British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Award Categories 2013

The Learning on Screen Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.

Why should you enter?

Enter the Awards to:

  • showcase your work
  • gain recognition for your productions
  • raise your profile
  • network with industry and education professionals
  • Win Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium (winners of the Student Production Awards only).

The Learning on Screen Awards 2013 is now closed to entries.

Student Production Awards

These awards are for outstanding productions, on any theme, made by students as part of a course or training activity.

NFTS collecting the Premier Award 2012

The productions offered may be linear drama, non-fiction, advertising or animation films – or they may be non-linear interactive works of any sort.

Student entries can be on any topic and are not judged on education merit. However, where there are specific educational objectives in the content, such entries will also qualify to be considered in other award categories.

Student entries will be judged in two categories:

  • Undergraduate and Further Education (e.g. first Degrees, Higher National Diplomas, ‘A’ Level, GNVQs)
  • Postgraduate

The winner of each category will receive Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium.

General Education Awards

This category is for content delivered as general factual and documentary production that is judged to be valuable for use in learning either formally or informally. Such content may be broad and intended to enrich learner understanding – particularly in the context of life-long learning. Alternatively it might be content suitable for exploration and use by those with a specialist interest or ‘need to know’

Within this category content produced for delivery via the following platforms will be accepted:

  • Broadcast
  • Non-Broadcast (e.g. DVD, CD)
  • Multimedia
    • Streamed internet resources
    • Podcast or Vodcasts
    • Intranet or closed online delivery (e.g. VLE)
    • Other (e.g. CD Rom, Apps etc)

Courseware & Curriculum Awards

This category is intended for content created for use among specific target groups of students who need to obtain particular knowledge and skills or who are at a specific stage in a course of learning. It may be aimed at target audiences ranging from adult students in university settings to school pupils or trainees in any field.

Within this category content produced for delivery via the following platforms will be accepted:

Learning on Screen Awards

  • Broadcast
  • Non-Broadcast (e.g. DVD, CD)
  • Multimedia
    • Streamed internet resources
    • Podcast or Vodcasts
    • Intranet or closed online delivery (e.g. VLE)
    • Other (e.g. CD Rom, Apps etc)

Education In-House Production Award

This category relates to a non-broadcast production by an individual, team or unit that is permanently employed by a qualifying education institution (either HEI, FEI or school). Staff from the institution should have produced the entry. Some technical contributions, such as camerawork or editing, may have been outsourced, but an in-house team must have led the work.

Entries to the Education In-house Production Award will be judged primarily on the educational merits of the production. Content can be in the form of a general factual and documentary production that is judged to be valuable for use in learning or content intended for a specific educational target group.

Entrants to this category may also enter the same production(s) into the General Education Award category and/or Courseware and Curriculum Award category (additional charge).

Premier Award

All entries are automatically eligible for consideration for this award, which is presented for an outstanding production that most effectively meets its specified educational objectives.

Special Jury Award

The judges may make a special award to an organisation, programme or interactive production deserving of special recognition and not necessarily cited under another category.

Judging Criteria

Judges will be looking for content which is well researched and presented (including technical expertise) and appropriate to the stated target audience. In the case of interactive content, work that is easy to navigate and has a consistent interface will be rewarded as will original design and technical features which add to the effectiveness of the material.

Entries to the Student Production Awards will be judged on design, content and technical expertise and will not be judged on education merit.

Download the Terms & Conditions here

Qualifying Period and Closing Date

Productions or resources entered must have been completed and/or broadcast during the period 1st October 2011 and 31st October 2012.

Deadline: Monday 3 December 2012 @ 5pm

Enter Awards

The Learning on Screen Awards 2013 is now closed to entries

Winners from the Learning on Screen Awards 2013 can be viewed here