BEST CONTENT DIRECTOR

AWARD OBJECTIVES
To recognise excellence in radio programming by an individual for a radio station or network in New Zealand and to reward Content Directors for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to the individual who has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards in the areas of station content direction. This includes Content Directors for talk and music. Entries will be accepted that include up to 3 key members of the content creation team if the brand is structured in that way.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BROADCAST OUTPUT REQUIREMENT
Demonstrating the broadcast output of your network or individual station with up to 20 minutes of audio that must specifically showcase the following content:

  • Breakfast show
  • Daytime broadcast
  • Afternoon drive show
  • Selection of other broadcast material demonstrating your programming effectiveness that may include contesting, station promotions, station imaging, information programming, community activity etc.

Linking elements are allowed however special effects and other audio enhancements are not, music must be telescoped.

RATINGS TREND DATA
Impact with Target Audiences: Please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in Judging criteria below. For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION OF PERSONAL PROGRAMMING EFFECTIVENESS – no points
Click here to download the written submission template for this award. You are required to submit this as part of your application.

  • Network/station concept – 20 words
  • Target Audience – 10 words
  • Goals & Achievements – 200 words (material may include impact in the areas of talent development, product creativity, station imaging, marketing and promotions, community involvement, information programming)

Additional letters, charts and branding material are allowed.

Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes (approx 20MB). Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 30 POINTS
Audio evidence of the network or radio stations effectiveness with its target audience. This could include entertainment, information and/or education values, personality strength, promotions and marketing, community involvement, news and current affairs.

B - 10 POINTS | RATINGS TREND DATA - This MUST include at least the following;

  • Target audience data of the brand on which the broadcast is produced.
  • Each Network must specify this prior to entries opening and all brand entries must comply with this. The span must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 40 years and specified by gender if relevant.
  • If it is a network entry, the figures must be for Total NZ.
  • All results must be based on Cume.
  • All trend results must include the 4 results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • The data must relate to the hours the show or feature was broadcast.
  • Data for Music stations must include the performance of all other commercial competitors.
  • Data for Talk entries must include RNZ National and all commercial stations to show the Total NZ radio landscape.
  • Please note on the entry this data is Confidential as it is not publicly available.
  • In addition to the above data, entries MAY also include Station Share or a range of dayparts to demonstrate further effectiveness.

C - 10 POINTS
Overall originality, professionalism and excellence in programming.

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – TALK SHOW

AWARD OBJECTIVES

  • To recognise excellence in radio production of Talk based radio shows in New Zealand.
  • To reward show producers for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to the individual who has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards in the areas of show production.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BROADCAST OUTPUT REQUIREMENT
Demonstrating the broadcast output of your show with up to 10 minutes of audio that must specifically showcase:

  • Show content.
  • Selection of other broadcast material demonstrating your production effectiveness.

Linking elements are allowed however special effects and other audio enhancements are not, music must be telescoped.

RATINGS TREND DATA
Impact with Target Audiences: Please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in Judging criteria below. For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION OF SHOW PRODUCTION EFFECTIVENESS – no points
Click here to download the written submission template for this award. You are required to submit this as part of your application.

  • Show concept – 20 words
  • Target Audience – 10 words
  • Goals & Achievements – 200 words (material may include impact in the areas of talent management, product creativity, promotions, community involvement, and information programming)

Additional letters, charts and branding material are allowed.

Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes (approx 20MB). Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 30 POINTS
Audio evidence of the show's effectiveness with its target audience. This could include entertainment, information and/or education values, personality strength, promotions and marketing, community involvement, news and current affairs.

B - 10 POINTS | RATINGS TREND DATA - This MUST include at least the following;

  • Target Audience Data of the brand on which the broadcast is produced.
  • Each network must specify this prior to entries opening and all brand entries must comply with this. The span must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 40 years and may be specified by gender if relevant.
  • If it is a network entry, the figures must be for Total NZ.
  • All results must be based on Cume.
  • All trend results must include the 4 results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • The data must relate to the hours the show or feature was broadcast.
  • Data for Talk entries must include RNZ National and all commercial stations to show the Total NZ radio landscape.
  • Please note on the entry this data is Confidential as it is not publicly available.
  • In addition to the above data, entries MAY also include Station Share or a range of dayparts to demonstrate further effectiveness.

C - 10 POINTS
Overall originality, professionalism and excellence in producing.

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – MUSIC SHOW

AWARD OBJECTIVES

  • To recognise excellence in radio production of Music based radio shows in New Zealand.
  • To reward show producers for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to the individual who has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards in the areas of show production.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BROADCAST OUTPUT REQUIREMENT
Demonstrating the broadcast output of your show with up to 10 minutes of audio that must specifically showcase:

  • Show content
  • Selection of other broadcast material demonstrating your production effectiveness

Linking elements are allowed however special effects and other audio enhancements are not, music must be telescoped.

RATINGS TREND DATA
Impact with Target Audiences: Please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in Judging criteria below. For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION OF SHOW PRODUCTION EFFECTIVENESS – no points
Click here to download the written submission template for this award. You are required to submit this as part of your application.

  • Show concept – 20 words
  • Target Audience – 10 words
  • Goals & Achievements – 200 words (material may include impact in the areas of talent management, product creativity, promotions, community involvement, and information programming)

Additional letters, charts and branding material are allowed.

Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes (approx 20MB). Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 30 POINTS
Audio evidence of the show's effectiveness with its target audience. This could include entertainment, information and/or education values, personality strength, promotions and marketing, community involvement, news and current affairs.

B - 10 POINTS | RATINGS TREND DATA - This MUST include at least the following;

  • Target audience data of the brand on which the broadcast is produced.
  • Each network must specify this prior to entries opening and all brand entries must comply with this. The span must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 40 years and may be specified by gender if relevant.
  • If it is a network entry, the figures must be for Total NZ.
  • All results must be based on Cume.
  • All trend results must include the 4 results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • The data must relate to the hours the show or feature was broadcast.
  • Please note on the entry this data is Confidential as it is not publicly available.
  • In addition to the above data, entries MAY also include Station Share or a range of dayparts to demonstrate further effectiveness.

C - 10 POINTS
Overall originality, professionalism and excellence in producing.

BEST VIDEO

AWARD OBJECTIVE
To recognise excellence in a radio station produced video that delivers results for a station or client.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
We are looking for an idea or concept that generates significant engagement through any media that gives the user the ability to interact across all channels including web, mobile, social media and on-air. Whilst this campaign may utilise several media including radio, video must be the primary channel.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION
Supporting written material (200 words) must include details of the idea or campaign, including objectives, background and context of the concept. Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

Where possible entries must be accessible online via a URL leading directly to the website or creative element. Note if a digital entry is taken off its original site it can be transferred to an alternative site for viewing and must be accessible for judging through to April 12th 2019. The URL link is to be included in the PDF of supporting written material.

Evidence of results is mandatory. These must be directly attributable to this campaign and must relate to the objectives set. We are looking for evidence such as clicks, opens, conversions, likes, shares, and other recognised ratings such as ‘trending’.

NOTE - Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration of up to 10 minutes will be allowable for this category but a link must be provided if video is more than 2 minutes. It is NOT to be filmed specifically for your radio awards entry. Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS | CREATIVE CONCEPT
Originality of idea and imaginative use of video

B - 10 POINTS | PRODUCTION / EXECUTION
Quality of execution

C - 10 POINTS | ENGAGEMENT & ENTERTAINMENT
Degree and level of participant reaction and involvement

D - 10 POINTS | PROOF OF EFFECTIVENESS
Evidence of results e.g. comments, shares, views

BEST CREATIVE FEATURE

AWARD OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity & originality in a one-off feature, programme, or an outstanding piece of creative radio.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
Open to an on-air broadcaster(s) during the award period that can showcase a high value, high-production radio moment that epitomises entertaining radio and creative use of the medium. This could be a one-off feature, programme, or an outstanding piece of creative radio that is of limited duration not a weekly series for more than 12 weeks.
Examples of previous successful entries are ‘Cool to Korero’ and ‘Voice of an Iceberg’.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION – no points
Click here to download the written submission template for this award. You are required to submit this as part of your application.
A brief description describing the background to the broadcast and why it had significant impact - 200 words

NOTE - Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes (approx 20MB). Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.
Date and time of broadcast should be included.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 30 POINTS
Audio evidence of the broadcast’s concept & entertainment value. This will show effectiveness in entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
How original was the broadcast idea and the quality of its creativity & originality.

BEST PODCAST

AWARD OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a podcast series on any audio platform.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
Open to an on-air broadcaster(s) during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, entertaining, engaging and creative audio, demonstrating effective use of the podcast medium. The podcast may cover any subject or theme.

Any podcast with a minimum of 4 published episodes is eligible to enter. A one-off podcast does not qualify. A link to the full podcast series is allowable.

ENTRY REQUIRTEMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes and must be a compilation of highlights from episodes across the series.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION
A short description should be included (no more than 200 words) describing the background to the podcast, it’s target audience, why it was created and why it has achieved a significant level of audience engagement and or listenership.

Evidence of results is mandatory. These must be directly attributable to the podcast series. As a minimum we require evidence the total number of downloads and total plays per series. Dates of release for each episode in the series must be included. Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS
Audio evidence of the podcast content quality, demonstrating effectiveness in engaging and or entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
The podcast concept, creativity & originality.

C - 10 POINTS EFFECTIVENESS
The total number of downloads and total plays per series.