Emmy Statue

EMMY® Usage Rules


PROMOTIONAL USE OF EMMY®: All publicity, advertising or any written reference undertaken by nominees and award recipients to the Emmy® Awards, must clearly state that the awarded achievement is for a Mid-America Chapter Regional Emmy® Award. The Recipient of a nomination or an Emmy® Award may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they have been honored for one year after the recognition was bestowed. They may use a replica of the Emmy® statuette in such advertising. The statuette itself may not be reproduced or used in any other commercial manner without written permission from NATAS. A ® registration mark and the appropriate copyright notice: ® NATAS/ATAS must accompany any portrayal of the Emmy® statuette or moniker.

EMMY Trademark & Promotion
There are strict guidelines regulating the display and promotion of the EMMY® statue. Please follow the guidelines set forth by the National office regarding acceptable ways to promote/advertise EMMY awards.

The EMMY® statue is a symbol of excellence in broadcasting and not of being the best. Recipients can’t claim to be the ‘best’.  The protocol that should be followed is for each winner to state that they were an Emmy® winner in a given category; nowhere in our rules, judging procedures or ballots  is it expressed or implied that winners are the ‘best’; they are ‘Emmy® recipients’ or “Emmy® winners”.  The spirit of the ‘standard excellence’ should prevail.”

Do not split the Emmy® statue across the gutter of a spread in a magazine, or divide it
into pieces between the fold. Doing so inevitably loses a piece of the image and tends
to denigrate the statue.

For legal as well as identity purposes, it is preferred that the statue face left.  In other words, the atom needs to appear on the left when viewed by viewer or reader.

However, there are times when the presentation of the statue will look better if the statue is facing to the right — for example, using statues as “book-ends” on stage or in a print program.  In such instances, written approval must be obtained via the chapter.

EMMY® Award Ownership
EMMY Awards are presented to individuals, not to their employers. Ownership of the statuette is retained by the individuals and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, even if an employer pays the entry fees. Stations, studios and production companies may order a duplicate statuette for display at their place of business (one each; up to a maximum of three per winning program entry). Corporations, production companies, cable companies and other employers associated with winning craft entries may purchase plaques from the Academy that have a replica of the statuette and space to list the names and titles of their employees’ award recipients for display at their office.

How To Care for your EMMY®

The appropriate way to care for an Emmy is to use a soft damp cloth to wipe it  and a soft cloth to polish and dry it.  No chemicals or harsh abrasive should be used.  The Emmy is gold plated and has an epoxy lacquer overlay to protect the piece from the elements and human touch (hand oils).   Using the above suggestions will protect the Emmy’s lustrous finish for many, many years to come.