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New York Festivals 2015 open for entries

by RadioToday UK
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Now is the time to get your entry to New York for the 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programmes.

New categories for this year include Best Journalist, Best Music Programme Host, Best Innovation and Audio Books.

The international competition honours work in radio broadcasting around the world, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries, by giving out trophies to winners.

Last year, the 2014 Grand Jury honoured two exceptional programmes with Grand Trophies: “The Girl Who Got Tied Down” by Swedish Radio and “The Dambusters 70 Years On” from Phil Critchlow’s TBI Media with Snappin’ Turtle Productions.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earned the title of Broadcaster of the Year and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year.

There were 74 awards given out to UK entrants in 2014, with 48 going to programmes which aired on the BBC. In commercial radio, audio made which aired on Capital FM, Classic FM, Absolute Radio, BFBS, Real Radio, XFM, LBC and Metro Radio also won.

“Our world is filled with stories – stories are how we track our lives, learn about others – and develop empathy and understanding of the world. Broadcasting at its best informs, entertains, inspires and persuades, but most importantly, it connects people to one another through our stories,” commented 2015 Advisory Board and Grand Jury Member Valerie Geller, President, Geller Media.

“I train broadcasters in 35 countries throughout the world to become more powerful storytellers and communicators – It is stunning and so satisfying on every level to have the opportunity and honour to have the chance to hear the amazing work news, documentary and programme teams throughout the world are producing and creating. It is an honour and a pleasure to serve as a judge for the NYF awards entries, and to help in any way that I can.”

The Entry Deadline is March 19th, 2015.

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