Awards Entry FAQ & Instructions

We're sure you'll be able to make your entries in the PMJA Annual Awards competition in a snap, but in case you run into questions or just want a primer, we've got you.

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Contest FAQ’s:

Q: I don’t know my password

A:  Reset your password at 

Q: My entries are calculating at the more expensive non-member rate. How can I fix that?

A: Check your membership status in your Member Compass. You may just need to renew your membership!  If your status doesn't match what you were expecting, email us at

Q: My station will only pay via invoice.  What should I do?

A: Select the payment method "Invoice" on your entry.  When you enter your last submission, select "Yes" for all finished.  We'll email an invoice to the billing contact for your PMJA membership.  You can also print your Order Overview and submit that to your accounting department for payment, but be aware that we will still email the invoice.  Remember that all payments must be postmarked by February 23rd.

Q: I’m a freelancer and would like to enter the awards. How can I do that?

A:  PMJA has a special category “Features produced by freelancers.”  Make sure you have a PMJA login created to make your entry.  All other categories must be submitted by the station on which the entry aired.   

Q: I’m an independent podcaster and would like to enter the awards. How can I do that?

A:  If your organization is not listed in the drop-down menu, you can choose "Unlisted Organization" and proceed through the remaining steps to enter. Make sure you have a PMJA login created to make your entry. Make sure you have a PMJA login created to make your entry.   

Q: I run a collaboration - how can I enter my collaboration's work in the contest?

A:  Be sure you are logged into your PMJA account to begin your entry. In the organization drop-down, choose the station that is sponsoring the collaboration. Be sure to fill in the collaboration's name in the "Award Plaque Name" field. For division, please choose the division that corresponds with the number of people employed through the collaboration. 

Q: My small station partnered with a larger station on a project and we want to enter it in the "Collaborative Effort" category. What Division should I choose?

A:  All collaborations must compete in the largest division of the partner organizations. So, if your partner is bigger, please choose division based on that partner's number of employees. 

Q: Is there a limit to how many entries I can submit in one category?

A:  No. You are welcome to submit as many entries as you would like in as many categories as you would like.   

Q: You're asking for contributors on the entry form. What will be done with that information?

A:  We will not be placing additional names on awards plaques, but we will be adding these folks to our database so they can be included in future communication about awards. We will only e-mail these contributors with notifications of winning entries if the main entrant's e-mail bounces back to us.

Q: Who should I count as a contributor?

A:  We are leaving that up to you - feel free to choose those who you feel made a significant contribution to the entry such as reporters, producers and editors. 

Q: Who do I contact with additional questions?

A:  You can always reach us at, use the chat bubble on this site or give us a call at 605.863.9919.