Awards season is about to officially kick off with the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programmes calling for entries.
There are new categories too, as we can now enter for Best Nonfiction Series, Travel & Tourism and Student Journalist.
Rose Anderson, executive director of the awards: “At New York Festivals we continue to be responsive to current industry trends; our categories continue our tradition of honoring the very best programs and promos being created in radio today and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent across all audio platforms” said Ms. Anderson. “There are no geographical boundaries for talent and innovation, so we have no boundaries in our entry process.”
In 2013, The GrandJury members honored The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the title of Broadcaster of the Year, and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year and also won a Grand Trophy.
The BBC was responsible for 32 awards spread out between the corporation and indies in a range of countries and categories, including 1 Xtra winning a Gold for Best Music Special with The Story of Guru, but only won six under their own ‘brand’.
Real and Smooth Radio won 13 awards including three Golds and Global Radio took home one Gold for Classic FM winning Station of the Year along with one Bronze and two Finalist Certificates, including for Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry & Lisa Snowdon.
Bauer Media won one Silver, for a programme made by former radio student Donald Shields on Moray Firth Radio’s charity Radioskills station Monster FM, and two Finalist Certificates including one for Radio City 96.7.
Other winners included Jack FM Oxfordshire, Xpress Radio, Spark FM in Sunderland, Insight Radio Glasgow, Graham Mack, Cam FM, Birmingham City University, Fiona Richie Productions, The James Allen on F1 Podcast and the Flaps Podcast.
NYF enlists jurists from all over the world to become The GrandJury members. Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium.
The 2014 competition will honor the World’s Best Radio Programmes on Monday, June 23rd at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.
The deadline for entering is March 19, 2014 and you can find out more here.