SBS, ABC and 2SER score finalist nominations in international radio program awards

​The 2017 finalists in the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards have been announced including 19 entries from Australia.

SBS Radio scored the most number of finalist nominations in this year’s awards, with six nominations in all.

Sydney community station 2SER scored three finalist nods. One in the Science and Technology category for their entry Think: Digital Futures another in Health/Medical for Think Health and a third in the Environment & Ecology category with an entry titled Think: Sustainability.

ABC Radio also got three programs into the finalist list: Pacific Perspectives, Beyond the Coal Rush and PM.

NYF’s Grand Jury selected 336 Finalists from entries submitted from 32 countries worldwide including such far-reaching countries from Afghanistan to Namibia. Entries were judged by the 2017 Grand Jury on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.

Documentaries led the way, showcasing stories with a distinctive voice and a riveting point of view. Finalists included, “Where The Walls Have Ears – Listening in to Anna Akhmatova” Robin Ravlich/ABC Radio National.
Radio New Zealand saw 10 entries move forward including Best Coverage of Breaking News Story for their entry Kaikoura Earthquake.

“2017’s Radio Program Awards competition marked a year of exceptional storytelling submitted from the around the globe and showcased the depth and breadth of radio today by expanding the theater of the mind,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director of New York Festivals Radio Program Awards.
A full list of finalists can be seen here.


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