New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Announces 2014 Call for Entries

Best Nonfiction Series, Travel & Tourism and Student Journalist Categories Launched

New York, NY | January 09, 2014

New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs™ is now accepting entries. World-wide since 1982, NYF’s International Radio Program competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe. 

Rose Anderson, executive director of New York Festivals International Radio Program competition, launched several new categories for 2014, including Travel & Tourism categories. The categories include both Documentary and Podcast, honoring exceptional programs showcasing global travel and tourism.

Additional new categories include Best Nonfiction Series and Best Student Journalist, rounding out the categories introduced last year: Best Legal Reporting; Current Affairs; Social Issues; Best Interview; Best Performance by an Actor/Actress; Best Sports Format; Student Drama; Entertainment Program Promo; and additional satellite and online categories for Drama, Comedy, and Religious Programs.

“At New York Festivals we continue to be responsive to current industry trends; our categories continue our tradition of honoring the very best programs and promos being created in radio today and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent across all audio platforms”  said Ms. Anderson. “There are no geographical boundaries for talent and innovation, so we have no boundaries in our entry process.”

In 2013, The GrandJury® members honored The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the title of Broadcaster of the Year, and TBI Media UK earned Production Company of the Year. Two exceptional programs earned Grand Trophies: “Benghazi Blogger - The State We’re In” Radio Netherlands Worldwide for Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story; and “Titanic - Minute by Minute” TBI Media UK in the History category.    

Since 1990, NYF and the United Nations Department of Public Information have offered the opportunity for the competition’s entrants to be awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This coveted award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.   

NYF® enlists jurists from all over the world to become The GrandJury members. These men and women include some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry. Entries are judged on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity, and use of the medium. 

The 2014 competition will honor the World’s Best Radio Programs on Monday, June 23rd at an awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

The deadline for entering the 2014 World’s Best Radio Programs competition is March 19, 2014.  For additional competition information click: here and to enter, click: here.

Press inquiries should be directed to Gayle Mandel:, Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

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