RTS awards

Nominations announced for the RTS Programme Awards 2021

The nominations were announced this morning via livestream by British television presenter Ore Oduba. 

After a challenging year filled with ingenuity, resilience and dedication across the industry, the BBC leads the way with 40 nominations across the 28 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 17 and Sky with 13.

RTS Yorkshire Student Awards 2021


With just two categories this year, Scripted and Non-scripted, the judges were very impressed with the calibre of entries and selecting nominations was not an easy task. Quality was very high and, given the production circumstances in the last academic year, we offer congratulations to all who submitted as well as to those who have been nominated. Many thanks also to staff at universities and colleges across our region for their hard work and support during very challenging times.

Winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2020 announced

The winners were announced via an online celebration hosted by radio broadcaster, actor and spoken word artist Mim Shaikh, the virtual event also included a special message from RTS Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, in which he highlighted the challenges and praised the ingenuity and resourcefulness seen across the television industry over the past year, and celebrated the international recognition of the quality of content produced in the UK. 

RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 open for entries

The RTS is seeking submissions that highlight the outstanding reporting that has taken place in this unique and turbulent year. 

The awards, for 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.

Winners announced at the RTS North West Student Television Awards 2020

Credit: Claire Harrison

Manchester Metropolitan University students took home the Animation prize with Luz and the University of Central Lancashire’s Jamie Walsh won the Short Form award with Tia.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent presented the awards, which were held at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. The special guest was former Coronation Street actor and co-star of new BBC One sitcom, Scarborough, Catherine Tyldesley.

Earlier in the day, RTS North West held its annual Student Media Conference at the Lowry Theatre.