BEST DAILY OR WEEKLY FEATURE - FACTUAL

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in programming that is predominantly talk based.
  • To recognise excellence in feature, documentary and current affairs programming which explores issues of special interest.
  • To recognise excellence in the production and presentation of a daily or weekly series.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
For programmes produced daily, weekly or for a short run feature or series.
Examples of previous successful entries are ‘The Country’ and ‘Mediawatch’.

ENTRY REQUREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio must be a maximum of 10 minutes duration. This may be a selection of highlights from a single show or a selection taken from a range of shows across the award year.

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.
Goals & Achievements – 200 words

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Likely audience impact of the concept and content broadcast in the feature
  • Structure and logical development and/or analysis
  • Technical production and programme quality
  • Listener education, information and entertainment
  • The Writer, producer, host and/or adapter's skill and creative use of the medium

BEST DOCUMENTARY OR FACTUAL TALK FEATURE

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in programming that is predominantly talk based.
  • To recognise excellence in feature, documentary and current affairs programming which explores issues of special interest.
  • To recognise excellence in the production and presentation of a radio documentary.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

  • A documentary programme is defined as being wholly based on documentary evidence, contemporary interviews, written records, attributable sources and is produced with total regard for honest and balanced reporting.
  • It need not be wholly factual; it might also include music, poetry and fictional drama to help illustrate its theme. Emphasis might be on indefinable human qualities, atmosphere or mood.

Examples of previous successful entries are ‘The 9th Floor’ and ‘The Refugee Crisis’.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio must be a maximum of 10 minutes and may be a selection of highlights. A link to the entire programme is allowable.

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.
Goals & Achievements – 200 words

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Clarity and validity
  • Structure and logical development and/or analysis
  • Technical production and programme quality
  • Listener education, information and entertainment
  • The writer, producer, host and/or adapter's skill and creative use of the medium

BEST MUSIC FEATURE OR RECORDED LIVE MUSIC EVENT

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in a show or live event predominantly focused on a musical context of theme.
  • To recognize innovation, creativity, and technical excellence in the production of music programming.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to individuals or production teams to recognize excellence in the presentation of New Zealand produced music programmes.
This award is also for performance based 'live' event recordings (broadcast live or delayed) staged in either a studio setting or an OB venue.
All styles of music.
Examples of previous successful entries are ‘APO Starman’ and ‘The Rock 1500’.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio must be a maximum of 10 minutes duration. This may be a selection of highlights from a single feature or a selection taken from a range of features across the award year.

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.

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 statement about why you selected the subject and what you were trying to project through your programme – 200 words

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Technical production & programme quality
  • Creative use of the medium
  • The writer, producer, host or adapter's skill
  • Listener education, information and entertainment value

BEST ACCESS RADIO MUSIC PROGRAMME

AWARD OBJECTIVE 
This award is presented to a programme that is predominately based on music or musicians.
It is to recognise the importance of broadcasting that serves other community interests and to recognise excellence in broadcasting from Access radio stations.

AWARD DESCRIPTION 
These awards are made to programmes broadcast on Community Access licensed stations only and reflect the value of broadcasting to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural, ethnic and social groups and special interest groups within the wider New Zealand society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Audio must be a maximum of 30 minutes duration.

  • Music may be shortened if necessary.

  • Programmes not in English must be accompanied by the script in English translation.

  • Judging will value musical knowledge, technical quality and originality of presentation.

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 written statement (maximum 200 words) of how well the programme serves its community and evidence of this including direct involvement and participation

JUDGING CRITERIA

50 POINTS BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Innovation and originality of content and form

  • Quality of on-air presentation

  • Quality of technical production

BEST ACCESS RADIO SPOKEN / INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMME

AWARD OBJECTIVE
To recognise the importance of broadcasting that serves broader community interests and to recognise excellence in broadcasting on Access radio stations.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is presented to a programme that is predominately talk based and may be in any language. Can include a selection of content, news, community news, interviews, chat and cultural content (e.g. poetry, festivals etc).
These awards are made to programmes broadcast on Community Access licensed stations only and reflect the value of community access broadcasters to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural and social groups and special interest groups within the wider New Zealand society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio must be a maximum of 10 minutes duration.
Programmes not in English must be accompanied by the script in English translation.

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 written statement (maximum 200 words) of how well the programme serves its community and evidence of this including direct involvement and participation

JUDGING CRITERIA

50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Innovation and originality of content and form
  • Quality of on-air presentation
  • Quality of technical production

BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in radio programming made for children.
  • To recognise excellence in the presentation of radio for children.
  • To recognise excellence in the production of radio for children.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
For programmes which are made for people under 16.
For programmes produced daily, weekly or for a short run feature series.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio must be a maximum of 10 minutes duration. This may be a selection of highlights from a single show or a selection taken from a range of shows across the award year

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.
Philosophy of programme, aims & objectives and what you hope to achieve – 200 words


JUDGING CRITERIA

50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT

  • Clarity and validity
  • Structure and logical development
  • Technical production and programme quality
  • Listener education, information and entertainment
  • The writer, producer or adapter's skill and creative use of the medium