College Television Awards
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.
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January 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018
September 6, 2018
Online Entry System Opens for Submissions
October 19, 2018
Online Entry Period Deadline
November 1, 2018 – December 19, 2018
January 14, 2019
March 14-16, 2019
College Television Awards Gala
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.