I've been trying to have my CSC award added to my page for 4 years now. Why am I paying for PRO?

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My Canadian Society of Cinematographer's Fritz Spiess award for commercial cinematography for 2015 has yet to be vetted by IMDB.  As each year slips by that award becomes less and less relevant.  I paid for the IMDBpro version hoping to resolve these issues but to no avail.  What's with IMDB?  Is the staff overwhelmed with requests?  It's very frustrating as this site is where our work experience is on display.  Producers use this site to check a potential crew member's experience.  It's the go to reference over a resume.  Before you even have an interview producers will check your imdb page, it's the life blood of the hiring process in the film and tv business.  
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Jeff Maher

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Be the first to reply?  I'm confused, is this not the IMDB help center?  Am I not speaking directly to the IMDB staff?
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This is a forum where both the contributors and the IMDb staff can, and will, reply.

Anyway, it seems that the award event is already added, so it shouldn’t be the issue:
https://m.imdb.com/event/ev0000145/20...

Please post the contribution # number(s) so that IMDb staff can investigate.
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Thanks for the help Eboy!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Jeff, what E-Boy is referring to has been there all along. The Event. You still have to add the title first. Then the award can be added to the title. And he provided a link for 2019 not 2015. Please follow the instructions below.
Don't want you to go astray.

Have you created the title yet?
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Thanks Ed! Haven't created yet but will be doing so this weekend. 
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Thank you for your response.  The award does not appear on my IMDb page.  On my IMDb Pro it says it has not been vetted by IMDb.
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http://www1.csc.ca/en/awardsCSC/2015/ a list of the official 2015 award recipients

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Jeff.
The way it works here is that contributors or persons such as yourself add things to the database. Staff never does this just because you ask. They are only editors of submissions made.
First off in order to help you a couple of questions.
Are you this Jeff?
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1093324/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2
Second...What is the URL of Parapan Am Games (PanAm Games Toronto)?
Currently the title does not exist.
This is all that is in the database.
Toronto Pan American Games Closing Ceremonies (2015) (TV Special)
You cannot add an award to the above title.
So you have to create the title page first. Make sure you add all appropriate data when you create the title page. There are no shortcuts.
Please read on how to create a title here...Adding a new title
Then submit the award. Yes it is a new award according to IMDb. I checked. But they will not progress on any "Vetting" until a properly formatted submission is made.
Since the title is non existent, no submission has ever been made.


You must follow established procedures for an award to be added.
No title "Toronto Pan American Games".....No award can be included!
Also note: Title must match exactly what the award is given for.
No Match...No credit added.
So your title must be the same as seen in the photo below.


'Parapan Am Games' .......leave out what is in parentheses in the title creation.

So....add the title.
Once approved....add the award.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this to me Ed.  Makes total sense.  Cheers!

Jeff 
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Y-W
Wanted you to know what to do on your end to speed things up. IMDb Staff is not going to do it.
If you have trouble adding the title, say so here.
It can be a daunting task for a first time submission.
Cheers