The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its 2019 Programme Awards for the Northern Ireland creative industries. Once again Ka-Boom, one of Northern Ireland’s leading facilities companies is headline sponsor of the RTS NI Programme Awards and the winners will be announced at an exciting ceremony in The Mac as part of the Belfast Media Festival this November.
Applications for entries to this year’s Awards are open from Monday August 5th and will close on Friday 30th August. To qualify for entry, all entries must have been first transmitted or made available on an On Demand service between 7th August 2018 and 26th July 2019 except for Interactive Entertainment which should have been released between these dates. All entries may be submitted by broadcasters, companies or individuals based in or working in Northern Ireland.
The 2019 Award categories are:
• Scripted Comedy
• Features and / or Factual Entertainment
• Specialist Factual
• Current Affairs
• News Coverage
• Children’s and / or Animation
• Interactive Entertainment
• Original Music Score
• Brian Waddell Award for Outstanding Contribution (to the local television and film industry in NI)
The RTS NI has partnered with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Channel 4 and UTV for these prestigious awards. Judging in each category will be carried out independently by an experienced internal jury with winners being announced at the special awards ceremony at The Mac, Belfast on Thursday 7th November.
Please visit https://awardsentry.rts.org.uk/entrant/ to enter.
The criteria for each category, and an Entry Support Guide can be found here.
Entry Opening Date Monday 5 August
Entry Closing Date Friday 30 August
Entries Notified & Ticket Sales Open Monday 7 – Thursday 10 October
Shortlist Announced Friday 11 October
RTS Northern Ireland Programme Awards The MAC, Belfast Thursday 7 November
Please direct queries to RTSNI@RTS.ORG.UK