Guidelines & Fees

Entry fees

  • Submissions received before Friday,  December 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET are US$300 per entry.
  • Submissions received between Saturday,  December 5, 2020 and Friday,  February 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET are US$400 per entry. Provincial taxes for Canadian companies apply.
  • You will be prompted to pay these fees by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.
  • Paid entries that are ineligible, incomplete or removed at the request of the Entrant cannot be refunded. You may substitute your original entry with another program before the final deadline Friday, February 5, 2021 (11:59 PM EST). If you wish to withdraw a paid entry please notify the Awards Coordinator to have it removed from the competition.


Submission Checklist

By the closing deadline of Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET, you must:

1. Complete the online entry form. At any time during the entry period, you may change or add new information. When you return to add more information to your entry, you must click "Edit" to proceed.

2. Upload two videos. Please review all technical specifications before uploading any files. DVDs will not be accepted.

+ One full episode (in the case of a series), or the program in its entirety (in the case of one-offs). 
+ One 30-second clip from the program. This must be a direct lift, not a promotional trailer or compilation of scenes. In the event of a nomination, this clip may be used on the 2021 Rockie Awards website to showcase and promote the work of nominees.

For podcast categories, entrants must submit one MP3 audio file per entry.

3. Upload two promotional images.

+ One landscape orientation image of the show/talent only, no logos, show titles or other text.
+ One promotional photo which may include logos, show titles or other text.   

4. Upload one 30-second music sting. Can be the opening or theme song.

5. Submit payment. Each entry is US$300 for Early Bird (expires Friday December 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET) and US$400 Regular (Provincial taxes for Canadian companies apply). You will be prompted to pay these fees by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.


Rights Clearance:

By submitting video, digital and/or any content, or any forms of entertainment, advertising or promotional materials as part of an entry to the 2021 Rockies Awards, you grant permission to The Banff World Media Festival to: show, play and/or publicly exhibit the submitted content at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival and the 2021 Rockie Awards ceremony; to exhibit and communicate submitted content to the public by telecommunication; and to charge admission to the awards ceremony where it is exhibited. Entrant companies acknowledge and agree that The Banff World Media Festival may use the content, or any reproduction of the submitted content in whole or in part, in telecasts, webcasts, exhibits, books, pamphlets, and other publications featuring or promoting award entries, and for which The Banff World Media Festival may receive compensation. The entrant company holds all necessary rights and/or licenses for such uses of the submitted content by The Banff World Media Festival as referenced above, including all music and other works contained within the content.

Entrant companies shall be responsible and shall hold The Banff World Media Festival, its assignees and licensees harmless for talent and/or other residual fees or claims arising by or due to the uses of the submitted content by The Banff World Media Festival as referenced above. Entrant companies submitting content to the 2021 Rockies Awards certify and confirm that they have the full authority to grant the rights to The Banff World Media Festival for the uses referenced above, on its behalf and on behalf of any client for whom the content was produced.