Entries are being called for the International URTI Radio Grand Prix, instituted by the International Radio and Television Union in Paris. The topic for this 22nd Grand Prix is Young People of Today.
URTI awards a prize to a cultural program which is noteworthy for the quality of its production, the originality of its approach, the universal scope of its language and for its specifically radio style treatment.
The aim of the Grand Prix is to promote the art of radio and its virtues of direct relationship between people, nations, and cultures. First held in 1989 to mark the 40th anniversary of URTI, this contest now takes place every year.
“Through its suggestive power, its flexibility of production and the simplicity of its broadcasting technique, radio is irreplaceable in meeting the demands of communication in the cultural and educational domains,” and this prize reinforces the importance of radio.
The International Radio Grand Prix contest is free to enter and open to all radio broadcasting or production organisations around the world, with the major prize being $5000 in cash.
Entries should fulfill the following conditions:
- Running time: 60 minutes maximum,
- An organization may present two programmes maximum,
- The presented programmes must not necessarily be unpublished,
- The programmes, submitted to an international jury, must be accompanied by the text of the production in French and/or English, together with the copyrights.
- You may send programmes on CD or by the Internet (in mp3 via the website www.urtifestival.com).
Programs must be submitted by August 27th.
More details at the website below.