The deadline for the 2021 CBAA Community Radio Awards nominations has been extended to 5pm AEST Monday, 23 August 2021.
The extension gives community radio stations who have been experiencing challenges due to the latest lockdowns extra time to prepare their nominations.
CBAA’s CEO, Jon Bisset, says, “We are looking forward to celebrating our network of program makers, station managers and content creators’ accomplishments with them and hope the extra time will help those who want to to get their nominations in.
“These awards celebrate the sector’s innovation, perseverance and community champions. The year has been a challenging one and its more important than ever to highlight the people that make our stations and sector thrive.”
Community radio stations are invited to celebrate the people, programs and initiatives that make their stations excellent. Last year CBAA received over 300 entries and the organisation say they are expecting even more this year.
The competition includes more than 30 diverse categories for stations, teams/individuals, initiatives, and programs.
CBAA is encouraging station managers to celebrate how their stations have pivoted this year to engage with community by entering Excellence in Community Engagement, Excellence in Indigenous Engagement, Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement or one of the Best Station Fundraising Campaign awards.
Programmers and content creators can nominate outstanding work in categories like Contribution to Australian Music – Initiative, Best Station Production or Excellence in News & Current Affairs Programming, or Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting.
Stations where their people have gone above and beyond can enter one of the major categories like the Tony Staley Award, the Michael Law Award, the Station Leadership Award or Outstanding Small Station Award.
In addition, the Awards Force application platform used to manage nominations will be offline for maintenance for up to four hours on Sunday, 15 August, the day nominations were originally due to close.