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College Television Awards Categories

Animation

  • Must be a complete piece
  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Title sequences are not eligible
  • Not to exceed 30 minutes

Children's Program

  • Must have content developed and targeted for preschool through 15 years of age
  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Not to exceed 30 minutes

Comedy

  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Sketch shows may not be submitted in this category (please see Variety)
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Commercial

  • Must advertise a product or service
  • PSAs are also acceptable
  • Not to exceed one minute

Documentary

  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Drama

  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability

  • Sheds light on people with disabilities by having a main character with a disability
  • Helps emerging artists within this community gain recognition
  • Increases visibility for artists with disabilities

Magazine

  • Must be a complete show
  • Commercials must be removed
  • Individual segments are not eligible
  • Segment producers are not eligible
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Music - Best Composition

  • Submission may be done by producer or composer, but composer will be awarded and must be listed in the credits of the piece
  • Entries in this category may be submitted into another category
  • Music videos are not eligible
  • Submit whole piece. If only a single section of the piece contains original score, please indicate the time stamp that you would like viewed by the judges
  • Not exceed 60 minutes

Newscast

  • Entire newscast must be submitted
  • Specify air date and whether show is daily or weekly
  • Indicate whether show is live broadcast or taped
  • Commercials must be removed
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Series - Scripted

  • Must submit three episodes (produced within the eligibility period)
  • Indicate which two of the three episodes you would like viewed by the judges
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes per episode

Series - Unscripted

  • Must submit three episodes (produced within the eligibilty period)
  • Indicate which two of the three episodes you would like viewed by the judges
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes per episode

Variety

  • Category includes talk shows, sketch, award shows, game shows and other nontraditional formats
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship
There is a separate application process. Please click here for more information regarding this scholarship opportunity.