Golden Nymph Awards Competition
At the heart of the Festival the Golden Nymph Awards Competition gives the opportunity to present to the public, the press and professionals, a selection of high level and unreleased programs. The Competition is divided into three categories: Fiction, News & Documentaries and Prince Rainier III Prize.
It is complemented by two Special Prizes, awarded by partner organizations, the winners of which are selected among all the programs entered in the Golden Nymph Awards Competition.
The Competition is open to all formats specially produced for television and new steaming platforms. Submission for the Golden Nymph Awards is free.
The Golden Nymph Award is among the most prestigious prizes in international television. For the Fiction and News & Documentaries categories, it rewards the talent and creativity of the Official Selection.
The statuette is a replica of the Nymph Salmacis, created by the Monégasque artist François-Joseph Bosio, who was chief court sculptor to Louis XVIII. The original can still be seen at the Louvre in Paris.
Categories & Prizes
The category encompasses fiction programs such as films, mini series and series. The programs presented are intended to be broadcast to an international audience.
6 Golden Nymphs are awarded:
- Best Film
- Best Serie
- Best Creation
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Jury Special Prize
News & Documentaries
The category includes factual programs that cover events that have an importance at world, national or regional level. It encompasses news programs, documentary films and serials intended to document or investigate a major story.
3 Golden Nymphs are awarded:
- Best News Program
- Best Documentary
- Jury Special Prize
Prince Rainier III Special Prize
This Special Prize was created by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, in honor of Prince Rainier III, founder of the Festival. This prize is awarded to the best documentary dealing with environmental issues.
The Official Selection is undertaken by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The laureate of the Prince Rainier III Special Prize is selected by the Honorary President of the Festival, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
This prize is awarded in partnership with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. A prize of €10,000 is awarded to the laureate.
BetaSeries Public Prize
Within the frame of the Golden Nymph Awards Competition, a European panel of TV fans, selected among the BetaSeries community, will bestow a prize to their favorite in the Fiction’s Official Selection. The BetaSeries Public Prize will be presented during the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony.
Prize of the Monaco Red Cross
Since 1988, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, is also the President of the Monaco Red Cross. The Festival has therefore become an essential event for the Monaco Red Cross.
This Prize will alternately reward a documentary which best highlights a principle or several principles of international humanitarian law, or a contemporary fiction program that demonstrates at least one of the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Neutrality, Charity, Unity and Universality.
Founded in 1963 upon the initiative of Princess Grace of Monaco, AMADE is based on a vision of a world where children, regardless of their social, cultural or religious origins, can live safely and with dignity and respect for their fundamental rights. The vision of a world where every child has the opportunity to fully express their potential.
AMADE's special award is rewarding a televised program that echoes one of AMADE's core missions: protect the most vulnerable children from violence, exploitation and abuse, increase access to education, and increase access to health.
2021 Competition Partners
Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has become the The Not-to-be-Missed TV event for the entire television industry.