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Submissions for Inaugural TPEC Awards Have Opened

Submissions for the inaugural Television Publicity Executives Committee have opened. According to a press release from TPEC, “this new television publicity campaign competition is accepting submissions across every show and platform- with the exception of talk shows, specials and documentaries this year – to recognize excellence for all programming publicity campaigns.” Eligible television series for consideration had to premiere between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

Deadline to submit is on March 24. In a statement, Dustin Smith, founder of SMITHOUSE and Wendy Zocks, founder of Wendy Zocks PR, who are co-chairs of TPEC, expressed that they “are excited to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our fellow television publicists. We know how hard all our colleagues work to publicize their programs and we are looking forward to giving them the recognition they deserve.”

Overseeing the awards is a committee of executives and committee members representing networks, streamers, studios and agencies including:

  • Ryan Aguirre, The Walt Disney Company
  • Gabriella Alaimo, Sony Pictures Television
  • Brian Eley, Crunchyroll
  • Kristen J. Hall, CBS Studios
  • Ryan McCormick, NBCUniversal
  • Amy Prenner, The Prenner Group
  • Shari Rosenblum, Disney Television Studios
  • Aashna Serrao, DreamWorks
  • Dustin Smith, SMITHHOUSE
  • Lakeitcha Thomas, Disney Television Studios
  • Lynn Weiss, SMITHHOUSE
  • Wendy Zocks, Wendy Zocks PR

Categories will include the following:

  • Outstanding Campaign for a Children’s Series
  • Outstanding Campaign for an Animated Series
  • Outstanding Campaign for a New Comedy
  • Outstanding Campaign for a New Drama
  • Outstanding Campaign for a New Unscripted Series
  • Outstanding Campaign for a Returning Comedy
  • Outstanding Campaign for a Returning Drama
  • Outstanding Campaign for a Returning Unscripted Series
  • Outstanding Campaign for a Television Movie, Limited or Anthology Series
  • Outstanding Multicultural Campaign

For rules of eligibility alongside the submission form, you can click here for the details.

Source: TPEC (Press release)


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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