Categories

The categories for the 2017 Awards are:


Festivals

There are two prizes (£2,000) in this category, one for Radio and one for Digital entries:

  • This is for programmes which focus on the major Christian festivals: Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Advent etc. Good Friday programmes should not be entered under this category as this festival retains a category of its own.
  • Programmes relating to a festival must have been broadcast within the following periods:

Pentecost 2016: Sunday 15 May to Sunday 22 May
Advent 2016: Sunday 27 November to Saturday 24 December
Christmas 2016: Sunday 18 December to Sunday 25 December
Lent 2017: Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 15 April
Easter 2017: Sunday 9 April to Sunday 16 April

Other festivals such as Harvest and Remembrance can also be entered into this category.


Good Friday

There are two prizes (£2,000) in this category, one for Radio and one for Digital entries.

This was the first of the Awards set up by Jerusalem Productions in order to encourage and reward the production of quality radio programmes giving the message of Good Friday.

  • The category is only open to programmes that were broadcast at some time on Good Friday (14 April 2017).
  • If your programme focuses more on the Resurrection than on the Crucifixion, it would be more appropriate in the Festivals category.

Short Form Radio (Prize – £2,000):

  • This category is intended for radio programmes of up to 5 minutes.
  • Programmes should be submitted in their entirety.

Long Form Radio (Prize – £2,000):

  • This is for radio programmes of 5 minutes or over. Programmes can be any length but a maximum of 1 hour of content should be submitted. If your programme is over 1 hour in duration, please submit an edited compilation. If an entry is received which is longer than 1 hour, only the first hour will be considered by the judges.
  • Programmes can be either one-off broadcasts or one episode broadcast as part of a series of no more than 6 episodes, made by the same production team. Unlike previous years, long form will not include single programmes from a strand.
  • Programmes may cover any subject. However, if your subject matter focuses on a Christian festival, it will be placed in the Festivals or Good Friday categories where it will be judged against programmes of a similar theme.

Radio Strand (Prize – £2,000):

  • A strand is defined as a radio programme which regularly occupies a specific broadcast time and which comes under a single title.
  • These programmes may be broadcast daily, weekly or monthly or at other intervals.
  • The strand must be made for radio in the first instance.
  • Your entry should be in the form of a compilation, featuring clips from at least three programmes from the strand. The compilation should be no more than 30 minutes long.
  • Programmes included in the compilation are not to be entered for any other categories, as in long form, short form, or festivals.

Digital Audio (Prize – £2,000):

  • This category is intended for audio programmes that are made for online.
  • Programmes can be either one-off broadcasts or one episode broadcasts as part of a series or strand.
  • Programmes may cover any subject but must promote the Christian religion. However, if your subject matter focuses on a Christian festival, it will be placed in the Festivals or Good Friday categories where it will be judged against programmes of a similar theme.

Digital Video (Prize – £2,000):

  • This category is intended for video programmes that are available online of up to 10 minutes.
  • Programmes made for TV are not eligible to enter, even if they are available online.
  • Programmes should be submitted in their entirety.

Radio Presenter (Prize – £1,000):

  • New for 2017 this category is open to radio presenters of any programme format.
  • Your entry should be in the form of a compilation, featuring clips from at least three programmes. The compilation should be no more than 30 minutes long.

Under 25 (Prize – £1,000):

  • This award is for programmes which involve a writer, presenter or producer who is under 25 at the time of broadcast.
  •  The person who is under 25 should have had significant involvement in the construction of the programme – detailed information on the nature of their involvement is required for entries to be considered.
  • Please include a date of birth.
  • Under 25 entries should first be entered into another category