New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Seeking Entries
January 6, 2016 at 2:25 PM (PT)
The 2016 NEW YORK FESTIVALS INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAMS AWARDS is now open for entries. The competition honors the World’s Best Radio Programs, receiving entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from 32 countries around the globe.
“NEW YORK FESTIVALS recognizes the ever-evolving nature of the radio industry," Exec. Dir. ROSE ANDERSON said. "Time does not stand still in the radio industry – new ways of reaching listeners and new ways of telling the important stories of our day drive change. So, every year, we work with our advisory board and we update some categories as well as create new ones. It is an organic ecosystem. We embrace the new while keeping the best practices of what has come before.”
This year, NYF expanded its category roster by adding three additional documentary categories: Biography/Profiles, Climate Change & Sustainability, and Music. The newly launched categories will provide a platform for those with a distinctive voice and point of view regarding issues and topics of interest, as well as create new ones.
“In our ever-changing world, radio is the original social media,” said Ms. ANDERSON. “There is a universal language of radio which connects us all – giving us the ability to meet directly in each other’s imagination and guided by the textures of sound to understand each other.”
The NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO AWARDS Advisory Board is comprised of prominent international executives recognized as thought-leaders in the radio broadcasting industry. These individuals function as a sounding board for the competition’s executive director, offering suggestions for category updates and sharing ideas, trends, and other concerns that impact radio broadcasting. Their guidance insures that the competition is relevant and in step with the ever-changing radio industry.
NYF RADIO AWARDS enlists jurists from all over the world to become members of the Grand Jury, including some of the most recognizable voices and programming producers in the industry. Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.
Since 1990, NYF and the UNITED NATIONS Department Of Public Information have offered the opportunity for the competition’s entrants to be awarded the UN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AWARD, honoring radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the UN.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS will honor the World's Best Radio Programs at an award ceremony at MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE in NEW YORK CITY, MONDAY, JUNE 20th.
The deadline for entering is MARCH 18th. To enter, go here.
Press inquiries should be directed to GAYLE MANDEL at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 643-4800.