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Commencing September 1, 2017, the New York Chapter will be instituting a new judging policy. The other 18 chapters across the country, as well as the New York Chapter, have seen a regular increase in submissions. Judging has become an enormous task. We are a member participation-based organization, and we must have your participation. We appreciate our members and their submissions. The new judging requirement is meant to encourage judging participation with special incentives. Details follow. 

JUDGING REQUIREMENT: The success of the Emmy® Awards process depends on the willingness of qualified professionals to serve as judges.  Peers in other NATAS Chapters are serving this Chapter’s entrants and in return this Chapter will judge other Chapters' entries.  By entering, you agree to serve as a judge when called upon.

NEW JUDGING RULES: By entering in the 2018 Call for Entries (taking place from September 1, 2017 through October 13, 2017), you agree to serve as a judge during the September 1, 2017 – August  31, 2018 fiscal year.  This is the year of your entry.  If you meet the requirements listed below within the fiscal year, then your entry fees will not increase. If you do not meet the requirements below within the fiscal year, the penalty fee is $50 per entry, per name. 
  • If you enter once, you’ll need to judge once.
  • If you enter twice, you’ll need to judge twice.
  • If you enter three or more times, you’ll need to judge 3 or more times. 

This season, judging will occur from February 2018 – August 2018. There are typically 6-9 opportunities to judge other chapters’ entries during the year (we call them Rounds). All entrants are notified via email. Please expect to see these judging notices regularly from February to August. Judging must be completed as per the deadline stipulated by the chapter. Late judging will not count towards the requirement.

NEW JUDGING INCENTIVE: Regardless of the number of entries you submit, if you judge more than three times, you will receive a $25 credit with the New York Chapter. You can apply that credit to membership renewals, submissions, name additions, gala tickets, and orders. 

MEMBERSHIP BONUS: Members who do not participate in the submissions process, but choose to participate in the judging process, will earn a $10 discount on membership dues for the coming year if they judge 3 or more times. There is no limit to the amount of judging you can do, as long as you’re qualified to judge the categories you choose.
We have an incredible chapter and we need to continue to show the rest of the country why New York remains the #1 market in the nation. We look forward to continuing to judge their entries and award them for their excellent work in the same way they judge and award us. 
If your judging requirements are not met, your entry fees will increase by $50 during the next submission season (September 2018). By checking the membership dashboard profile, you can view the emoji with your status report: