23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Official Entry Form

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Our deadline for the Outstanding Blog Category has been extended until Friday, December 2, 2011, 5PM EST. Bloggers and online journalists can apply for the Outstanding Blog Category using this online form: http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/23/submissions/form.

Submission Deadline:  Materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. PT.

Eligibility Period:  Projects submitted for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards must have been published, released, or broadcast in the United States between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.

Why is the submission deadline before the end of the eligibility period?:  GLAAD will consider media images which appear between November 17 and December 31, 2011.  However, we require that all media projects which appeared before November 17 be submitted by the November 17 deadline. 

If you have a project that you know will appear between the deadline and December 31, please contact GLAAD at submissions@glaad.org to make special arrangements for submission.

Must a media project be submitted in order to be nominated?
Mainstream Media – GLAAD monitors mainstream media on a year-round basis as part of our work to fight defamation and promote fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBT images in the media.  This monitoring provides a pool of potential nominees for the volunteer juries to review.  The volunteer juries may choose to nominate LGBT images from these media outlets – even if the image is not submitted.

Media Outlets Created By and For an LGBT Audience – GLAAD does not monitor media created by and for the LGBT community for defamation – therefore we do not generate a pool of potential nominees.  Furthermore, the limited availability and distribution of this media means GLAAD is not physically able to monitor it.  Therefore all media outlets which are created by and for the LGBT community must submit their programming and journalism in order for it to be eligible for nomination.

How to submit:  Because supporting materials must be submitted for each entry, you may NOT submit entry forms online.  You must print and mail this completed entry form with all supporting materials to the address given below.

Submission Fee:  Please note that for each submission you must include a separate entry form and a $50 processing fee payable to GLAAD.  (GLAAD understands that some outlets may need to request a reduced fee or a hardship waiver.  Please make those requests to submissions@glaad.org.  Requests will be handled on an individual basis.  Submissions received without a fee, and which have not been approved in advance for a waiver or reduced fee, will not be accepted.)

Criteria:  GLAAD will only consider entries with issues or story lines that relate directly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, or that contain characters who are clearly identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  Criteria for evaluating entries are:

1)  fair, accurate and inclusive LGBT representations
2)  boldness and originality of the content
3)  impact of the media project
4)  overall quality of the project

GLAAD reserves the right to accept or not accept submissions based on the appropriateness of the material

Categories: Please visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards for a detailed description of each category.  Please note that GLAAD will make the final determination regarding eligibility and the appropriate category for each entry.

Awards may be given in the following English-language categories:

Film - Wide Release
Film - Limited Release 
Documentary
Comedy Series
Drama Series
Individual Episode (in a series w/o a gay character)
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Reality Program
Talk Show Episode
Daily Drama
TV Journalism – News Segment
TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
Newspaper Overall Coverage
Newspaper Article
Newspaper Columnist 
Magazine Overall Coverage
Magazine Article
Digital Journalism Article
Digital Journalism –  Multimedia
Blog
Music Artist
Comic Book
New York Theater – Broadway & Off Broadway
New York Theater –  Off-Off Broadway
Los Angeles Theater
Special Recognition

Awards may be given in the following Spanish-language categories:

Novela
Daytime Talk Show Episode
Talk Show Interview
TV Journalism – News Segment
TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
Newspaper Article
Magazine Article
Digital Journalism Article
Digital Journalism - Multimedia
Music Artist
Special Recognition


PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PER ENTRY (as applicable):

All Entries Must Include
Completed Entry Form
$50 processing fee per entry – payable to "GLAAD"  (Checks preferred.  If you wish to use
a credit card, please fill in credit card information at the bottom of this form.)

All Film and Television categories:
2 press kits (or credit sheet) with photos:  web site with high-res images or CD ok
(300 dpi JPGs can be e-mailed to submissions@glaad.org)
3 DVDs  (no burn-ins or visible time code)
If you are submitting a TV series, please submit all episodes that aired in 2011.

Newspaper and Magazine categories:
1 original or full-size photocopy of the original article
1 Word document with the complete text of the article e-mailed to: submissions@glaad.org

Digital Journalism:
current URL link to story  (print URL below or e-mail to: submissions@glaad.org)

Music:
2 press kits (or credit sheet) with photos:  web site with high-res images or CD ok
(300 dpi JPGs can be e-mailed to submissions@glaad.org)
3 CDs with lyrics sheet

Comic Book:
2 original copies of each comic book submitted

Theater:
2 photos:  web site with high-res images or CD ok  (b&w or color)
(300 dpi JPGs can be e-mailed to submissions@glaad.org)
2 program books

How to Submit

Download the Submission Form here. If your submission fee has been waived and you do not have materials to submit, you may enter your information in the form below.

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