RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021

Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, 24 February, 2021

The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 are now open for entries.


The awards, which span both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform, or who create online video content from a UK production base.

The 2021 Awards ceremony will be celebrated on Wednesday 24 February 2021, the format of this event will be confirmed closer to the time but will ensure a proud celebration of nominees and winners.

The 2021 celebrations will recognise talent across 19 categories including: News Coverage – Home; News Coverage – International; Daily News Programme of the Year; News Channel of the Year; Breaking News; News Technology; Current Affairs – Home; Current Affairs – International; Nations and Regions News; Nations and Regions Current Affairs; Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year; Scoop of the Year; Specialist Journalist of the Year; Young Talent of the Year; Television Journalist of the Year; Camera Operator of the Year; Network Presenter of the Year; Digital Award and Interview of the Year. In addition, the Judges’ Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award will be handed out at the discretion of the jury.

Across all the categories, the juries will be asked to take into consideration the quality of journalism in context of the market, the impact and resonance with the target audience, enterprise, and technical quality.

In recognition of the current lockdown we are experiencing leaving many news organisations with a reduction in onsite staff members, along with the current weight of the news, we have decided to extend the entry deadline for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 by one week.

The new deadline will be Tuesday 8 December at 23:59. Please note there will be no further extension to the new closing date and all entry data, supporting information and video must be uploaded by this time.

We will not accept any entries or supporting information after the deadline.  This is to ensure that we still have enough time to approve all entries and issue the material to the judges before the Christmas break to ensure they have adequate viewing time.




The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 are now open for entries.