2024 OFFICIAL COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS


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2024 NAMIC VISION AWARDS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET Friday, February 02, 2024 by 11:59 PM EST

FEE: $375 Per Entry

Founded in 1994, the 2024 NAMIC Vision Awards will again salute and recognize original content shown on television and/or digital platforms that is reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirit, and contributions of people of color.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Qualifying programs will be recognized in the following 18 categories:

  • Animation
  • Awards & Honors
  • Children’s
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Foreign Language
  • Lifestyle
  • News/Informational
  • Original Movie or Special
  • Reality
  • Reality – Social Issues
  • Sports
  • Variety/Talk Show
  • Best Performance – Comedy
  • Best Performance – Drama
  • Digital Media – Short Form (29 minutes or less, may include interstitial programming)
  • Digital Media – Long Form (30 minutes to one hour)

Descriptions for all categories can be found here.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Nominations will be judged by a distinguished panel of media and entertainment industry executives based on the following:

  • Overall imagery (creativity, originality, presentation)
  • Sensitivity (the consideration given to social or cultural nuances)
  • Writing (the depiction of issues relevant to people of color)
  • Acting (the actor has delivered an outstanding performance)

ELIGIBILITY

Those eligible to submit nominations include:

  • Broadcast Networks (National, Network-Owned and Operated, Affiliates)
  • Cable Networks (National and Regional)
  • Cable Operators (for local origination programming)
  • Syndicators (First-Run Original Programs)
  • VOD content for digital platforms — web or mobile
  • Any production company, distributor, or syndicator (content must have aired/streamed on an eligible platform)

Programs must be original and have aired between November 1, 2022 and November 30, 2023.

NOMINATION DEADLINE

Completed nomination submissions and payments are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET Friday, February 02, 2024 by 11:59 PM EST.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be addressed for each program entered:

  1. Access. You can provide access credentials/information to access the nomination online via your streaming service or you can upload your nomination/nominations in the following video file formats: .m4v, .mp4, .wmv, or .mov.
  2. Nomination fee payment. Submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging.
  3. Fully completed online nomination form. Be sure to list the nomination exactly as you wish it to appear in promotional materials.
  4. Program description and running time (150-word limit).
  5. Network approved credit sheet/cast list.
  6. Submission contact, company programming contact, and company publicity contact.

Incomplete or late nominations will not be judged. You will be notified if your nominations is disqualified for any reason. Nomination fees are not refundable.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE NOMINATIONS

Foreign language programs may be entered in any category as long as English subtitles are included.

NOMINATION FEE

The cost per nomination is $375, which is payable by credit card or electronic payment via ACH. Submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging.

For ACH payment, address questions and requests for banking instructions to Amy Kemp, Programs Associate, at amy.kemp@namic.com.

NAMIC VISION AWARDS TIMELINE

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET Friday, February 02, 2024 by 11:59 PM EST - Nomination Deadline
  • Week of April 8, 2024 - Nominations Announcement
  • Week of May 6, 2024 - Winners Announcement

NOMINEE AND WINNER INFORMATION

If, after judging, your nomination is a nominee and/or winner, NAMIC will notify the contact on the official nomination form by email in advance of the public announcement.