Creators enter their own work into The Geekie Awards.
After you’ve chosen your categories and prepared your submission materials, you’ll register on our secure entry site. Each person will register only once (one account), then you’ll be able to submit as many entries as desired through your account. Your submission is considered complete once you’ve paid for it.
Once your entry and payment are received, we review it for accuracy and then send it through to the first judging round. We do not have a team of interns pre-screening submissions—every entry with the required information and media is seen by our judges.
Publish work on our website
After paying for your submissions, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to our website entry form. This is a second step necessary to post your work on our site. Your individual web page is what we use to promote your work via social media. All entrants with work on our website get free publicity just for entering!
Note: Judges do not use the website to score, and not all entrants post their work on our website.
Judges are assigned one or more categories, where they review work in the comfort of their home or office. Judges are broken up into groups, depending on their area of expertise; however, they are not allowed to speak to or with with one another during the scoring process.
Judges score each submission against the criteria provided for each category. Judges do not score entries against one another—each entry is scored individually. This is how they are able to score various forms of work within a single category (art vs craft, etc).
Once all entries are scored, we tally the results and review all judge comments. If scores are close, we often send top entries through another round of judging to ensure a clear winner is chosen.
The top 5 highest scored entries in each category become nominees for the live ceremony. We announce nominees in July to the press. Nominees are also notified via email. We post their work on our website in a special section and share it all over social media.
Nominees, particularly in video-based categories, are asked to send digital copies of their work (video/media files) for us to use in our nominee videos that will be played during the live show. View an example here.
Each nominee is given two (2) tickets to the event in August. (Additional tickets can be purchased.) We encourage nominees to attend in person or send a representative in their place. We ask all representatives to have speeches ready in the case the work they are representing wins.
Our publicity team will work with each nominee to ensure they are prepared for the red carpet and the hundreds of press waiting to speak to them on the night of the show. Nominees will need to provide our PR team with photos of themselves and short bios—this information is given to the press on “tip sheets,” so outlets know who you are when you arrive on our red carpet.
Winning AN AWARD
Award winners are announced live on stage. If you/your work wins, you’ll go on stage to give a 30 second speech and accept your trophy. Once you leave the stage, you’ll be guided by our PR team back onto the red carpet for additional photos with your award. You are welcome to bring as many people as you’d like on stage with you to accept the award.
Note: Each award-winning team receives one trophy. We are currently working with our sponsors to offer additional trophies for purchase.
During the scoring process, judges also choose work that fits each of our category honors. You can find these lists in each category section (located in the navigation on the right of this page). Just after the show, we post our category honors on the website. Each honor gets a graphic badge to use on their website.