The Bill Vinten GTC University Awards

Now in their fifth year, the GTC is again offering the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards to encourage excellent teaching of camerawork skills within UK educational establishments.These awards came about as the result of a collaboration between the GTC and the late Bill Vinten, one of the GTC's most long-standing supprters and sponsors.

Bill Vinten said:

"The Guild is an effective organisation and respected upholder of camera craft skills and I hope that this award will allow a new generation of cameramen to appreciate and benefit from the craft and creative skills of Guild members."         

The Awards are funded by the Television and Video Camera Craft Educational Trust (TVCCET). The focus of the Trust is on providing funding work experience for potential new entrants to the industry. 

The Bill Vinten GTC University Awards include:

  • a prestigious trophy
  • paid work experience for the winning graduate and two runners-up
  • a year's membership of the GTC.

The Bill Vinten GTC University Award invites any single faculty, college or university located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to submit a single portfolio containing three complete films. Each of the films in the portfolio must include a specific camera credit for a student, who must be, or have been, a final-year student during the period July 2016 to May 2017. See the rules for applying.

Prizes

  • The winning faculty, college or university will be awarded the Bill Vinten University Trophy.
  • 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.
  • Two runners-up will receive work experience, paid with expenses, equivalent to £750.00 each, plus 1 year's associate membership of the GTC.

With high fees and unease about media-type degrees, potential students are becoming more and more discerning about their choice of university; the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy represents a prestigious mark of quality and useful recruiting tool for the winning faculty, college or university.

Winning students find the paid work experience provided by professional cameramen and camerawomen invaluable, while any GTC member who volunteers to arrange the work experience will know that they are employing the very best of the future generation of camerawomen or cameramen.

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