The Royal Television Society is accepting submissions towards its Craft and Design Awards 2008/2009.
The gongs recognise the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production – from costume design and digital effects to editing and lighting.
Paul Jackson, CEO of Eyeworks and former ITV director of entertainment and comedy, is chairing this year’s awards.
The judging panels will be drawn from leading broadcasters including BBC, C4, Five, ITV, Sky and S4C.
Click through to see the award categories.
Effects -recognises achievement in digital and special effects and picture enhancement.
Makeup Design -recognises achievement in all areas of make up including hair styling and wigs in categories drama and entertainment & non -drama productions.
Costume Design -recognises achievement in drama and entertainment & non -drama productions.
Graphic Design -recognises achievement in trail & packaging, programme content sequences and titles.
Production Design -recognises achievement in entertainment & non-drama productions and drama
Lighting, Photography and Camera -recognises achievement in photography (drama), photography (documentary/factual & non-drama productions); and lighting for multicamera, and multicamera work.
Sound -recognises achievement in entertainment & non-drama productions and drama.
Tape and Film Editing -recognises achievement in drama, documentary/factual and entertainment & situation comedy. This award is designed to recognise skills in tape editing in muilticamera studio/OB programming.
Music -recognises achievement in original title music and original score. The titles or score must be specially commissioned for a specific programme.
Other awards given at the discretion of the jury include:
Design and Craft Innovation -recognises outstanding achievement from any area of programme making, demonstrating innovative use of technology or techniques.
Judges’ Award -recognises outstanding achievement of creative craft and design in the industry within the criteria year.
Lifetime Achievement Award -recognises outstanding achievement of creative craft or design in the industry.
All entries must have been first transmitted in the UK between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.
The entry fee is £109.25 (a snip!). The closing date for entries is September 1, 2009. The Awards Dinner will be held on November 23, 2009 at The Park Lane Hotel, London.
For more details on categories or to download an entry form, check out the Royal Television Society website.