Rules & Regulations

  1. There is no limit to the number of entries per category that can be submitted from broadcasters, production houses and media organizations.
  2. We have further fine tuned The Thirteenth Indian Telly Awards categories and rules taking into account feedback from the industry. There are 76 categories for which entries can be sent. There is, however, NO LIMIT on the number of entries that can be submitted for each category for television work that has been produced/achieved/performed during the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
  3. The entries for all the categories have to reach the Indian Television Dot Com Pvt. Ltd. office in Mumbai (as per the address mentioned in this kit) on or before the closure of working hours on 20th May 2014. No entries will be accepted after the specified date under any circumstances.
  4. A processing fee of Rs 1000/- PER ENTRY (Rupees One Thousand Only) is applicable. So please append a cheque / DD / Pay Order of the correct amount along with your entries. The payment should be made out in the name of 'INDIAN TELEVISION DOT COM PVT LTD'. Cash payments will be accepted only in the case of hand deliveries and a receipt will be provided. There will be no refunds of the entry fees if entries are rejected by the jury as entrants should take every care to ensure that they follow the instructions given in this kit.
  5. Only entries that are complete and meet the necessary requirements will be accepted. Respective 2 copies of DVD (HD quality) must have the footage / clippings of the individual or the show in the specified format (depending on the category for which the entry is being received), photographs, detailed credits, the channel and the date of original telecast.
  6. All postage/courier charges must be pre-paid. No entry material will be returned and all the submitted material will become the property of Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd.
  7. The nominations for all categories have to necessarily be from the channels/networks that have national reach in India.
  8. Only programmes in Hindi / English are allowed to participate. Regional language channels and programmes are not eligible for The Twelfth Indian Telly Awards.
  9. The details in the form should be typed or handwritten clearly (IN LEGIBLE CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY).
  10. For the category of Trade Awards (Cable Operators, TV Production House) individual entries will not be accepted, the entry has to be a corporate entry. This means that the individual candidate nomination for an award should have been forwarded by the company / corporate / production house with the appropriate management approval.
  11. Entries once submitted and accepted by Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd, will be considered as final. No alterations, replacements will be permitted.
  12. Duplication of entries by the Production House / Channel will not be allowed. If separate entries are received for the same programme from the Channel and Production House, it will be treated as ONE entry.
  13. Each form can be used only for a single entry; No multiple entries per form will be permitted. If you need more forms, you can photocopy the enclosed entry form or download one from by following the instructions mentioned on the web site.
  14. The Indian Telly Awards Jury and The Indian Telly Awards Governing Body's decisions will be final and binding for all the entrants.
  15. For categories such as Best Sitcom, Continuing Show, Drama Series, entrants should send one complete episode aired without commercials. Additionally, another 20-minute show reel of the television programme covering many episodes edited and compressed to give a flavour of the show should be submitted along with a 500 word synopsis of the show / programme and what went into its making like photographs, clippings of marketing activities, etc.
  16. For categories such as Best Music Director/ Lyricist/Title Singer/Background Score on CD recording and DVD of the show should accompany the entry. The lyrics should be submitted as a hard copy for the Best Lyricist entry. The submitted tapes should include the song in its entirety and enough additional footage before and after the song to give the judges a sense of its context for the Best Title Song category. For Best Background Music Score samples over various episodes along with show footage would be needed to enable the judges to come to an effective decision.
  17. For categories such as Best Actor (Male/Female) /TV Personality/TV Anchor/Presenter/Actor in a Comic Role(Female/Male)/Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female) a 20 minute show reel containing excerpts of the best scenes running across episodes where the person's talents are best on display should be submitted along with a single episode of the show where the actor features to a large extent.
  18. Entries must be submitted on a DVD with HD quality (2 copies) label each DVD on the front: Title of entry, category number, duration of entry, show reel on tape with a descriptive note of shows being put on tape (minutes/seconds). Include the following additional information on the front label: company name, contact person, telephone no. and email address.
  19. A covering letter must accompany the entry forms, detailing the total number of entries along with the category code, category name, name of the programme / nominees and payment details.
  20. The jury and the governing body of the Indian Telly Awards reserves the right not to award a winner in any particular category, if the quality of the entries does not meet up to the required standards.



No entries postmarked after 20th May 2014 will be accepted

Mention THE THIRTEENTH INDIAN TELLY AWARDS ENTRIES in bold on the outside of your package and don't forget to mail your entries to:

Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd
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Goregaon (West), Mumbai – 400 104
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