Event report: RTS NETB Young Peoples’ Media Festival 2017

At a ceremony hosted by BBC One Inside Out North East & Cumbria presenter Chris Jackson, the winning teams received trophies and certificates from the RTS North East and the Borders Centre.

The senior winners were Hartlepool Sixth Form College’s Ely King, who took the Entertainment award for Goner and Stratford upon Avon College’s Alex Eves, whose film, Bloom, won the Drama prize.

RTS Young Technologist 2017

The Award recognises excellence in broadcast technology and is intended to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields. As part of the award, Gray receives an all-expenses paid trip to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.

Gray was chosen to receive the award from among some of the best young engineers and technologists working in the UK today by a panel of experts, chaired by Digital Media Consultant Terry Marsh.

Sherlock, Jago: A Life Underwater & Planet Earth II win big at the RTS Bristol Awards 2017

The Royal Television Society West of England Awards in association with Evolutions Bristol took place at the Bristol Old Vic on Sunday 19th March with a gala ceremony hosted by Countryfile’s Anita Rani.

Guests included Nick Knowles and Mark Millar from DIY SOS, writer, chef and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, CBBC favourites Andy Day and Naomi Wilkinson, broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and actor Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead).

Creative Diversity Network awards open for entries

Broadcasters and presenters can submit entries through the Creative Diversity Network Awards website.

The CDN Awards are designed to celebrate diversity and acknowledge outstanding work both on and off-screen.

The awards provide a great opportunity to highlight some of the most creative, diverse programming on air over the last two years and showcase exciting breakthrough talent or initiatives.

The deadline for entries is Friday 10th March.

RTS Scotland Awards 2017

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. 

The RTS announces the winners of the 2016 Craft & Design Awards

Channel 4 RTS Awards (Credit: Richard Kendall)

Comedian Sandi Toksvig hosted the Awards, which were held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday.

Hit BBC drama The Night Manager scooped three awards on the night, including Costume Design – Drama, Make Up Design – Drama, and Music – Original Title.

The BBC’s period drama War and Peace also went home with two awards for Effects – Special and Photography – Drama & Comedy.

It was a big night for other broadcasters too, with Channel 4 winning two awards for its dark comedy series Flowers.