Celebrating excellence in British broadcasting across television the Royal Television Society (RTS) has opened entries for its 2017 Craft and Design awards.
The awards have 11 categories recognising the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production from set, make up, costume and production design to effects, director, photography, lightening, multicamera, sound, editing and music categories.
Three additional awards will be presented at the discretion of the judging panel, these include:
- Design and craft innovation
- Judges’ achievement
- Lifetime achievement
The judging panel welcomes suggestions but are not accepting entries for these categories.
The awards will be chaired by ITV Creative Director Lee Connolly who takes over from Cheryl Taylor.
”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 and I am delighted to be the new Chair,” Connolly said.
The award categories:
- Design – recognises achievement in three categories: trails and packaging, programme content sequences and titles.
- Make Up Design – recognises achievement in all areas of makeup, including hair styling and wigs, in two categories: drama and entertainment and non-drama productions.
- Costume Design – recognises achievement in two categories: drama and entertainment and non–drama productions.
- Production Design – recognises achievement in two categories: drama and entertainment and non–drama productions.
- Effects – recognises achievement from any area of programme making in three categories: digital effects, special 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 and comedy, and documentary/factual and non-drama productions.
- Lighting and Multicamera – recognises achievement in three categories: lighting for multicamera, multicamera work and multicamera work – sport. 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 and 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 and 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.
BBC drama The Night Manager won three awards in 2016 including Costume Design - Drama, Make Up Design - Drama and Music - Original Title.
All entries must adhere to the specific criteria for submission and submitted through the RTS online awards entry portal by Friday 1 September 2017.
Programmes entered must have been transmitted between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
For more information incluidng the entry criteria and previous winners click here.
The awards will be presented on Monday 27 November 2017 at the London Hilton Hotel.
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