RTS Scotland Awards 2017
Nominations for the 2017 RTS Scotland Awards will be announced on Monday 10th April.
The awards cover all forms of production in Scotland and aim to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts.
2017 sees a number of changes to the judging criteria, including the introduction of a Young Journalist of the Year Award.
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, the former BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs Editor. The winner of this award will receive £1,000 prize money.
April Chamberlain, Chair of Judges for the RTS Scotland Awards, says: “Each year the judges and I are faced with the pleasant task of identifying the very best of the year's entries. Although it's often a difficult process, it's a very rewarding one and we never fail to be impressed by the breadth and quality of the entries".
“RTS Scotland is delighted to launch the Young Journalist of the Year award in memory of George Sinclair. George was an inspirational journalist and his legacy to Scottish broadcast journalism is significant and considerable. This award honours his memory and the generosity of the £1,000 prize should help an emerging young talent today."
All entries must have been aired on TV, distributed for non-broadcast or streamed online for the first time between January and December 2016. The Awards will be presented at the Òran Mór Glasgow on 17 May 2017.
Animation and VFX: Dawn of War III
Comedy: Two Doors Down
On Screen Personality of the Year: Gok Wan
Professional Excellence: (Craft) Sound: Kahl Henderson / Savalas
Young Journalist of the Year, presented in memory of George Sinclair: Kevin Anderson
Factual: Daytime: Gok's Fill Your House for Free
Factual Entertainment and Features: Robbie Coltrane's Critical Evidence
Documentary and Specialist Factual: History: Scotland and the Klan
Documentary & Specialist Factual: Arts: The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 ¾)
Documentary and Specialist Factual: My Baby, Psychosis and Me
Drama: In Plain Sight
News and Current Affairs: News Programme: Reporting Scotland
News and Current Affairs: Current Affairs: Scotland and the Battle for Britain
Sport Programme: Scotland's Game
Sport Programme: 2016 Scottish Cup - Rangers v Hibernian