The Student Television Awards are for student television work that shows outstanding visual and aural creativity, a mastery of craft skills, innovation, initiative and story-telling.
Judges will look in particular for freshness, originality and audience appeal within the constraints of the law and broadcasting practice.
Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards says “The RTS Student Awards have consistently showcased brilliant talent at post and undergraduate level in writing, directing, production design, editing, lighting, sound, performance, reporting, comedy, animation - all manner of disciplines that go into telling great stories.
It feels like we are slap bang in the middle of a golden age for TV and multi-platform programming and the student awards consistently demonstrates to me how assured the future is for new voices and techniques to bring to those stories.
It's a real joy for me to chair the awards and as ever our juries will be looking for technical excellence, compelling programming, originality - whether that's in look or subject matter - and of course that extra bit of unexpected magic we get every year. So, no pressure. Good luck and I hope have some fun along the way.”
For the RTS Student Television Awards 2018:
- Entries will be accepted from any students attending higher education institutions
- In the RTS North East and Borders and RTS Midlands regions, entries will also be accepted from students aged 16 or over attending further education institutions but for regional judging only
- In the RTS London and RTS North West regions, there will be an additional Craft Skill Award for Writing presented but for regional judging only
- There are six awards categories: Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Feature
- There is a RTS Student Television Awards Judges’ Award, which will be judged nationally from among the category winners in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate awards as the “best of the best”
- The closing date for submitting entries is Friday 20 October 2017
The RTS Student Television Awards 2018 will be presented on Friday 22 June 2018 to reward outstanding work produced during the 2016 / 2017 academic year.
Undergraduate entries will first be judged at a regional level by their local RTS Centre (including the national centres of Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) in winter 2017.
The winning films from each RTS Centre Student Awards will then be judged at the UK national level in April 2018. Postgraduate entries qualify automatically for UK national assessment and are not judged at RTS Centre level.