New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Announces 2016 Finalists
May 12, 2016 at 11:43 AM (PT)
The NEW YORK FESTIVALS INTERNATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM AWARDS announced its 2016 finalists, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.
Said Exec.Dir. ROSE ANDERSON: “This year’s entries are truly inspiring, they embody creativity, innovation and brilliant storytelling. These exceptional programs engage, entertain, inform, and transport the listener and are a testament to the power of the human voice.”
NYF’s Grand Jury selected 296 Finalists from entries submitted from 29 countries worldwide. Entries were judged by the 2016 Grand Jury on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. All entries achieving Finalist status proceed to the medal round to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies.
RTÉ IRELAND was a dominant force in this year’s competition with 31 entries moving on to the medal round. CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORP. had 19 entries achieve Finalist status, and TBI MEDIA was next with 11 Finalists. To view all the 2016 RADIO AWARDS Finalists, please go here.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS RADIO AWARDS' newly launched documentary categories provided a platform for those with a distinctive voice and point of view, with a robust number of entries. This year's new documentary category, "Climate Change & Sustainability," recognized programs that address critical issues of climate change and perspectives on sustainability awareness.
Also new in 2016, music documentaries scored eight entries a spot in the medal round, including features on LED ZEPPELIN (BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, UK), THE BYRDS (DOCUMENT MEDIA LTD. UK) and FRANK SINATRA (TREVRO DANN'S COMPANY, UK).
The U.K. was out front with 88 exceptional entries achieving Finalist status; the U.S. saw 48 entries move forward; IRELAND 41, followed by CANADA with 32.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS, in collaboration with the UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, established the UNITED NATIONS AWARDS in 1990 to honor programs highlighting global concerns of interest to the UN. Each year, the they convene a panel to review nominated Finalists for the UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AWARD, honoring radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideas and goals of the UN.