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Entries Welcomed For RTS Student Television Awards 2017

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Entries for the RTS Student Television Awards 2017 have opened.

The awards are presented in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Feature – and entries are accepted from any students attending higher education institutions at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Awards will also be presented for Camerawork, Editing, Production Design and Sound, however, entries for these categories will not be accepted but awarded at the judges' discretion.

This year will also see the introduction of the Judges' Award, which will be judged nationally from among the category winners in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate awards.

Entries need to be submitted via the RTS Online Entry System by Friday, 30 September 2016. The Awards will be presented on Friday, 16 June 2017.

Undergraduate entries will first be judged at a regional level by their local RTS Centre in winter 2016. The winning films from each RTS Centre Student Awards will then be judged nationally in April 2017. Postgraduate entries qualify automatically for national assessment.

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, has been appointed Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards 2017. He said: "I'm delighted to take on the role of Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards 2017. It is right that we celebrate and, more importantly, champion, the work of the industry's talented next generation. This year the award judges want to see work that showcases outstanding visual and aural creativity, a mastery of craft skills, innovation, initiative and story-telling. In particular they will look for freshness, originality and audience appeal."

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