The International Radio and Television Union Radio Grand Prix has opened its call for entries.
Created in 1989, the Radio Grand Prix rewards excellence in research and originality of radio programs. With a different theme each year, participating organizations are invited to interpret that theme in their own original manner. The 2012 theme is “Love.” Organizers say they welcome all production formats, from reports to documentaries, essays, fiction, sound compositions and children’s stories.
The 2011 Radio Grand Prix attracted entries from 81 participating countries. Awards include the International Radio Grand Prix (with a $5,000 prize) as well as a Silver and Bronze Medal. In addition, the Welles Award for Discovery recognizes a program for its originality, concept, production techniques or interactivity.
The URTI Radio Grand Prix is open free of charge to any radio broadcasting organization, association or institution. The deadline to submit entry forms is Sept. 3.