A group and category must be chosen for each entry. The same video can be entered more than once into different categories.
There are three primary groupings of awards:
Genre / Style Role / Element Subject / Client
Videos must be eight minutes long or less. If the language used is important, it must be in English.
Videos must have been released in the current or prior year of the round being entered.
All entries must available for review online. This protects your content, as we never have possession of your video files if you so choose. They can be password protected. You simply send us a link and password if one is required. The video must be kept available for the duration of the award period. You can use sites such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Each entry in each category is $85.
Judges experienced in the range of content creation skills review entries. Each video is rated on its own merits and not in comparison to others. This means there are no fixed number of winners in any category. In some rounds, no one may secure Gold or Silver in a category while in another group, more than one video may receive the same recognition level.
Consideration is given to the resources available to a production. Funny is funny, emotional is emotional. A video made with a modest budget and local talent can be as effective as an expensive prime-time network spot. We aim to honor excellence at every level and appreciate that regional content may not have the same means as a national company -- from internally produced media up to major agency campaigns.
Each award season has its own deadline. The round you enter will be determined by the date on which your entry is received.
November 30, 2019
February 28, 2020
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A personalized certificate is issued to each recipient. In addition, graphic elements are provided for use on sites and printed matter. Zedman recipients can also purchase trophies and plaques depending on their level of recognition.
The awards are custom designed and manufactured in America. They feature a contemporary, industrial design of solid metal with large engraved elements and clean finishes.
The trophy stands almost one foot high and weighs nearly two pounds. It features a brushed stainless-steel base and a medal at the top reflecting your level of achievement (gold or silver color).
The plaque is machined aluminum and available to gold, silver, and copper honorees.
Both are bold designs unlike other awards out there that dramatically express your achievement.
Each award is personalized to your specifications, so they can reflect your accomplishment or be customized for a client to let them know their messaging has been recognized.
Additional personalized certificates is issued to each recipient and additional ones may be ordered.