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12th annual Realscreen Awards opens call for entries

The first major awards ceremony recognizing excellence across the diverse array of global non-fiction and unscripted television and streaming programming, the Realscreen Awards, is opening its call for entries for ...
May 5, 2021

The first major awards ceremony recognizing excellence across the diverse array of global non-fiction and unscripted television and streaming programming, the Realscreen Awards, is opening its call for entries for its 12th edition.

The 12th annual ceremony will take place during the upcoming Realscreen Summit, at the JW Marriott Austin, Texas on January 26, 2022.

The program will honor unscripted and non-fiction programming first released within an 12-month eligibility period, between July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Winners will be awarded in 22 genre-specific categories that will go forward for the chance to win one of our grand prize Awards of Excellence, honoring the best programs entered into each of our five main categories: competition, lifestyle, reality, non-fiction, and short-form content. Also to be awarded are special programming categories that range across genres, including best new format and the Realscreen Diversity & Inclusion award.

This year, the best new format category, recognizing the best format launched within the eligibility period, becomes a paid entry category. The Diversity and Inclusion award, meanwhile, will be selected from eligible entries of the 2022 competition, and presented to a series, miniseries or one-off program that positively reflects diversity and inclusivity through its subject matter and casting, or provides a greater understanding of the topic, and that educates and inspires positive change. There is no additional cost to enter this category.

Final deadline for entries to the 2022 Realscreen Awards program competition is Friday, September 17, 2021.

For more information on the 12th edition of the Realscreen Awards, including eligibility criteria and categories, visit the official site here.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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