Go for it!
Tania Ketenjian, 5 May 2011

The Third Coast International Audio Festival is back, inviting all audio and non-audio folks out there to compete for their 11th annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition! Many of the works that have won this award have represented new and dynamic ways of creating sound and telling stories. To use their own words: The TCIAF invites producers around the globe to submit their finest radio/audio stories in the following categories: Best Documentary (gold, silver, bronze, honorable mention, directors’ choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature.

The TCIAF accepts stories that document people, places, times, events, phenomena, and issues. These include but are not limited to: investigative reports, narrative stories, personal essays, profiles and audio portraits. Podcasts and documentaries that redefine the documentary form are welcome.

Winners receive cash awards – $5,000 for the gold prize – to support their future creative endeavors. They also receive national recognition in Best of the Best: The 2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, airing on public radio stations across the country this fall.

The early deadline for entries is June 23rd at noon PDT. The late deadline is July 14th at noon PDT. Entry fees range from $30 (students) to $50 (by early deadline) to $70 (by late deadline.) Read more about guidelines, prizes and how to upload entries.

Competition winners will be announced publicly on October 22, 2011 in Chicago at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony.

As of 2011, the TC/RHDF Competition will have honored nearly 100 extraordinary stories from seven countries/four continents and given $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past decade.

The 2011 TC / RHDF Competition is powered by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

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