Entries are now welcomed for this year’s Radio Production Awards, organised by the Radio Independents Group and supported by the Radio Academy.
For the last five years, the event has recognised the work of all kinds of programme makers and independent producers, with the exception of imaging and music producers.
Last year journalist and producer Gillian Reynolds picked up the Gold Award whilst Whistledown Productions were awarded Indie of the Year.
It’ll cost you £48 per entry if you’d like to be part of it, unless you’re a paid up RIG member, when the cost is £30.
The panel of judges from across the radio sector will consider the quality of a nominated person’s work across a range of programmes during the qualifying period from July 2014 to June 2015. Innovation and experimentation will also be taken into account.
There are 18 categories, including four new ones announced for this year, among which are ‘Best Nations and Regions Producer’ and ‘Presenter Hero Award’.
The event also hands out the “Indie of the Year” award along with the “Grassroots Production Award”, which will go to an “individual, production company, radio station or community based organisation that has shown extraordinary achievement in identifying, nurturing or mentoring new and diverse talent to the radio and audio industry.
Will Jackson, MD of RIG says: “The RPAs are the leading radio awards celebrating the work of producers and we’re looking forward to seeing a large amount of entries from those seeking to get recognition for their great work.”
The deadline for entries is September 24th and the winners will be announced on November 24th at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square, London.
Full list of award categories:
• Best documentary/feature maker
• Best news & current affairs documentary/feature maker
• Best comedy/entertainment producer
• Best music entertainment producer
• Best live music producer/engineer
• Best podcast/ online producer
• Best multi-platform creator
• Best drama producer
• New category: best audiobook/ readings producer
• Best newcomer
• New category: grassroots production award
• Best sound designer
• New category: best nations and regions producer
• Producer of the year
• Indie of the year
• Production hero award
• New category: presenter hero award
• Gold award