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NZ Radio & Podcast Awards Entry Terms & Conditions
Entries must consist largely of material written and/or produced, presented, performed by radio broadcasters, contractees, artists, agencies, production houses or contributors resident in New Zealand or New Zealanders overseas.
For all entries in radio categories, entries must have been broadcast by a radio network/station, or on one of the radio network/station's digital platforms during the year 1 January to 31 December 2023. Proof of broadcast may be requested.
Entries in podcast categories are open to all independent and professional NZ podcast producers & organisations for podcasts consumed by New Zealanders during the award year.
Any content, audio, visual or printed, submitted outside of the stated awards period will be deemed invalid and excluded. All entries received will be treated as confidential to the judges and the Radio Industry Awards Committee only.
Nomination of Entries - Any New Zealand radio broadcaster, contractee or contributor may forward an entry. It may be his/her work, or work produced by any other New Zealand broadcaster(s). Programmes may be nominated for more than one category however an entry and entry fee is required for each separate category. See Entry Fees for schedule of fees. The organisers reserve the right to:
(a) Transfer an entry from one category to another if it is deemed advantageous to the entry.
(b) Retain all material submitted for use in the Awards presentation.
(c) Call for further nominations at any time.
(d) Disqualify any entry that does not comply with stated criteria.
(e) Winners’ and finalists’ programmes & entries entered in former NZ Radio Awards are not eligible.
All entries must be submitted through the online entry process. To enter an award the entrant must first register online and then validate the registration. A separate online entry from is required to be submitted for each award entered. All entries submitted must fulfill the entry requirements of the chosen award and must use only the applicable entry template. Written entries submitted as other PDFs will not be judged. Inclusion of background information when requested is very important. The length of some entries is determined by the individual Category Guideline. If an entry exceeds the maximum duration, the judges will listen to the audio file for only the prescribed time. An entry will not be considered submitted until payment for the entry is received.
Programme Material - You must supply all audio in the form of MP3 audio files. Written material or additional support material should be provided in pdf format.
Entry Deadlines (all categories) – The closing date for entries is 6 March 2024. No late entries will be accepted after this date.
Payment & Refunds
Credit Card payments for entries will be made to the Radio Industry Awards Committee. The NZ Radio & Podcast Awards are only open to New Zealanders and entry fees will only be received in New Zealand dollars. Payment will only be accepted once the entry has been completed and all entry requirements are met. Payment of entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances and cancellation of an entry is only possible prior to payment of the entry fees being made.