Stage 1 – Nominee selection –  We select the first group of jurors from our membership and they are designated a performance category. They then watch all of the nomination clips submitted for that category and score them individually. Our accounting firm receives the scores and tabulates the results, creating our list of nominees!

Stage 2 – Winner selection – We select a second group of members who are designated a performance category to watch, and this time they have to watch the full production and score the performance overall. These results are then sent to our accounting firm who tabulates the results. The results are kept strictly confidential until the night of the awards.


Yes, if you are fortunate enough to become a nominee, we need to have the full production file ready to send for the second stage of adjudicating.

Ask the production if they can send us a watermarked version. If not, ask the production if they can send the union the file directly once you become a successful nominee. If we do not receive the full production you may become ineligible for your nomination.

We need hard copies as we upload them to a secure timed website where only the Nominating and Adjudicating jurors can view each submission.

Yes, you can submit multiple submissions for the same category, however, a maximum of 3 submissions for the same episodic production. (stunts excluded).

Yes, you can submit another member, but you will need to have all of the assets required to complete their submission. If you do not, the submission will be void.

Yes. The hard deadline is Friday, July 12 at 4:00 PM PST. If we have not received the submission form, clip, and full production your submission will not be considered.

Yes absolutely, in fact, we encourage it and suggest you ask them to submit on your behalf.

No, unfortunately, you MUST be a UBCP/ACTRA branch member to submit. However, if you are residing in BC and have not transferred your membership over yet, this might be a good time to do so! Please contact your branch membership department and ask for a transfer form. Once transferred you will be eligible to submit.

A public screening, festival, or commercial distribution is considered first aired. A private cast and crew screening is not.


Tickets are offered to members by invitation and lottery draw in October – keep your eyes on your email!

Yes – you will be offered the option to bring a guest.

Usually, in October. Make sure you are subscribed to receive emails from the union!

Yes minors are allowed to attend the event, however, there are limited tickets available. More details will be emailed directly to the minor members.

Unfortunately not. Your tickets are non-transferable and if you cannot attend the event please inform [email protected]


No code – but hey – it is an Awards show and there are tons of photo ops!

Yes, food and a cash bar are provided both before and after the show.

Yes, you can take photos with your phone but no unauthorized professional camera equipment is allowed.

Unfortunately, there is no specific parking at the Commodore, however, it is located in the center of downtown Vancouver, and parking lots and Skytrain stations are located close to the venue.

adly the party has to stop sometime and for us it is midnight! Please be aware that drink service will stop 30 minutes before closing.

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