CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Entry Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015
FEE: $325 per entry
Click here to download an entry form.
Founded in 1994, the 2015 NAMIC Vision Awards, presented by NAMIC-Southern California, will again salute and recognize original content shown on television and/or digital platforms that is reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color.
Qualifying programs will be recognized in the following 18 categories:
• Awards & Honors
• Foreign Language
• Original Movie or Special
• Reality — Social Issues
• Variety/Talk Show
• Best Performance — Comedy
• Best Performance — Drama
• Digital Media — Short Form (29 minutes or less)
• Digital Media — Long Form (30 minutes to one hour)
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of media and entertainment industry executives based on:
• Overall imagery (creativity, originality, presentation)
• Sensitivity (the consideration given to social or cultural nuances)
• Writing (the depiction of issues relevant to people of color)
• Acting (the actor has delivered an outstanding performance)
Those eligible to submit entries are:
• Broadcast Networks (National, Network-Owned and Operated, Affiliates)
• Cable Networks (National and Regional)
• Cable Operators (for local origination programming)
• Syndicators (First-Run Original Programs)
• VOD content produced by cable and/or broadcast companies for digital platforms—web or mobile—is also eligible for submission.
Programs must be original and have aired between November 1, 2013 and November 30, 2014.
Completed entry forms (one for each entry), submissions and payment are due by Friday, January 16, 2015.
The following must be submitted with each program entered to be considered:
Entry fee payment (submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging)
A fully completed entry form (be sure to list the entry exactly as you wish it to appear in promotional materials)
Nine (9) DVDs of full episode
Three (3) DVDs of a sixty second (:60) clip
Program Description and running time (250 word limit)
Network approved credit sheet/cast list
English language transcript for foreign language programs
Entry submission contact
Company programming contact
Company publicity contact
• Sort and mail all DVDs by category, placing entry forms with the corresponding items.
• Be sure to label each component of the entry with the contact name, company, entry title and category.
• Be sure to provide ALL requested information in the appropriate format as detailed above in ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Incomplete or late entries will not be judged. You will be notified if your entry is disqualified for any reason. Entry fees are not refundable.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ENTRIES
Foreign language programs may be entered in any category as long as an English language transcript is provided. Failure to submit a transcript will result in disqualification.
The cost per entry is $325 which is payable by credit card or check. Submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging.
If paying by check, please make payable to NAMIC, Inc. Do not send checks separately from your entry.
If you are submitting multiple entries, you may pay with the same check or credit card. Please be sure to include a list of all entries covered by the payment.
MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO
320 West 37th Street – Suite 9D
New York, NY 10018
For questions, contact Sandra Girado, Senior Director of Meetings and Events at (212) 594-5985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Vision Awards, or to request an interview with a NAMIC official, please contact:
(310) 882-5498, ext. 5 – Office
(310) 902-8617 – Cell
NAMIC VISION AWARDS TIMELINE
Friday, January 16, 2015.......................................Entry Deadline
March 2015.............................................................Announcement of Nominees
April 2015...............................................................Announcement of Winners
NOMINEE AND WINNER INFORMATION
If after judging, your entry is a nominee, NAMIC will notify you by email in advance of the public announcement.
All nominees will be listed in publicity materials and on the NAMIC website exactly as they appear on the official entry form.
If your entry is a nominee and wins within the respective category for which it was submitted, NAMIC will notify the contact on the official entry form the day when the public announcement is made.
RECOGNITION OF NOMINEES AND WINNERS
Nominees will be announced in March 2015. Winners of the 21st Annual NAMIC Vision Awards will be announced in late April/early May 2015. Details pertaining to the winners presentation will be announced at a later date.
2014 NAMIC Vision Awards
The 20th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards —
A Celebration of Multicultural Contributions in the Media Industry
In its 20th year, the NAMIC Vision Awards recognized original television or digital content that reflects the depth and breadth of experience, and contributions of people of color. The NAMIC Vision Awards were presented in collaboration with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.
Doc McStuffins - Disney Junior
AWARDS & HONORS
2013 HALO Awards - Nickelodeon
BEST PERFORMANCE - COMEDY
China Anne McClain: A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel
BEST PERFORMANCE - DRAMA
Jeffrey Wright: Boardwalk Empire - HBO
A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel
Instant Mom - Nick@Nite
DIGITAL MEDIA - SHORT FORM
East Los High - Hulu
Girl Rising - CNN
Scandal - ABC
Triquis - ESPN Deportes
Leading Women: Helene Gayle, CEO CARE USA - CNN
NEWS / INFORMATIONAL
America Tonight: The Other America - Al Jazeera America
ORIGINAL MOVIE OR SPECIAL
CNN Special Projects: Power of She - HLN
Six Little McGhees - OWN
REALITY - SOCIAL ISSUES
Urban Dove Team - ESPN
Richie Parker: Drive - ESPN
VARIETY / TALK SHOW (tie)
Oprah's Next Chapter - OWN/Harpo Studios
Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO