New categories and blind judging are just some of the new features for this year’s Audio Production Awards.
The event, taking place in London on November 23rd at the BFI Southbank, recognises producers for the content they create for radio, podcasts and more.
The awards are open to all audio producers, from BBC and commercial radio to community stations and podcasters, as well as independent production companies. This year, even more producers who play such an important role in bringing radio and audio content to life will be honoured, with the expansion of best feature/documentary into three clear distinct categories to recognise the excellence in this sector.
For the first time, many of the awards will be “blind judged”; meaning that judges will not see fields containing the name of the entrant, or their company, which risks introducing elements of conscious or unconscious bias. RIG seeks to lead the way in this becoming best practice for audio and radio industry awards, ensuring a level playing field for all entrants.
Entries will open on Tuesday 29th August and close on Friday 22 nd September at 11.59pm with nominations announced in late October.
RIG Managing Director, Will Jackson, told RadioToday: “The APAs keep getting bigger and better, a true reflection of our sector, and we’re hoping for a record-breaking number of entries from all parts of the audio and radio industry.”
The Radio Production Awards began in 2010 and this year’s Audio Production Awards honour the achievement of individuals and organisations as demonstrated by a body of from the qualifying period of 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017.
More details of the event at audioproductionawards.co.uk