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The 2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Call for Entries

Still working on getting your video uploaded? Haven’t paid your fees yet? Need to add an entrant or modify your entry form?  Read on for some last minute tips and answers to your questions:

Is there a typo on your entry form? Did you forget to include someone on the entry? Want to add or update your entry synopsis? Need to revise the entry length? You can modify your entry at no additional charge through Monday, March 29, 2021.

After March 29th a $25 fee will be charged for change requests through April 30th.
That fee increases to $50 for changes requests between May 1st – June 11th.

The cost to add names to an entry will include the fees noted above plus the usual entry fee. After the nominations , there is a 10-day grace period in which names may be added to a nominated entry only under extreme, special circumstances with the approval of the awards committee. If approved, the fee to add the name will be $350. Names may not be added under any circumstances after June 17th.

NOTE: To delete an entry or change the category, you must contact the chapter office: chousley@ohiovalleyemmy.org.

Did you forget to submit something? Or, maybe you just missed the deadline – it happens!
It’s not too late to submit additional entries. You can do so through the end of the day Monday, 3/29.
Late fees apply!

The deadline to upload and approve entry videos is March 29, 2021 (11:59 PM).

  • EMMY Express does accept most video file types, however, the file format that seems to have the best results is MP4 using the H264 video codec and AAC audio codec. *Some .MOV files contain additional features like edit lists that often result in audio-video sync issues.
  • For best quality, encode your video at its original frame size. 1920x1080p or 1280x720p are recommended. Your video should be at least 720×480. Do not letterbox your video.
  • When reviewing your video, if the quality doesn’t look as good as expected you are likely seeing the preview version. It takes the system a little longer to transcode the higher res version. Rest assured the quality the judges will see is comparable to what was uploaded.
  • If you already approved the video, but need to re-upload for any reason, use the pop up chat below or send an email to emmyawards@ohiovalleyemmy.org to request that the video be “unapproved.” Don’t forget to include the entry number!

Payments are due April 1, 2021.

If you renewed your membership AFTER the entry was submitted, should automatically update about 15 minutes after you’ve renewed. It it doesn’t or if think there is any issue with the amount due on your invoice, don’t pay it. Refunds will not be issued if you pay incorrect fees!

If you have questions about your fees or invoice, contact Chapter Executive Director Cherie Housley.

Failure to pay entry fees may result in entry disqualification, removal of entrants whose fees have not been paid, or a late fee assessment of $25.