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Sign-Up

To begin the submission process, create a user account by clicking on the 'Sign-up' link. When you complete the sign-up, you will receive an email with your username and password which can be filed for future reference.

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.

Judge Sign-Up

The judge sign-up is required if you would like to be considered for the judging pool of the 42nd 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 is where you can create new and view existing submissions.

To create a new submission, select the 'Submit' button from the top menu or the 'Create New Submission' button below the submissions grid.

The grid listing your submissions includes columns for the name of the submission, the date you created the submission and the current status of that submission. Possible values for a submission status include Draft, Awaiting Payment and Complete.

  • 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).
  • Completed: 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.

During the submission process, it is possible to select credit card payment, but defer payment to a single 'bulk' transaction at the end of the process. If you choose to take this approach instead of paying per submission, you may click the 'Make Payment' button on the Dashboard and select the submissions you wish to pay for.

The News & Documentary Emmy Rulebook, Video Upload Specifications, 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 or categories in which you wish to enter the current submission. Important information about submission requirements is also available on this page. When you have selected the appropriate category (or categories), click the 'Next Section' button to proceed.

Selecting a given category will limit the other categories to which you can submit. As you make selections, other category boxes may become unavailable. De-selecting a category will make others available again.

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

  • Once in any of the program/segment categories (1-30 and 34-38)
  • Once in the appropriate “Best Of” category (31 - 33)
  • In as many craft categories as are appropriate (42 - 56)

Exceptions: Promotional Announcements, Regional Submissions

  • Promotional Announcements may be submitted once in category 58 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 report categories by a NATAS chapter in that chapter’s most recent awards cycle may be submitted once in categories 59-60 and may not be submitted in any other categories.

Information

The Information page is where you enter pertinent information about the story or documentary film you are submitting, including:

  • Package Name: This is the title that will appear in your Dashboard. Please enter a title that will help you quickly and accurately identify the submission.
  • Entry Information: Show and Program or Segment title, air date, broadcast network, running time etc.
  • Credits: the names and contact information for all statue-eligible entrants (John Smith, Producer etc.).
  • Additional Information
  • Secondary Contact:

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.

Team Member Details & Essay

On the Team Member Details & Essay 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 package. Drag and drop the completed spreadsheet into the box provided. The credits will then appear at the top of the page, where you can associate them with the proper categories. 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. Assign credits to the proper category using the drop-down boxes provided.
  4. Submit your 750 word essay by typing or cutting-and pasting the essay into the “Essay” field.
  5. For Interactive Media submissions, submit the URL for the judging site you created.

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 proper categories. 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. From the Media page, click UPLOAD NEW FILE to add your files to your entry(video, complete credit list, complete script for Writing submissions).

  2. You may also select ADD EXISTING FILE if you have already uploaded the file(s) to another entry.

When uploading new video files, the system will automatically associate the most recent uploaded video file or document with the current active submission. After uploading, check the drop down box on the Media page to confirm that the proper file or document has been assigned to the submission.

Entrants are required to enter a “Time into Video” value designating a 30-second clip to be used in the Emmy ceremony should the entry be nominated, and to affirm the Entry License for use of the clip.

IMPORTANT: Please label all uploaded files so that you can easily identify them on the Media page. If you have multiple videos associated with a single package of submissions (for example separate 20 minute videos for different craft submissions that contain unique excerpts showcasing the writing, editing, research etc.) please be sure to title them accordingly, so that you can easily distinguish them (Doc Title—Writing, Doc Title—Editing etc.).

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 shows you all of the data you entered as part of this submission or package of submissions. Please ensure that all of the details 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.

Payment

You may choose to pay via Credit Card or Check.

If you select Check, information on where to send your payment will be provided. Please allow 5-10 business days after receipt for processing. ACH Transfer is strongly preferred. Please contact contest Administration to set up ACH Transfer.

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 do this, simply click the Dashboard button on the Summary or Payment page or click the 'Cancel' button on the credit card payment page. You will be taken back to the Dashboard and your submission status will update to 'Awaiting Payment'. When you have completed all of your submissions, simply click the 'Make Payment' button on the dashboard and you can select one or multiple entries to pay for.

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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