People's Choice Awards

PCA info

Voting is now open!

The People's Choice Awards are voted for by YOU! Submit your best content from the 2016–17 academic year, vote and tune into hosts Stag TV from 6pm on Saturday the 20th of May, at stagtv.co.uk, NaSTA's Facebook Page, and the NaSTA YouTube here.

For each award you must provide a written entry or a video link, however you may provide both if you wish. Each video link should be an embeddable video link, a guide to do this on Facebook can be found here and a guide for YouTube can be found here. If you need any help, or cannot provide an embeddable link please email StagTV at [email protected]

Open Award

As the name suggests this is compeltely open, anything you want to submit you can! Be it a drama, a comedy, an informative video, or anything else, it’s yours to decide. So, have as much fun with it and submit whatever you think people should see, especialy if it doens’t fit into any of the other catagories.

Live Award

Livestreams are one of the most fun but also most difficult forms of content to produce. Everything is happening right there, in front of you, and there is no time for thinking once something goes wrong! You have to be quick and critical so that no matter what difficulties you may encounter, you can overcome them and offer the best experience to your viewers regardless. This catagory is for those that can address the problems they face and produce exciting and engaging streams.

Content Innovation

In today’s world, it’s very hard to come up with something new. It seems like everything has been done, and done again, so bringing a fresh idea to the table seems like an impossible task! However, there are plenty of video makers that manage to create innovative content and this award is meant just for them.

Technical Innovation

Here we focus more on the actual production of the videos but it’s also about the technical inovations that power your station. Cables, websites, storage, and everything in between! This award is meant to praise the hardwork that goes into making a video and the technical skills needed to back a team of video makers.

Visual Creativity & Quality

This category is all about the effects, angles, and overall look of the video. This award covers multiple areas such as cinamatography, editing, animations and visual effects; it’s a chance for stations to earn some recognition for the skill and effort they put into making their videos look as good as they can.

Best On-Screen Talent

This category is meant to reward the hardworking presenters and actors that make ideas come to life. They are the face of the video, and they have to engage the viewers. This is not an easy job and being charismatic, funny and quick witted is not for everyone, so make sure you vote your favourites to let them know how much you enjoy seeing them on screen!

Unsung Hero

Everyone sees the presenters and the actors, but what about all the people behind the scenes? What about the whole team of camera men, editors and technicians? Well they do just as much hard work, and they deserve to be appreciated and rewarded as well. This is the category for those people to give them their time in the limelight!

Station Of The Year

The last award will decide who the student television students like the most. The broadcaster that has had the best ideas and was the best at bringing them to life. Who will it be?

All video submissions are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes, and written submissions a maximum of 300 words. 

Key dates 

Submissions: Monday 1st May 8am–Sunday 7th May 6pm

Voting: Monday 8th May 8am–Sunday 14th May 6pm 

Live show: Saturday 17th May 6pm