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RTS Launches Craft & Design Awards 2018

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2018.

The Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast television and aim to recognise the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production.
The Awards are presented in 11 categories including: Design, Make Up Design, Costume Design, Production Design, Effects, Director, Photography, Lighting and Multicamera, Sound, Editing and Music. In addition, there are two awards given at the discretion of the Society: RTS Special Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chair, RTS Craft & Design Awards, Lee Connolly, Creative Director at ITV Studios said: "The RTS Craft & Design Awards are an excellent way of recognising the extraordinary breadth of talent and depth of expertise we have throughout the creative content industry."
All entries must be submitted using the RTS Online Awards Entry System by 03 September 2018 and must have been first transmitted between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

The Awards will be presented on Monday 26 November 2018 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The total list of categories are as follows:
Design – recognises achievement in three categories: Trails & Packaging, Programme Content Sequences and Titles.
Make Up Design – recognises achievement in two categories: Drama and Entertainment & Non Drama Productions.
Costume Design – recognises achievement in two categories: Drama and Entertainment & Non-Drama Productions.
Production Design – recognises achievement in two categories: Drama and Entertainment & Non-Drama Productions.
Effects – recognises achievement from any area of programme making in two categories: Effects and Picture Enhancement.
Director – recognises achievement in three categories: Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy, Drama and Documentary/Factual and Non-Drama Productions.
Photography – recognises achievement in location based single camera work in two categories: Drama & Comedy and Documentary/Factual & Non-Drama Productions.
Lighting and Multicamera – recognises achievement in four categories: Lighting for Multicamera, Multicamera Work, Multicamera – Sport and a new category for Multicamera - Director. The Multicamera awards are designed to recognise those who work in studio based or OB multicamera programming across all genres.
Sound – recognises achievement in two categories: Drama and Entertainment & Non-Drama Productions. These Awards recognise the whole sound team and both recording supervisor and mixing supervisor should be named on the entry form.
Editing - recognises achievement in four categories: Drama, Documentary/Factual, Entertainment & Comedy and Sport.

Music – recognises achievement in two categories: Original Title Music and Original Score. The titles or score must be specially commissioned for a specific programme.
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