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Format Awards open for entries

The 2021 International Format Awards have opened for entries and will take place as a digital edition again this year.

You can find out more and enter online by CLICKING HERE.

The International Format Awards are a coproduction between C21Media, FRAPA and EMC, in association with MipFormats.

They are the leading awards for the global format business, recognising creativity and excellence across 12 categories. This includes an exclusive 2021 category, Format Innovation in a Time of Covid, which will celebrate a show that used technology to provide an effective programming solution to broadcasters, or a clever adaptation that helped the show survive and prosper.

The awards are open to any show that first went to air during 2020 and is being marketed to the international community as a format. They will be judged by a panel of international formats experts.

Format Innovation in a Time of Covid
Best Brand-Driven Format
Best Competition Reality Format
Best Comedy Format
Best Factual Entertainment Format
Best Multi-Platform Format
Best Scripted Format
Best Studio-Based Gameshow Format.
Best Returning Format
Best Reality Format
Best Host of a Television Format
The International Formats Business Gold Award 2021

We look forward to celebrating the best the format business has to offer – best of luck!

International Format Awards 2021 timeline:
January 11 – Entry opens
February 22 – Entry closes
March 25 – Finalists will be announced
April 13 – The International Format Awards 2021 will be presented at a digital ceremony hosted on

Click here to see a list of the 2020 winners.

For more information, please email [email protected]

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