Entrants (companies or individuals) must be based in the Southern Region. However, the filming or production of the entries can happen outside of the Southern Region.
All entries must have been produced between January and December 2018.
The Southern Region is defined as Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey, East Sussex, Kent and Essex.
Unless otherwise stated all awards refer to professional work in all visual media including Regional TV, Network TV, Local TV, Non-Broadcast or Online e.g. for the Corporate sector or Newspapers/Magazines.
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HOW TO ENTER
Productions and paperwork for Categories 1-11 should be submitted on-line.
Longer form productions covered by Categories 11-16 should be submitted on USB.
Please register to submit your work on-line using the link below:
All entries to be submitted by 11th January 2019.
Enclose an entry fee of £78.00 per entry (£65 plus £13.00 VAT) – cheques made payable to “RTS Southern Centre” to: Jenni Day, RTS Awards, C/O Woodcut Media, Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9FD
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Refunds will not be offered once payments have been processed.
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A Portfolio Entry – Open for all camera operators based in the region who are asked to submit three examples of their work. Maximum length for all three examples ten minutes.
A Portfolio Entry – Open to all graphic designers based in the region. Entrants should submit a portfolio of three items – maximum length for each item is five minutes.
A Portfolio Entry – Open to all professional editors based in the region who are asked to submit a portfolio of three examples of their work - maximum length for all three examples ten minutes.
4) Regional TV Journalist
A Portfolio Entry – Open to all professional broadcast journalists in the region who are asked to submit three complete regional broadcast items to include a live or as live piece, an item of general interest and a special report produced “on-rota”. Maximum length of all three items – twelve minutes.
5) Regional Special Feature Journalist – an opportunity for regional journalists to submit a single “off-rota” piece where they have been able to research and present an item of special interest.
6) VJ (Broadcast)
A portfolio entry open to professional journalists providing material for broadcast TV. In each excerpt the nominee must make clear the role they played in the production. The award is designed to recognise the very specific challenges facing video journalists as well as the opportunities offered by self-shooing. Maximum length for up to three examples is twelve minutes.
7) VJ (On-Line/Digital)
A portfolio entry open to professional journalists producing material for on-line digital platforms such as Facebook , local newspapers or other information sources. In each excerpt the nominee must make clear the role they played in the production. The award is designed to recognise the very specific challenges facing video journalists as well as the opportunities offered by self-shooting. Maximum length for up to three examples is twelve minutes.
8) Strand within a News or Magazine Programme
A Portfolio Entry, this category is for strands made for News or Magazine programmes either regional or network. (e.g. a short series which has been produced for a magazine or series of programmes). Up to three items can submitted. The total duration of all three should not exceed fifteen minutes
9) On-Screen Newcomers
A Portfolio Entry of up to three examples of work, open to all professionals working in a presentation role within the industry. All entrants must have been working on screen for no more than 2 years as of January 2016 - maximum length ten minutes for up to three examples.
10) On-Line Production
This category is intended to promote the growing excellence in producing content specifically for viewing online. This could include video podcasts, interactive content or short web films. Entrants may submit a complete programme or project along with a brief explaining the use and purpose of the content.
LONGER FORM Productions - To be submitted on USB together with appropriate paperwork
11) Single Documentary or Factual Programme
This category is intended to reward the excellence in current affairs, factual and documentary programming made within the region. This must be a one-off episode, not part of a series. The programme should be submitted with a production brief setting out the aims and production challenges.
12) Single Factual Entertainment Programme
This must be a one-off episode, not part of a series and made within the region The programme should be submitted with a production brief setting out the aims and production challenges.
13) Factual Series
This category is intended to reward the excellence in popular factual programming made in the region. One episode must be submitted along with the production brief. Normally one complete programme typical of the series would be submitted.
14) Non-Broadcast Production
A single or programme from a series of films intended either for a general or specialised audience i.e. made for corporate, promotional, public information, training, educational or entertainment purposes. Entrants may submit a complete programme together with a programme brief setting out the aims and purpose of the piece.
15) Regional News Magazine Programme
A single entry for the best standard edition of a regionally broadcast television or on-line news magazine programme. We are looking for the Editor’s choice of a standard “on the day” edition of the programme to be selected from a specified week within the year and which represents the very best in regional news. The week for this year is the week beginning the 17th May 2018.
16) Special Event Coverage by a Regional News Magazine Programme
A single entry featuring the coverage of a special event, anniversary or reaction to breaking news carried out within the time slot of a regional news magazine programme. Again we are looking for the Editor’s choice of an edition of a regional magazine showing innovation and creativity in covering material beyond the normal purview of the programme.