Now accepting 2021 Emmy® entries

Rules and categories for entering the National Capital Chesapeake Bay 64th Emmy® Awards can be found in the 2021 Call for Entries. Entry Eligibility Period: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. After you determine if your work is eligible, and choose your category, you are ready to start the entry submission process. You will need your Member Number or your email to login. If you created a non-member account last year please use that same account instead of creating a new one.

All entrants whose names you would like listed in the entry must have a user account in Emmy® Express before they can be added to an entry. Renew your membership before starting the entry process to receive member rates. If there is not a record in our database become a member or create a free, non-member registered user account.

Deadlines and Entry Fees:

Each entrant name that is listed on an entry must pay the corresponding entry fee based on when they were added to the entry and if they are a NCCB member. Please make sure you renew your membership before submitting an entry to get the discounted member rate. You have until 11:59pm on the day of the deadline to submit an entry before the prices increase.

Deadline Date Member Non-Member
Early Bird January 6 $125 $225
Official January 27 $170 $270
Late February 10 $250 $350

What’s New

1) New Categories! Diversity/Equity/Inclusion & some new Sports categories including Event Season! Take a look!

2) Check your Category numbers. The Call for Entries looks a little different this year! Things have moved around and been renumbered so what category numbers you remember from past years might not be the same this year.

3) More details! We’ve added new and clarified language throughout the Call across all categories to help you decide where your entry fits best including an updated Glossary of Terms. If any questions, contact the Awards Chair and we can help you find the right home for your entry.

4) New Video Edits section in Emmy Express! We have added a new feature through Emmy Express that when you submit your entries, you will be able to detail to the Awards Committee and Judges how & why you edited your video (is this a Composite? Or a News Series? Or did you cut your longer full length show down to size?). This helps make sure that everyone involved in the Awards process knows what you are submitting so it can be judged more fairly and accurately on what you intended to do! You’ll see some new dropdowns and you’ll be able to add in time codes where videos start. If you don’t have your video ready to upload when you put in your entry – you can still submit it by the deadlines and go back in later to fill in that information once your video is ready. Please do so by the Late Deadline otherwise any follow ups by our Awards Committee could be subject to Admin fees. If you need help at any part of the process, reach out to our Awards Chair and we’ll help you through it.


We have put together several documents that will guide you step-by-step through the entire entry process and answered some frequently asked questions that we get every year. After reviewing the resources below if you still have questions please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Questions about proper category or rules? Contact our Awards Committee Chair ([email protected]) Amanda Zimmer.

Questions about membership or the entry process? Contact Chapter Associate Director ([email protected]) Ashlyn Dixon: 703-234-4055.

Save the Date

The 64th Emmy® Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 25th.

Past Emmy® Awards

The 63rd Emmy® Awards were presented on June 26, 2021. To watch the archived video of the show, get a full list of the nominees and recipients, and purchase photos from the evening please click here.

A complete list of our past Emmy® nominees and recipients can be found in our Emmy® Awards Archive.

What are the Emmy® Awards?

The Emmy® Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year, honoring excellence in television programming.

Learn more and be a Judge

Entrant responsibilities: just a reminder, it is an obligation of every entrant to judge entries from another chapter at some point in the year, if asked. And judging someone else’s work is really the best way to understand how your own entry is being judged. For more information on how you can become a judge, contact us.