RTS Scotland launched its 2019 awards at Glasgow’s Radisson Red hotel at the end of November.
Chair of judges Lisa Hazlehurst, who is head of Lion Television in Scotland, unveiled the categories and criteria at the launch event.
She also announced a new category for writers to “recognise the wealth of writing talent in Scotland. The judges will be looking for originality, innovation, style and creativity.”
A number of winners from the 2018 awards attended the event and shared their experiences of landing an RTS trophy.
These included Maramedia, whose CBeebies series Gudrun The Viking Princess won the Children’s award earlier this year; Glasgow-based digital platform BBC The Social, which picked up the Innovation prize for Kidder; Ben Philip, who was named Best Young Journalist; and Duncan Cowles, whose film Taking Stock for Channel 4’s strand, Random Acts, won the Short Form Content award.
The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2019, with the awards taking place at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on 12 June.