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EMMY Statue

EMMY Usage Policy


PROMOTIONAL USE OF EMMY®: All publicity, advertising or any written reference undertaken by nominees and award recipients to the Emmy® Awards, must clearly state that the awarded achievement is for an Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy® Award. The Recipient of a nomination or an Emmy® Award may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they have been honored for one year after the recognition was bestowed. They may use a replica of the Emmy® statuette in such advertising. The statuette itself may not be reproduced or used in any other commercial manner without written permission from NATAS. A ® registration mark and the appropriate copyright notice: ® NATAS/ATAS must accompany any portrayal of the Emmy® statuette or moniker.

EMMY Trademark & Promotion

There are strict guidelines regulating the display and promotion of the EMMY® statue. Please follow the guidelines set forth by the National office regarding acceptable ways to promote/advertise EMMY awards.

The EMMY® statue is a symbol of excellence in broadcasting and not of being the best. Recipients can’t claim to be the ‘best’.  The protocol that should be followed is for each winner to state that they were an Emmy® winner in a given category; nowhere in our rules, judging procedures or ballots  is it expressed or implied that winners are the ‘best’; they are ‘Emmy® recipients’ or “Emmy® winners”.  The spirit of the ‘standard of excellence’ should prevail.”

EMMY® Award Ownership

EMMY Awards are presented to individuals, not to their employers. It is the individual entrant’s achievement that is being judged and recognized. Ownership of the Emmy® statuette is retained by the individuals and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, even if an employer pays entry fees. Stations, studios and production companies may order a commemorative statuette for public display at their place of business (up to a maximum of three per awarded entry). The statuette is engraved the same as the actual Emmy® Award, with the word “commemorative” added on the band of the statuette.  No additional or special wording is allowed.

How To Care for Your EMMY® Statuette

The appropriate way to care for an Emmy is to use a soft damp cloth to wipe it  and a soft cloth to polish and dry it.  No chemicals or harsh abrasive should be used.  The Emmy is gold plated and has an epoxy lacquer overlay to protect the piece from the elements and human touch (hand oils).   Using the above suggestions will protect the Emmy’s lustrous finish for many, many years to come.