Entries open now and close 23 June 2017.
The Bilby Awards for 2017 are in the following categories:
- Can’t Get Out of the Car
A segment so riveting you want to keep listening to it, no matter what. Serious, funny, interesting or just plain weird!
It’s not just who you are interviewing, it’s what they say or how they say it. Content should be interesting, unique or present an alternative view to the mainstream.
- Local Music Program
Every community has music. This is for the program that best supports your local musicians, singers or composers. Single program, series, ongoing program or live event.
- Best station ID, station promo or program promo
This message shows creativity and effectiveness at promoting your station/program to your community. Made by your station to promote your broadcast.
- Best Sponsorship message.
A message that produces an excellent outcome for the station and the sponsor. Made by your station as a paid sponsorship message.
- Outside Broadcast
OBs are a chance to get out there and broadcast in the heart of your community. Simple, complex, big or small; this award recognises effort, community engagement and success for your station.
Excellence in coverage of sport within your community. Single program, series, interview or reporting that is not generally covered by other media and engages your local community.
- Community Engagement
Excellence in promoting your station within your community or encouraging your community to get involved with your station. Event, series, program, project etc.
9. Small Station of the year
Small in numbers but big on achievement. Nominees will have a vibrant volunteer base and will be an important part of their community. Ongoing community engagement, single project or major achievement. Not judged by income but probably turns over less than $100,000 per year.
- Youth Contribution
Contribution to a station or stations by a person under 25 years. In recognition of the value of having young people engaged in community broadcasting.
- Volunteer of the Year
A valued volunteer in community broadcasting – someone who gives their time for the benefit of a station or stations and their community. These nominees really do make a difference!