RTS Scotland

RTS Scotland Student Television Awards 2019

The Royal Television Society’s Scotland Centre, honored the winners of its 2019 Student Awards, sponsored by STV, at a glittering ceremony held at The Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow. The event was hosted by STV News entertainment reporter Laura Boyd and comedic double act Link & Lorne. As part of a new partnership we are delighted to have STV support the Scotland Student Awards by filming the event to broadcast edited highlights on the STV Player after the event.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland wins big at the RTS Scotland Student Awards

Camera award winner Johnstone Macpherson-Stewar and Simon Pitts, CEO of STV (Credit: Éva I Sibinszki/Glasgow Clyde College)

Students from the Glasgow arts academy took home the Drama award for What Separates Us From the Beast and triumphed in four of the Craft Skills categories, including the new Writing prize, which was won by Robin Boreham for Incoming Tide.

The University of Glasgow entered the awards for the first time and scooped the Short Form prize for War Museum. Edinburgh College of Art (Animation), Glasgow Clyde College (Comedy and Entertainment and Craft Skills – Editing) and the University of Stirling (Factual) won the other awards.

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Charles Byrne

He has served on the RoI committee since the centre launched in 1996 and took over from founding Chair Al Lennon in 2000. “Al was the inspiration for the RoI centre and it’s been a great honour to continue his work,” said Byrne.

He is proud that the centre’s Student Television Awards have grown over the past decade: “I’ve been delighted that jury chair Marie Penston and I have been able to build up the awards. For a small centre, we have enjoyed great success at the national awards in London.”

RTS Scotland 2019 Awards launch

Scotland RTS trophies

Chair of judges Lisa Hazlehurst, who is head of Lion Television in Scotland, unveiled the categories and criteria at the launch event.

She also announced a new category for writers to “recognise the wealth of writing talent in Scotland. The judges will be looking for originality, innovation, style and creativity.”

A number of winners from the 2018 awards attended the event and shared their experiences of landing an RTS trophy.