Canadian Comedy Awards
   


The purpose of these suggestions is to save your time (and our time) in having to correct any of your submission info.

  • We are only collecting three pieces of submission info from you: a title, a description, and a link. The link that you provide is where you should showcase your submission.
  • If you are submitting an artist or ensemble, only include the name of that artist or ensemble in your submission title.
  • If you are submitting the cast of a show in the ensemble category, your submission title should be "Cast of (Show Title)". If you want to mention the name of the company or venue that produced the show, that info can be included in the submission description.
  • If you are submitting a performer, writer or director to the feature, TV or web categories, only include the name of the performer, writer or director in your title. Then include show/production/episode titles in the submission description.
  • If you are submitting a show or production, only include the name of the show or production in your title. Any other info that you think is pertinent can be included in your submission description.
  • If the webpage you include as your link is password-protected, include the password in your submission description. (If you are nominated, be prepared to remove this password or change your link to a page that is not password-protected.)
  • Use your submission description to either clarify or add context to your submission. You only get 300 characters for your description. Make them count. We reserve the right to make changes to your description if we believe that it is being used inappropriately.
  • Do not assume that every voter has seen the artist, performance or production that you are submitting. Use the submission link to link to a video or audio clip of the performance or product that is being submitted.
  • Do not use uppercase letters in your submission. Unless it is called for grammatically (such as LOL or CBC), all uppercase text gets switched to title case in titles and sentence case in descriptions before your submission enters the nomination period.
  • We lock your submission titles, descriptions and links once the nomination period opens. If you need to make changes after the nomination period opens, you will need to contact us to clear any changes.
  • The official hashtag for this year's awards is #CCA18. Use that hashtag in any promotions you do related to the CCAs.
  • During the Nominations period, actively court nominations from industry voters. Do not use the word "vote" during this period. That will only muddle your efforts. Use the word "nominate." You are seeking their nomination, not their vote.
  • During the Voting period, if you are nominated in a public category, actively court votes from all voters. Encourage your social networks to register and vote for you. If you are nominated in an industry-only category, actively court votes from industry voters. Use the word "vote" as much as you want.
First-Time Submitters

If you have never submitted to the CCAs before and you are not sure what to do, here is what many submitters have done in the past 10 years...

  • Make a 3-7 minute highlight reel of the work being submitted. If it is a video, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo. If it is audio, upload it to SoundCloud. (That is assuming the work being submitting does not already exist online.)
  • If privacy is a concern, set the video to unlisted or the audio to private so that you can make it available exclusively through your CCA submission. (If you make an audio file private on SoundCloud, you need to include the link with the security code attached to it - click the Share button on your uploaded audio file and use the URL with the security code from the popup window.)
  • In the video/audio description of your upload, include a short bio for the submission, links to or pulled quotes from any positive reviews of the work, and links to whatever website or social media feeds are relevant to the submission.
  • Use your uploaded video/audio as your submission link.
  • Promote the hell out of your submissions during the Nominations period. Your goal is to attract nominations from industry voters. Do not use the word "vote" during the Nominations period. This is not the Voting period.
  • If you are nominated in an industry-only category, your goal is to attract votes from industry voters. If you are nominated in a public category, you goal is to attract votes from all voters. Use the word "vote" as much as you want.
  • Any Canadian can register as a public voter. If you want more public votes, motivate your existing social networks to register and vote for you.
  • Use the hashtag #CCA18 in all promotions related to your submission.
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