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February 23, 2018

Emmy Award Photo Upload Specifications

LEAD, SUPPORTING, GUEST PERFORMERS AND HOSTS:

Photo Request: By the entry deadline (April 27), all performers and hosts must upload a headshot for the ballot.
 
The photo you upload will appear on the ballot "as is" and cannot be changed after the proofing period closes (May 22). If nominated, this photo will also be used for the Academy's website, the Emmy Awards program book, usage for all media and promotion of the show and entrant in perpetuity, and for lead performers only, the televised nomination announcements. Please make sure you select the correct photo and that it meets the requirements. If a suitable photo is not submitted, we may source an alternative image.

Photo Requirements For Performers and Hosts:

  • Headshots only - no full body shots
  • Color only - no black and white
  • No shots in character/costume - no hats
  • Full face shots only - no profiles - no hands on the face
  • Light backgrounds preferred - no "artistic" half-shadow shots
  • File name: entrant's last name-first name (i.e., smith-john)
  • JPG or JPEG images only


Size For Lead Performers:

  • 4:5 aspect ratio
  • Minimum: 2400x3000 pixels @ 300 dpi


Size For All Other Performers and Hosts:

  • 4:5 aspect ratio
  • Preferred: 2400x3000 pixels @ 300 dpi
  • Minimum: 300x375 pixels @ 72 dpi


New this year: If the image you upload is larger than the minimum requirement, a photo cropping tool will pop up where you'll easily be able to crop to the proper dimensions.

CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMERS:

Photo Request: By the entry deadline (April 27), all entrants must upload a photo of the submitted character(s).

The photo you upload will appear on the ballot "as is" and cannot be changed after the proofing period closes (May 22). Please make sure you select the correct photo and that it meets the requirements.

Photo Requirements:

  • Only one pose per character.
  • If entering multiple characters, put all final character models in one photo before uploading.
  • File name: entrant's last name-first name (i.e., smith-john)
  • JPG or JPEG images only


Size:

  • 4:5 aspect ratio
  • Minimum: 300x375 pixels @ 72 dpi


New this year: If the image you upload is larger than the minimum requirement, a photo cropping tool will pop up where you'll easily be able to crop to the proper dimensions.

updated 2.23.18

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