To avoid any confusion, the basic formula for “double-dipping” is the following: if you even think you might be double dipping, you probably are! If you are unsure of the rules, it helps to read them out-loud!
An individual entrant can only be recognized once for the same job function, utilizing the same program content. You are in charge of your own entries. It is your responsibility to verify and confirm that submitted entries are not considered Double Dipping. If an entry does not honor the NATAS rules the entry will be disqualified.
Example: An investigative reporter is listed on a newscast entry. Under this “double-dipping” rule, a portion of the newscast content could be entered in “Investigative Report,” but the same reporter cannot be listed since their name already appeared on the newscast entry. You cannot enter the same material in both news and program categories. This is DOUBLE DIPPING!
Example: I want to enter my story “Musician Goes to Hollywood” in the Arts/Entertainment Category as the Producer for this story. I also want to enter the same content in the Craft Category Editor as I also served as the Editor on this video. This is NOT DOUBLE DIPPING!