The Realscreen Awards

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In a high-profile presentation at Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, we will pay tribute to outstanding content from around the world at the industry’s global celebration of non-fiction and factual entertainment excellence.

Entries will be awarded in 20 genre-specific categories that will then move forward for the chance to be awarded one of our grand prize Awards of Excellence, honoring the best programs entered into each of our five main categories: Competition, Lifestyle, Reality, Non-Fiction, and Digital Content.  

The 2020 edition of the Realscreen Awards will see the return of the Diversity and Inclusion Award, honoring programming that positively reflects diversity and inclusivity through its subject matter and casting, or provides a greater understanding of the topic, while educating viewers and inspiring positive change.

Also returning this year will be the opportunity to win in the category of Best New Format Program, honoring the best new format launched within the 2020 competition’s eligibility period.


All components (entry form, videos and payment in full) for Programming Category Award entries must be received by September 20, 2019. Entries received after this closing deadline will not be eligible.

To be eligible, Programming Category Award entries must be productions originally intended for transmission on a linear television network or streaming platform, including having been significantly funded by the network/streaming platform it was intended for, and had its first broadcast or digital transmission/launch date anywhere in the world between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. For returning series, please identify which season the episode submitted is part of.

Prior to its first transmission, the entry has had no major theatrical release. Entries that have had limited theatrical release will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not they can remain eligible. Please state within the field provided in the entry form whether or not your entry has had a limited theatrical release, and supply specific dates and cities.  Failure to include this information may disqualify your entry.  Both the initial public exhibition of limited theatrical and festival releases and the televised/streamed release must fall within the eligibility period.