Common Questions 2018
Do the 10 Minute submissions need to be unedited, or can they be a montage?
You can submit a montage, as long as the total is 10 minutes or less. A montage will make your submission more competitive. Be sure not to include entire songs in your submission, and focus on the skill of the DJ.
Can more than one show from a single station submit to the same category?We have no limits on the number of entries per station. We have a limit of the number of entries per show and producer. For example, if Ken, Bill and Juli do a show, Show X, Having a separate submission from, Bill. Ken and Juli is not allowed. One show, one Submission is the general rule. There are no limits for stations, with the exception of the 'station awards' such as community development, volunteer of the year etc.
Can I use the same episode (submission) for multiple submissions?
If you are applying for more than one category, for example, podcasting and syndicated. You would have to provide two different examples of your work.
You can not apply the same material in multiple applications.
When should the submission have been made?
For the year in which the awards are being held, ALL submissions need to have been created in the previous year. For example, for the award year of 2018 all of the submissions need to have been created in 2017. We ask those applying for the 'broadcast day'. For producers submitting to the podcast category, we will use the date of publication and for syndicated shows, the first broadcast date, or the publication date to the Community Radio Exchange.
For the Student Award, what does it mean - For Students?
It has to be for a student audience.
So for example, a show about let's say, City traffic laws would be a bad fit,
But a show looking at students protesting a safe injection site being shut down would be a better fit as it centres the voices of students.
Of course, for the sake of the judges, the more relatable it is to students, the more likely it will be to win.
Is it possible to see the rubric or judging form?
This year we are making available an example of what both the station rubric, and the individual application rubric will look like. These are provided to the judges and include everyone applying in each category.
I have a spoken word show that doesn't seem to fit, where should I submit it?
In this case, I would suggest a quick phone call with the NCRA/ANREC office. Often you may not realize that there is flexibility within the awards categories. The show may be created by women and be eligible for women's hands and voices or could be eligible for the magazine format award. We can best direct you to which category to submit to.