Make-up artists, photographers and sound engineers who work in television are among those being invited to enter a competition celebrating the craft and design involved in the making of television programmes.
The Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards recognise – says the organisers – “outstanding achievement in the variety of skills and processes involved in programme production; from costume design and digital effects to editing and lighting”.
The award categories are:
Effects – recognises achievement in digital and special effects and picture enhancement
Make-up design – recognises achievement in all areas of make up including hair styling and wigs in categories of drama and entertainment and non-drama productions
Costume design – recognises achievement in drama and entertainment and non–drama productions
Graphic design – recognises achievement in trails and packaging, programme content sequences and titles
Production design – recognises achievement in entertainment and non-drama productions and drama
Photography – recognises achievement in drama and documentary/factual and non-drama productions
Lighting and multicamera – recognises achievement in lighting for multicamera and multicamera work.
Sound – recognises achievement in entertainment and non-drama productions and drama
Tape and film editing – recognises skills in tape editing in multicamera 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 within the criteria year
Lifetime achievement award – recognises outstanding achievement of creative craft or design.
The closing date for entries is the first of next month. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 24.
For more information, visit www.rts.org.uk