31 JANUARY DEADLINE for entries to RTS Scotland Television Awards 2019

31 JANUARY DEADLINE for entries to RTS Scotland Television Awards 2019

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Friday, 23rd November 2018
Old Fruitmarket Glasgow
Old Fruitmarket Glasgow

Photography Harrison Reid

We are open to receive your entries from 29th November 2018 to 31st January 2019. So please don't leave it until the last minute. We know how busy it can be for people working in the television industry, so we have provided a nine week window to help you submit your greatest work. Full details of this year's categories and criteria can be downloaded from the bottom of this page, along with support guidelines. 


We have a new category this year - Writer. This award is to recognise the wealth of writing talent in Scotland. Demonstrating exceptional talent and skill this award is for stand out pieces of work in the world of scriptwriting.

The judges will be looking for:

  1. Originality and innovation
  2. Style and creativity

This award is for anyone who received a ‘writer’ credit on any qualifying show including drama, comedy, children’s TV or programmes featuring significant amounts of scripted content. The programme may be across any platform, including regional, national or international digital formats. Submit either the full programme or, in the case of a series, one programme from the series

The Young Journalist category runs for a third year and is our only award which offers a £1000 prize for the winner, which is generously donated by the Sinclair Trust. This category is open to all television and video web journalists working in news, current affairs, features and sport up to the age of 30 and is presented in memory of George Sinclair. 

As Editor News and, latterly, Editor News and Current Affairs, George Sinclair left a legacy of achievement over two decades in BBC Scotland. His monument will be “Reporting Scotland”, still regarded as the best local news programme in the UK, but his influence extends to a generation of journalists who worked with him and for him

After a period in Fleet Street, George became the youngest news editor of the Scottish Daily Mail at the age of 27.  He brought to BBC Scotland a repertoire of news values and techniques that marked a step-change in programme style and content.

All work must have been aired on TV, distributed for non-broadcast or streamed online for general public viewing for the first time between 1st January and 31st December 2018. 

See full details for all categories in the categories and criteria document below.

To submit your entries go to the RTS awards portal here. Entry fee is £75 plus VAT (£90) and payment is required by the close of entry deadline 31 January 2019. 

We will be returning to the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow for our sixth consecutive awards, on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Presenters Jennifer Reoch and Des Clark will host the awards. The RTS Scotland Television Awards is a great night, celebrating the wealth of talent within the country and the fantastic programmes that are made. You will want to be part of it, so get your entry in by the 31 January 2019 deadline.

Thanks to our sponsors Creative Video Production CVP and Arteus for their continued support.

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Photography Harrison Reid