Awarded for the most impactful and compelling single piece of audio produced this year by a radio station. The moment may have been planned or unexpected.
The moment could be serious or fun, it may have sparked controversy or a laugh. Only one entry per radio station.
Audio from this entry is permitted to be entered in other category entries and in station of the year entry.
Entries to this category are free of charge.
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.
For further details see Submitting Written Material on ‘How to Enter’ page.
Entry Requirements and Conditions of Entry
The programme from which your entry is extracted must have been broadcast within the validity period: 1st June 2021 – 31st May 2022.
The entry should be taken from a single broadcast up to a maximum of 20 minutes duration.
Additional post-production audio material such as voice links, introductions or sign-offs are not permitted i.e. do not use voice links, stings, music beds or other post-produced elements. Judges are specifically instructed to disqualify should this occur.
Telescoping in and out of music tracks, ad breaks and information segments is permitted. Permitted edit points should be marked by a 2 seconds dead air without any other indicators being added.
No other editing is permitted and all other programme material should be included in full. For example you are NOT permitted to take the first three minutes of an interview, fade down and then include a further piece from that same interview. You may either include one excerpt from the interview or the entire interview, should it fall within the time allowed for that entry. Please go to the rules and read carefully all the rules relating to the Submission of Broadcast Material.
The entry must be supported by a 250 word paragraph. The online entry form is designed to only permit a maximum of 250 words.
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).
Judging Criteria for this Category
Judges will look at the following criteria when judging this category;
Memorability (40/100) : Is this a standout radio moment? Will people be talking about this piece for a long time to come?
Presentation (30/100) : Is the presenter polished and professional, how do they handle what stations believe is their biggest moment of the year.
Value to the Listener (30/100) : Does it connect with the audience ? Does it inform/ entertain?