Entries open: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Entries close: Midnight, Friday 18 January 2019

Shortlist: Monday 4 March

Awards event: Wednesday 20 March


The Awards
The aim of the BBC Radio & Music Awards is to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of production teams and on-air talent across the BBC and independent production companies commissioned to deliver programmes for the BBC.

The awards are:
1. Best Technical Production
2. Best Specialist Music Production NEW
3. Best Music Entertainment Production NEW
4. Best Documentary
5. Best Drama Production
6. Best Storytelling
7. Best Podcast
8. Best Comedy Production
9. Best Outside Broadcast
10. Best Sports production
11. Interview of the Year
12. Best Initiative for Reaching New Audiences
13. Best Collaboration
14. Moment of the year
15. Production Team of the Year*
16. Team of the Year (non-content making)*
17. Unsung Hero*
18. The Gold Award*

* Judged by BBC Radio & Music Senior Management Team

The awards are open to anyone working in the BBC Radio and Music division and independent production companies where content is distributed on BBC Radio and/or Music platforms.

For content-specific awards, you will be asked to upload an MP3 audio or MP4 video file after submitting your entry form. This should be a clip from the programme of no longer than 20-30 minutes, or a compilation of clips/highlights not exceeding 20-30 minutes. If you are providing a highlights compilation, your clips must be clearly separated.  Your upload should be no more than 500Mb.

Entries are welcome where content has been broadcast on BBC network radio, BBC Sounds or any associated digital platforms, including: Radio 1, 1Xtra, Asian Network, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, 5 live/Sports Extra, 6Music, the BBC Performing Groups (orchestras and choirs) and any platform where content has been created for BBC Music, including TV and digital channels. Entries will also be accepted for content created by BBC Radio & Music production teams for broadcast by the World Service.

You can enter any piece of content that was first broadcast on or between 1 January 2018 and 18 January 2019.

Entries close at midnight on Friday 18th January 2019. Please complete all sections of the form. Entries that are incomplete or exceed the stated word limit will not be accepted.

Please read the criteria carefully and only submit your entry into the most appropriate category or categories. You may only enter the same content into a maximum of two categories. You may enter each category as many times as you like, as long as each entry is different.

You will receive an email confirming your entry has been received together with a PDF summary of your entry. If you enter more than one award, or more than one piece of content per category, it will be shown in the PDF summary.

There is no charge to enter these awards.

Our judges are a mix of industry experts including BBC professionals and alumni, independent production company professionals, committee members from the Radio Academy and AudioUK, and the BBC Radio Group Board. We have also invited members of the BBC Radio & Music Under 35’s Advisory Group to take part.

Judges will only vote in categories with which they have no personal affiliation or vested interest.

In the interests of fairness and transparency, we operate a blind-judging policy. This means that all information, stings and credits relating to entries and nominees must be removed from audio and/or video clips before they are uploaded to the awards portal and reviewed by our judges. This includes company idents but NOT names of production members, writers and companies or departments. Any entries with credits still applied will be returned and not accepted.

The ‘Moment of the Year’ award is judged by a ‘public’ vote. Anyone eligible to enter the BBC Radio & Music Awards 2019 will be invited to vote on the shortlisted finalists between 4 and 15 March.

Awards Event 
The BBC Radio & Music Awards event will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1A 1AA. There will be a drinks reception from 6pm. The event will begin at 7pm. 

Official invitations will be sent nearer the date with preference given to persons shortlisted for an award. 

There is no dress code for the event. 

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