Entries Invited to Commercial Radio Competition

The call has gone out for entries to a media awards competition celebrating the best of commercial radio.

A deadline of March 9 has been set for entries to the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, now in their 17th year.

The categories welcome a new entry – Radio Station Event of the Year – but dispense with the 'Digital Station of the Year' category, reflecting, say the organisers, “the changing face of the industry”.

The categories are:

People Awards

Presenter of the Year (Under one million TSA)

Presenter of the Year (Over one million TSA)

Programmer of the Year (sponsored by RCS)

Newcomer(s) of the Year (sponsored by Skillset)

Journalist or News Team of the Year (Ali Booker Memorial Award)

Station Awards

Station of the Year (<300,000 TSA)

Station of the Year (300,000 to one million TSA)

Station of the Year (one million + TSA)

Programming Awards

Breakfast Show of the Year (Under one million TSA)

Breakfast Show of the Year (Over one million TSA)

Feature(s) of the Year

Specialist Programme of the Year

Social Action Initiative

Station Imaging Award

Sales & Marketing Awards

Marketing Award

Radio Station Event of the Year

Local Sales Team of the Year

National Sales Team of the Year

Advertising Awards

Best Branded Content

Best Creative Campaign

Most Effective Campaign

Advertiser of the Year

Media Agency of the Year

General Awards

The PPL Most Played UK Artist on Commercial Radio

The PPL Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Schools Radio Award (sponsored by The Vision Charity)

Special Awards

Chairman’s/Lifetime Achievement Award

Gold Award