The day has finally arrived and we can officially open the submission process for the 2017 Community Radio Awards.
The submission site can he found here: https://communityradioawards.submittable.com/
Details of the categories and the submission requirements can be found here: http://communityradioawards.
How does it work?
Submissions are open from the 19th May and close 5pm 30th June 2017. You can head to the submission site and follow the instructions to submit your entries either as a station or as an individual from a station.
The submissions are £5 per entry, and we aim for that to be accessible for Community Radio, for those stations that want to fund the awards for their volunteers or for those volunteers who are happy and able to pay themselves.
Who should enter?
The awards have been designed so that stations and individuals from stations can submit as many entries into any of the categories as they like. We are do not want to limit stations as to how many submissions they can make, and we are happy for stations to administer it how they wish. Some stations may send out the information to their presenters & volunteers or some may decide to centrally organise and submit entries in one go. We want everyone who is involved in community radio to feel in a position to enter, and we hope that there is a category for everyone with our awards.
The only exceptions to the process would be;
Station of the Year – Only one entry per station, ideally from the station management themselves
Unlicensed Station of the Year – Only one entry per station, ideally from the station management themselves
Volunteer of the Year – To be submitted by anyone to nominate someone else
Young Person of the Year – To be submitted by anyone to nominate a young person
Sage Person of the Year – To be submitted by anyone to nominate an older person
Entries will be checked and sorted in July when the judging process starts, the entries will be judged by our judging panels. A shortlist of 5 for each category will be produced and published prior to the ceremony.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze for each categories will be announced at the ceremony in September the evening of the CMA conference (details of both to be released soon)
Good luck to all those that enter and we look forward to hearing your submissions.