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Television Craft Awards Entry Guidelines

Information about the current rules and guidelines for entry to the British Academy Television Craft Awards.

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Television Craft Awards Rule Book:

Please download the British Academy Television Craft Awards Rule Book 2012/13 (158.7 KB) for a full list of categories, entry information and the rules for the 2013 Awards.

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Campaigning Guidelines:

This year we are once again delighted to offer all entrants the opportunity to make their programmes available for BAFTA Members to view online

This service is open to all entrants and allows BAFTA members to re-watch the programmes ahead of the online voting in March.

You will be able to upload your programmes from Thursday 4 October 2012 through to Friday 14 December 2012, via the dedicated Entry Portal.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Smith on [email protected] or 020 7292 5821.

BAFTA LOGOS: You may only use the BAFTA logo in print and broadcast once you have received a nomination. Logos and permission agreements will be provided by the Academy before the nominations are announced, for advance artwork preparation, but may only be used if the programme receives a nomination.

The Academy kindly invites broadcasters and producers to respect these rules and regulations. Any broadcasters or production companies abusing this facility will forfeit their right to access the Membership.

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Entries are invited for the British Academy Television Craft Awards from cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasters and independent production companies. Individuals may also enter themselves.

All programmes in contention must have had their original transmission in the UK between 16 February 2012 - December 31 2012.

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Voting Procedure:

The TV-voting constituency of the Academy casts its votes online, for all those programmes entered according to the aforementioned criteria.

Those programmes which have attracted the most votes from the Academy membership are then put up for further scrutiny by category juries specially selected by the Academy Television Committee.

Each jury, which consists of nine individuals (with a quorum of seven) aims to be balanced in age, sex, experience, ethnicity and in broadcasting allegiances, with a track record of achievement in the genre and with no direct association with a short-listed programme. It must also comprise a real level of expertise within the category. These juries decide upon the four nominations and the winner of the Awards.

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Entry Portal:

This year for the British Academy Television Craft Awards all entrants were asked to make their entries via a dedicated online entry portal. Along with registering entries, the portal also enables entrants to upload programmes to be made available for members to view ahead of the online voting.

Before uploading an entry to the portal please ensure you have read theBAFTA Upload specification (108 KB)


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Awards In The Gift Of Council:

Suggested recipients of the Gift of Council Special Awards for outstanding contribution are put forward by the Academy's Television Committee for consideration by the Academy's Council.

There are no nominations for these awards, nor are they voted for by the Academy membership. The number of Gift of Council awards presented each year is at the discretion of the Academy.

See the Full list of Special Award Recipients

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Official Scrutineers: Deloitte LLP