An entry fee of $175 in U.S. currency for radio entries or $300 for television and Web entries must accompany each entry. Combined radio, television and Web entries should include the $300 entry fee.
Individual programs aired in “anthology series,” (e.g., 60 Minutes, American Masters, P.O.V., Dateline, Sports Center, etc.), are considered individual entries. Each program must be accompanied by an individual entry fee.
Entry fees are used for administrative expenses of the awards program. The Peabody Awards program is an educational, non-profit program; our federal non-profit tax ID number is 58-6001998. Please make checks payable to “Peabody Awards.” Entry fees may be charged to VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express (see entry form).
Reporters, independent producers, directors and others who find the entry fee prohibitive may apply for an Entry Fee Waiver through a special grant program underwritten by Home Box Office, Inc. A limited number of entry fee waivers is available from the Peabody Awards/HBO Fund for Independent Producers. Awards will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need and appropriateness of the production to the goals and objectives of the Peabody Awards. Applicants for an Entry Fee Waiver must include their entry fee, which will be refunded upon the award of a waiver. Applicants for a waiver must also check the appropriate space on the entry form and must submit with their entry: (1) a personal letter to the director of the Peabody Awards indicating the circumstances surrounding the production that qualify it for a waiver and (2) up to three letters from stations, networks, grantors or producing organizations supporting the waiver request. A special committee of the Peabody Awards will review waiver requests and will notify applicants of their decision.