Entry Submission Steps

STEP 1

Register your profile for the 2019 Radio Awards Entry system via the website – www.radioawards.co.za. Complete the registration form by providing information in the fields provided and click submit.

Already have a profile? Use your username and password to login. You can access the login in page via the website – www.radioawards.co.za

Please note: If you have registered your profile in 2019, please use your same login details to access to entry system for The 2020 Radio Awards. You will not need to re-register your profile to gain access to The Radio Awards entry system.

STEP 2

Use your registered username and password to login in to the 2020 Radio Awards Entry system. You will then be redirected to The Radio Awards dashboard. Use the toolbar on the left side to navigate your way around the entry system.

STEP 3

Select and complete the appropriate entry form for the category you wish to enter by clicking the ‘New Entry button’ on the toolbar on the left of the screen. Complete all the fields required on the entry form, for each entry you wish to make.

Please note: The entry categories available are clearly indicated under the ‘All Entry Category’ section on the tool bar and represent each category celebrated in the 2019 Radio Awards. There will be no manual entry submissions.

Each entry has two parts – the audio and the written submission. Both are important to the judges and each should complement the other.

Written submission

  • Your written motivation is your opportunity to “sell” your entry to the judges and to fill in any gaps.
  • Make sure that your written motivation is tailored to the category criteria and ensure that the written motivation and your audio submission complement one another.
  • Ensure that you submit useful background information. Judges may have no idea where your show fits in the schedule, who it is aimed at and why you did it the way you did – don’t be afraid to tell them! Give them context so that they will understand your objectives.
  • You may edit your motivation right up until the entry deadline.

Audio submission

  • The audio submission consists of a maximum of a six-minute demo/bite/montage that has to have been aired in the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. The judges will stop listening to the audio after the six-minute time period.
  • Please ensure you read the submission information for your chosen category. Some categories require a compilation of extracts from a range of broadcasts over the year, rather than a single broadcast. If you submit a single broadcast when a compilation is required, the judges may feel they don’t have enough material on which to evaluate the submission in relation to the category being entered.
  • When submitting a compilation, remember that first impressions count. Ensure your audio is compulsive listening right from the very start. Its fine for any climax to come later – but the winning entry will be one the judges can’t stop listening to from the moment they press ‘play’.
  • Whether it’s a compilation or a single broadcast, before you submit your audio, do take the time to listen back to it, just as hard as you know the judges will be listening. Ask a colleague to check it through, too – maybe they’ll spot something vital that you’ve missed.

Your entry is your opportunity to showcase your talent. Make sure that your entry is a strong representation of your best work.

STEP 4

Prepare your audio in accordance with the category requirements. Each audio file needs to be uploaded online, in .mp3 format only. Only broadcast material should be included.

Please note: judges will not acknowledge the inclusion of other audio material, such as specially recorded voice links or introductions. Remember to keep it to a maximum of six-minutes.

Should you require any assistance, please contact Phila at NkanunuP@tisoblackstar.co.za or use the support facility on the entry system.