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CrimeCon Opens Submissions for 3rd  Annual “CLUE Awards”

CrimeCon Opens Submissions for 3rd Annual “CLUE Awards”

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CrimeCon, the epicenter of true crime and the world’s largest event for genre consumers, crime experts and professionals, has opened submissions for its 3rd annual CLUE Awards, the leading awards program exclusively dedicated to excellence and responsible storytelling in true crime content, across television, film, podcasts and publishing.

The awards also recognize individual achievement. In 2023, The Gabby Petito Foundation received the annual “Crimefighter of the Year Award” – presented by 2022 honoree The Black and Missing Foundation – while winners for “America’s Greatest Detective” and “People’s Choice: Creator of the Year” were honored, as well.

The 2024 CLUE Awards will be presented at an awards gala on Saturday, June 1 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN during CrimeCon’s annual, three-day flagship event. Each year, CrimeCon attracts thousands of people from across the globe – in 2023, 5,000+ attended, hailing from all 50 states and multiple countries – for an immersive experience that connects true crime devotees, creators and professionals for a weekend filled with education, understanding and advocacy.

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CLUE submissions will be accepted through the program’s final deadline on March 29 (discounted early submissions accepted until February 16). Nominations will be announced in April – the full schedule follows below.

Nominees and winners are determined by an independent committee of world-class industry professionals, including producers, network and streaming executives, and other creatives, representing all sectors of the true crime genre. The 2024 committee includes high-level executives and acclaimed creatives from companies including NBCU, Wondery, Simon & Schuster, Investigation Discovery, Campfire Studios, National Center for Victims of Crime and Law&Crime Network, among others.

In addition to the special achievement awards, the 2024 CLUE Awards will honor projects in each of the following categories:

  • Television: “Outstanding Episodic Series”
  • Television: “Outstanding Docuseries”
  • Podcasting: “Outstanding Episodic Series”
  • Podcasting: “Outstanding Docuseries”
  • “Outstanding Documentary Film”
  • “True Crime Book of the Year”

The timeline for the 2024 CLUE Awards is as follows:

  • Submissions Open: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline for Early Submissions: February 16, 2024
  • Deadline for Regular Submissions: March 15, 2024
  • Deadline for Final Submissions: March 29, 2024
  • Nominations Announced: April 2024
  • CrimeCon CLUE Awards Ceremony at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Eligible projects must have premiered in the following window: April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024. Only unscripted and/or nonfiction content is eligible, and projects must be available in the United States. All submission guidelines, eligibility criteria and entry fees can be foundHERE.

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