OPEN CALL: Third Coast Festival / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

May 23, 2006 2:10 am
Unfortunately, there are entry fees...

Third Coast Festival / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition
For audio documentary and feature work...
Deadline: July 21 2006

The Third Coast Festival / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honours the best audio documentary and feature work produced around the world (in English). They seek stories that document a place, time, person, event, phenomenon or issue. These include but are not limited to investigative reports, narrative stories, personal essays and audio portraits. Entries must be 2-60 minutes in length, and must have been presented publicly on the radio, the internet, or in a gallery/museum setting between July 1 2004 and July 21 2006. Winners receive monetary prizes of up to US$6,000 and their programmes will air nationally in the fall as part of the 2006 Third Coast Festival Broadcast.

Prizes are awarded for:
Best Documentary:
Gold: US$6,000
Silver: US$5,000
Bronze: US$4,000
Director's Choice: US$1,500
Honourable mentions (up to two: US$1,500)
Best New Artist: US$2,000 - This award will be given to a producer who has been working in the audio field for less than two years.
Radio Impact: US$2,000 - This award will be given to a programme that has had a significant impact on an individual, group or community.

Audio Luminary Award (Formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award)
This award is presented to a person who has not only left a profound mark on the audio field, but continues to be a source of new ideas and inspiration. As in previous years, a committee of producers/leaders in the field will join the Third Coast Festival staff in selecting the winner from a slate of nominations submitted by radio fans, producers and other radio professionals worldwide.

Entries are accepted on CD only. CDs should not contain extraneous audio other than entry material, and should be labeled with producer’s name, programme title and the length of entry. Submissions must include: completed entry form for each entry; two copies of each entry on separate CDs, labeled with producer, title and length; brief programme synopsis for each entry; brief producer bio on a separate sheet; and entry fee.

Entry Fees
US$45 for entries postmarked on or before June 30th
US$25 for student entries postmarked on or before June 30th (must include photocopy of current school ID)
US$65 for all entries postmarked July 1st through July 21st

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