Annual Awards Competition Honoring the Best in Student-Produced Programs From Colleges Nationwide Set for Spring 2023

The Television Academy Foundation today announced submissions are open for the 42nd College Television Awards, to be held in spring 2023, which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs from colleges and universities nationwide.

Emulating the Emmy®Awards selection process, entries for the College Television Awards are judged by Television Academy members.

Awards and a $3,000 cash prize will be presented at the ceremony by top television stars to winning teams in eight categories: Animation Series; Comedy Series; Commercial, PSA or Promo; Drama Series; News; Nonfiction Series; Sports; and the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship. Criteria for the College Television Awards reflect industry standards of excellence, imagination and innovation across categories.

The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship recognizes a program focused on people with disabilities or helps emerging artists with a disability gain recognition with a $10,000 award.

In addition, the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award, a $4,000 cash prize, will be presented to a College Television Award-winning project at the awards show that best highlights a humanitarian concern.

“The College Television Awards highlights the exceptional work of the next generation of industry creators,” said Cris Abrego, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “It offers media arts students from across the country invaluable professional exposure in Hollywood as they embark on their careers. We encourage students nationwide to submit their projects for consideration.”

The event will also include an accompanying three-day Nominee/College Television Summit encompassing a series of professional-development panels for nominees with industry leaders focused on career-building, television production and navigating the job market ahead. The summit will also be available to media arts students nationwide via live stream.

Deadline for entries is Oct. 13, 2022at 5 p.m. (PDT) through the online portal at

Nominees for the 2023 awards will be announced Dec. 7, 2022.

Nominees and winners of the 42nd College Television Awards automatically become members of the Television Academy Foundation’s alumni family, gaining access to year-round networking opportunities, events and professional-development resources.

The Foundation will continue to monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the 42nd College Television Awards is scheduled as an in-person spring 2023 event at the Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The InterviewsAn Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards and SummitStudent Internship and Fellowship Programs and the Media Educators Conferencethe Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit