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 MPSE will confer a Golden Reel Award on the crew demonstrating exemplary sound editing for a live-action project under thirty-five (35) minutes in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live-Action Under 35:00. 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 these disciplines for each eligible submission.
Programming released via television broadcast, cable broadcast, streaming, VOD, or other on- line or non-theatrical means will be considered Broadcast Media.
Any live-action program, either episodic or single presentation, running less than 35 minutes can be submitted for consideration in this category. This includes webisodes & short films.
Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted per Supervising Sound Editor in this category in a single awards year.
Broadcast Media submissions will be judged in the year of their initial airing or release in the United States.
For nomination consideration, the Blue Ribbon Panel will consider the sound editorial work presented from one (1) to two (2) sections indicated by the submitter in their submission paperwork. These sections should not exceed ten minutes (10:00) of running time when combined.
For award consideration, the Blue Ribbon Panel will consider the sound editorial work from the program in its entirety.
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, Dialogue Editors, ADR Editors, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists, Sound Editors, Supervising Music Editors and Music Editors.
For Broadcast Media Live - Action Under 35:00 sound editing, the number of awards to be given will be one editor per act (or reel) plus two, e.g. for a four act show there may be as many as six (6) awards.
The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method.