Final Deadline: Dec. 11

What are The Program Awards?

As audiences are fanning out across platforms, they’re also diving deeper into the specifics kinds of programming that they find informative and inspiring.  

That’s why Cablefax’s Program Awards is continuing its long tradition of honoring the best programming in a particular content niche, regardless of where the content originated or how consumers watch it.

You probably know that Cablefax has a track record of spotlighting exceptional talent & programs – before being recognized by mainstream awards. So join us!

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Best Overall Content By Genre

African American



        Award Shows






                    Food Competition

                      Game Show



                            Home Competition


                                Late Night


                                    LGBTQ+ Focused


                                        Limited Series

                                          Live Event Coverage






                                                      Reality Competition



                                                            Sports Commentary

                                                              New: 2020 Categories

                                                              COVID-19 Spot

                                                              Recognizing outstanding spots created to draw awareness to COVID-19. 

                                                                Election 2020

                                                                Recognizing outstanding coverage leading up to and including Election Day 2020.

                                                                  Live Virtual Event

                                                                  Recognizing an outstanding live virtual event.

                                                                    Remote Production Programming

                                                                    Recognizing ingenuity and ability to pivot to produce outstanding content remotely. 


                                                                      Public Service Announcement on any platform

                                                                        Social Justice

                                                                        Awarded for outstanding content focusing on social justice initiatives, including racial awareness.

                                                                          Best Overall Content By Platform:

                                                                          Live Streaming

                                                                          Either one livestream using Facebook Live or similar app, or an organization’s overall use of live streaming apps will be considered. 

                                                                            Short (scripted)

                                                                            Recognizing outstanding scripted video content under 5 minutes in length

                                                                              Short (unscripted)

                                                                              Recognizing outstanding unscripted online video content under 5 minutes in length.

                                                                                Extras for a Linear Show

                                                                                Recognizing outstanding content primarily designed for online and mobile environments and intended as a supplement to a linear TV show or series. 

                                                                                  Original Content

                                                                                  Recognizing outstanding original video content primarily designed for online and mobile environments. 

                                                                                    Podcast or Videocast

                                                                                    Recognizing excellence in a single episode or series of podcast. Points will be given for originality of voice and storytelling creativity.

                                                                                      Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Content

                                                                                      Recognizing outstanding AR and/or VR to promote a product or service.

                                                                                        Trailer Categories

                                                                                        Top Trailer

                                                                                        Recognizing the best promotional trailer for any kind of show or series across any platform.

                                                                                          Top Network Sizzle Reel

                                                                                          Recognizing the best trailer/sizzle reel promoting a TV network and/or streaming service.

                                                                                            New Show or Series Trailer

                                                                                            Recognizing the best promotional trailer for new show or series on any platform.

                                                                                              Returning Show or Series Trailer

                                                                                              Recognizing the best promotional trailer for a returning show or series on any platform.

                                                                                                Movie/Miniseries Trailer

                                                                                                Recognizing the best promotional trailer for a movie or miniseries on any platform.

                                                                                                  Reality/DocuSeries Trailer

                                                                                                  Recognizing the best promotional trailer for a reality or documentary show or series on any platform.

                                                                                                    Most Viral/Shareable Trailer

                                                                                                    Recognizing an especially viral/shareable trailer for a show or series shown on any platform.

                                                                                                      How to Enter

                                                                                                      How to Submit Your Entry Online

                                                                                                      • Step 1: Sign into your account, or create an account if you are a new entrant.
                                                                                                      • Step 2: Select the categories you wish to enter.
                                                                                                      • Step 3: Provide entry details
                                                                                                      • Step 4: Upload videos or links to show or series. You may also upload supplemental information.
                                                                                                      • Step 5: Pay entry fee and submit


                                                                                                      Final Deadline

                                                                                                      Dec. 11


                                                                                                      • What are the eligibility dates for submissions?

                                                                                                        Launch or airdate between June 1, 2019 – Nov 30, 2020

                                                                                                      • Entry Deadlines

                                                                                                        Entry Deadline: Friday, Dec. 4
                                                                                                        Final Deadline: Friday, Dec. 11

                                                                                                      • Entry Fees

                                                                                                        $375 for your first entry, $250 when submit the same entry into additional categories.
                                                                                                        *$125 late fee applies to all entries submitted after Dec. 4

                                                                                                      • Can I enter more than one category?

                                                                                                        Yes! It is encouraged. Entries entered in multiple campaign and internal/promotional categories will receive a $125 discount per entry. There is no limit to number of campaigns you can enter.

                                                                                                      • How are the entries judged?

                                                                                                        We evaluate your entries based on the genre of the program, impact and production..

                                                                                                      • When will I be notified about the status of my entry?

                                                                                                        You will be contacted by Cablefax staff regarding your entry only if you are named a finalist in the award program. Finalists will be notified in early 2021 and announced on

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