RTS Scotland Awards 2024 | Deadline Extended

RTS Scotland Awards 2024 | Deadline Extended

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Friday, 12th April 2024
RTS Scotland Awards 2024
RTS Scotland Awards 2024


RTS Scotland Awards 2024 

​Entry Portal Deadline Extended! 

We know this is a busy time of year with the holidays, so we wanted to give you a little more time to get those entries ready.

Even better – so long as you create an entry by adding in a name by the 17th, you'll still have until Friday 19 April, 11:59 PM to finalise and submit

Full Category Criteria via Entry Portal


Download HERE




What are the RTS Scotland Awards?

The Awards celebrate the very best Scottish TV talent and craft broadcast between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023. 


What Categories are Awarded? 

New Categories added for 2024

  • Director: Scripted 
  • Director: Non-Scripted
  • Impact Award

Returning Categories for 2024

  • Actor – Female
  • Actor – Male
  • Camera (Craft)
  • Children's
  • Comedy
  • Current Affairs
  • Daytime
  • Documentary and Specialist Factual
  • Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts & History
  • Documentary and Specialist Factual: Science and Natural History
  • Drama
  • Entertainment & Features 
  • Live Event
  • News
  • On-Screen Personality
  • Post Production: Editing (Craft)
  • Post Production: Motion Design & Animation
  • Short Form
  • Sound (Craft)
  • Writer
  • Young Journalist presented in memory of George Sinclair



How Do I Enter? 

CLICK HERE to create your account and enter the RTS Scotland awards

  • The cost of each entry is £90 (£75 + £15 VAT)
  • Please make payment by card online. A link to pay can be found on your invoice that is generated once your entry has been submitted. BACs is unavailable unless you are an approved broadcaster



What Makes Entries Eligible?

Criteria & Guidelines

Entries are judged on

  • Creativity
  • Originality and innovation
  • Entertainment value
  • Use of resources
  • Professionalism

All work must have been aired on TV, distributed for non-­broadcast or streamed online for the first time between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023 inclusive.

Work should be commissioned and not simply self-promoting.

Entries must qualify as a Scottish regional production. To qualify, entries must meet two out of the following three criteria, as agreed by OFCOM:

1. the production company must have a substantive business and production based in Scotland.

2. at least 70% of the production budget must be spent in Scotland; and

3. at least 50% of the production talent by cost must have their usual place of employment in Scotland.

For more information, visit the link below:

Regional Production and Regional Programme Guidance from 2021 (ofcom.org.uk)



Full Category Criteria via Entry Portal


Download HERE




How Are Entries Judged?

Judging Process

  • Each entry will be judged by industry experts drawn from appropriate disciplines into sub-committees responsible for specific categories. Each sub-committee will have a chair of the category judging panel.
  • Judges will consider all submitted content, contextual notes and testimonials.​
  • Programmes scheduled to have episodes from one series in two separate eligibility periods cannot enter the same series in two consecutive years
  • Each entry will be judged by industry experts drawn from appropriate disciplines into sub-committees responsible for specific categories. Each sub-committee will have a chair of the category judging panel. Judges will consider all submitted content, contextual notes and testimonials.
  • Judging will take place from April and the decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence can be entered into as to why particular entries were not chosen for nomination.. In the event of a tie in any category, the Chair will have the casting vote.
  • Under normal circumstances awards will not be made posthumously. Entries made and judged prior to any individual’s death will be awarded as planned.
  • Please take care to comply with the entry requirements of each category. Be careful to follow guidance on length of submitted video material, additional written information and qualifying time period to ensure compliance.
  • The entries will be judged based on what entrants submit, not on the judges’ memories of the original transmission or their knowledge of the entrant’s other work.
  • Except when otherwise stated, the definition of ‘broadcast’ is taken to include web streaming and Video On Demand.
  • The judges retain the right to combine categories or not to offer an award, if there are too few entries in a category.
  • Should your entry be nominated you will be expected to provide a broadcast quality clip, for inclusion in the awards ceremony nominee compilation.
  • If a clip does not meet the criteria in any way, the entry fee will not be refunded. So please double check that any clips were first transmitted between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023 inclusive and qualify as a Scottish production.
  • Due to the volume of entries, some categories now request a timecode for judges to begin viewing a 15 minute except.



What Happens If I Am Nominated? 

  • All nominees will receive a notification email
  • All notifications around the awards and award ceremony will be sent to your supplied email address
  • The full list of nominations will be available online by May 2024
  • Please be aware that should your entry receive a nomination (nominations will be announced at the beginning of May), your 20 second nomination clips will be projected on the large screen at the ceremony in HD.




When will the Awards take place? 

  • Award Ceremony takes place on Thursday 13 June 2024 at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
  • Follow us to  find out when tickets are released 



I Need Help. Who Can I Contact?

Support Help

For any general enquires, please contact: RTSScotland@rts.org.uk

For any technical support, please contact: Awards@rts.org.uk or call 0207 822 2820



Good luck!


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RTS Scotland Awards 2024 

​Entry Portal Deadline Extended!