Open to Local, Regional and National Niche Music stations on the island of Ireland.
Stations with music intensive output should enter this category.
Stations with a broad format offering containing significant speech output should enter F2 Local Station of The Year or F4 National Station of the Year.
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.
National Niche Music station is meant to indicate RTÉ Lyric FM.
Entries to this category are free of charge.
Entry Requirements and Conditions of Entry
Two 30 minute MP3 entries are required in this category – one entry contains extracts from the nominated date of 7th April 2022 and one entry contains a compilation from the year within the validity dates of 1st June 2021 – 31st May 2022.
The nominated date entry is required to be in chronological order but the year-long entry is not required to be in chronological order. 75% of marks will be allocated to the year-long entry with 25% of marks allocated to the nominated date 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).
Each mp3 file should contain a minimum of 6 unedited extracts taken from a number of programmes and not exceed 30 minutes duration.
The extracts must be separated with a 2 seconds dead air, so that Judges will understand where each extract ends and the next one begins. You will be asked to complete the running order of extracts on the entry form.
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.
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.
The entry must be supported by a 500 word paragraph.