ASSG Awards Entry Guidelines

 

2022 ASSG AWARDS ENTRY GUIDELINES

  1. All entries must have been commercially released prior to the close of judging for the ASSG Awards in any given year. This includes cinematic releases, festival or VOD/SVOD. For the 2022 Awards this period is 1st June 2021 – 31st August 2022.
  2. The same project must not have been previously entered into the ASSG Awards. This includes any episode from the same season of a series that has already been entered previously.
  3. Qualifying VOD / SVOD Platforms include, but not exclusive to:
    • Amazon Prime
    • Apple TV+
    • Binge
    • Disney+
    • Dendy Direct
    • Fetch TV
    • GooglePlay
    • Hulu
    • Netflix
    • Ozflix
    • Peacock
    • Stan.
    • YouTube Premium
    • If other please specify (e.g. for a Multimedia project this may have just been shared online)
  4. All entries for the ASSG Awards must be submitted via our online entry form. Please note we will no longer accept entries that are not made through our online entry system.
  5. The person submitting the entry must be a financial member of the ASSG.
  6. The person submitting the entry will be responsible for all information submitted and alterations to the original entry will only be accepted at the discretion of the ASSG Awards Sub-Committee.
  7. The ASSG will only accept one entry form per program, so please consult with your Sound Supervisor, or equivalent colleague, to ensure you haven’t forgotten any names before submitting an entry.  It is important that all names are included on the entry form. Please don’t submit an entry if you are not able to submit all the relevant names accurately.
  8. The ASSG will use the spelling of names as listed on the entry form for any press releases, nomination certificates, trophies or any other correspondence related to the ASSG Awards.
  9. The ASSG takes no responsibility for any errors in the spelling of names submitted through the online entry form. Please ensure that all names on the entry are spelled correctly.
  10. All entrants must complete the section in the entry form where it asks for the reasons why your entry should be considered in its category. This will assist the judges during the judging process.
  11. If there are fewer than three entries in any category no nominees or winners will be awarded in that category.
  12. The ASSG reserves the right to change the category a project is entered into if it is deemed necessary.
  13. The ASSG reserves the right to reject any entries which don’t meet our eligibility criteria without further consultation.
  14. All data submitted to the ASSG via the ASSG Awards online entry form may be retained by the ASSG for future reference, excluding any commercial use.
  15. Entry submissions received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  16. If your Non-feature project is over 30 minutes in length, you will be asked to specify a 15 minute section for the judges to concentrate on.
  17. For Feature Film entries you will be asked to nominate a segment or two segments totalling no more than 20 minutes.
  18. The ASSG may screen a short clip at the awards if the project is nominated.
  19. The Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) will not be held liable for any damages incurred (financial or otherwise) for content submitted which has not been authorised or cleared for use within the context of the Awards process, its judging, ceremony or associated media and social-media references.

Feature Film Entries

  1. Any feature film, which has not been released before the conclusion of the judging process for this year’s awards, will be deemed ineligible.
  2. All feature film entries must be entered via Media Room by the date specified by the ASSG in any given year. Media Room requires an Aspera download.
  3. 5.1 or LRC Theatrical mix as .WAV file(s) is mandatory for all features.
  4. You will be responsible for obtaining permission from producers or copyright holders to screen the project for judging purposes.

Non-feature Entries

  1. All non-feature film entries must be entered via Media Room by the date specified by the ASSG in any given year. Media Room requires an Aspera download.
  2. Audio must be Stereo or LtRt to allow our judges to stream your project. If you wish to provide a 5.1 mix, we request you upload this separately and only as .WAV files (interleaved or multiple mono). Please make separate audio files the same length as the uploaded video file, for the sake of easy synchronisation.
  3. You will be responsible for obtaining permission from producers or copyright holders to screen the project for judging purposes.
  4. The Media Room secure link will only be distributed to those who are judging that category.

Interactive Media (not applicable for 2022)

  1. This award is open to all non-linear projects, videos or games that include some element of audio interactive computer entertainment.
  2. The various platforms include:
    • Websites with interactive audio content (e.g.Children’s educational flash site).
    • Web media such as promotional material (includes some level of interactivity, not just linking to external websites).
    • Episodic web media (Webisodes only, not direct upload of a TV broadcast).
    • Mobile games or apps (iOS or Android).
    • Handheld games (PSP, PSVita, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Switch).
    • Console games (PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WiiU).
    • PC/MAC games.
  3. Do not enter multiple formats for the one project.
  4. All entries must be submitted as videos to Media Room. This is for judging purposes only as judges may not have access to the appropriate device to play the entry.
  5. Please capture a section of the project, no longer than 25 minutes, that best demonstrates the sound of the project.
  6. Multiple videos of different game levels are acceptable but please limit these to 25 minutes in total. Please make this one file upload only. (e.g. You might enter 5 x 5minute videos of different levels of the one game – please stick these segments together for ease of judging)
  7. Please provide copies or links to a copy of the work in the original format (where possible).
  8. In the case of games, please provide an access code or boxed version, if possible.

For any queries regarding these guidelines please contact us at awards@assg.org.au.