KELSEY AWARD NAVIGATION
HOW VOTING WORKS
Here at The Kelsey Awards, if there is one thing that we pride ourselves in, it is the fact that we allow YOU, the general public, to choose the winners each and every year.
All voting takes place ONLINE, right here on The Kelsey Awards website.
Each year, the voting is separated into two rounds: the NOMINATION ROUND (Round 1) and the FINAL VOTING ROUND (Round 2).
The first round, titled NOMINATION ROUND, will list ALL eligible shows and performers. The General Public will select the candidates that they feel should be nominated for a Kelsey Award. The candidates with most the votes in Round 1 will officially become 2015 nominees and will move on to Round 2 of the voting process. The rest of the shows or performers will be eliminated from contention.
The second round, titled FINAL VOTING ROUND, will list the top 3 (three) to 5 (five) NOMINEES in each category. In Round 2, the General Public will choose the nominee that they feel should win the award. The nominee with the most votes at the end of Round 2 will be declared the winners of that category. The winners will be revealed and announced during the live ceremony.
HOW A PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMERS BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A KELSEY AWARD
CLICK HERE to see a list of the productions that are eligible for a 2016 Kelsey Award Nomination.
In order for a PRODUCTION or PERFORMER to become eligible in the various categories for nomination for a Kelsey Award, all of the following requirements must be satisfied:
- The production must be, in the judgment of The Kelsey Theatre Awards Administration Committee, a legitimate theatrical production…
- …that has officially opened inside The Kelsey Theatre on its stage…
- …on or before the Eligibility Date of the current season…
- …and has performed at least 6 (six) performances on The Kelsey Theatre stage.
- The Producer or the Director of the production must completely fill out the ELIGIBILITY FORM before the Eligibility Deadline…
- …and must agree to all of The Kelsey Theatre Awards’ rules and regulations, or eligibility can be revoked pending review.
In order for a PERFORMER to become eligible in the various categories for nomination for a Kelsey Award, all of the following requirements must be satisfied:
- In order to be eligible, the actor or actress must perform in the role in at least 50% of the number of performances.
- Males are considered ACTORS and females are considered ACTRESSES. Males cannot be nominated in female categories even if the actor played the role of a female. This pertains to females playing male characters as well.
RULES ON CAMPAIGNING AND SELF-PROMOTION DURING THE VOTING PERIOD
Any public communication by a Producer, Director, or Production Company, oral or written, that promotes a particular production or element thereof or other candidate for a Kelsey Award by disparaging or casting any negative or derogatory light on a competing production, element, person or achievement, whether by name, title or otherwise, is expressly prohibited. Violating this rule may result in a disqualification of that Production Company’s, Director’s, or Producer’s show and/or performers. If you see any eligible/nominated production company or performer violating this rule – please CONTACT US immediately.
Producers, Directors, and Production Companies of eligible/nominated productions may not promote the voting for their own individual show or performer using any type of social media or newsletter or e-mail or any type of online connectivity. They may only promote the ability to vote for every show in the General Public Vote, not for individual shows or performers. Violating this rule may result in a disqualification of that Production Company, Director, or Producer and/or performer. If you see any eligible/nominated production company or performer violating this rule – please CONTACT US immediately.
No individual eligible/nominated for a Kelsey Award may promote the voting for their own individual performance or show using any type of social media or newsletter or e-mail or any type of online connectivity. They may only promote the ability to vote in general, not for individual performances or shows. Violating this rule may result in a disqualification of that Production Company, Director, or Producer and/or Performer. If you see any eligible/nominated production company or performer violating this rule – please CONTACT US immediately.
ILLEGAL: “Hey everybody! Come vote for me!”
LEGAL: “Hey everybody! Go vote for your favorite performers this season!”
ILLEGAL: “Did you like *insert show name here*? Well, go vote for it so it can win a Kelsey Award!”
LEGAL: “Were there any shows that you liked this season at Kelsey? Well, go vote for your favorites!”
ILLEGAL: “VOTE FOR ME!”