Join 9NEWS during 66th Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Special and Awards, which aim to be most social event ever to allow the audience to participate in every aspect of the Emmys.

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KUSA - With an influx of original programs from new sources, competition is fierce to take home a coveted Emmy during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night.

In an effort to maximize the night on social media NBC has partnered with the Television Academy and NBC Universal to give the audience a chance to participate in every aspect of the Emmys.

9NEWS will be a part of the social conversation throughout Monday with Emmy trivia, stories and galleries. You're invited to join 9NEWS during the Red Carpet Special and Emmy Awards on Twitter using the hashtag #Emmyson9.

Before the Emmy Awards start fans are encouraged to take the Emmy ballot challenge, either at Emmys.com or by downloading and printing the ballot. Fans who take the ballot challenge online can share their ballots and challenge friends to see who will get the most wins for the night.

You're challenged by 9NEWS staff members who are filling out ballots and sharing them throughout Monday on Facebook and Twitter. At the end of the night tell us your results!

DOWNLOAD, PRINT: Emmy Ballot Challenge

ONLINE, SHARE: Emmy Ballot Challenge

TWITTER: @9NEWS

FACEBOOK: 9NEWS

Both Twitter and Facebook are debuting new features for the Red Carpet. Twitter will use a zip line camera and Facebook will have a Facebook mentions box during the Red Carpet Special.

"Access Hollywood" will use the Twitter zip line camera to showcase footage from the Red Carpet. Fans can go to Access Hollywood's Facebook page to leave questions for the stars. Questions will randomly be selected for the stars to answer in the Facebook mentions box on the Red Carpet.

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