2014 Eclipse Awards Open for Entries

Looking for the Best of West Michigan’s

Film, Video, and Television Work

_DAN5148The third annual Eclipse Awards are calling for entries now until March 14, 2014. The Eclipse Awards showcase the best in West Michigan’s  film, video, and television community.  Sponsored by WKTV with the West Michigan Film Video Alliance, an Eclipse is awarded to locally produced media for outstanding work in the crafts and several primary categories. The mission of the Eclipse event is to inspire and enhance the West Michigan “voice” in mediums of television, film, sound, and web, and to be recognized for excellence among international, national, and regional judges.


An Eclipse in a particular category is awarded after nominees for that category have been chosen. To reach nomination level in the first round, judges in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and London screen each submission and decide by a process of scores, which work receives a nomination for the 2014 Eclipse.


In Categories, judges nominate based on the overall excellence of the work submitted, such as the technical excellence, but also on the treatment of the content. In other words, if the subject matter presented in a manner that is above the ordinary.


After the Nominees announcement on April 14, all nominated works are eligible for the Eclipse People’s Choice Award. These will be available on the Facebook site for viewing and voting by the General Public. The Eclipse People’s Choice Award is new this year and will have one winner.


In the second round, the nominees in each category are selected by the judges for the final award. The results of the tabulation from all judges are kept secret until the night of the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The “Excellence in Craft” Awards Ceremony will be televised live by WKTV from City Flats Ballroom on Monroe Center in Grand Rapids.


Visit www.theeclipseaward.com for categories, entry forms, rules, FAQs, payment, and additional information.


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