Broadcast Media Balloting Method



The Board of Directors shall set deadlines for receipt of entries. These deadlines shall be printed on all entry forms and shall be absolute.


The preferred format of screening copies for Broadcast Media categories is streaming and/or digital upload such as FYC link provided by the distributor, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitch, etc.

Should the submission not be available via streaming or digital upload, the submitter must supply a minimum of ten (10) separate NTSC DVDs for each category a particular episode is entered for consideration. These screening copies must be received by the MPSE office by the submission deadline or the submission will not be considered for nomination.

If Blu-Ray is preferred by the submitter, the minimum number of copies accepted is ten (10).


The Supervising Sound Editor must provide the time or times to be viewed along with a description of each section to be viewed for nomination consideration. Exclusion of these screening times and descriptions will result in the disqualification of the submission.

  1. For nomination balloting there will be a minimum of five (5) panel members per category.
  2. For final balloting there will be a minimum of ten (10) panel members per category.
  3. For nomination balloting, panel members will watch the indicated screening times. For final balloting, panel members will watch the entire episode or show.
  4. Broadcast Media entries that receive the top eight (8) votes of the Blue Ribbon Panel will automatically be nominated.
  5. The same structure will apply to the Broadcast Media Blue Ribbon panels as in the feature film category for final balloting.