The 2010 History Makers Awards will be presented at the History Makers event in January 2010. The awards are for productions publicly released between October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009. Any telecast entries entered into the competition can include local, network, cable, pay, satellite television broadcast, as well webcasts, podcasts, etc. Productions that have had a wide theatrical release are also eligible for entry. Productions should be submitted in their entirety.
The History Makers Awards include five categories recognizing excellence in History and Current Affairs Productions. These categories are:
Judging Process, Nominees, Category Winners and Prizes
Selection Juries appointed by Jury Hosts recruited from around the world will decide nominees for the awards. (A Jury Host is an organization who agrees to underwrite and facilitate the screening and judging of one or more categories.) Jury Hosts are recruited by event organizers.
A History Makers Award will be awarded to the Best of Category in each of the five categories.
Announcements & Notifications
Productions chosen as nominees will be announced in early-January 2010 in a press announcement and available on our website. Winners will be announced at a live awards presentation at History Makers on January 28, 2010. Press releases for both will be sent to international wire services and the trades. All nominees will be emailed notification. It is the entrant’s responsibility to update any contact information that may change from time of entry to announcements. All nominated entries receive 1 (ONE) complimentary registration to History Makers to facilitate attendance at the History Makers Awards show to accept an award if selected as a winner. All nominees will be provided an official certificate suitable for framing.
All winning entries will receive a History Makers statuette and certificate at the History Makers Awards presentation.
By entering the 2010 History Makers Awards Program Competition, the entrant agrees to grant the rights for:
The event to make available all entries within a secure online website for screening and judging program entries as well as in our onsite on- demand video library facility during History Makers; and, unless expressly prohibited, the event reserves the right to make copies for archival use only, with no commercial exploitation whatsoever.
The event to use short clips of nominated entries (up to a maximum length of five minutes). These clips may form part of a media announcement and/or be showcased in a conference session highlighting History Makers nominees and/or be webcast on our website www.historymakers2010.com. The event also reserves the right to use clips of all entries submitted with the express agreement that use of same would be exclusively for event promotion and not more than five minutes will be used for such purposes.
In the case of nominated and winning programs, to use short clips (up to a maximum length of five minutes) in the live awards presentation. The Festival also reserves the right to use these clips to promote the competition, future competitions and the winning programs on our website www.historymakers2010.com
By entering into the competition, the entrant warrants that he or she has the authority to enter the production and that the person submitting the entry or entries certifies that he or she has the full authority to hereby grants the rights for clip usage as stated above and authorizes worldwide, royalty free permission for all above uses. If there are any restrictions on such use the owner or entrant must advise us no later than December 15, 2009 and undertakes to use best efforts to secure suitable clearances.
Unless expressively prohibited, the event may copy any program for use in non-commercial promotional exhibitions including event exhibition screenings and any supplemental screenings highlighting the best of the event. The entrant warrants that all material submitted has good and marketable title to the entire submitted work and has secured all music and talent rights for all event exhibition screenings. The entrant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless event organizers from any and all liability, loss, costs, damage, judgment or expense including attorney fees resulting from or arising in any way out of any such claims by any third parties and/or which are based upon, or are the result of any breach of the warranties in this section.
There are 5 categories available to enter.
Your program is judged in the category you select and an important element of the judging process is that the entry represents the category entered.
IT IS THE ENTRANT’S RESPONSIBILTY TO READ CATEGORY DEFINITIONS. For complete category definitions, click here
For any additional clarification, please contact Tiffany Rushton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Productions can be entered into up to three categories, however a separate entrance fee will apply to each category entered.
The entry was released, for the first time anywhere in the world, no later than September 30, 2009.
To avoid duplication of identical entries, we ask that co-production partners confer to decide which organization will be the entrant. Duplicate entries will not be refunded.
Entries submitted to this competition in any previous year are not eligible, with the exception of new episodes of series. Identical resubmitted entries from previous years will not be refunded.
Entries in the competition must be in the English language or have English subtitles or have dialogue dubbed in English. SUBTITLES are preferred.
No full commercial or long commercial blacks.
No burned in time code.
Completed productions only, no rough or fine cuts.
Please avoid copyright disclaimers beyond the start of the production.
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