The 40th College Television Awards competition will feature 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.
40th College Television Awards Calendar
August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
September 5, 2019
Online Entry System Opens for Submissions
October 3, 2019, 5:00 PM PDT
Online Entry Period Deadline
October 22, 2019 - November 15, 2019
Week of December 9, 2019
March 19-21, 2020
College Television Awards Summit and Ceremony
*Subject to change
Official rules and categories are being updated and will be posted as soon as available.
About the College Television Awards
The College Television Awards recognize excellence in student production. The first College Television Awards ceremony was held at the Directors Guild on October 25, 1979, where six awards were provided 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 across program genres in multiple categories. Now, the College Television Awards include donor-supported categories such as the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award and the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Award. These awards continue to 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. Past winners have worked as editors, writers, producers and other positions on programs including Ray Donovan, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mad Men, Parks & Recreation, 60 Minutes, Grey's Anatomy, Empire and many more. There are over 600 College Television Award alumni, all of whom have access to networking opportunities and events.
College Television Award Nominees travel to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony, meet with industry professionals and take part in inspiring and practical workshops. Travel and hotel will be provided to one member of each producing team (producer, writer, or director).