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Cloud & Media Management

Best Use of AI and ML

This award will go to a project the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Judges will be looking for how AI and ML has been utilised to revolutionise the management of media; for example, to enable intelligent, accurate, detailed archive searches that makes a huge range of content discoverable that might otherwise have been overlooked. Another example could be a project that, through AI and ML, runs very complex, data-heavy compliance checks on content, offering huge time and cost saving benefits over a human operator. The possibilities of how AI and ML could have been used are broad-ranging, and this category welcomes entries from any project or production using algorithms in the most innovative and beneficial ways.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Best Use of The Cloud for Creative Innovation

This award will go to a development the judges consider to be exceptional in terms of its use of the cloud in transforming/virtualising traditional ways of working. Judges will be looking for examples of how cloud-based services have been utilised to open up new possibilities. This could be in any aspect of production, post-production, in enabling VFX houses to provide clients with rendering capabilities far beyond what they can do on-prem, in making it possible for post houses to provide ‘pop up’ services and attractive remote working opportunities, or in any other innovative use of the cloud.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

This category includes examples of companies who very quickly had to transition from office-based to cloud-based during lockdown.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Best Use of MAM

This award will go to project that has used a media asset management in a particularly novel way. It will have changed the way production content is stored, accessed, managed and discovered. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation in enabling the content owner to maximise the potential of the content. The possibilities for how the storage and management of the content has been overhauled are broad, but might include using particular AI and ML services to enable much wider content discovery, in either a cloud, on-prem or hybrid workflow. It could also be around streamlining production processes, enabling more straightforward collaborative working, or enabling a content owner to utilise their content in ways that would previously have been unviable.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the project team and can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Localisation for a Film or TV Project

This award will go to a television localisation project the judges consider demonstrates excellence in the field. Judges will be looking for a project that can demonstrate the smooth-running management of a wide range of complex services for the client, such as fulfilling multiple language subtitles and local language dubbing, graphics localisation and music soundtrack localisation. The possibilities for how the localisation work was handled and implemented are broad but might include the use of bespoke content management platforms, cloud-based dubbing services, the complicated task of seamlessly re-recording and remixing elaborately produced music tracks in different languages, and so on. Any localisation project where an innovative approach can be demonstrated could be considered for this award.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the project team and can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, localisation company, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Creative Excellence

Best Creative Use of AR or VR

This category rewards the best use of AR or VR in a TV or advertising project. It honours AR or VR projects that take full advantage of immersive augmented reality or virtual reality to provide a user experience that would be impossible to achieve any other way. It should creatively and technically push the boundaries, have the ‘wow’ factor and really capture the imagination. The AR or VR can be something used within a TV broadcast or commercial or be accessible to users through a downloadable app, as a spin-off from the TV production.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Best Creative Title Sequence

This award will go to a TV title sequence the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its creative excellence. The judges are seeking title sequences that excel in terms of their visual impact, creativity, grade, sound design, CG, VFX or any other stand out aspects of the production.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Best VFX Project

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its use of visual effects. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ VFX to more subtle/invisible effects that simply ensure the consistency/accuracy of a scene. The production could be a VFX-heavy project or one that uses VFX in clever, creative ways but where there are only a limited number of VFX shots. The key factor should be that the VFX are both creatively strong and enhance the production in a way that would have been very challenging using only live action/in-camera effects.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Non-Scripted)

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its audio post-production. The judges are seeking productions that excel in regard to their sound design/Foley, sound treatment and/or the audio mix. The productions could include examples of audio restoration and audio quality enhancement as part of the audio treatment.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Scripted)

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its audio post-production. The judges are seeking productions that excel in regard to their sound design/Foley, sound treatment and/or the audio mix. The productions could include examples of audio restoration and audio quality enhancement as part of the audio treatment.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Grading (Non-Scripted) (Sponsored by HHB Communications)

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its colour grading work. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ grades to more subtle grading work that ensure the consistency/accuracy of a scene. The production could be very stylised in terms of the grade or one that is noteworthy for helping to establish tension/moods/enhance period details and so on. The key factor should be that the grade is both creatively strong and enhances the production in a style that couldn’t have been achieved any other way.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Grading (Scripted) (Sponsored by HHB Communications)

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its colour grading work. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ grades to more subtle grading work that ensure the consistency/accuracy of a scene. The production could be very stylised in terms of the grade or one that is noteworthy for helping to establish tension/moods/enhance period details and so on. The key factor should be that the grade is both creatively strong and enhances the production in a style that couldn’t have been achieved any other way.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Restoration (Film & TV)

This award will go to a TV restoration project the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its transformation. Judges will be looking for productions that were made to look as expertly polished as possible, particularly those that were in an especially poor state pre-restoration. Judges will assess the amount of manual work required to restore sections of the production, including where restoration teams have had to recreate original title sequences, or handle fragile film and obsolete tape formats and turn them into restored 4K masters.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to have made the most pioneering use of technology as part of the storytelling process. Judges will be looking for productions that opted to push the boundaries of storytelling through the clever and novel use of technology. This could include stand-out uses of VR, AR, CG, VFX, bespoke/unusual cameras, ultra high (8K) resolution, streaming innovations, audience engagement and so on.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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NEW Technical Innovation in a News Broadcast

This award will go to a news broadcast that has utilised technology in a noteworthy way to provide viewers with timely, insightful coverage of breaking news. The technical innovation can be in any part of the production process – in capturing the images; editing the content; or in the distribution of breaking news stories to news organisations.

The judges are seeking stand out examples of how technology has enhanced and speeded up coverage, creating a more efficient workflow and given news journalists and broadcasters a competitive and/or creative edge.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

This category is also suitable for news broadcasters demonstrating innovation in news production during lockdown.

Qualifying period: The news broadcast should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Sport

Best Esports Production

This category rewards the best esports production, from the point of view of the scale and technical innovation of the broadcast. It honours esports productions that have devised technically creative ways to televise/live stream content from a specific esports tournament. This could be in terms of the TV studio set up and design, the production gallery, production graphics and stats, the way the content is streamed and distributed to different devices and platforms, or any other aspect of the production that stands out in terms of its innovation and creative approach.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Best OTT

This category rewards the best OTT/direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform for a sports channel or specific sports broadcast. It honours OTT/D2C platforms that have devised technically creative ways to provide viewers with access to sports content.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.
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Best Use of Remote Production

This category rewards the best use of remote production in a sports broadcast. It honours productions that have devised technically creative ways to televise/live stream a sports broadcast, which would otherwise be prohibitively expensive or extremely challenging to produce in a conventional outside broadcast.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

This category also includes productions previously intending to be studio/location-based but went to a remote production model during lockdown.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Excellence in Virtual Studios/Real-Time VFX

The judges are looking for an outstanding example of a virtual studio environment for a sports broadcast. This could be related to the groundbreaking use of AR/VR/VFX to enhance the studio presentation, or around the creative use of a virtual studio environment to extend small physical spaces into studio sets that appear much larger to the viewer, or any other state-of-the-art use of real-time VFX/AR in a virtual studios setting.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast

The judges are looking for an outstanding example of invention and innovation through the creative use of technology during a sports broadcast. This could be related to pioneering production workflows, in the groundbreaking use of emerging remote/virtual production workflows, capturing or streaming content from technically-challenging locations, through broadcasting at ultra high resolutions on a wide range of devices, creating a state-of-the-art OTT platform or any other standout use of technology in a sports broadcast.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The production should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

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Standout

NEW Best Innovation in Lockdown

This category rewards the most novel tech-driven innovation to be rolled out during the Covid-19 lockdown. It could be a cost-effective, lightweight, straightforward way to enhance remote production workflows; or a specific project that maximised the limited options open to production/post-production facilities during lockdown; or anything else that helped open up new ways of working in disparate and unusual environments, and create high-quality new content for consumers stuck at home during the pandemic.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the project team and can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The innovation should have been launched during lockdown

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.

NEW Sustainability Champion

This award will go to a TV production, broadcast company or project that has excelled in creating a sustainable working environment. The project/company should be an exemplar of sustainability, demonstrating innovation and quantifiable measures to reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Rather than requiring tech to be at the heart of te sustainability efforts, the award honours projects and companies in the creative TV technology space – studios, post houses, production companies, and so on – that can substantiate tangible changes that have truly make them a champion of sustainability.

The judges are seeking stand out examples of this.

The award should be submitted on behalf of the company or production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based.

Qualifying period: The news broadcast should have been made between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 on any international broadcast platform or streaming service.

Please note that the cost per entry is £255 excluding VAT.
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Young Talent

Broadcasting

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. The nominees must be 30 or under on 1st July 2020

Name of Young Talent nominee:

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  • Key achievements of Young Talent nominee from 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (up to 500 words):
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Post Production

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. The nominees must be 30 or under on 1st July 2020

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Production

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. The nominees must be 30 or under on 1st July 2020

Name of Young Talent nominee:

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  • Key achievements of Young Talent nominee from 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (up to 500 words):
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