Here are the categories
we entered in...
of the Year
is the main award in the competition. You are required to submit a maximum
15-minute stand-alone documentary style recording featuring extracts from
your station output during 2007. The entry should give the judges an
insight into your station, the hospitals you broadcast to, style of
presentation and programme content. Also include material from any special
programmes or events covered during the year.
of the Year Male/Female
this occasion we invite entries from both male and female presenters. You
are required to submit a five-minute entry showing the judges the
diversity of your presentation, your awareness of the listeners. You are
asked to include as many different on air clips as possible e.g. not all
from the same programme.
previous years this award recognises a one off programme broadcast by the
station during 2005. A 15-minute compilation from the programme is
invited. It must be a one off event and not part of the stations normal
day to day output. The judges will be looking for something different from
your normal programming e.g. outside broadcasts, coverage of a hospital
are invited to submit a recording of a maximum of five minutes taken from
a programme or interview that has been broadcast during 2007. All music
should be edited out of the entry. The judges will be looking for material
that kept the attention of the listener and should not include presenters
reading extracts from books or newspapers and the material must have
originated from the station presenters and not from any other source.
entry should be of 5-minute duration showing the judges the presenter's
knowledge of the music in question and should also include any content
applicable to the programme. E.g. an event guide/what's on feature
relating to the show. These programmes could include jazz, classical,
country, religious etc.
10-minute compilation is required for this award. You must include both
studio sports output along with material broadcast from sporting events i.e.
football or rugby commentaries. The judges will be looking for the
presenter's knowledge of sport and also the diversity of the sports
coverage of the station.
entry can include either a station promotion or programme trailer. What
the judges will be looking for is how well the promo or trailer put the
message across and whether they think it would attract the ear of the
listener. Your entry should maximum of 60 seconds although entries shorter than this will be
award is open to anyone who joined a hospital radio station during 2007.
The judges are looking to hear what you have achieved on air in the short
time you have been broadcasting. You are required to submit a 5 minute
John Whitney Award
award is open to anyone working in hospital radio whether they are part of
the presentation team, an engineer, fundraiser or hospital visit. Entries
for this category are to be written (no recordings required). The sponsor,
the Radio Academy has issued the following guidelines.
“This award is
made to the man or woman who has made a quite astounding contribution to
hospital station over a period of years. The terms of reference are quite
intentionally broad in order to encompass all possible worthy recipients.
The winner may be drawn from broadcasting but might equally be found from
a technical or administrative background. They may have worked for a
single station or a series of stations. The written nomination should
explain why the candidate has made a real and long lasting impact”.