.

If you have any questions about the rules or submission requirements contact David Winn at 212-484-9424 / dwinn@emmyonline.tv, or Christine Chin at 212-484-9452 / cchin@emmyonline.tv.

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

Categories

On the Categories page, select the category in which you wish to enter the current submission. Selecting a given category will make other categories unavailable. De-selecting a category will make others available again. Once you have selected the category you wish to enter, click the ‘Next Section’ button at the top or bottom of the page to continue.

You may choose only one category at a time. To submit a particular news report or documentary film to additional eligible categories, you must create additional submissions. Consult the rulebook and see below for restrictions on multiple category submissions and rules regarding double dipping.

A particular news report (or series of reports) or documentary film may be submitted as follows

  • Once in any of the Program/Segment categories (1-27 and 31-34).
  • Once in the appropriate "Best Of" category (28-30)
  • In as many craft categories as are appropriate (38-46)

Exceptions: Promotional Announcements, Regional Submissions.

  • Promotional Announcements may be submitted once in category 47, and may not be submitted in any other categories.
  • Regional submissions that have previously been awarded a regional Emmy® award in either spot/breaking or investigative categories by a NATAS chapter in that chapter’s most recent awards cycle may be submitted once in categories 48-49, and may not be submitted in any other categories.

Information

The Information page is where you enter pertinent information about the news report or documentary film you are submitting, including: Show and Program or Segment title, air date, broadcast network, running time, brief description of the entry etc.

Additional functions:

  • Not in List. Use the “Not in List” function to enter show titles, broadcast networks and job titles that are not included in the drop-down boxes.
  • Date of Events refers to the date the events documented by the documentary film or news report actually occurred. Leave blank if irrelevant to your entry.

If you have any questions about the rules or submission requirements contact David Winn at 212-484-9424 / dwinn@emmyonline.tv, or Christine Chin at 212-484-9452 / cchin@emmyonline.tv.

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

Category Details

On the Category Details page you can:

  1. Add credits for consideration by using the "Add New Credit" or "Copy Existing Credit" functions.
  2. Add multiple credits to a submission using the Excel upload option. Download the Excel template and follow the instructions to add multiple credits to a submission. Drag and drop the completed spreadsheet into the box provided. The credits will then appear at the top of the page, and will be associated with the current submission. Note: Selecting "Replace credits" will override any previously entered credits for this submission. Selecting "Add Imported Credits" will add the new credits to the submission while retaining any previously added credits.
  3. Submit your 750 word essay by typing or cutting-and pasting the essay into the “Essay” field.

If you have any questions about the rules or submission requirements contact David Winn at 212-484-9424 / dwinn@emmyonline.tv, or Christine Chin at 212-484-9452/ cchin@emmyonline.tv.

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

Media

On this page you can upload video files and other supporting documents and associate them with the current submission. Before uploading a video, be sure to follow the video specifications which can be found here.

Here’s how to upload submission video and supporting documents (like a script or list of credits) to Yangaroo:

  1. Use the "Add Files to Submissions" function to upload your submission video and other supporting documents (complete credit list, complete script for Writing submissions).

  2. Use the "Assign Video" function to associate the uploaded videos and documents with the current submission.

IMPORTANT: Please label all uploaded files so that you can easily identify them (for example (ABC World News_Zika_Virus_Spreads_28_Best Story etc.).

For New Approaches submissions, submit the URL for the judging site you created using the appropriate New Approaches Emmy template.

When uploading media, you will be prompted to install a plugin called 'Aspera'. This is an upload accelerator that will make your uploads faster and increase the reliability of your data transfers when uploading via a wireless connection. If you have trouble installing the plug-in, please contact Yangaroo Technical Support. To potentially reduce the amount of videos you need to upload, we have also added the ability to load a video you have already uploaded as part of another submission. Click the Add Existing Files button, choose the media you want to add and click "Add Selected Files".

Summary

The Summary page displays all of the data you entered as part of this submission, and alerts you to any entry materials that you must provide before completing your submission. Please ensure that all of the details displayed on this page accurately reflect the data you entered previously. A PDF version of this page will be available and printable from the Dashboard upon when your submission is complete.

You will be offered the option to choose payment options on this page once you have submitted all necessary materials. You can choose to pay by check or credit card, or you can choose Pay Later. Note: Choosing Pay Later will make the submission available for payment in the Make Payment section of the Dashboard. It will also prevent you from making any further edits to your submission, so do not choose this option unless you are sure your submission is complete.

Payment

You may choose to pay via check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, or American Express).

If you select Pay by Check, information on where to send your payment will be provided. Please allow 5-10 business days after receipt for processing

If you select Credit Card you will be taken to a page where you may enter the billing info for the credit card. The address fields are pre-populated with the address of the contact for the submission, but can be overridden.

You can pay for submissions or packages individually, or you can choose to pay for multiple submissions in 'Bulk' at the end of the process. To make submissions available for bulk payment, simply choose “Pay Later” once the submission is complete, and pay for unpaid submissions in bulk using the Make Payment function on the Dashboard. Unpaid submissions eligible for bulk payment will display the status Awaiting Payment on the Dashboard, and be visible on the Make Payment page.

Also, once you click “Pay Now” you will no longer be able to update the submission, so be sure you have correctly entered all of your information and submitted all necessary materials before selecting a payment method.

If you encounter a technical issue with the site, please contact Yangaroo Support Toll Free at 1.866.992.9902 or emmysupport@yangaroo.com.

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