International Awards in factual programming now open

Entries in the Association of International Broadcasting’s media excellence awards are now open. The awards cover radio, tv and new media factual reporting, with the awards ceremony held in London each year in November.


Each year the Association searches for the most inspiring story-telling across radio, TV and online. They are platform agnostic, and aim to showcase “the very best in inspiring creativity from established broadcasters and independent producers around the world.


Winning an AIB Award brings peer recognition. Past winners have found it has generated interest in their work from all over the world, as well as generating interest in their home news media.


AIB believes that entertainment programmes already have their own festivals to celebrate excellence in fiction.


Engaging an audience in a factual narrative requires different skills. Investigative journalism is difficult, especially in an age of austerity and spin-doctors. But powerful storytelling can command large audiences.


The AIBs showcase the best current affairs and documentary productions across a wide range of genres. Entreis are accepted in all languages.


Judges look for engaging, creative people who relate both to their audience and to the story they are telling. The AIBs also reward excellence in production technology. All kinds of new tools are helping journalists and broadcasters discover new stories, whether they are hidden in mountains of data or through tapping wisdom within the crowds.


The AIBs are judged by a panel of independent, international jury members.


Entries close 2 July, with the awards being held in London on 7 November 2012.


Entry categories include:



Full details and entry criteria are at the link below.