SOURCE: New York Festivals

New York Festivals

January 19, 2010 07:00 ET

New York Festivals 2010 Radio Programming & Promotion Awards Call for Entries Opened January 18th

Radio Awards Director Rose Anderson Announces New Podcast and Student Categories

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - New York Festivals Radio Programming & Promotion Awards announced its Call for Entries Monday, January 18th. 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.

Rose Anderson, the competition's director, announced the following new categories: Best Student Artist Performance/Interview, Best Student Comedy, and Podcast for the Arts. "Podcast for the Arts gives us the opportunity to recognize the innovative work done by cultural institutions around the world," said Ms. Anderson.

NYF adapts its categories to the ever-changing broadcast industry as it evolves with technology and the demands of the consumer. Categories include: News Programs, News Inserts, Information/Documentary, Entertainment, Talk Programs and On-air Talent. Additional categories include: Craft & Technique, Programming Format, Promotion Spots, IDs, Audio Podcasts, and Student categories.

2009's Award winners include: Bloomberg, Bioneers, Radio Free Asia, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Sirius XM Radio, BBC, DWR, CBC, George Washington University, Radio Netherlands, Radio New Zealand, WNYC Public Radio, WFMT, and The New York Philharmonic.

The GRANDJURY™ for the Radio Programming & Promotion Awards enlists jurists from all over the world, representing some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry. The 2010 jury and advisory board will be announced soon.

Entries are judged based on their production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium. Each jury member listens to and scores entries via the NYF online judging website.

Since 1990, the Radio Programming & Promotion Awards and the United Nations Department of Public Information offer the opportunity for entrants to be awarded the prestigious United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.

All winning entries of the New York Festivals Radio Programming & Promotion Award Competition are featured at: www.newyorkfestivals.com, and are promoted by our network of representatives in 84 countries around the world.

Press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@internationalawardsgroup.com, Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

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