Rose d’Or award timeline and categories 2021


Submission start: July 12, 2021
Submission deadline: October 1, 2021
Nominees announcement: November 3, 2021
Award Ceremony, streaming live: November 29, 2021

Entries will open online on July 12, 2021.

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Comedy – scripted and non-scripted comedy shows including sketch shows, panel, improvisation, clips, comedy specials and stand-up. Series or single programmes.

Comedy Drama and Sitcom – scripted comedy series or one-off dramas, involving regular characters in various situations.

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Drama –  scripted series or one-off dramas involving characters in various situations. A main plot can be resolved within a single episode or over a series.

Soap or Telenovela – best multi-episode popular drama or melodrama, either on-going or limited run.

Reality and Factual Entertainment – programmes or series in which a situation or topic is treated or created through real people or which tell their story by following real-life characters.

Arts  – programmes or series featuring  performing arts and cultural programmes,  stage recordings and television adaptations of performing arts or documentaries dedicated to art forms or artists.

Documentary – factual programme or series providing in-depth analysis of a specific subject or point of view supported by evidence and informed commentary, on any subject other than the Arts.

News and Current Affairs – for an exceptional individual programme, series or coverage of a specific news event.  The award is intended to recognise every aspect of coverage including journalistic enterprise, quality of reporting and innovation in programme production.

Studio Entertainment – studio-based game shows, variety shows,  event series and specials.

Children and Youth – all genres produced for children and youth will be considered. Either Series or single programmes.

Multiplatform Series – original fiction or non-fiction video series,  that premiered on social, web, mobile and video platforms.

Audio – scripted or unscripted original podcast, audio-first books and radio shows. Entries accepted from producers, platforms, distributors and performers.

Emerging Talent Award – the Organiser, in consultation with the judges and the EBU Television Committee, will present this award to a new talent who has made a breakthrough performance in a programme or series in the past year.

Performance of the Year in consultation with the  judges and the EBU Television Committee, will present this award to a personality who has made an outstanding performance in a programme or series in the past year.

Lifetime Achievement in consultation with thejudgesand the EBU Television Committee will award the Lifetime Achievement to a personality who has made an outstanding and extensive contribution to the world of entertainment including, but not exclusively, their work in television, audio or online media.

The Golden Rose is awarded to the programme, series or individual that, in accordance with the votes of the panel of judges,   has made the outstanding contribution of 2021 All category entries are automatically eligible to be considered for this award, no additional entry procedure is required.