Radio Writer Workshop celebrates 20 years

The renowned Radio Writers Workshop celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the announcement of a special grant for a creative talent to attend the seminar.

The 2002 Commercial Radio Writer’s Grant, provided by the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters (FARB) and AWARD, the annual awards for the advertising industry in Australia, Asia and New Zealand, will be awarded to a creative radio writer and producer working in the advertising industry. Entries for the Grant open on 24 June and close on 12 July.

FARB CEO Joan Warner urged advertising agencies to nominate talented staff for the Grant and said the winner would attend “a stimulating and worthwhile training event focusing on creative writing and producing for radio.”

This year’s Workshop will be held in the Hunter Valley from August 7-11 and includes presentations from the panelists and other senior industry executives about the latest advertising ideas and issues within the radio industry as well as practical sessions.

AWARD Chairman, Rowan Dean said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand the full creative potential of radio from some of Australia’s finest practitioners of the art. At a time of continuing budget constraints in TV, the ability for great creative work to shine on radio is more crucial than ever, and AWARD are proud and pleased to be promoting this initiative.”

The panelists at the workshop include well-known industry creatives:
Sean Cummins, CEO and Creative Director, cummins and partners in Melbourne
Craig Moore, Senior Writer, The Campaign Palace in Sydney
Steve Callen, former Creative Director, Clemenger Harvie Edge in Melbourne
Ron Mather, Creative Director, The Campaign Palace in Sydney
Mike Edmonds, Creative Director, Marketforce in Perth
Street Remley, writer-producer, Street Noise in Adelaide.

Delegates can reserve their place at this years workshop by calling FARB on 02 9281 6577.