GTC Awards

Categories and how to nominate

Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the 2016  GTC Awards are now closed but GTC members can  nominate excellent camerawork for the 2017 GTC Awards. The 2017 Awards include programmes transmitted from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 with nominations closing on 2 January 2017.

The GTC Awards committee is busy preparing for this year's AGM / Awards event, which will take place on Sunday 22 May 2016 at A Day in the Country, Aynho.

View the 2016 nominations

If you see a programme you think worthy of an award click here to make your nomination for the 2016 Awards (only GTC members may make nominations). When nominating for Awards for Excellence, please give as much detail as you can, including, if possible, the name of the cameraman or camera supervisor.

These awards are given specifically for camerawork and not for the production as a whole. Where more than one cameraman has been involved on a production, please clearly indicate the specific episode or sequence or cameraman you are nominating. It will help the Awards Committee if you can include information e.g. title, transmission date, time, channel, production company, and any other details to ease the process of obtaining copies of the programmes for judging.

GTC members can also nominate for these GTC Awards:

Television Cameraman's Award (TiCA)

The TiCA is awarded to an individual who, in the opinion of the Council, has furthered the cause of the GTC by fostering and improving the art and craft of the professional television cameraman over many years. Each nominator must explain in writing the reason for his or her nomination.

Seal of Approval

The Seal of Approval is awarded to a piece of equipment that has made an outstanding contribution to the art and craft of the professional television cameraman. It should have been in use for a minimum period of one year before the date of the nomination.

Fellowship of the GTC

Fellowship of the GTC, which includes free lifetime membership of the GTC, is granted to a GTC member who, in the opinion of the majority of the GTC Council, has 'served the GTC in an exceptional and exemplary manner'.

Honorary Membership of the GTC

Honorary membership of the GTC, which includes free lifetime membership of the GTC, is granted to a non-member who, in the opinion of the majority of the GTC Council, has made a 'significant contribution to television camerawork or assisted the Guild to function'.

The Mike Baldock Award

Created in memory of Mike Baldock, a Thames TV cameraman who died in 1979, this award is given to a person who is not a member of the Council of the GTC and who has, in the opinion of the majority of the GTC Council, rendered valuable service to the GTC. The nominee does not have to be a member of the GTC.

For further clarification of the rules governing all the GTC Awards categories, see Appendix B of the GTC Constitution.

Online Nomination Forms

• To nominate someone for a GTC Award for Excellence click here
• To make a nomination for any of the other GTC Awards click here

If you have any queries about the nomination process, please contact the 
Awards Officer, Chris Owen (awards@gtc.org.uk).

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