British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Award Categories

The Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media production in education. For 2018 we have revised our award categories to reflect the growing innovations in educational film and media. 

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Entry deadline: 5pm on Friday 12 January 2018. Nominations will be announced February 2018.

Online Education Resource Award
Any educational resource that is hosted online and contains a moving image element. This award can be entered by any organisation. Types of delivery platform may include:

  • Interactive websites or internet resources (where text and other elements support moving image)
  • Games, Apps or other handheld device resources that incorporate moving image

Promotional Film Award 
Any film that has been produced by an in-house team or individual at a university or college to promote their institution, department, facilities or specialist resources.

Educational Film Award (Universities and Colleges)
Educational films produced by universities, colleges or school sixth forms. Entries to this category can have been produced to educate either a general audience or those with a specific interest. This category is open to content that has not been broadcast but has been distributed to viewers or users via any other delivery platform.

Educational Film Award (arts organisations, charities, museums)
Any film intended to educate either a general audience or those with a specific interest. This category is open to content that has not been broadcast, but has been distributed to viewers or users via any other delivery platform. This can include content produced by museums, libraries, publishers, galleries, charities or any other organisation or individual creating educational productions.

Broadcast Award 
Productions transmitted via any broadcast channel in the UK or beyond. This includes all medium to large-scale productions, broadcast to any audience size. Films in this category should aim to educate either a general audience or those with a specific interest. Entries to this category must have broadcast between 1 December 2016 and 31 December 2017.

Archive Award
Films using archival material that have been produced as part of an educational course. These can be on any subject.

Audiovisual Essay Award
Audiovisual essays that have been produced as part of an educational course. These can be on any subject.

Student Production Awards
Productions on any theme, made by students as part of a course or training activity. The productions offered may be linear drama, factual, advertising or animation films – or non-linear interactive works of any sort. Entries to the Student Production Awards come under one of five categories:

  • Student Further Education (including school sixth form) 
  • Student College Higher Education
  • Student Undergraduate
  • Student Postgraduate Award
  • Student Documentary Award (FE, UG, PG)

Entry fees (all fees include VAT)

  • £135 per entry (standard fee)
  • £97.50 per entry (member discount rate)
  • £37.50 per entry (student awards)

Qualifying period and closing date

Productions or resources entered must have been completed or broadcast during the period between 1 December 2016 and 31 December 2017.

Entry deadline: 5pm on Friday 12 January 2018.