The 39th College Television Awards competition has evolved and features redefined categories, new deadlines and an immersive industry experience in Los Angeles. College Television nominees and winners will become part of the Television Academy Foundation’s alumni family and have the opportunity to participate in year-round networking opportunities and events.
The Television Academy Foundation has aligned the College Television Awards more closely with Emmy® Awards Program categories, and the serialized nature of television. You’ll find that several of the genre categories are now genre series categories — Drama has become Drama Series, Comedy has become Comedy Series, etc. This change is not intended to discourage submissions!
If you have a closed-end piece developed as a “short film,” we encourage you to submit it as a single episode of a series in the appropriate genre category. To complete the submission, you will be asked to imagine your program as an episode in a series, and write short synopses of two additional episodes which will reviewed as part of your submission.
NOTE: These two “imagined” episodes need not be produced, nor intended to be produced. The judges want to see where you would take your story.
If you have any questions about this change or how to complete your submission, please do not hesitate to reach out to CTASupport@TelevisionAcademy.com.
We look forward to seeing your work!
ONLINE ENTRY SUBMISSIONS: OPENS SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
ENTRY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT
For entry questions, please email:
Please be sure your submitted video conforms to these parameters:
Video: 1920x1080 progressive
Bit rate: 6-8 MB
Audio: AAC, stereo, 192-320kbps, 44-48 kHz
The file must be under 2 GB.
MP4 format is preferred.
No added slates, timecodes, bars & tone, commercials or promos.
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For video upload assistance, please email:
VIDEO CLIP RELEASE
Should your entry be chosen as a Nominee, the Television Academy Foundation will request a 30 second clip and a three-minute promo of the submission. The Television Academy Foundation will have the rights per the Release of Exhibition Rights to utilize the 30 second clip in conjunction with the Television Academy Foundation and all promotion/marketing efforts of such. Rights extended to use of the clip for video and/or still photography needs and includes the use of all logos/marks.
Nominees and Winners will be determined by the members of the Television Academy in accordance with procedures established by the Television Academy Foundation. All decisions are final.
* Subject to change