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 network 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.
  • Music must be telescoped.

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.

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 but may be supported by additional letters and branding material.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 50 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio evidence of the network or radio stations 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 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 - 20 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 Music stations must include the performance of all other commercial competitors.
  • Data for Talk Station of the Year entries must include RNZ National and all commercial stations to show the Total NZ radio landscape.

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 Network Music Breakfast Show OR Best Talk Presenter Breakfast or Drive
  • Best Music Non Breakfast Solo Host 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 New Broadcaster - On Air, Off Air & Journalist
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Best Digital & Social Content
  • Best Content Director
  • Best Show Producer Talk OR Music

STATION OF THE YEAR - SURVEYED MARKET

For radio stations in a surveyed market.

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 individual radio stations in a surveyed market for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to a radio station in a surveyed market 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.

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.

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 but may be supported by additional letters and branding material.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 25 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio evidence of the radio stations 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 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).

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 Music stations must include the performance of all other commercial competitors.
  • Data for Talk Station of the Year entries must include RNZ National and all commercial stations to show the Total NZ radio landscape.

STATION OF THE YEAR - NON-SURVEYED MARKET

For radio stations in a non-surveyed market.

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 individual radio stations in a non-surveyed market for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
This award is made to a radio station in a non-surveyed market 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.

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
Written submissions should not exceed 500 words but may be supported by additional letters and branding material.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 25 POINTS | BROADCAST OUTPUT
Audio evidence of the radio stations 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 POINTSDEMONSTRATION 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).
  • Additional written material that may include marketing and promotional material, press examples of community involvement and client effectiveness.