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British Academy Cymru Awards: What’s New for 2017

27 February 2017

As entries for the Cymru Awards open we take a look at our key messages and changes for this year.

One of our key messages for 2017 is that of Self-Nomination – are you aware that you can enter the Awards yourself and do not need a broadcaster or production company to enter for you?

Eligibility
If you were born or live in Wales and have worked on a UK or Welsh production the chances are you could be eligible to enter.
Or, if you’ve worked on a Welsh production and are from outside of Wales you could also be eligible.

Categories
There are 16 craft categories in which individuals or organisations can enter. 
Our Rules and Guidelines illustrate all the eligibly criteria so do take a look and see if your work is eligible here

Increase in nominees recognised
This year for categories receiving 12 or more entries there will now be 4 nominees and 1 winner - increasing the opportunity for you or your work to be nominated and for a wider pool of work to be represented and recognised.

Games Award
The Games Award is now a part of the Cymru Awards and entry is made via the same entry site.
Another big change is that individuals working in games can now also enter the Breakthrough award, which is presented to a genuinely new practitioner in any part of the production process in film/television or games.

And don’t forget, you can self-nominate for the Breakthrough Award too.

Key dates
Entries open on 6 March and close on 3 April for Broadcasters and 10 April for Individuals and Production Companies.

The British Academy Cymru Awards remain the most prestigious industry event here in Wales attracting national and international attention too.

So what are you waiting for?
Enter and let the world see your work.

Rules and Guidelines - Our Rules and Guidelines illustrate all the eligibly criteria so do take a look and see if your work is eligible here