Radio

RA1A. RADIO

The Radio Communication category includes any of the following media:

  1. Radio Station Commercials
    Includes all radio commercials flighted on radio stations, whether broadcast or Internet radio. Short & Long Format.  

RA2A. RADIO CRAFTS

The jury will evaluate Craft entries according to how well the entry excels in the particular craft. The craft will be considered in the overall context of the entry, i.e. the craft must be integral to and supportive of the objective and concept of the entry, and should not be superfluous or disconnected, i.e. the craft must add value to the entry.

Radio Crafts includes any of the following:

  1. Direction
  2. Writing
  3. Original Music & Sound Design
    For the composition of an outstanding, original piece of music and/or sound effects design for radio, whereby the craft of the composer / sound designer is unique and greatly enhances the commercial. The craft award is awarded to the composer or sound designer. Please note that only original music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music / tracks.



RADIO COMMUNICATION

These instructions apply to all audio-based entries. PLEASE NOTE: NO OTHER FORMATS WILL BE ACCEPTED – IF YOUR FILES ARE NOT SENT IN THE CORRECT FORMAT YOUR ENTRY MAY BE REJECTED!

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REPLACEMENT MATERIAL, so please make sure that the version you have uploaded or sent to us is the correct and final material.

TRANSLATION – NON-ENGLISH ENTRIES - All non-English radio entries must be submitted as a video file with English subtitles. Include any necessary explanation for the judging panel to understand the context of the translation. Please follow the TV, Film & Video preparation guidelines.

SINGLE ENTRIES – must be entered individually.
For example, three radio ads that are part of a campaign theme must be entered as individual entries, not all as one entry. If in the opinion of the jury, several pieces constitute a campaign, then these entries will be combined into one campaign award.

DO NOT PLACE YOUR NAME OR YOUR AGENCY BRANDING ON YOUR ENTRY
As all work is judged anonymously, you must ensure that no reference to your agency is included on the entry.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR FILES

Accepted format - Submit all English Radio entries in MP3 format according to the specs provided below.

File Type: MP3
Maximum file size: 100MB
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit Rate: Minimum 128kbps Recommended: 192kbps or higher
Channels: Stereo
Peak Level: - 6dB (Digital Full Scale)
Duration: Length of duration is dependent on the category (maximum length is 2 minutes)
Audio Slate: NO AUDIO SLATE UPFRONT

HOW TO SEND YOUR FILES – UPLOAD VIA OUR ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM
You can upload your files directly to your media library via the online entry process. You have the option of uploading your files while completing your entry form, or you can choose to upload them at a later stage. Just login to your account to create an entry or manage your media.