2024 New York Radio Awards Is Now Open For Entries

The New York Festivals 2024 Radio Awards completion is open for entries.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards provides a showcase to celebrate world-class storytellers from around the glove. NYF’s Radio Awards 66-year legacy honors creative innovation and excellence in a broadcast and audio content across all genres and platforms.

“Our categories for investigative journalism and nonfiction series documentaries and social justice across all genres recognized how individual actions can change the world and the ability of the human spirit to triumph over adversity,” said Rose Anderson, SVP & Executive Director, New York Festivals Radio Awards. “Today’s storytellers are finding innovative ways to keep listeners informed, entertained, and engaged in our ever-changing and interconnected world so that the New York Festivals Radio Awards has introduced eight new categories that encompass that robust creative spirit.”

NYF’s new SciFi/Fantasy/Horror and Mystery Programs categories expand the Entertainment roster. Editorial/Viewpoint News Feature rounds out the journalism-based News Reports/Features category group providing a new outlook on current events and thought-provoking perspectives. Short Form Documentary offers additional opportunities to showcase distinctive points of view.

New podcast categories shine the spotlight on storytelling in a wide variety of topics. Investigate Journalism Podcast features in-depth reporting into significant issues, events or topics, and Mystery Podcast showcases narratives that keep listeners on the edge of their seats. On-Air talent categories honor top audio talent, new categories this year include News Correspondent/Reporter and Sports Correspondent/Reporter.

The National Press Club is the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. The National Press Club Award, launched in 2023 in partnership with the National Press Club, goes to the highest scoring entry in the following News program categories: Coverage of Breaking News Story, Coverage of Ongoing News Story, Nonfiction Series, and News Podcast.

For 2023, “Start Here” by ABC News in the News Podcast category earned the inaugural National Press Club Award. This year’s winner will be announced during the 2024 Storytellers Gala in April.

“Our partnership with the National Press Club continues, honoring journalists who are using their talents to tell the stories that matter and keep listeners informed,” said Ms. Anderson.

View the 2024 NYF Radio Awards extensive category roster: HERE

The 2023 Radio Awards winners were honored in a virtual ceremony on April 18th during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. This was the 14th consecutive year of NYF’s and NAB’s strategic partnership. Anchored from New York City’s Lincoln Center, over 160 teams sent their acceptances from around the world. Special vignettes featured industry leaders who shared what motivates their passion to create award-winning work. View the 2023 Storytellers Gala

NYF’s Radio Awards receives entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honor the achievements of the men and women who make up the global audio storytelling community.

New York Festivals invites award-winning industry leaders from 6 continents around the world to become members of their world-class Radio Awards Grand Jury. The 2024 Grand jury will be recruited in the coming weeks. Those jurors will include some of the most world’s recognizable voices and captivating content producers in the radio industry. Entries are judged on production values creativity, content presentation, direction, writing, achievement of purpose, and audience suitability.

All Entires in NYF’s 2024 Radio Awards will be judged by the NYF Grand July of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professional from around the globe.

The entry deadline for the 2024 Radio Awards competition is January 31, 2024.