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 also welcome.
Winners receive cash awards – $4,000 for the gold prize – to support their future creative endeavors. They also receive national recognition in Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, airing on public radio stations across the country this fall.
The early deadline for entries is June 18th at noon PDT. The late deadline is July 9th at noon PDT. Entry fees range from $30 (students) to $50 (by early deadline) to $75 (by late deadline.) Read more about guidelines, prizes and how to upload entries.
Competition winners will be announced publicly on October 7, 2012 in Chicago at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has honored more than 100 exceptional stories from more than a dozen countries and awarded $250,000 in cash prizes.
The 2012 TC/RHDF Competition is powered by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).