STATION OF THE YEAR - NETWORK

For those radio networks broadcasting nationwide in a minimum of three markets.

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in radio broadcasting in New Zealand.
  • To encourage and enhance the overall quality of the New Zealand radio industry.
  • To reward radio networks for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to the radio network that has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO

  • Audio of a maximum duration of 10 minutes.
  • Music must be telescoped.

In addition, a 10 second audio clip from the entry showcasing the network must be submitted separately with the entry to be used on awards night.

A video can be submitted for this category, but a link must be provided. 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.

RATINGS TREND DATA
Impact with target audiences - Please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in judging criteria below.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION
Written submissions should not exceed 500 words. Click here to complete the written submission template for this award.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio evidence of the network's effectiveness with its target audience. This could include entertainment, information and education values, client effectiveness, community involvement, news and current affairs, personality strength, promotions and marketing.

B - 10 POINTS | DEMONSTRATION OF EFFECTIVENESS

  • Statement of objectives - a concise statement of what the network is trying to achieve and its target audience (minimum 20 year age span).

C - 20 POINTS | RATINGS TREND DATA
Click here to complete the ratings trend data template for this award. This MUST include 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.
  • 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 entries must include the performance of the top 10 other stations in your demographic.
  • Total NZ RNZ database data 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.

D - BEST IN SHOW | PERFORMANCE IN OTHER CATEGORIES
All brands will receive one point per finalist and an additional point per winner in the following categories. If a number of brands are on one entry, points will be split evenly between the relevant brands:

  • Best Breakfast Show Music Network OR Best Talk Presenter Breakfast or Drive
  • Best Host Music Network OR Best Talk Presenter Other
  • Best News Story Team Coverage OR Best Client Promotion/Activation
  • Best News or Sports Journalist OR Best Network Station Promotion
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Best Website & Social Content
  • Best Content Director/Content Team
  • Best Show Producer Talk OR Music

STATION OF THE YEAR - NON-NETWORK

For radio stations in a non-network market.

AWARD OBJECTIVE

  • To recognise excellence in local radio broadcasting in New Zealand.
  • To encourage and enhance the overall quality of the New Zealand radio industry.
  • To reward an individual local radio station for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to a local radio station that has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO

  • Audio of a maximum duration of 10 minutes. No more than 2 minutes of the audio can be network broadcast content. Any networked show content must relate only to the local market.
  • Music must be telescoped.
  • In addition, a 10 second audio clip from the entry showcasing the station 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 judging criteria below. For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION
Written submissions should not exceed 500 words. Click here to complete the written submission template for this award.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 25 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio evidence of the radio station's effectiveness with its local target audience. This could include entertainment, information and education values, client effectiveness, community involvement, news and current affairs, personality strength, promotions and marketing.

B - 15 POINTS | DEMONSTRATION OF STATION EFFECTIVENESS

  • Statement of objectives - a concise statement of what the station is trying to achieve and its target audience (minimum 20 year age span).

C - 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 of the brand on which the broadcast is produced.
  • Each station must specify this prior to entries opening and all 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.
  • 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 must include the performance of up to 10 other stations in your demographic.