There’s just under a week to go until the 2015 Rose d’Or Awards 2015 will be announced in London (9 December). The event, however, is more than just an award ceremony.
Until Monday 7 December, we’re offering a special 2 for 1 offer on the last remaining tickets - and here’s why you should take advantage.
On the day of the ceremony, there’s a very special masterclass answering the question: "How will the shift to digital affect the entertainment industry?" The class will be led by Daniel Ravner, CEO of Practical Innovation and Vasha Wallace, Senior Vice President Global Acquisitions & Development at FremantleMedia. This is a rare opportunity to sit with a small group of like-minded professionals who are passionate about entertainment programming, and learn and share ideas. While there still is seating left - it is very limited, so do sign up.
The evening event starts at 7pm with a welcome cocktail in the Clore Center of the British Museum. The illustrious venue is all set to host nominees and industry luminaries alike. At around 8pm, the evening’s host, Paddy O’Connell, will start event. The Golden Rose trophies themselves are shined and ready to be awarded. And, of course, there’s Stephen Fry who will receive an award to mark a lifetime of outstanding contribution to entertainment.
But what makes a good Rose d’Or entry? Just what will the judges be looking for as they sit in deliberation on 9 December. The first paragraph of the Rose D’or rules states that the Rose d’Or: “celebrates and rewards excellence, originality and creativity in entertainment programmes.”
Of course, that allows many different programmes to enter. But there are other requirements. First of all, the programme must be recent, which means it must have been must have been disseminated for the first time anywhere in the world between January 1st 2014 and May 31st 2015. It must also have been originally created for distribution on television, radio or an online platform. Finally, programmes - however great - which have already won a Rose d'Or cannot be considered.
With 11 categories and three nominees per category, the judges already had to work hard to pick those entries that stood out for their originality and creativity. With 33 programmes up for for the 11 awards, the judges still have their job cut out.
Of course, to work out just what makes a Rose d’Or winner, we don’t really have to look any further than Stephen Fry. Fry has won a Rose d’Or before and will be at the ceremony in London to receive his award for his contribution to entertainment programming throughout his career. We could learn a lot about what makes a good Rose d’Or entrant from a look at his career in entertainment.
So, take advantage of that 2 for 1 offer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s so much going on at this year’s Rose d’Or, it would be a shame to miss out. This offer is good until Monday 7 December at 16:00 CET.