Submission Instructions:

Deadline: April 6, 2012

1. Complete your entry and payment information online via this website.

 - Step 1: Click "Add Entry" and fill out the basic category information and entry title. Click "save."
 - Step 2: Click the "Entry Information" tab  to fill out the further details of your entry's information, including original air date, credits and other details. Click "save."

- Step 3: Click the "Upload" tab and upload your submission. It must be under 300MB. All entries MUST be uploaded online to avoid the $20 processing fee per entry.
 - Step 4: Repeat the process for other entries. You may save or edit all your entries before submitting.
 - Step 5: When you are ready to submit, please go to "View Entries" and view your complete list of entries ready for payment. 
**Important: If you are paying by check, please hit the "print" button on the far right of each entry. You will need to submit a summary of each entry and mail it to our headquarters at 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
 - Step 6:
Click the "Pay Now" tab and proceed with payment. We recommend hitting the print button on the "Pay Now" screen to have a list of all your submitted entries. Please note that your entry is not considered complete and will not be judged without payment.

- Step 7: FINAL STEP - Once you have received payment confirmation, you still need to submit the entries into the system. Please go back to "View Entries," click on "status" and hit "Submit Now" for EACH ENTRY.


2. If mailing DVDs


After completing steps 1-7 above, please mail print outs of your entry summaries, payment (if paying by check) and DVDs to the address below:

Alliance for Community Media
Hometown Media Awards
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit this page.

For any additional questions, please contact ACM Headquarters at 703-506-2889 or via email at


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