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College Television Awards

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 the 40th College Television Awards ceremony was streamed LIVE here on, featuring celebrity presenters and live reactions from the winners.

Awards were presented to students remotely by television stars including Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Gabi Butler (Cheer), Jimmy Fallon (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Kelly McCreary (Grey's Anatomy), Ryan Michelle Bathé (All Rise; The First Wives Club), Mishel Prada (Vida; Riverdale), Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers: Forever Home), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons), and Shoshannah Stern (Grey's Anatomy; This Close). The show was hosted by CBS's The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation and IMDb's On the Scene - Interviews correspondent Albert Lawrence, who is also a Television Academy Foundation alumnus.

We are excited to honor the best in college television while also providing nominees with an immersive television industry experience. The format has changed, but nominees can expect access to industry leaders and the educational programming you've come to expect from the Television Academy Foundation.

Though refunds are available for paid ticketholders, if you have purchased tickets to the ceremony we ask that you consider the ticket price to instead serve as a tax-deductible donation to the Television Academy Foundation. As a nonprofit educational organization, our work is only made possible by partners and generous supporters like yourself.

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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.

40th College Television Awards Calendar

August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Eligibility Period

September 5, 2019
Online Entry System Opens for Submissions

October 3, 2019, 5:00 PM PDT
Online Entry Period Deadline

October 22, 2019 - November 15, 2019

November 27, 2019
Promotional Materials Due

December 11, 2019
Nominations Announced

May 30, 2020
College Television Awards Ceremony

*Subject to change

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. Since then, the program has 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.

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updated 6.18.20

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