Entries are open today for the 31st annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) to be held in Brisbane at the Royal International Convention Centre on October 19. Entries for this year’s Awards close on 17 May 2019.
Last held in Brisbane in 2013, the annual awards have grown in stature each year. Entries open on the eve of the release of the first radio survey results for 2019.
Last year’s ACRA’s Best On-Air Team (Metro AM), was won by the 2GB Continuous Call Team (Ray Hadley, Bob Fulton, Darryl Brohman, Erin Molan, Mark Riddell, Chris Warren & Mark Levy) and KIIS 1065’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM) category.
The ACRAs are a highlight of the radio industry’s yearly calendar with the Awards attracting the industry’s stars, personalities and media executives from around Australia.
Says Joan Warner, chief executive officer, Commercial Radio Australia: “This year’s ACRAs is set to be an exciting night celebrating radio talent from across Australia both on and off air.”
Organised by Commercial Radio Australia, on behalf of the radio industry, the national Awards include 39 categories, which cover all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment.
The ACRAs judging is a two level peer judging process. Firstly, state-based peer judging is undertaken by a panel in each state comprised of senior radio industry members across networks to determine finalists, with the second stage of judging taking place at national level to determine the winners. In addition, around half of the award categories are judged by specialist judging panels. For example categories such as best marketing campaign, best ad, best sales achievement, best music director are judged by the specialist panels. Winners are announced in each category across three areas: metropolitan, provincial and country commercial radio stations.
Information on how to enter the awards, categories and conditions of entry can be found at the website: http://www.acras.com.au/.