College Television Awards
We are now accepting submissions!
Deadline: 5pm PST on January 31, 2017.
New this year, only one winning piece will be awarded in each category.
About the College Television Awards
The College Television Awards, formerly known as the Student Television Awards, was started in 1978 by a partnership between Foundation Board members Lynne Gross and Frank O'Connor, and oil man Herbert Schmertz, to recognize excellence in student work. The first Mobil-sponsored 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 ceremony has grown to a nationwide competition that awards over 65 trophies in multiple categories.
Designed to emulate the Emmy judging process, entries are reviewed by active Television Academy members. Students submit their pieces through an online platform and undergo a three-round judging process. It it the third and final round where first, second and third placements are determined. Winners in all categories receive cash awards and are flown out to Los Angeles by our partner airline, United Airlines.
Over the years, the College Television Awards has 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 entering specialized fields in entertainment. In addition to showcasing student production, the College Television Awards is an entry point for students as they pursue career opportunities.
Winners are invited to participate in a Nominee Summit at the Television Academy, where they are exposed to industry professionals and undergo development workshops. Students also become part of the Television Academy Foundation alumni network, which provides access to year-round networking opportunities and events.