A properly completed entry form is required for all submissions. Incomplete submissions will result in the disqualification of that entry from the nominating process.


The preferred format of screening copies for Broadcast Media categories is streaming and/or digital upload.

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 MPSE will confer a Golden Reel Award on the crew demonstrating exemplary sound editing for interactive game play in a single category, designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Computer Interactive Game Play. For this category sound editing is defined as the editing of Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of all of these disciplines for each eligible entry.

For a project to be classified as Computer Interactive Game Play an entry’s initial distribution must have been by computer, online or game console delivery and associated directly with a video game released in the eligible calendar year. The board of directors shall make determinations on a case-by-case basis of an entry’s qualification for consideration in this category.

Interactive Virtual Reality Game Play will be considered in this category.

In all other respects the MPSE Golden Reel Broadcast Media rules apply to this category.


Gaming submissions will be judged in the year of their initial release in the United States.


MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Supervising Sound Editors, Sound Designers, Supervising Dialogue Editors, Supervising ADR Editors, Supervising Music Editors, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists, Sound Editors, Dialogue Editors, ADR Editors, Music Editors and Scoring Editors.


Crew size for this category will be limited to eight (8) awards. The nominated editors must be part of the primary sound editing crew, not just the temp mix or mix changes.

If the Supervising Sound Editor feels that more editors should qualify, the supervisor must specifically appeal to the Board at the time of nomination. The board will then make a determination on the crew size.


The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method.