The RTS has launched the Student Television Awards for 2015, with a debut for the News category
The Awards, which recognise the best in student television from across the UK, have now been opened to nominations.
This year sees the launch of a News category. Nominations will be accepted from students studying broadcast journalism and related courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Awards will also be given in the following areas:
- Comedy & Entertainment
In addition, to reward excellence in craft skills, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards will be presented for Camerawork, Editing and Sound. Entries will not be accepted for these categories but will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Stuart Murphy, Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards and Director, Sky Entertainment Channels, said, “The RTS Student Television Awards are an important showcase of the extraordinary talent coming out of our universities today. These students will be the future of broadcasting and it is important to recognise and support them.
Announcing the new News category, Murphy added: "This is an important addition and we felt it was time to include and recognise the unique set of skills required for this genre of programming, by offering a standalone Award.”
Entries should show outstanding visual and aural creativity, a mastery of craft skills, innovation, initiative and story-telling. All entries must be submitted via the new RTS Online Entry System by Friday 25 September 2015. The RTS, in partnership with Sky, will seek to broadcast all national nominated films.
The RTS Student Television Awards 2015 will be presented on Friday 3 June 2016 to reward outstanding work produced during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Undergraduate entries will first be judged at a regional level by their local RTS Centre in winter 2015. The winning films from each RTS Centre Student Awards will then be judged nationally in March 2016. Postgraduate entries qualify automatically for national assessment.
To enter this year's Student Television Awards, please visit the new online awards entry system.
View the entry criteria here.
Watch the best bits of the 2014 awards ceremony, held at the BFI Southbank, below.