2012 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, final deadline July 9

Hey folks. It's time for the Third Coast International Audio Festival Competition. Early deadline is June 18th, final deadline July 9. Entry fees range from $30-75. Details HERE and below. Good luck!


PS: Drop me a line if you plan to go to the festival in October – I'd love to see some FC folks there!




The Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition seeks the best audio work produced worldwide in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Directors’ Choice, Honorable Mentions), Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature.

Winning producers will receive prizes ranging from $1000 to $4000, a license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro editing software and free registration to the 2012 Third Coast Conference, October 5-7 in Evanston, IL.

Winning will also be celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony on the final evening of the Conference, and their programs will be heard by a national audience this fall in Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, distributed by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Other outstanding entries from the competition may be presented on our weekly radio show Re:sound (on WBEZ, Chicago), on this website and at public listening events in Chicago and beyond. Entrants will be notified and compensated if/when their work is featured.

All producers who enter are eligible for a discounted year’s membership with PRX.org.



Competition entries are judged by panels of accomplished audio producers, along with media professionals in related fields such as film, photography and print.

Judges consider the degree to which the entries – of all styles, lengths and subject matter – relate their stories successfully. Story choice, technical quality, editorial integrity, creativity, writing and use of sound all factor into the selection of the winners.

All decisions are final.



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