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Important information regarding the upcoming 2017 ACS State & Territory Awards Awards for Cinematography

If you are intending to enter the 2017 ACS State & Territory Awards for Cinematography, please read the following information carefully.

The new Categories and Terms and Conditions are on our website.

The categories and category descriptions have changed so please read the Categories carefully.

This year’s awards entries will only be via our website.

You will receive your unique entry number & Awards entry label via the awards dashboard upon completion of the online entry form. This will contain instructions on how to submit your entry. FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

Data file entries must be named correctly. The file must adhere to the following naming convention, note - do not put the name of the entrant in the file name:

Follow this naming convention EXACTLY
Sample file name:

All physical entries must have an Awards entry label attached (this label is supplied with your entry confirmation email). Entrants may place multiple entries on USB drives or portable Hard Drives, though an online entry form must be submitted for each individual entry. Each entry file name must follow the naming protocol and USB drives or portable Hard Drives require a separate label for each file on the drive/s.

All entries must be received via mail, courier or hand delivery to the address listed on the entry form, by the due date and time. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If entries are on USB drive/s please wrap them in bubble wrap then place them in a sealed envelope, ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE WRITE IN THIS ORDER:

Entrants name


For FTP entry see the information above.

Data files are the preferred method of entry, and must adhere to the following guidelines in order to preserve image quality benchmarks:

H.264: MP4 or Quicktime files with a data rate of 5000kbps minimum.

Please make contact with your entry branch if you feel you are unable to meet these requirements.

16:9 monitors are used for judging.
All entries must be submitted 16:9 full height anamorphic.
4:3 entries should be pillar boxed. 1.85 & 2.40 entries should be letterboxed.


Hard Drive entries are required to have a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connector. They can be a USB Flash drive or a portable hard drive with a USB cable. Other hard drive connection types are not acceptable.

H.264 files may be uploaded via the Awards entry site, up to 10 GB in size.

Always submit the highest quality file / dub / media for every entry so they can be judged accurately and winners' work screened in the best possible form at the Awards. Poor quality entries impede the ability of the judges to accurately review the work, which may result in the disqualification of your entry, and in this case, entry fees are non-refundable.

If you have any queries, please direct your questions to your state’s Awards Co-ordinator.

Good luck with your entries.

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