Peabody Awards honors excellence in storytelling that reflects the social issues and the emerging voices of our day.
WHAT ARE PEABODY AWARDS GIVEN FOR?
Winning a Peabody Award is the defining achievement for programs and individuals alike. For over 80 years, we have championed the creativity and achievements of storytellers across television, streaming, radio, and digital media. Each year, 30 Peabody Awards are given for entertainment, documentary, news, podcast and radio, children’s/youth, and public service programming. Special awards are also given to individuals for career achievement and institutions for their long-standing body of work.
Beginning in 2022, Peabody will expand its award categories to recognize storytelling achievements across interactive, immersive and new media categories, including Gaming, Interactive Journalism, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Social Video, Interactive Documentary, Transmedia Storytelling, and more.
There are no set criteria for judging the winners. Peabody Awards recognize stories that illuminate social issues with depth and complexity as much as stories that entertain and inspire through their art or voice. We honor stories that matter.
WHEN ARE THE PEABODY AWARDS?
For television/streaming/podcast and radio: Entries for work produced in that calendar year are accepted annually in the fall, typically from October to December. Nominations and winners are announced the following spring, with the annual awards ceremony taking place in May/June. The annual ceremony is typically held in New York or Los Angeles.
For interactive and immersive: Entries for work produced in that calendar year are accepted annually from late June to August.
WHO DECIDES THE WINNERS?
The selection of the annual nominees and winners is based on a rigorous deliberative process and face-to-face discussions among a diverse Board of Jurors. The 18-member board is comprised of media professionals, scholars, critics, and journalists, and is designed to reflect a broad cross-section of voices, experiences, and audiences. For more information, visit our Awards page.
HOW CAN I SUBMIT AN ENTRY?
For television/streaming/podcast and radio: The submission window is typically open from October to December for work produced in that calendar year. To submit an entry or read our guidelines, visit our submission page.
For interactive and immersive: The submission window is typically open from June to August. To submit an entry or read our guidelines, visit the interactive/immersive entries submission page.
WHO WAS GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY?
George Foster Peabody was a benefactor to the University of Georgia, where Peabody is based. The awards were founded after his death and named posthumously to recognize his contributions to the university. Visit Our Story for more on the history of the awards.
HOW DO NOMINEES & WINNERS OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OR STATUETTE?
Anyone credited with working on a Peabody Award-winning program, as well as executives at the company/station/network, are eligible to purchase a statuette with custom engraving for their individual name and title. Orders can be placed at http://bit.ly/peabodystore
Certificates are available for anyone credited with working on a Peabody Award-nominated program.
Orders may be placed at any time. There is no expiration date for program wins or nominations.