Recognizing Outstanding Niche Content on Every PlatformEntry Deadline: Dec. 3
Final Deadline: Dec. 10 (additional fees apply)
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Cablefax 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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Categories

Best Overall Content By Genre

African American

    Animals/Nature

      Awards

        Children's

          Comedy

            Crime Drama

              Documentary

                Education

                  Family-Friendly

                    Food

                      Food (Cooking - How To)

                        Food Competition

                          Game Show

                            Home

                              Home Competition

                                Horror/Suspense

                                  Late Night

                                    Latino

                                      LGBTQ+ Focused

                                        Lifestyle

                                          Limited Series

                                            Live Event Coverage

                                              Local

                                                Music/Musical

                                                  New Series

                                                    News

                                                      Pets

                                                        PSA

                                                          Reality

                                                            Reality Competition

                                                              Religious / Faith Based

                                                                Sci-Fi

                                                                  Talk Show

                                                                    Travel

                                                                      TV Movie

                                                                        Social Justice

                                                                          Sports

                                                                            Weather

                                                                              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.

                                                                                            Trailers

                                                                                              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

                                                                                              Dates & Pricing

                                                                                              First Deadline: Dec. 3, 2021
                                                                                              Final Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021 – $150 late fee after Dec. 3

                                                                                              Entry Price: Per entry: $375 for first category; $250 submit into additional categories.
                                                                                              Late Fee: Entries submitted after Dec. 3 will include an additional $150 per entry

                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                              • Who is Eligible?

                                                                                                Eligible programs include those appearing on linear cable and broadcast networks, AVODs, SVODs and digital platforms.

                                                                                              • What are the eligibility dates for submissions?

                                                                                                Launch or airdate between Dec. 1, 2020 – Nov 30, 2021

                                                                                              • Entry Deadlines

                                                                                                Final Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 30

                                                                                              • 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 Nov. 30

                                                                                              • 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 entry based on creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation, and outcomes. The most important criterion is proven success in aligning your strategic objectives with your end goals.

                                                                                              • 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 2022 and announced on www.cablefax.com.

                                                                                              • What is your Federal tax ID number?

                                                                                                52-2270063

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                                                                                              Contact

                                                                                              Questions

                                                                                              Mary-Lou French
                                                                                              mfrench@accessintel.com 
                                                                                              301.354.1851

                                                                                              Kate Schaeffer
                                                                                              kschaeffer@accessintel.com
                                                                                              301.354.2303

                                                                                              Advertising and Sponsorships

                                                                                              Ellen Kamhi
                                                                                              ekamhi@accessintel.com

                                                                                              Editorial

                                                                                              Amy Maclean
                                                                                              amaclean@accessintel.com 
                                                                                              301.354.1760

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