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New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards announces Grand Jury

The jury represents 20 countries in six continents. Over 40 women on the jury are directors, producers, journalists, writes and sound artists who are passionate about excellence and innovation

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 10, 2017

NYF-radioThe 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards competition has announced the 2017 Grand Jury. To date, this year’s powerhouse Grand Jury of prominent international radio industry executives represents 20 countries on six continents. The over 40 women on the jury are directors, producers, journalists, writers, and sound artists who are passionate about excellence and innovation. The Grand Jury panel’s stellar reputation and diverse areas of expertise across ensure that this peer-judging process provides each entry with the attention it deserves.

Worldwide since 1982, New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards honours the world’s best radio programmes, receiving entries from radio stations, networks and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe.

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“The level of commitment that our Grand Jury gives is an inspiration to us all. In addition to creating award-winning programmes, they volunteer to share their knowledge by reviewing entries submitted from dozens of companies around the world,” said Rose Anderson, VP and Executive Director, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. “We look for wide experience and demonstrated achievement in our jury members as a way of providing a balanced jury and quantifying fairness in the selection process.” The roster of companies represented in the Grand Jury is among the worldwide leaders in news, sports, entertainment, the arts and promo. They include BBC, CBC, RTE, Swedish Radio, CBS, SiriusXM, ABC Australia, Radio Television Hong Kong, Radio Rivadavia, Hessischer Rundfunk, KBS, Radio Mirchi, Radio Educacion, MY FM, DB Corp, RNIB, Radio New Zealand, Radio Mitre S.A., BMP Audio, WNYC Radio and NRK.

Grand Jury members view and score entries based on industry-accepted standards of excellence using a scale of 1-10 for the following set of criteria: production values, creativity, content presentation, direction, writing, achievement of purpose and audience suitability. Based on the medal-round scores from the Grand Jury, winners receive one of the following: Gold Trophy, Silver Trophy, Bronze Trophy or Finalist Certificate. The highest scoring entries receive the Grand Trophy honouring ‘Best in Show.’ Special industry awards include: Broadcaster of the Year and Production Company of the Year.

The New York Festivals will be held on June 19, 2017 at an awards ceremony in New York City. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Radio Awards website.

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