Official Rules

Eligibility

Films/Videos, Websites, and Apps can all be entered in the Omni Awards, as long as they meet these requirements:

  • Must have been completed within the last 3 years.
  • Must have a web address where the entry can be viewed or downloaded by our judges.

Entry Categories

The category or categories you choose for your entry determine the judging criteria. You may enter a project into as many categories as you like. There is an entry fee for each category entered. See the Entry Categories page for a complete list of all categories and their descriptions.

Entry Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for entries in the Spring competition is April 1st. Late entries will be accepted until April 30th for an additional $10 fee.

The deadline for entries in the Fall competition is October 1st. Late entries will be accepted until October 31st for an additional $10 fee.

You may submit an entry at any time during the year, and it will be automatically entered in the upcoming competition.

Fees

The non-refundable entry fee for each category entered is $65. (Late entries require an extra $10 late fee.) This fee must be paid in U. S. dollars. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Judging

Each entry will be judged by a jury of your peers. Entries will be scored on a ten-point scale. Entries which score from 0.0 to 7.4 will not receive an award, 7.5-8.5 are bronze winners, 8.5-9.5 are silver winners, and entries judged from 9.5-10 are gold winners.

Historically 5% of entrants receive a Gold, 10% a Silver and 15% a Bronze award. An estimated 70% of all entrants do not receive an award of distinction. Based on these percentages, the high level of production values required to receive an award is apparent.

Learn more about the Judging Process

Certificates and Statues

Every award winning entry will receive one certificate of accomplishment. For an additional fee, award winners may purchase an Omni Statue. The Omni Award stands 10" high and is made of matte black foxite with a pewter cast Omni figure. Duplicate awards and certificates can be ordered at any time.

See the Award Statues page for details.

Publicity

Winners have the right to display the Omni Awards logo in conjunction with their company and winning entry.

Notification

At the close of each competition all entrants in that competition will be notified via email of their entry's scores.