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.
- 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.
- 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.