Finalists will be announced in August 2014 and honored in Los Angeles on October 14, 2014.

From the most outstanding cable programs to the best surprise ending, the annual Cablefax Program Awards honor the best in cable content and people. This unique awards program from the industry’s most trusted brand raises the bar for outstanding cable programming and honors cable’s contribution to this new Golden Age of Television. Now’s your chance to win a Cablefax Program Award and get recognized for the incredible value that cable’s content brings to viewers.

The Cablefax Program Awards will honor the crème de la crème.  And as cable content extends into multiple platforms, Cablefax will also benchmark the top mobile and online programs and related content.  We look forward to seeing your entry and saluting cable’s top shows and people of the year.

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

Who Should Enter

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

Eligibility Period

To be eligible, the program or series must have aired on cable between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.

Are you ready to enter? It’s simple to compete, as your content and people speak for themselves. But you have to enter to be considered, so don’t let your competitors steal the show. We’ll be honoring the winners in October 2014 and in the Cablefax Daily Special Program Awards Issue.

Enter Online or Download Entry Form

Questions: Please contact Mary-Lou french at or 301-354-1851.


Cloud Solution latinum/People Categories

  • Best Actor in Cable
  • Best Actress in Cable
  • Best Cable Program
  • Best New Cable 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

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 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 Opening Sequence

Tech Categories

  • Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show
  • Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show
  • Best Video on Demand Program/Special

*Cable networks 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 Reality into subcategories acknowledging different types of reality 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.

How to Enter

Compiling Your Entry

Enter Online or Download Entry Form

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

There are no binder specifications when compiling your entry.

Your Written Entry

For Program Categories:
Please include a short synopsis (max 400 words) that describes a show or series, impact to industry and viewers, publicity generated, audience reaction, critical performance and continuity. It’s is important to submit video clip(s) of entire shows or highlights.

For People Categories:
In 750 words or less, please explain why you or the person you’re nominating should win this award. Include achievements, accolades, challenges overcome, and specific success stories. Include video clips of the nominee’s program(s)  and other supporting material that you feel would be helpful to the judges.

What to Send?
Send three (3) copies of your entry form, three (3) copies of your synopsis, three (3) set of supporting materials, three (3) copies of video clip/s in DVD format and the entry fee.

Where to Send Entry
Access Intelligence, LLC, Mary-Lou French, Cablefax Program Awards
4 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Please indicate on the left-hand corner of the envelope the categories you are entering. Cablefax will not return any entries or supporting materials.

Deadlines/Entry Fees

Final Entry Deadline: June 27, 2014 (postmarked)

Enter Online or Download Entry Form

All entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 20, 2014. Entries postmarked between June 21 and June 27, 2014, please add a $215 late fee per entry. Finalists will be notified in August and honored on October 14, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Entry Fees
The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $215 per category. Late entry surcharge of $215 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 cable networks and MSOs. Additionally, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other show partners are eligible to compete on behalf of a cable client.

Where and when will the reception be held?
The winners and honorable mentions will receive their Cablefax Program Award during an awards breakfast in October.

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 Luncheon & the Cablefax Program Awards Special Issue, please contact Amy Abbey at 301-354-1629; or Scott Gentry at 210-773-9699;


Please contact Mary-Lou french at or 301-354-1851.

Enter Online or Download Entry Form

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