College Television Awards
The 42nd College Television Awards will be presented on April 1, 2023. The entry period is now closed.
The College Television Summit will take place from April 24 - April 26, 2023.
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.
Administered by the Television Academy Foundation, the program has since 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 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.
The Television Academy is grateful to our College Television Awards sponsors: Johnny Carson Foundation, Kia America, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, PEOPLE®, United Airlines®, Roku, Starz, and WarnerMedia.