The deadline is March 19, 2014. Best Non-fiction Series, Travel & Tourism and Student Journalist categories launched
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 10, 2014
New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs is now accepting entries. Worldwide since 1982, NYF’s International Radio Program competition honours the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.
Rose Anderson, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Radio Program competition, launched several new categories for 2014, including Travel & Tourism categories. The categories include both Documentary and Podcast, honouring exceptional programmes showcasing global travel and tourism.
Additional new categories include Best Non-fiction Series and Best Student Journalist, rounding out the categories introduced last year: Best Legal Reporting; Current Affairs; Social Issues; Best Interview; Best Performance by an Actor/Actress; Best Sports Format; Student Drama; Entertainment Program Promo; and additional satellite and online categories for Drama, Comedy, and Religious Programs.
“At New York Festivals we continue to be responsive to current industry trends; our categories continue our tradition of honouring the very best programmes and promos being created in radio today and encourage the next generation of storytellers and talent across all audio platforms,” said Anderson. “There are no geographical boundaries for talent and innovation, so we have no boundaries in our entry process.”
In 2013, The Grand Jury members honoured the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the title of Broadcaster of the Year, and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year. Two exceptional programmes earned Grand Trophies: “Benghazi Blogger - The State We’re In” - Radio Netherlands Worldwide for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story; and “Titanic - Minute by Minute” - TBI Media UK in the History category.
Since 1990, NYF and the United Nations Department of Public Information have offered the opportunity for the competition’s entrants to be awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This coveted award honours radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.
NYF enlists jurists from all over the world to become the Grand Jury members. These men and women include some of the most recognisable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry. Entries are judged on production values, organisation, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium.
The 2014 competition will honour the World’s Best Radio Programmes on Monday, June 23, 2014, at an awards ceremony in New York City.