Entering The Aurora Awards competition is not hard, but the benefits of winning are enormous. Every year, more and more media professionals are discovering The Aurora Awards, and many of them are decorating their desks and their press releases with their wins.

Here are the steps you need to take when entering:

  1. Read the eligibility requirements.
  2. Recognize the deadline and act accordingly.
  3. Decide which category (or categories) you wish to enter.
  4. Fill out the online entry form.
  5. Submit entry as outlined in the Requirements and type of process you choose.
  6. Pay online through our secure merchant service or mail in a check.
  7. Check your email for entry confirmation and mail in entries where applicable.


  • Programs or commercials must have been completed, aired or released within two years before the competition year entered.
  • Cable, PBS , online, and Theatrical releases are accepted.
  • Productions can be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. All other languages must have English subtitles or be judged "as is".

The Aurora Awards reserves the right to return entries and entry fees of programs it deems contrary to its mission, which is to promote and maintain excellent values in production and content. Entries that are pornographic or extremely graphic in nature will be returned and entry fees will be refunded. If you have questions regarding submissions, call the Aurora offices at (801) 535-4339.


  • Entry fee is $75 for each category code selected.
  • For currently enrolled students, the entry fee is $50 for the student film category (B20).
  • A separate DVD or storage device will need to be provided to The Aurora Awards for each category entered. Multiple entries in the "Commercials" category may be contained on a single DVD or digital storage device. This will not be returned.
  • Label each digital storage device with the category number and project title and clearly specify format on the case or disk.

  • Submissions should be able to be viewed in a common or approved digital format to be viewed online or on a DVD or Blu-Ray player. Work may be submitted on CD-ROM, DVD, USB flash drive, or other transportable and non-returnable storage device. (Common digital formats include AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, MPEG or Quicktime).

  • Please check your entries before submitting.
  • Judging will not proceed unless payment has been received