Entry Kit 2023

How do I enter the Awards?
Register here. The entire process is done online. Once you’ve registered, the system will guide you through the steps. You can pause at any point and save a draft and resume your entry at your convenience. You can also edit your entry after you have submitted it right up until the entry platform closes on 14 APRIL 2023. Meanwhile, we’re right here to answer any questions.

Some important dates to put on your calendar:
14 April 2023: Awards entries close. Please contact us at awards@contentasia.tv if you have any problems uploading or need advice/tech support
End July 2023: Nominees announced
Thursday, 24 August 2023: ContentAsia Awards 2023 Ceremony

What are the broadcast dates for eligible programmes?
Programmes submitted for consideration have to have been made in Asia and on air/streamed for the first time on a channel or platform in Asia between 15 April 2022 and midnight (SG/HK/MY time) on 14 April 2023. If your series starts before the deadline and runs after 14 April 2023, please only submit episodes that have aired/streamed between the eligible dates.

Who is eligible to enter?
Broadcasters/platforms/producers/production houses from 18 countries/territories: Cambodia, China, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia,  Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines,  Singapore,  Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Why isn’t Australia included?
For this year’s Awards, we are keeping the footprint focused specifically on Asia, rather than on Asia Pacific.

Can I submit a programme if I don’t own 100% of the IP?
Sure. All we ask is that if you don’t own the IP, you get permission from whoever does to submit your entry, and that they are fully aware of what you are doing. Apart from being polite, you don’t want to get into any trouble and neither do we.

Will you accept joint-entries?
Yes. If you are the rights holder of, for instance, a format and you would like to submit versions made in Asia, you are more than welcome to enter it by yourself or with your production partner or broadcaster on the ground in Asia. Same goes for producers/creators of drama or other content.

Can I submit the same episode in multiple categories?
Yes you can.

How much does it cost to enter?
Entry fees range from US$220 to approx US$175, depending on how many entries you submit. Single entries cost US$220 each. There is a rising scale of discounts for multiple entries, with the maximum discounts for 11 or more entries. For example, there is 5% off the total amount for two entries; 10% off the total for 3, 4 or 5 entries; 15% off the total for 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10th entries; and 20% off the total amount for 11 or more entries.

What video formats does your entry platform accept?
The platform accepts m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpeg4, mpg and wmv. Please contact us at awards@contentasia.tv if you would like to submit in any other format.

Do my entries have to be in English? What if the judges don’t speak my language?
The language of great content is universal, as shown by the spectacular attention around Squid Game (Korea), The Money Heist (Spain), The Story of Yanxi Palace (China), Love Destiny (Thailand), My Husband’s Lover (Philippines) and many other TV series being watched by audiences in Asia and around the world. For convenience, the common language of the 2023 Awards is English. Many of the judges will speak the language of your submission. But for the judges who don’t, we ask you to please make sure your entries are subtitled in English. You can, of course, submit English-language scripts, but we would prefer judges to watch your entry, not be reading and trying to watch at the same time.

Will there be a live in-person event on the ground to announce the Awards on 24 August 2023?
Yes! Last year’s dinner is being upsized into a full-on glittery live event on Friday, 24 August 2023, to announce the winners. The Awards will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

Will we know who the judges are and when?
Judges are listed on the Judges page and are being updated constantly. We want you to know asap exactly who you’re in front of as soon as they say “yes”.

Will judges be judging their own content?
Simple answer. No. Not that we think they won’t be able to be objective. But even the slightest possibility that that results could be seen to be compromised means people will not be judging their own content or any production in which they have been involved.

Will the ContentAsia Awards be sponsored?
Another easy one. Absolutely not. At least not by anyone/company who submits an entry. Again, we don’t believe for a second that our judges will be swayed one way or another from their responsibilities. But even the possibility of the smallest, slightest implication that we may have been influenced has to be eliminated. We feel strongly that accepting sponsorship from companies that might go on to win (and throw the results into question) is not part of the universe we have built for the past 15 years around ContentAsia. Sure, it’s tough turning down potential funding for something that may – or may not – happen. Principles can be a bitch, right. What we are doing is giving companies a choice: You can sponsor, but then you can’t enter. We prefer you to enter, but it’s entirely up to you. No pressure. For companies who have no content to enter – all those tech, equipment, other vendors – we look forward to welcoming you to our Awards world.

Are the ContentAsia Awards part of the ContentAsia Summit?
The two events are being held at the same time because that makes sense on multiple levels. But the two are being run separately and independently.

What about sponsorship and advertising around the ContentAsia Summit?
ContentAsia and the ContentAsia Summit, which has been held every year for the past 15 years, have always been grateful for strong support from the industry. Hopefully that will continue. These sponsorships and relationships are kept totally separate from the ContentAsia Awards.

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