Category update for radio awards

There are two exciting new categories for the 2017 NZ Radio Awards.

Added to Best On-Air is the new ‘Best Music Non-Breakfast Solo Host – Network’. This is to recognize an individual who displays an outstanding ability to engage, inform and entertain their target market in a minimum of three surveyed markets.

‘Best Creative Feature’, which can be found in the Best Content section, is to recognise a one-off feature, programme or an outstanding piece of creative radio.

Also to note is a change to ‘Best Creative Commercial’ in the Best Radio Creative section which has been revamped to apply to single commercials or jingles.

‘Best Radio Website’ has been renamed ‘Best Digital Engagement’ to allow the entry to encompass all platforms of digital and social media. This can be located in the Best Promotion section.

A new written submission Template will need to be completed for most categories to make the entry process easier for all our entrants and provide a simpler and more standard process for judges.

Entries for the 2017 NZ Radio Awards will again be driven through the Radio Awards website. As with previous years, entrants will be required to register as a user at and follow an easy step by step process for submitting an entry.