Children's Programs Entry Form

The DGA Awards celebrates outstanding directorial achievement and we welcome your entry. Here are the Awards guidelines and entry form for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs. You must agree to these rules at the bottom of the page in order to go to the Entry Form.

  1. Director Eligibility: Entries must be directed by a DGA member under a DGA Agreement. A director may enter one program in this category. Entries are accepted only from the director of the program.

  2. Eligibility: Only Children’s Programs that have originally aired on television or on the internet during the period of March 1 , 2021 through December 31, 2021 are eligible. Programs exhibited theatrically prior to television or internet exhibition are not eligible. Children’s Programs are designed for children, ages 2-16. The program’s target audience is the child but does not exclude family viewing. Live-action programs are eligible; animated programs are not eligible. DGA-covered programs produced specifically for the internet are eligible. Programs that are only broadcast locally (even if available on the internet) are not eligible. Only projects eligible under existing DGA Awards Television categories are eligible to be entered in this category.

  3. Length: Entries must have a minimum broadcast format length of approximately one half hour.

  4. Credit: The director must have exercised all traditional directorial functions in connection with original photography and received an on-screen "Directed By" credit.

  5. Entry Requirements:

    • The Director must submit a completed DGA Awards entry form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of the entry form.

    • Entries must have a Deal Memorandum on file with the DGA for the project being submitted.

    • The Director must provide a secure password protected HD link of the Children’s Program, with the following specifications: QuickTime Movie in Apple ProRes, 1920 x 1080. This link will be forwarded to the DGA Awards Director Member Panel and must remain active for the duration of the voting period.

    • All entries must be received in the Awards office by 6:00 P.M. PST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021.

  6. Direct-to-DVD/VOD: DGA-covered Direct-to-DVD/VOD projects are eligible to be entered for DGA Awards consideration, provided the Direct-to-DVD/VOD release has been broadcast on television or made available on a subscription consumer pay platform. The television broadcast or internet exhibition on a subscription consumer pay platform must occur within 7 days of the original Direct-to-DVD/VOD offering. The Direct-to-DVD/VOD offering, television broadcast, or internet exhibition must all occur within the same eligibility period.

  7. Judging Process: Children’s Programs entries will be viewed by a Director-Member Nomination Panel that votes by secret ballot. The five entries that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as the 2021 DGA Children’s Programs Nominees on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. These five will then be viewed by a Director-Member Blue Ribbon Panel that will, by secret ballot, select the winner of the 2021 DGA Children’s Programs Award. The winner will be announced at the 74th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Awards Administrator Maggie Holmes in the Awards Office at or (310) 289-2038.


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