The Association for International Broadcasting has launched their 16th international competition for journalism and factual productions.
In a time where media in all its different forms plays a vital role, ensuring that the public has the facts that matter to them and that they need, every day, the 16th annual AIB awards for journalism and factual productions across TV, radio and digital platforms are open for entry.
CEO Simon Spanswick, says “This is the time when the need for fair accurate and impartial information has never been greater. Disinformation about the coronavirus has to be countered and the public needs to be kept up to date with developments and advances around the science in the disease.
“This is where the journalistic and factual production community that the AIB has embraced over the past fifteen years, is absolutely essential.
“At the AIB we recognise that we’re asking editors, journalists producers and others to take on an extra burden in entering their work…but we are convinced that in midst of all the uncertainty that the coronavirus has created it’s hugely important for your work and that of your teams to be recognised and celebrated.”
- Arts and Culture
- Human Interest
- Investigative Documentary
- News Reporting
- Factual Podcast
News Agency Of The Year
Production dates 1 June 2019 – 26 June 2020
26 June | Closing date
July-August | Shortlisting
Mid-September | Shortlist announced
Mid-September-October | Judging
13 November | Awards presentation
The AIBs 2020 will be presented on 13 November if the current coronavirus situation allows, but there are contingency plans in place if this is not possible.
The proposed venue is Church House Westminster (pictured below), next to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.