Judging and Submitting

Judging is based on five basic criteria: Content, Creativity, Technical Elements – Audio, Technical Elements – Video, and Overall Reaction.  There are a total of 15 competitive categories.

    • January 1, 2023
    • MPEG-4 only –
    • February 28, 2023
    • All registration forms must be received by 8pm EDT on February 28, 2022
    • March 15, 2023
    • Current JAG Members
      • 1st entry free
      • $25 each additional entry
    • Non-JAG members; $50 per entry
  • All payments or purchase order must be received by March 31st, 2023 or the entry may be disqualified.  Contact gfairfield@piscatawaynj.org if unable to meet this deadline. 

Pay online with PayPal or Credit Card at the registration site, a municipal purchase order, or by check. If you don’t know if you are a current Jersey Access Group member, please contact Linda Besink at: lbesink@gmail.com

Make checks payable to Jersey Access Group

Mail check or purchase order to:

Jersey Access Group, PO Box 164, Metuchen, NJ 08840

    • All programs must have been produced & aired (cablecast) between    January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
  • Entries may be any length; however judges are only required to watch 15 minutes of each entry.
    • Single Programs
      • You may submit any part of a program or programs: such as the beginning and end, or beginning and middle,
    • Series Programs
      • You may submit three to four segments from a series program, not exceeding 5 minutes for each segment (clearly delineate between each segment with a slate or fade).
    • You must not re-edit the segments for the purpose of this contest; they must appear as they were originally produced and aired (cablecast).
  • All entries must be accompanied by a 30 second highlight clip for use as part of the JAG Video Awards presentation.
  • Each entry will be adjudicated in the following scoring form:
    • Gold              (76 to 100% of the maximum score)
    • Silver             (51 to 75% of the maximum score)
    • Bronze           (25 to 50% of the maximum score)
  • Each category will be awarded in the following form:
    • Award of Excellence                                       Each Category
    • Award of Distinction Each Category
    • Award of Recognition Each Category

  • 2 Additional Awards will be presented to a JAG member for the following:
    • Highest Scoring Independent Producer’s entry
    • Highest Scoring Non-Profit Organization’s entry
      • These awards are only available to current Independent & Non-Profit JAG Members in good standings.

  • All adjudication Certificates will be available for pick up at JAG Awards Banquet

  • Additional trophies can be ordered