The 38th College Television Awards were held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center.
About the College Television Awards
The first Mobil Oil-sponsored College Awards ceremony was held at the Directors Guild on October 25, 1979, where six awards were handed out in two categories — the Eric Sevareid Information Program and Rod Serling Entertainment Program. Since then, the program has grown to a nationwide competition that recognizes students working in numerous program genres, in multiple categories.
Over the years, the College Television Awards expanded to include sponsored categories such as the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award, the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship, and the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship. These awards spotlight talented storytellers interested in specialized fields in entertainment. In addition to showcasing student production, the College Television Awards is an entry point for a career in television and media.
CTA Nominees travel to Los Angeles for the awards presentation, meet with industry professionals and take part in enriching workshops. Students also become part of the Television Academy Foundation alumni network, which provides access to year-round networking opportunities and events.