Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay to submit my work?

The EVVY Awards doesn’t receive a guaranteed budget each year.  Thanks to generous donations from the College’s VMA department, Emerson’s Student Government Association, private donors and other organizations, the production receives part of the funding necessary to produce the show.  Submission fees and ticket sales help us close the gap.

Can I submit a project that contains copyrighted material?

Yes. Student projects are legally allowed to use copyrighted material.

Who judges the submissions?

All categories are judged by industry professionals.  Notable past judges have included Rachel Dratch of Saturday Night Live, Wendey Stanzler, a director from Grey’s Anatomy, and Matt Cheese, editor of Finding Neverland.

There’s a category that I wish existed. Who should I tell?

Though it’s most likely not possible to add new categories this year, we always welcome suggestions for future categories. E-mail with your ideas.

I heard that once I submit to The EVVYs, they own the rights to my work. Is that true?

Absolutely not! We reserve the right to showcase your work if it is nominated during the live show on May 6th in multiple ways, but in no way do we own your work.

I’d like to stay to attend The EVVYs. Can I get on-campus housing?

Yes! The College provides free on-campus housing for anyone with a ticket to The EVVYs.  You can also get extended on-campus housing if you’re working on the production.

Will I be able to watch the broadcast online?

Yes! The EVVY Awards stream on our website. A link to the stream will be posted a few days before the show. The show begins at 7:00pm on May 6, 2016. If you’re on campus, it will also be broadcast live on The Emerson Channel.

Who should I e-mail about ______?

For contact information for a specific team, you can head over to our Teams page.  If you’re not sure who to contact, always feel free to e-mail the Executive Producers at

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