Choreographers must submit their work via YouTube, WeTransfer, Vimeo (must be able to download), or Dropbox links only.
Submissions must NOT contain ANY titles or credits (i.e. choreographer’s name, etc.) at the beginning, end, or throughout the reel.
The MAXIMUM length of Submissions is three (3) minutes for Commercials, Digital Content (commercially-funded), and Digital Content Independent (self-funded). Two (2) minutes for Music Video. One (1) internal edit of the material is allowed in Music Video. NOTE: Length of submission guidelines for Motion Picture, Television Episodic, Television Award Show/Special, Live Stage Performance Adapted for TV, and Television Reality Show/Competition is different.
For Television Episodic and Reality Show/Competition, a Submission of NO MORE THAN FOUR (4) MINUTES containing only dance number(s)/choreography may be submitted. ENTRANTS may choose to submit up to three pieces of choreography from a single series or limited series. The entries may be culled from the same episode or different episodes as long as it is the original broadcast of the piece and falls within the eligibility period. Entrants have the option to submit only one number, but they may choose to submit two or three numbers. If multiple pieces are submitted, the entrant must be credited as the sole choreographer (or identical choreography team) on all pieces.
A Submission of only the dance number(s)/choreography from the chosen episode(s) must be submitted. Multiple pieces may be put in any order, with two (2) seconds of black in between. NOTE: Dance number(s)/choreography must be submitted in their entirety, with no internal editing.
A choreographer/s can only be nominated in the same category for different shows, and can only be nominated twice in any category.
For Motion Picture, Television Award Show/Special, and Live Stage Performance Adapted for TV, Submission of NO MORE THAN FOUR (4) MINUTES containing only dance number(s)/choreography may be submitted. NOTE: Dance number(s)/choreography must be submitted in their entirety with no internal editing. You may include as many numbers as you like as long as it does not exceed four (4) minutes. If multiple pieces are submitted, the entrant must be credited as the sole choreographer (or identical choreography team) on all pieces. Multiple pieces may be put in any order, with two (2) seconds of black in between. (A montage containing multiple scenes edited together or a movie trailer is NOT an eligible submission).
Four (4) entries may be made in each category, but must be from different projects. A separate submission form must be completed for each entry.
In the case of multiple choreographers with official credit, entrants must submit by listing all choreographers. If the submission contains recognizable/original choreography, the original choreographer must be credited.
In the event an agent, manager, studio, production company, or broadcast entity facilitates the submission by filling out the form, the individual who is listed as the “choreographer” is considered by WCA to be the person who has made the entry.
In the event of a dispute, the nomination will go to the choreographer who received on-camera credit or was named as the choreographer on the project. The choreographer on the project may add additional names to the nomination.
Next of kin may submit an entry on behalf of a deceased relative.
Correct entry information is the responsibility of the entrant. WCA is not liable for incorrect ballot listings that are the result of incorrect information on the entry forms.
If an entry is made in the wrong category and the error is not discovered until it goes to the voting panels, it will be disqualified. If the WCA makes an error that leads to the incorrect categorization, a correction will be issued.
All submissions will be pre-screened by the Nomination and Voting Committee for compliance with submission guidelines. Any submissions not meeting the guidelines will be considered ineligible. The corrected submissions may be resubmitted as long as it is within the deadline.
Ineligible entries can be disqualified at any stage of the awards process.
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11:59 PM, PST. Submissions received after this date will be disqualified.