RTS Midlands Centre Awards 2016

RTS Midlands Centre Awards 2016

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

Location

National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
Solihull
B92 0EJ
United Kingdom
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Entries are now being accepted for the Midlands Centre Awards 2016. Nominees will be announced mid-September and winners will be announced at our prestigious gala dinner which will be held on the evening of Thursday 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Tickets for this event will go on sale early September.

MIDLANDS AWARD CATEGORIES 2016

Best Promotional Programme

  • This Award recognises production excellence and creativity in programmes intended either for general or specialised audiences made either for corporate purposes or retail/mail order sale.

  • They may have promotional, public information, training, educational, entertainment, special interest or other purposes.

  • They must not have been broadcast other than as an insert to a separate programme

Best Fictional Television Programme

This category can include:

  • Single drama

  • Drama Series

  • Feature film

  • Short film

  • Online drama

  • Animation

  • Children’s Fictional

  • Light Entertainment

Best Acting Performance Male

  • This Award recognises the Best Acting by a male in a programme produced in the Midlands, it includes performances in online content. Separate Awards will be awarded for Male and Female performances.

Best Acting Performance Female

  • This Award recognises the Best Acting by a female in a programme produced in the Midlands, it includes performances in online content. Separate Awards will be awarded for Male and Female performances.

Best On Screen Personality

  • This Award recognises an outstanding on-screen personality featured within a Midland based production.  

Television Journalist of the Year

  • The Television Journalist of the Year Award is for the best work during the year by an onscreen television journalist. Reporters, video journalists, correspondents are welcome to enter, they can be specialists or in general news reporting. Open to news organisations, agencies, websites or production companies.  Entries should be up to 30 minutes in length with no internal edits and should include a minimum of three items to demonstrate the range of the journalist.

Best Digital Innovation / Digital Creativity

  • This Award recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in multi-platform digital content including:
    • Interactive TV
    • Digital Media
    • On screen graphics                                                                                               

Best News Programme

The Awards for Best News programme will be awarded based on quality of coverage, presentation and information in the following:

  • Live and Studio news

  • Sporting coverage

  • Real events

This can be 1 programme or a compilation. If the entry is a compilation it should be edited appropriate for broadcast.

Best News Programme has been sponsored this year by Pukaar News www.pukaarnews.com

Best Current Affairs Feature

This Award will be presented to an outstanding current affairs feature made by a Midlands based correspondent, and may include content from national or network programming.

  • Individual features made by Midlands based correspondents.

  • On Line features

  • Complete programmes

Best New Talent

  • This Award recognises the very best of the new talent from the broadcast, digital and online community across the region and includes:

  • Front of camera (presenters/actors)

  • Craft skills

  • Post production

Best Factual Programme

  • This Award recognises excellence in the production of factual content and may include the following:

  • History

  • Business

  • Arts

  • Religion

Best Factual Programme has been sponsored this year by Be Inspired Films www.beinspiredfilms.co.uk

Best Production Craft Skills

  • This Award recognises achievement behind the camera and includes the following:

    • Post production

    • Musical content to include incidental music

    • Special effects

    • Visual effects

The Diversity Award

The Diversity Award is for the individual journalist or team which has shown particular expertise and produced outstanding coverage of a diversity issue or event during the year. It will recognise the best journalism in all forms of diversity. The jury has defined diversity as stories about race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion and social class as opposed to a journalist who happens to be diverse. Emphasis will be placed on entries which have demonstrated expertise and understanding through a continuing narrative, with analysis and context, over a period of time and/or the reporting a single event.

 This is open to news organisations, agencies, websites or production companies. Entries should be up to 30 minutes. Entries must be separately identifiable extracts, with no internal edits. This can include drama and factual content.

 

 

RTS MIDLANDS CENTRE AWARDS 2016

You are invited to submit programmes or other content which were, or will be broadcast and/or published between 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016 for consideration for the Midlands Centre Awards for 2016.

Programmes or other content must have been produced, published, commissioned or creatively controlled by a Midlands based company. (Midlands Region for the purposes of these Awards includes: Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.)

Each entry must be submitted online by following this link https://awardsentry.rts.org.uk/entrant/index.php   Please ensure you complete all of the sections.

For all enquiries relating to the Awards criteria or the judging process please contact Jayne Greene either by phoning 07792 776585 or emailing RTSMidlands@rts.org.uk. For any technical support relating to the submission process please contact Jamie O’Neill at RTS Head Office 020 7822 2810.

A 30 second clip of each entry must be submitted with the entries. If you are entering the same piece of work into more than one category, please ensure you submit a different 30 second clip for each entry. If your entry is nominated, this clip will be used as part of the presentation at the awards dinner, so please ensure it showcases your entry effectively.

There is an Entry Fee of £40 including VAT per category.  If a programme is entered in one or more categories, a payment is required for each category entered.

The closing date for entries is Friday 15th July 2016.  Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Payment for entries can be made in the following ways:

-By cheque payable to Royal Television Society Midlands Centre, please send to Jayne Greene, RTS Midlands Centre, c/o 71 Kidderminster Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1DG

 -Direct into RTS Midlands Centre bank account: Sort Code : 60-40-04 Account number : 31867642 Account Name :  Royal Television Society Midlands Centre Please quote narrative ‘Awards Entry for <your company name>’, 

-Purchase orders should be emailed to RTSMidlands@rts.org.uk

Receipts will be issued on request after payment. 

Please note that credit cards cannot be accepted.

The Judges reserve the right to move submissions to more appropriate categories if necessary.

You may nominate your own entry whether or not you are a member of the RTS.

Nominees will be announced week commencing 5th September 2016. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 3rd November.

Each category will be judged by 3 independent judges.

The Student Awards will be dealt with separately.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 15th JULY 2016

All entries plus 30 second clips must now be submitted online. Entry fees or notification of payment must be sent to Jayne Greene at the address below before 15th July 2016. Entries received after this date may not be considered.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

All entries must now be submitted online via the following link

Follow this link to submit your entries https://awardsentry.rts.org.uk/entrant

You will need to register as a user in order to submit your entries.

Once you have registered you will need to Create Entry. In this section you can upload any relevant documentation that you would like the judges to consider.

To upload your video go to the Video Management tab

Please ensure when submitting your entry online that you complete all of the relevant boxes for each entry.

Please attached any supporting documentation that you would like the judges to consider to the submission when prompted

When submitting your entry make sure you choose to create your entry for RTS. MIDLANDS AWARDS as other centres awards will also be listed here.            (Continued…)

30 SECOND CLIPS FOR THE AWARDS NIGHT PRESENTATION

If your entry is nominated, the 30 second clip that you provide will be used as part of the presentation at the awards dinner, so please ensure it showcases your entry effectively.

A 30 second clip of each entry must be submitted at the time that you submit your entries regardless of whether your entry is nominated or not.

Please ensure you submit your 30 second clip via the Video Management option and clearly mark it as ’30 second clip for <<entry title and category entered>>.

If you are entering the same piece of work into more than one category, please ensure you submit a different 30 second clip for each entry.

30 second clip requirements:

30 second clip with fade from black and fade out to black

No clocks

File type MP4 only

Specify exactly which entry it is for including name of entrant and category

PAYMENT FOR ENTRIES

Payment of £40 including VAT is applicable per entry and can be paid in any of the following ways:

By cheque payable to Royal Television Society Midlands Centre, please send cheques to RTS Midlands Centre, c/o 71 Kidderminster Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1DG. Please send remittance advice (below) with payments made by cheque.

Direct into RTS Midlands Centre bank account:

Sort Code : 60-40-04, Account Number : 31867642

Account Name :  Royal Television Society Midlands Centre

Please quote narrative ‘Awards Entries for <your company name>’

Purchase orders should be emailed to RTSMidlands@rts.org.uk

Receipts will be issued on request after payment.

Please note that credit cards cannot be accepted.

Entries will not be considered unless payment is made.

Entry payments are not refundable.

Incomplete entries may not be considered.

ENQUIRIES OR QUERIES

General enquiries or those relating to criteria or the administration of the awards should be directed to Jayne Greene, RTS Midlands Centre Administrator, Telephone: 07792 776585, email: RTSMidlands@rts.org.uk

Technical enquiries relating to online submission only should be directed to Jamie O’Neill, RTS Head Office 0207 822 2810

 

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Location Details

Coventry Road
Solihull
B92 0EJ
United Kingdom

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Entries are now being accepted for the Midlands Centre Awards 2016. Nominees will be announced mid-September and winners will be announced at our prestigious gala dinner which will be held on the evening of Thursday 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Tickets for this event will go on sale early September.