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College Television Awards Categories

College Television Awards Categories

Animation

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

Children's Program

  • Must have content developed and targeted for preschool through15 years of age
  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • Not to exceed 30 minutes

Comedy

  • Sketch shows may not be submitted in this category (please see Variety/Alternative)
  • Shorts or a pilot episode accepted
  • 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 ligh 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

  • Individual segments are not eligible
  • Segment producers are not eligible
  • Must be a complete show
  • 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 on other 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
  • Piece may not exceed 60 minutes

Newscast

  • Entire newscast must be submitted
  • Specify air date and whether show is daily or weekly
  • Not to exceed 60 minutes

Series - Reality

  • 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

Series - Scripted

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

Variety/Alternative

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


#VinetoCTA Challenge (Bonus category sponsored by mtvU)

The Television Academy Foundation introduces the first annual #VinetotheCTAs Challenge, sponsored by mtvU. Currently enrolled college students are invited to submit their most creative 6-second Vine entries for a chance to win a trip to the Television Academy Foundation’s College Television Awards in Los Angeles. A team of panelists will select the best submitted Vines to go to a public vote in February. 

To enter:

  • Register at CollegeTelevisionAwards.mtvU.com and submit your Vine video link and details in the entry form under the #VinetotheCTAs Category.
  • Create a Vine video
  • You MUST tag your video with #VinetotheCTAs
  • For better chances of getting your Vine noticed tag @EmmysFoundation and @mtvU on your video description

 

 

 

The Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarships will be presented at the College Television Awards Gala in the Spring