Categories

RA              RADIO & AUDIO

See “Category Types” in this document for an explanation of the Category Type. 

ID SUBCATEGORY CATEGORY TYPE REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION FORMAT

RA1A

Radio Station Commercials
Includes all radio commercials flighted on radio stations, whether broadcast or Internet radio.

Type A Individual Element

 

Mandatory:

  • Audio

RA1B

Internet & Mobile Audio Commercials
Includes all audio clips distributed via the Internet or Mobile media, including: podcasts, email, website downloads.

Type A Individual Element

 

Mandatory:

  • Audio

RA1C

Branded Content – Radio & Audio
Includes: one off features, mini- series, event coverage, including all genres – fiction, reality, documentary or entertainment.

Platforms include radio stations, whether broadcast or Internet radio, audio clips distributed via the Internet or mobile media, such as: podcasts, email, website downloads. 

Type A & Multi-Element

  • OPTION A: The brand may create a content vehicle for the specific purpose of showcasing the brand, for example a reality series sponsored by the brand and integrating the brand in the messaging and content.
  • OPTION B: The brand may work with an independent producer by integrating the brand into an existing content platform, for example by including elements of the brand in an ongoing series, in one or more episodes.
  • Ensure your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed.

Mandatory:

  • Audio

RA1D

South African Non-English Audio
Includes any Radio Station and Internet Audio content

Type A & Individual Element

  • Only Radio in South African non-English languages can be entered.
  • The aim of the South African category is to assist in the transformation of our industry and address the imbalances of the past specifically in South Africa.

Mandatory:

  • Audio

 

RA2      RADIO & AUDIO CRAFTS

Only creative work applicable to the Radio & Audio categories can be entered into Radio & Audio Crafts, however, it is not a prerequisite that your work is entered into one of these categories.

See “Category Types” in this document for an explanation of the Category Type. 

ID SUBCATEGORY CATEGORY TYPE REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION FORMAT

RA2A

Direction
The craft award is awarded to the director.

Type B Individual Element

  • Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.

 

RA2B

Writing
The craft award is awarded to the copywriter.

Type B Individual Element

  • Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.

 

 

 

 

 

RA2C

Original Music & Sound Design
For the composition of an outstanding, original piece of music and/or sound effects design. The craft award is awarded to the composer or sound designer.

Type B Individual Element

  • Only original sound effects / music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music or tracks.

 

RA2D

Performance
For an outstanding performance by the voice-over artist. The craft award is awarded to the performer / artist.

Type B Individual Element

  • Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.

 

RA2E

South African Non-English Writing
The craft award is awarded to the copywriter.

Type B  & Individual Element

  • Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.
  • Only Radio in South African non-English languages can be entered.
  • The aim of the South African category is to assist in the transformation of our industry and address the imbalances of the past specifically in South Africa.

 

RA2F

South African Non-English Performance
For an outstanding performance by the voice-over artist. The craft award is awarded to the performer / artist.

Type B Individual Element

  • Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.
  • Only Radio in South African non-English languages can be entered.
  • The aim of the South African category is to assist in the transformation of our industry and address the imbalances of the past specifically in South Africa.

 

Preparation

RADIO & AUDIO

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 Video submission format.

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.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

RADIO & AUDIO FILE SPECIFICATIONS

Preffered

Accepted

  • MP3 file format
  • Maximum file size: 100MB
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Bit Rate: Minimum 128kbps
  • Recommended: 258 kbps preferred, minimum 192kbps
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Peak Level: - 6dB (Digital Full Scale)
  • Duration: Length of duration is dependent on the category
  • Audio Slate: NO AUDIO SLATE UPFRONT

Media Type

Description

Specification

AUDIO

Original execution of the content that was commercially launched or aired.

·       Preferred video in .MOV file format (see video submission format), or audio MP3 file format

·       Non-English entries must be submitted as a video file with English subtitles (please follow the Video specifications)

 

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.

 

Hints and Tips

RADIO & AUDIO

TIP No 1: The judges are looking at hundreds of entries - where necessary, provide additional information to help them to understand your entry in terms of our judging criteria: Innovation, Quality of execution, relevance to the Brand, Target Audience and Chosen Medium.

TIP No 2: All non-English radio entries have to be submitted as a video with sub-titles. See Video preparation guidelines for the correct specs.

TIP No 3: View the Preparation tab for full entry formats and guidelines.

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