FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q Can I include work broadcast in December 2018 in my entry?
A No, the awards must consist of material that is broadcast between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

Q Do I include jungles, songs and music in my entry?
A No, you can demonstrate the intro and the back announce/outro, but please eliminate the song/s.

Q I want to give a few examples of broadcasts that took place over several days. Can I do this?
A Please remember that there are duration restrictions on audio submissions. You need to attempt to submit your best work in as succinct a manner as possible.

Q As independent producers, we wish to submit some of the work that we have done for stations around the country. Can we include the work that we have done as a montage of several stations, or must we submit these individually?
A You need to submit each station’s production work individually. You will need to ensure that you have the permission of the station to submit the entry.

Q Will I be able to submit my entry manually?

A No. All entries have to be submitted via the online entry system available through www.radioawards.co.za.

Q Will the judges have listened to my programme aside from my audio submission?
A The judges will only evaluate the material entered and submitted for adjudication. It is not feasible for judges to listen to all programmes and presenters.

Q How can I ensure that I have the ability to submit my best work?
A Create a file folder (within your IT system) in which you save all the work that you believe will make up your entry. Keep adding to this folder, as this will ensure that you do not have to scramble around for material when you start compiling your entry. A hint for Station Management – do regular reviews of the best material from the presenter/producer as part of your performance management program. You will then have a pool of material from which to select.

Q I’m not in sure which category a prospective submission belongs. Who can advise me?
A Please contact Phila Nkanunu on nkanunup@tisoblackstar.co.za