2018 Call For Entries

Eclipse Award Sponsors

The annual Eclipse Awards are made possible by Sony, Key Code Media, Ferris State University, Compass College of Cinematic Arts and WKTV Digital Cinema. The Eclipse Awards seek to elevate content creators throughout Michigan by honoring their works through regional, national and international voting on entered works in film, television and on-line production. The Eclipse Award is given for story telling and production excellence in the production community.

How To Enter

Crafts & Primary Categories

After Nominations, voting then proceeds onto the second round. It is in this second round that the nominees in each category are selected for the final award.


Enter Work

And the award goes to...

The entry window opens on November 20th, 2017 and closes on March 16th, 2018.


Terms & Conditions

Submission of Content

The following terms and conditions govern the submission of content to WKTV for consideration for the Eclipse Awards.


Distributor Fairway Film Alliance/ Rogue Arts Offer First Look

Fairway Film Alliance

Los Angeles distributor FairwayFilm Alliance, through their Rogue Arts label, is offering a first look to the 7th Annual Eclipse Award winners in the feature film and documentary category. Following the night of the awards ceremony, when the winners are known, the connection between Fairway Film Alliance and the winner(s) in these categories will be set up!

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Important Dates

Call For Entries

The window opens for receiving entries to the 7th Annual Eclipse Awards.

Entry Window Closes

Entries will no longer be accepted into the 7th Annual Eclipse Awards. The first round of Judging begins.

Nominees Announced

Nominees will be announced LIVE based on the results from the first round of voting. The 2nd round of Judging begins.

Nominees Certification Reception and Party

If you are nominated, this is where it is certified, you have photos taken, mingle with fellow nominees, talk shop, and use this as the warm up for the award ceremony.

Excellence in Craft Eclipse Awards Presentation LIVE

The Awards Ceremony commences. The Afterglow party immediately follows the gala award ceremony at The McKay Ballroom, Grand Rapids.


Look back on previous winners.

Deb Havens

Dr. Deb Havens2017 Hyperion Award Winner

David Lowing

David Lowing2016 Hyperion Award Winner

Deanna Morse

Deanna Morse2015 Hyperion Award Winner

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