NewTek entries open for Inaugural NewTek UK Education Awards

– Awards recognise excellence in creating inspiring videos and live streams by students and staff at colleges and universities across the country –

Salford, United Kingdom – 25 February 2019 – NewTek is pleased to announce the annual NewTek UK Education Awards are now open for entries. Launched in October 2017, the awards recognise excellence in creating alluring videos or live streams, by students and staff at colleges and universities across the country, using NewTek technology.

The awards are open to any UK educational establishment, faculty or student. Newtek is seeking creative content entries from any of the following categories:

Music
Live Broadcast/Event
News, Entertainment
Factual/Documentary
E-learning
Sports & E-sports

The process of taking part requires little more than a team, stellar content, and a submission of the video entry before 30 April, 2019. No minimum or maximum length, or subject is requires, however, NewTek does state content must be, “good, legal, decent, honest, and true.”

Last year’s diverse award winners provided a range of submission subjects and content including Best Video 2018 – The Mary Rose Live: Human Endeavours by BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting students at University of Portsmouth; Best E-Learning UK Content – Good 2 Learn: Fractions ESTV by Creative Media Production students at Grimsby Institute; Best Existing UK Content – Ganda-boys: Live from Middlesex University by TV-Studios Television Production at Middlesex University; and Best New UK Content – The Mary Rose Live: Human Endeavours by BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting students at University of Portsmouth.

The panel of appointed judges, which will be announced shortly, is comprised of content and technical broadcast experts, who will base scores on the following criteria:

Originality
Creativity
Production Quality
Technical Ability

Winners will be announced 21 May, 2019 with the award ceremony following on 12 June 2019, at The Media Production Show in London taking place on 11-12th June, 2019 at Olympia London, featuring exhibitors across pre-production, post and content distribution.

Prizes across the categories include:
NewTek UK Education Awards 2019 winners certificate and plaque
Invitation to Media Production Show with travel, entry, lunch, and prize for the winning team (for up to 10 participants) and time to explore the show
Two days of in-depth technical training on site
The course leader will be recognised as the NewTek UK Tutor of the Year
A written case study describing the winning entry and team for UK/Global promotion and inclusion in the NewTek blog and education newsletter

For more information on the contest, visit here.

About NewTek

As the leader in IP video technology, NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications, to virtually any place people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses faster than ever before.

Clients include: New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information on NewTek please visit: www.newtek.com, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr or connect with us on Facebook.