Program Awards: Call for Entries

It’s clear that incredible content knows no boundaries!

Cablefax is on a mission to find the best of the best regardless of where it originated or how consumers watch it.  With over 400 scripted shows available across multiple devices, Cablefax’s Program Awards are the perfect opportunity for all your shows, talent and entertainment icons to shine.

Don’t let your competition steal the show.  You have to enter to be considered.  Enter Online

Categories:

Platinum/People Categories

  • Best Actor

  • Best Actress
  • Best Program
  • Best New Program
  • Best Showrunner
  • Hall of Fame: Open to actors, writers, directors, producers and programming executives for a body of work

By Genre: Best Show or Series In The Following Genre

  • Animals/Nature
  • Animated
  • Children’s
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Education/Instructional
  • Faith Based/Religious
  • Family Friendly
  • Food
  • Music
  • News
  • Public Affairs
  • Reality*
  • Reality Competition/Game Show
  • Regional Program
  • Sci Fi
  • Sports
  • Talk Shows
  • Other: enter your best in a genre not mentioned above

By Genre: Best Actor/Actress/Host In The Following Genres

  • Animals / Nature
  • Animated
  • Children’s
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Faith Based / Religiousprogram 4
  • Family Friendly
  • Food
  • Music
  • News
  • Public Affairs
  • Reality Competition/Game Show
  • Regional Program
  • Sports
  • Talk Shows
  • Other: Enter your best in a genre not mentioned above

Special Categories

  • Best Mini-Series
  • Best Branded Content *New*
  • Best International Content *New*
  • Best Opening Sequence
  • Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show
  • Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show
  • Best Video on Demand Program/Special

*Programming now offer myriad reality fare across many docu-series genres. Because we typically receive so many worthy entries in this category, our judges may break into subcategories acknowledging different types of shows and enabling the recognition of winners and honorable mentions in various groups. The number and breakdown of these awards will depend on nominations received, and are at our judges’ sole discretion.

Now’s your chance to get recognized for the incredible value that content across platforms and screens brings to viewers everywhere. The Program Awards will honor the crème de la crème. We look forward to seeing your entry and saluting the top shows and people of the year.

Questions: Please contact Mary-Lou French at mfrench@accessintel.com.

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Eligibility Period

To be eligible, the program or series must have aired between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.

How to Enter

Compiling Your Entry

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The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

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  • Title of entry (as it would appear on your award)
  • Team members (on campaign) or Person who is entering
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry

 

Deadlines/Entry Fees

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Final Entry Deadline: June 24, 2016

Entries finalized between June 18 and June 24, 2016, please add a $230 late fee per entry. Finalists will be notified in August and honored on September 22, 2016 in New York City.

Entry Fees
The price of each primary entry is $350. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $230 per category. Late entry surcharge of $230 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable. Multiple Entries are accepted and encouraged. A single entry can be entered into one or more categories. Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions above for each additional category you will be entering.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the entries judged?
We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in this awards program, including quality of show, viewership success, creativity of programming and in the case of the “people” awards, outstanding acting, directing, producing and writing.

Who is eligible to win an award?
The annual Cablefax Program Awards are open to all programming platforms. Additionally, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other show partners are eligible to compete on behalf of a client.

Where and when will the reception be held?
The winners and honorable mentions will receive their Cablefax Program Award during an awards breakfast on September 22, 2016 at 230 Fifth in New York City.

How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
Provide succinct summary, video clips, testimonials and other supporting material.

When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by Cablefax staff regarding the status of your entry only if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists are notified 30-60 days in advance of the Cablefax Program Awards Breakfast .

Is this awards program affiliated with any industry organizations?
The Cablefax Program Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any other cable organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and Cablefax.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the Cablefax Program Awards Breakfast  please contact Rich Hauptner at 203-899-8460; rhauptner@accessintel.com or Olivia Murray at 301-354-2010; omurray@accessintel.com.

Questions

Please contact Mary-Lou french at mfrench@accessintel.com or 301-354-1851.

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Who Should Enter?
Eligibility Period
Categories
How to Enter
Deadlines
FAQs
Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Information

Timeline
Final Deadline: June 24
Awards Breakfast:
September 22
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Who Should Enter

The Cablefax Program Awards are open to all networks, programming platforms and MSOs. Additionally, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other show partners are eligible to compete on behalf of a client.

How to Enter

The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

  • Category entered
  • Title of entry (as it would appear on your award)
  • Team members (on campaign) or Person who is entering
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry

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