This award is to acknowledge the role digital and/or social media has played in assisting, amplifying and enhancing a radio idea.
The award will acknowledge the entrant who uses digital and/or social media to entertain, surprise and excite in a new way.
This could be a video, written material, social media or an initiative connected to a radio show or radio output. Podcasts are not eligible for entry in this category.
It will reward the entry that enhances the listener experience, drives listener participation and reaches new audiences.
Who Can Enter
Entries can be made by licensed analogue and digital terrestrial commercial and public service radio stations operating on the island of Ireland. Entries must have originated from and been first broadcast on the island of Ireland.
Independent radio producers are eligible to enter but must present proof of transmission by the relevant qualifying station. In addition to the maximum of 5 entries which each station is permitted to submit in each category, independent producers may submit one entry per category on the payment of the €100 euro entry fee. Proof of broadcast from a qualifying station must be submitted with all independent entries.
Your nominated Station Manager will receive an automated email and will be required to sign off each entry before this is eligible to be put forward for Judging.
Entry Requirements and Conditions of Entry
The extracts must have been broadcast within the validity period 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022.
Include a compilation of unedited extracts up to a maximum of 30 minutes duration.
The entry must be supported by a 250 word paragraph. Examples of stand-out on-line elements should be attached in a PDF with active weblinks for judges to access or screen grabs and imagery relevant to the entry.
How Do I Enter This Category
Once you have read all the entry requirements and conditions of entry for this category, and have finalised your audio entry, go to Enter Online and register (if you haven’t already done so). Then complete the entry form for this category and upload your audio entry. Click on Save to Later. This allows you to edit, print draft copies, delete or update your entry right up to the closing date 5pm on 30th June 2022.
Please ensure you have uploaded and completed all the required fields and hit submit. You will receive an automated email confirming your submission has been received.
The audio entry should be contained in one MP3 file of no more than 55MB in size.
Judging Criteria for this Category
Judges will look at the following criteria in descending order of importance
Innovation: Judges will be looking for innovation, originality and the exciting use of the social and digital to support the radio medium.
Value:Does the entry entertain, excite and stand out?
Production: Did the entry use any non traditional avenues to enhance and expand the programme, as well as maintaining high radio values? Do the additional platforms integrate well into the programme experience?