Is there a limit to how many categories I can enter my work into
Within the Aired or Non-Aired categories, there is no limit to entry beyond having to choose between Single Shot or Campaign. For example, a spot entered in Single Shot, can also be entered into any or all sub-categories under Craft, as well as under Best Use of Medium, and Best Use of Branded Content. However, a campaign of 2 spots must be entered under Campaign, and not separately under Single Shot.
What type of file should I submit?
MP3 only please.
What do you mean exactly by non-aired work?
Non-aired work is work that was developed by the agency but didn’t run: maybe the client’s budget was cut, or the client changed their minds. Maybe it’s an initiative that’s still awaiting a client. Or maybe there’s a brilliant script that’s been sitting around the agency that everyone loves but doesn’t know what to do with: record it, and submit it.
Is non-aired work basically another name for scam work?
We hate that term, but ok, yes it is. Good work deserves to be heard. Good work deserves not to die a premature death. Having this category means the effort put into begging to air a spot at 2.57 a.m on the Monday before the deadline can now be put towards creating more great radio work.
So, can non-aired work be just a script?
No, it must be produced work.
What languages can I enter?
English, Arabic, Tagalog, Hindi, and more. As long as you submit a written English translation along with the audio file.
What if my original ad is not in English?
The spot must be entered in the original language, with an English written translation provided in place of the script.
If my original ad is in English, do I still need to enter a script?
What timing makes the work eligible?
The work must be developed between January 1, 2015 and January 30, 2016.
How will you know when we came up with the non-aired work?
We won’t, we’re going with what our High School teachers called the ‘Honor System’. We hope it’s more successful now.
When is the submission date?
January 27. Yes, of this year. 2016.
Why is the deadline so soon?
Because RADIOPHORIA’s Radio for Good category is a collaboration with UNESCO. We need to judge, award and record the spot for UNESCO’s World Radio Day before February 13, 2016, so that it can air on that date, which is World Radio Day. Take a look under UNESCO, and submit your scripts.
What is this ‘Radio for Good’ category? Do I submit radio ads we’ve created for good causes here?
‘Radio for Good’ is a competition that is being held in collaboration with UNESCO’s World Radio Day. World Radio Day is February 13. Ever year World Radio Day celebrates radio with a different theme. This year’s theme focuses on how radio can save lives. Interested agencies should submit scripts. The winner will have their spot produced and aired on February 13.
What do I submit for ‘Radio for Good’?
Scripts for a 30” spot.
Which countries are eligible to enter?
All of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa are eligible to enter.
What will we win?
A trophy if you’re the best at what you do. For those who are just lucky, there will be a raffle prizes to be won throughout the night.
When will the shortlist be announced?
This year, the shortlist will be announced at the event itself on February 10.
How many awards will be given per category?
This year, only 1 trophy will be given per category, but the top 3 will be announced.
Who are the judges?
Our judges are a group of experienced agency people along with radio producers, engineers and talents, in the UK, Dubai and elsewhere.
Who can attend the awards show?
There are limited seats for the event so please register to attend at radiophoriawards.com.
Is there a dress code?
As long as you don’t break any decency laws, no.