The New York Festivals 2019 Radio Awards event is open for entries.
Ireland usually does pretty well in the annual event, with both RTÉ and the Independent sector winning their share of trophies. Last year, RTÉ Radio earned the top title of Broadcaster of the Year for the 5th time.
New Categories this year include Human Rights Documentary, Narrative/Documentary Podcast, Serialised Podcast, Companion Podcast, Best Digital Esports, and Best Audio Book – Children’s.
“Listeners everywhere are embracing the expanded audio universe and they are clamouring for authentic storytelling experiences from direct-to-digital podcasts and documentaries, to audiobooks and esports coverage,” said Rose Anderson, Vice President and Executive Director of New York Festivals Radio Awards.
“Our Advisory Board and industry leaders have been a great help as we continue to recognize innovation and excellence.”
New York Festivals enlists jurists from around the world to become members of their world-class Radio Awards Grand Jury. Jurors include some of the most world’s recognizable voices and captivating content producers in the radio industry. Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium.
The Radio Awards receives entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honour the achievements of the men and women who make up the worldwide creative community.
In 2018, New York Festivals Grand Jury awarded four Grand Awards: “Born This Way” TBI Media, UK; “Am I going to die in here?” Campus/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; “The Reckoning” Guardian Australia and “BBC Radio 1 Vintage” BBC UK. RTÉ Radio Ireland earned Broadcaster of the Year and TBI Media United Kingdom earned Production Company of the Year.
The deadline to enter the 2019 Radio Awards competition is March 15, 2019. See the website for more information and all the categories for this year.