Eligibility Period

Entries produced between 1 Jan 2023 to 16 Feb 2024 are eligible for entry into the awards. 


General Eligibility

All work entered into shots Awards: Americas 2024 should have aired/first appeared online between 1 Jan 2023 to 16 Feb 2024.

To classify as being from ‘The Americas’, the work should have been developed through an agency based in North America, South America or Canada.

Where there is no agency, but the idea was developed in-house by the brand, the in-house dept should be based in North America, South America or Canada. If there was no agency or in-house creative dept, the production company should be based in North America, South America or Canada. If there was no agency or in-house creative dept or production company… are you sure you’re entering the correct awards show?


Entry Fees 

EARLY BIRD - DEADLINE: 1 December 2023

1-4 Entries $295/entry
5+ Entries $265.50/entry - 10% off


NORMAL ENTRY - EXTENDED DEADLINE: 23 February 2024

1-4 Entries $375/entry 
5+ Entries $337.50/entry - 10% off

Payment must be received for all entries before they will be approved for judging.

Payment can be made securely online by credit card at time of submission.

Payment by bank transfer for larger numbers of entries can be made - Please contact us.
 

Judging

We have jury heads for different categories, or groups of categories, and they and their fellow jury members will decide both the shortlisted work and, after a period of online deliberation, the eventual winners.

Further to this, points will be allocated to shortlisted and winning work, and the respective companies involved in making that work, to ascertain the winners of the company and people categories [listed below], with the company/person gaining the greatest number of points announced as the winner.  Only companies based in the region will be in contention.

The points allocation is as follows:

  • Shortlisted work: 1 point
  • Bronze winning work: 3 points
  • Silver winning work: 5 points
  • Gold winning work: 8 points

The categories for which the above points system is employed:

  • Director of the Year
  • VFX Company of the Year
  • Agency of the Year
  • Editing House
  • Editor of the Year
  • Production Company of the Year
  • Audio Company of the Year