20th Costume Designers Guild Awards Timeline

Submissions, Nomination, and Final Ballot voting will be conducted online.  Details will be emailed to all eligible voting CDG members.  Forms, rules, and guidelines will be posted as available.


Monday, October 2, 2017:  20th CDGA SUBMISSIONS OPEN.  Email notification to membership.  Submission process will be accessible via CDG website. Nomination and Final ballot voting eligible to CDG voting members only.

Friday, December 1, 2017:  Submission Entries close at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Monday, December 18, 2017:  Nomination Ballot voting opens online at 6:00 a.m. PST

Thursday, January 4, 2018:  Nomination Ballot voting closes at 5:00 p.m. PST

Wednesday, January 10, 2018:  Official Announcement of Nominees to the Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Final Ballot voting opens online at 6:00 a.m. PST

Wednesday, February 14, 2018:  Final Ballot voting closes at 5:00 p.m. PST

Tuesday, February 20, 2018:  Winners will be announced at the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards

CDGA Submission Entry Notice Update


The Chairs of the Awards Balloting Committee have over the last few years sought to improve the voting process into a clearer and simpler one for the voting membership. Submission guidelines, submitting parties, and categories have been refined to create clarity and consistency for each category within film, television, and commercials, which will now include expanded shorter formatted projects beyond commercials alone. There is no fee required to submit.  We hope these improvements assist you in your participation as a voting member.

With the hundreds of film releases, television shows, and countless commercials each year, we hope to present a thorough body of work worthy of consideration for a nomination.  You, as the Costume Designer, or someone as the designated submitting party, are solely responsible for the project to be includedPlease take a proactive role by entering your projects on the Submission Form starting October 2nd.

Submitting Parties: Who May Submit:

Self-submissions are preferred. We will also accept submissions from: studio awards dept., television networks, producers, PR firms, and agents. These are the only parties eligible to submit an entry or entries.

Streamline the Process: This year, the self-submitting member or authorized parties can enter and post the member’s Submission Entry form directly on the CDG website, making it a more legible document for the committee to review.

Short Form Design Category: The former Commercial category has been renamed the Short Form Design category, and has expanded to now encompass any project less than 15 minutes in length: music video, webisode, short film, commercial, or video game.

Period and Sci-Fi/Fantasy: The Period and Sci-Fi/Fantasy category has been split into their own respective television categories.

Made for TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Special: Made for TV movie, mini-series, or special category will now be folded into one of the three: Contemporary, Period, or Sci-Fi/Fantasy category.

Please review the changes in the CDGA Rules & Guideline Policy Changes document. We hope the improvements we created over the last few years continue to simplify the process of submission for consideration in the upcoming Costume Designers Guild Awards.

CDGA Balloting Committee

Chair: Salvador Perez, Co-Chair: Suzanne Huntington


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