New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs Opens 2014 Call for Entries


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New York, NY - Jan 9, 2014 - New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programsis now accepting entries. Worldwide since 1982, NYF's International Radio Program competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

Rose Anderson, executive director of New York Festivals International Radio Program competition, launched several new categories for 2014, including Travel and Tourism categories. The categories include both Documentary and Podcast, honoring exceptional programs showcasing global travel and tourism.

Additional new categories include Best Nonfiction Series and Best Student Journalist, rounding out the categories introduced last year: Best Legal Reporting; Current Affairs; Social Issues; Best Interview; Best Performance by an Actor/Actress; Best Sports Format; Student Drama; Entertainment Program Promo; and additional satellite and online categories for Drama, Comedy, and Religious Programs.

In 2013, The Grand Jury members honored The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the title of Broadcaster of the Year, and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year. Two exceptional programs earned Grand Trophies: "Benghazi Blogger - The State We're In" Radio Netherlands Worldwide for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story; and "Titanic - Minute by Minute" TBI Media UK in the History category.

Since 1990, NYF and the United Nations Department of Public Information have offered the opportunity for the competition's entrants to be awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This coveted award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.

The 2014 competition will honor the World's Best Radio Programs on June 23 at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

The deadline for entering the 2014 World's Best Radio Programs competition is March 19, 2014. Click for additional competition information.


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