31st Annual Imagen Awards Call for Entries

Objective and Invitation

The Imagen Foundation seeks to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries. In keeping with its mission, The Imagen Foundation cordially invites members of entertainment and communications to participate in the 31st Annual Imagen Awards Competition.

The Foundation works to create, promote, and enhance opportunities for all Latinos in front of and behind the camera and throughout the entertainment industry, and serves as a liaison between the industry and the Latino community by providing access, education, and resources.


The Imagen Foundation invites submissions for appropriate and qualifying entries in English or Spanish language television programming, feature films, streaming services, advertising, web series, documentaries, theatrical shorts or student films that either: (a) portray Latinos and/or the Latino culture in an authentic and accurate manner; (b) demonstrate outstanding creative achievement by Latinos; (c) and/or serve to educate the public about Latino cultures; (d) and are produced in the United States. All entries must have been broadcasted in the appropriate categories in a U.S. market (network, local, cable, first-run syndication), released theatrically or exhibited at a U.S. film festival, or released on the internet between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. 

EXTENDED: Deadline for submissions is May 10, 2016.

Entry Procedures

Writers, producers, directors, studios, networks, talent agents, managers, production companies, advertising agencies, and students are eligible to submit entries. Submissions will be judged by distinguished panels of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders.

Please submit one full and complete entry form for each qualifying entry with a DVD and/or an online link accessible at minimum through September 2016, and include all applicable credit and production information. Please be advised that entries will not be returned. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form/waiver. By signing the waiver, you are granting The Imagen Foundation the right to use a clip of the submission, the winners/finalists and/or the qualifying program, film, or project in connection with the Awards ceremony, and for other Imagen events and related purposes.

The fee is $250 per submission, as outlined in the entry form. Theatrical shorts/student films, independently produced documentaries and web series are $150 per submission.†*

Click here to download the Entry Form & Qualifications

If nominated, The Imagen Foundation will inform the primary contact listed on the entry form. It is the responsibility of the Primary Contact, as listed on the entry form, to notify any additional parties who are part of a production or represent talent, regarding the nomination. If the entry should win, only one physical award will be provided per entry. Additional awards can be ordered by contacting the Imagen Foundation.

Please note that by submitting entries, you and the company/organization you represent are granting the Imagen Foundation the right to maintain the entries and permit their viewing by members of the public through the Imagen Foundation’s Latino Media Research Center (“Center”). All entries may be used for public viewing at the Center for non-profit research and educational purposes, and the Center will not permit any member of the public to reproduce or remove any entry from the Center or charge fees for viewing.

The Imagen Foundation reserves the right to not present an award in a category. Please be advised that fees are not refundable.

† Independent documentary producers, student filmmakers, and web series categories are eligible for the $150 fee only in the theatrical short/student film, web series, and documentary categories. Independent feature film productions do not qualify for this fee.

* Fees must be received prior to the submission deadline, otherwise entries will be rejected and returned to the submitter.

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