How to Enter A Student Radio Award

How to Enter A Student Radio Award

The slides from the presentation Oliver, Rachel and Viv did on how to enter and win a Student Radio Award.

You can listen to the SRA Conference Podcast that is mentioned at:

Details correct as of 14th April 2013.



April 14, 2013


  1. Entering the Student Radio Awards

  2. What are the SRAs? • Annual awards, hosted by Student

    Radio Association • 14 categories • All SRA stations are eligible to enter • Paid members of stations can enter individual categories • All entries get feedback from judges!
  3. The Categories 8 for individuals/shows 5 for stations

  4. The Categories Stations • Best Student Radio Station • Best

    Marketing & Station Sound • Best Live Event or OB • Best Technical Achievement • The Student Radio Chart Show Award Individuals/Shows • Best Male Presenter • Best Female Presenter • Best Newcomer • Best Entertainment Programme • Best Interview • Best Journalistic Programming • Best Speech Programming • Best Specialist Music Programming
  5. NOTE: Criteria in this presentation may change before the entries

  6. Best Male/Female Presenter • Any presenting member of OMG can

    enter • Audio: compilation of best on-air output – 4 minutes maximum in length • Written: 600 words about you and your show – 600 words max (approx 1 side A4 at 11pt)
  7. Best Newcomer • Someone who is new to Student Radio

    as a whole (inc other stations) • Contribution to station, not just on-air output • Audio (if applicable): compilation of best on- air contributions – 4 minutes maximum in length • Written: 1000 words about your contrib on-air and off-air – 500 by individual, 500 by management
  8. Best Entertainment Programme • Entertainment show with focus on features

    and links – Example: Breakfast Show • Audio: compilation of the programme(s) – 7 minutes maximum in length • Written: presentation and production with emphasis on how ideas are created, developed, incorporated – 600 words max
  9. Best Interview • Any single interview that’s been broadcast •

    Not limited to big names/musicians! • Audio: A single interview including voice of interviewer – 4 minutes max • Written: execution, arrangement, research, presented & produced – 600 words max
  10. Best Journalistic Programming • Part of News, Sport or Current

    Affairs output • One-off or regular • Focussing on how it’s targeted to students • Audio: Compilation of programme(s) – 7 minutes max • Written: presentation, production, research, developed, compiled – 1000 words max
  11. Best Speech Programming • Non-factual speech programming • Comedy, panel

    shows • Designed for laughter or story-based readings • Audio: Compilation of programme(s) – 7 minutes max • Written: Presentation, production and preparation process
  12. Best Specialist Music Programming • Specialist music policy • All

    about the music and the passion behind it • Audio: Compilation of the programme – 7 minutes max • Written: Presentation, production, sourcing music, programmed – 600 words max
  13. A Word from the Judges • Tim Dye – Unit

    Assistant at BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music – Former SRA Chairman • Mark Farrington – Broadcast Engineer at Global Radio – Former SRA Chairman #SRAcon Podcast
  14. Top Tips • Get others to listen to your entry

    • Put best stuff at the front • Be creative • Make sure grammar and spelling in written bit is fine (use Word) • Variety of content - range of what you and your presenters can do • Most of the clips needs to be you (apart from best interview)
  15. Top Tips • Needs to be funny! • Don't need

    to fill all of the time - all killer, no filler! • Work really hard on the entries – don’t leave it to the last minute! • Written entry needs to be shit hot! • Read the guidelines • If they ask for photos, submit them!
  16. SRAs Website • Last year’s winners – • All

    the categories & requirements –
  17. Important Dates • Entries Open – expected mid-May • Entries

    Close – mid-August • Nominations Party – usually November • Awards Ceremony – Thursday 7th Nov
  18. How To Enter • Do your entry offline – Use

    Word for spell/grammar checking & word count • Submit your entry to Management – To stop duplication & ensure you’re a member Details of when we will be submitting entries will be posted on Facebook.
  19. Request audio from the past year:

  20. Any questions? Oliver Needham