EMMY® Express FAQS

WHAT IS EMMY EXPRESS?

EMMY® Express is our online entry solution designed to make the entry process as easy as possible. The entire process takes about 5 – 10 minutes per entry. To submit more than one entry, simply repeat the process and at the end, be sure to choose your payment option. In addition to completing the “paperwork” part of the entry process online, all entrants will be required to upload their video entries to EMMY® Express for online judging.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO USE EMMY EXPRESS?
NO, you do not have to be a member, but you must register to use EMMY® Express if you are not already a current member. The log in process is a security feature. It also allows entry information to be saved if you decide you need to finish at a later time.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO LOG IN TO EMMY EXPRESS?
Current members can use either their membership number or their email address and their password to log in. If you do not have this information, please use Membership Record Look Up Form. If you are not already in our database, you can either become a member or just sign up as a registered user by clicking on the appropriate link. *NOTE: Use EITHER your member # or your email address to log in – not both. Also, if using your email address it must exactly match what is in our database. If you think you should have an EMMY® Express account but are not able to log in, contact the chapter before creating a new member record. We can confirm whether or not you are in the database and can then verify your log in info. CONTACT US

WHEN I LOG IN, I AM SEEING SOMEONE ELSE’S INFORMATION, WHY?
Click on the RED “CLEAR SESSION” link in the resources column on the left side of the EMMY® Express log in page. This should clear out the other person’s info and allow you to sign in to your account. You always want to be sure to “log out” of your account when you are finished.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY?
You do not have to be a member of Michigan Chapter, however, if you would like to receive the discounted member entry fee, you can become a member immediately by clicking the membership link. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING A MEMBER, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU SIGN UP BEFORE YOU START THE EMMY® ENTRY PROCESS. Once you have filled out the member information you will receive member entry rates.

WHAT IS THE EMMY EXPRESS DASHBOARD AND SHOULD I USE?
The dashboard is a feature that allows a designated ‘administrator’ to review, change, approve and pay for their company’s entries. The dashboard is an option for companies/groups with a large number of entries. If you would like to utilize this feature, please use CONTACT US.

WHY AM NOT RECEIVING THE DISCOUNTED MEMBER RATE?
Is your membership expired? If you paid your member dues when submitting entries last year, your membership has expired (it is renewable each year). You’ll need to renew your membership (use the RENEW MEMBERSHIP link in the left hand column in EMMY® Express).

WHY IS EMMY EXPRESS REJECTING THE DATE I PUT IN?
Make sure you have dashes (-) between the numbers, not slashes (/)

WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE? CAN I GO BACK IN AND EDIT MY ENTRY?
YES. You may go back and edit your entry (using the link emailed to you with your entry confirmation) until the deadline of February 1, 2017.

If you have submitted an entry in the wrong category or need to delete an entry that you have changed your mind about, please send the entry’s EMMY® Express email receipt to the Michigan EMMY® administrator, requesting the entry category to be changed.

DON’T LEAVE A MESS IN EMMY EXPRESS!
If you change your mind after filling out the entry form in Emmy® Express, or if you make a mistake that you can’t correct in Emmy® Express, please use CONTACT US to fix it. Failure to delete an entry will cause bogus entries to stay in the system.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED FOR AN ENTRY?

  • Title of Entry
  • Category Name and Number
  • Submitting Organization
  • Length: hour/minutes/seconds
  • Producing Organization (Company to be recognize
  • First Air Date (MM-DD-YYYY)
  • Station First Aired or URL if the material was distributed via Internet
  • Entry Summary Description/Precis (optional)
  • Entrant Info (for each entrant)
  • E-mail Address – OR – Member Number & Last Name
  • Entrant’s role for the entry (optional)
  • For Non-Member entrants who are also not registered users of EMMY® Express, you’ll also need the following (member & EMMY® Express registered user info will be filled in automatically)
  • E-mail address & role for the entry (as noted above)
  • Entrant’s Name (required)
  • Phone Number & Address (required)
  • Credit Card information (if paying by credit card)
  • Account name that will appear on check (if paying by check)

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We accept most major credit cards and checks. If you are paying by check, ATTACH your payment to your invoice and send it to:
MICHIGAN EMMY® CHAPTER
24903 Lois Lane Dr.
Southfield, MI 48075

IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE ENTRY, CAN I PAY FOR THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME?
YES. When you get to the “View Invoice” step prior to paying for your entry, there will be an option to “Add Another Entry.” After you have submitted all your entries, then you can pay. You can also come back to EMMY® Express at a later time to add additional entries. Just log in to your account and click on the “Add Entry” link on the left side of the page.

WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF THE ENTRY AND PAYMENT?
YES. An entry confirmation e-mail is automatically sent to each person listed on the entry. The e-mail provides links to: modify the entry, print the entry form and pay entry fees. In addition, “Payment Request” e-mails with a payment link are sent to each person on the entry if you select the “Multiple Payment” option.

*NOTE: Anytime someone makes a partial payment on an entry, a “Payment Request” email is sent. If you have already paid your entry fees for that invoice, you can ignore the additional emails. We hope to find a better solution to this automatic notice part of the process in the near future.

HOW DO I UPLOAD MY VIDEO?
Detailed instructions including accepted file formats, recommended encoding guidelines and step-by-step instructions for the upload process can be found on the chapter’s website and through links in the resources column on the left side of the EMMY® Express entry and video upload pages. You can access the video upload page at this link: Video Upload