WHAT ARE THE 18th ANNUAL VES AWARDS CATEGORIES?
Each category below will take you to a description of the page, with all the instructions needed in the "details" sections.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
Just a few reminders:
- Any project that premiered anywhere in the world in 2019 and that meets the criteria of the VES Awards may be entered
- The deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:59PM PST
- You must upload your viewing materials and optional supplemental written material (if any) between November 4 and November 30, 2019
- If your project premieres after the November 30 deadline, you must complete a Submission Form, pay the entry fee by the deadline, and submit a Petition stating the facts concerning the delayed release date. If the Petition is granted, viewing materials must then be submitted at the earliest practicable date, but in no event later than December 20, 2019 except for projects with a release or air date later than December 15
- Use the Petition Committee button on the submission form to submit a petition
- Unavailability of personnel to prepare submission materials in time to meet the entry deadline is not a valid reason to be granted a deadline extension
- The Awards Committee does not give advice prior to vetting on which category an entry should be submitted in. When it is unclear which category a submission is properly eligible for, use your best judgment based on category definitions and submit entries accordingly. If, during vetting, the Awards Committee determines that the entry is in the wrong category, the Committee will discuss the matter with you and give you the options of 1). Revising it to better fit the category, 2). Moving the entry to a more suitable category, or 3). Withdrawing the entry.
- It is the policy of the VES Awards that Special (Practical) Effects Coordinators/Supervisors be recognized for their work when the special effects contributed significantly to the overall visual impact of a production. Accordingly, the Special Effects Coordinator/Supervisor must be named in all but two General Categories when the contributions of the special effects are a prominent part of the project. Therefore a fifth nominee spot is set aside exclusively for the Special Effects Coordinator/Supervisor. Should one not be entered, this spot will remain vacant.