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 effects and Foley editing for an episodic long form project in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Episodic Long Form - Effects/Foley. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of 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.
Episodic Long Form is considered any program that has five (5) or more episodes which broadcast recurrently. This includes Made-For-Television Movies, Mini-Series, and Specials.
Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted per Supervising Sound Editor 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 twenty-five (25) minutes when combined.
For awards 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, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists and Sound Editors.
For this category, the number of awards to be given will be one editor per act (or reel) plus two, e.g. for a six (6) act show there may be as many as eight (8) awards.
Any entry in the Sound Effects and Foley categories that does not submit a complete application for submission will not be considered for nomination.
The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method.