A single portfolio from a single faculty, college or university located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A University means any educational establishment.
Each portfolio must only contain three complete films.
Each film in the portfolio must include a specific camera credit, who must be, or have been, a final-year undergraduate during the period July 2014–May 2015. Only one entry per film for DOP, Lighting Camera, Operator etc. The judges will take into consideration the type of credit in relation to industry-wide standards.
Final year means the final year of a graduate course. Postgraduate courses of any form are not eligible.
Each film should have attached information about the camerawoman or cameraman and details of the camera(s) used. Contact details should also be included for each cameraman/camerawoman.
No more than one film from each camerawoman or cameraman.
Each film in the portfolio must be of a different TV genre such as: Sports, Sitcom, Documentary, Soap, Travel, Holiday, Kids, Drama, Makeover, Current Affairs, Cookery, Reality TV, Talk Show, Shopping, Game Show, Music, Gardening, Lifestyle, DIY, Charity, Pets, Wildlife, Animation (excluding computer generated).
Each film in the portfolio to have been shot during the period that the entrant was an undergraduate.
The faculty, college or university whose three films accumulate the highest score total will be awarded the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy.
Films will be judged on three criteria: camerawork; camerawork that enhances content; and content.
The winning camerawoman or cameraman will receive work experience, paid with expenses, equivalent to £2500.00, plus 1 year’s Associate Membership of the GTC.
The two runners-up will receive work experience, paid with expenses, equivalent to £750.00 each, plus 1 year’s Associate Membership of the GTC.
Winners must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. The work experience is not available to applicants ineligible to work in the UK. There is no cash alternative.
No single film and no individual entries will be accepted.
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals is an independent craft organisation supporting and encouraging excellence in all aspects of TV, digital and film camerawork. Members are predominantly cameramen and camerawomen working professionally across all moving image disciplines.
The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers, whose members are professional camera crew earning most of their income from making wildlife films, has been affiliated to the GTC since January 2016.