New York Festivals Opens Entries for 2013 International Radio Programs and Promos Awards

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New York, NY - Jan 10, 2013 - New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promos Awards opened its call for entries on Jan. 9, 2013. Established in 1982, the competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

Each year, new categories are introduced to showcase emerging trends in the broadcast industry. New categories launched for 2013: 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 the 2012 competition, RTE Radio Ireland's exceptional work earned the network the Broadcaster of the Year Award for the second year in a row. Pirate Group, Canada, earned the Production Company of the Year Award, and was honored with a Grand Trophy in the Business/Consumer Issues category for "The Happy Homemaker: How Advertising Invented The House Wife." George Washington Global Media Institute, USA, was honored with a Grand Trophy in Best Talk /Interview Special category for "The Kalb Report - Anchoring 9/11: The Day and The Decade."

NYF and the United Nations Department of Public Information offer the opportunity for the competition's entrants to be awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. Since 1990, this award has honored radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.

NYF International Radio Programs and Promos Awards Grand Jury enlists jurists from all over the world, representing some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry. Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.

The 2013 competition will honor the winners on June 17 at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. Enter the 2013 competition at the online site. The deadline for entry is March 18, 2013.

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