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.
  • Your daily day part shows are not eligible to enter this category. This category is only for features within a show.

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

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.
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.
  • Your daily day part shows are not eligible to enter this category. This category is only for features within a show.

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 ‘Insight-Imprisioned by Meth’.

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

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in a show feature or live event predominantly focused on a musical context or theme.
  • To recognize innovation, creativity, and technical excellence in the production of music foccussed 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 may include live musical events. All styles of music.
Examples of previous successful entries are ‘Planet of Sound’ 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.

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 PROGRAMME

AWARD OBJECTIVE 
This award is 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 made to a music or talk programme 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 10 minutes duration.

  • Music may be shortened if necessary.

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

  • Judging will value 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 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 – maximum 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.