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09/01/2017

Call For Entries For RTS Scotland Awards 2017

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Entries for the Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Awards 2017 is now open. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotland.

For 2017, a number of changes have been made to the judging criteria, including the introduction of the Young Journalist of the Year Award. This category is open to television and video web journalists up to the age of 30, who work in current affairs, features, news and sport. The winner of the awards will receive £1,000 prize money.

Other award categories include:

Production Awards
Factual:
• Best Daytime
• Best Factual Entertainment & Features
• Best Documentary and Specialist Factual: History
• Best Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts
• Best Documentary and Specialist Factual (includes documentaries and specialist factual programmes including science, natural history and the environment)
• Best Drama

News and Current Affairs
• Best News Programme
• Best Current Affairs Programme

• Best Sports Programme

• Best Comedy

• Best Children's Programme

• Best Short Form Content

• Best Animation and VFX

• Student Television Award

Portfolio Awards
• On Screen Personality of the Year
• Young Journalist of the Year
• Television Director of the Year

Professional Excellence (Craft):
• Best Camera
• Best Sound
• Best Post Production: Editing
• Best Post Production: Graphics & Titling

• Best Innovation Award

• The RTS Scotland Award

April Chamberlain, Chair of Judges, RTS Scotland Awards, said: "Each year the judges and I are faced with the pleasant task of identifying the very best of the year's entries. Although it's often a difficult process, it's a very rewarding one and we never fail to be impressed by the breadth and quality of the entries.

"RTS Scotland is delighted to launch the Young Journalist of the Year award in memory of George McFarlane Sinclair. George was an inspirational journalist and his legacy to Scottish broadcast journalism is significant and considerable. This award honours his memory and the generosity of the £1,000 prize should help an emerging young talent today."

The closing date for entries is Monday 13 February, 2017. All entries must have been aired on TV, distributed for non-broadcast or streamed online for the first time between January and December 2016. The Awards will be presented at the Oran Mor, Glasgow on 17 May, 2017.

rts.org.uk/region/scotland

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