BEST CONTENT DIRECTOR / CONTENT TEAM

AWARD OBJECTIVES
To recognise excellence in radio programming 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 or team 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 15 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. In addition, a 10 second audio clip from the entry must be submitted separately with the entry to be used on awards night.

RATINGS TREND DATA
Impact with target audiences - please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in the judging criteria below. For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION OF 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 & promotions, community involvement and information programming.

Optional additional letters, charts and branding material are allowed.

A video can be submitted for this category, but a link must be provided within your written submission. No uploads are accepted. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes. 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 station'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 - Click here to complete the ratings trend data template for this award, if applicable. This must include the following;

  • Target audience data for 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 in Cume & Share for the specified target.
  • All trend results must include all survey results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • Data for music stations must include the performance of the top 10 other stations in your demographic.
  • Total NZ RNZ database for talk entries must include RNZ National, Newstalk ZB, Magic Talk and any other stations in your demographic. Please note this database is not released publicly so the data is only to be used for judging this category and not for any other use.

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 or team 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 the 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.

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 - Click here to complete the ratings trend data template for this award, if applicable. This must include the following;

  • Target audience data for 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 in Cume & Share for the specified target.
  • All trend results must include all survey results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • Total NZ RNZ database data must include RNZ National, Newstalk ZB, Magic Talk and any other stations in your demographic. Please note this database is not released publicly so the data is only to be used for judging and not for any other use.

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 or team 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 the 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.

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 - Click here to complete the ratings trend data template for this award, if applicable. This must include the following;

  • Target audience data for 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 in Cume & Share for the specified target.
  • All trend results must include all survey results from the calendar year of the awards.
  • Data for music stations must include the performance of the top 10 other stations in your demographic.

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
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.

Videos must be provided via a link, no uploads are accepted. Duration of up to 10 minutes. 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 10th 2021. It is not to be filmed specifically for your entry. An edited highlights video can be created for your entry but any filmed footage included 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 - 15 POINTS | PRODUCTION / EXECUTION
Quality of execution.

C - 15 POINTS | ENGAGEMENT & ENTERTAINMENT
Degree and level of participant reaction and involvement.

BEST NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS PODCAST

AWARD OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a podcast series on any audio platform in the field of news and/or current affairs.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
Open to an on-air broadcaster or journalist (s) during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, 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 REQUIREMENTS

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

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

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. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.

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. A verifiable data source must be used.

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST

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

AWARD DESCRIPTION
Open to an on-air broadcaster during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, entertaininment, 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 REQUIREMENTS

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

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

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. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.

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. A verifiable data source must be used.

BEST STATION IMAGING

To recognise creative excellence and technical production of individual tracks or a campaign for station identification imaging material. Entry may be for a single station or network.

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in technical recording.
  • To recognise excellence in production techniques and creativity.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
These awards are made to technical operators who have made an outstanding contribution in recording station imaging material that differentiates and positions the station or network.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Maximum 5 minutes

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION – no points
Optional - written submission maximum 200 words. Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS | Creative and imaginative use of the radio medium to execute an idea.

B - 10 POINTS | Technical expertise.

C - 10 POINTS | Showcasing style consistent with format.

D - 10 POINTS | Voicing and quality of production.

BEST STATION TRAILER

AWARD OBJECTIVE

To recognise creative excellence and technical production in the area of radio station promotions for individual networks or stations and clients.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

This award is made to the radio station or network that has shown outstanding levels of creativity and effectiveness in the area of radio promotions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Must provide actual trailer or series of trailers for a station/client promotion. Maximum 5 minutes audio.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION - no points
Written material (maximum 200 words) must include details of the idea or campaign, including objectives, background and context of the concept, and clear evidence of the effectiveness of the concept for the radio station. Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS | CREATIVE CONCEPT
Originality of idea, script writing memorability and recall.

B - 20 POINTS | PRODUCTION / EXECUTION
Acting/voicing, skilful use of music, sound design and showcasing style consistent with network/station format.

C - 10 POINTS | PROOF OF EFFECTIVENESS
Evidence of results.