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Third Coast International Audio Competition Now Open

Officially known as the Third Coast/ Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition (TC/RHDF) , this contest is for people doing the edgy and interesting audio work that Chicago is know for. (Think Ira Glass and re:Sound.)

Third Coast awards prizes for the best audio work produced worldwide in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Directors’ Choice, Honorable Mentions), Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature. Listen to past winners and get your ideas and recorder out.

With prizes of $1,500 to $6,000 to support future creative endeavors, it’s worth considering submitting stories in to this competition.

Winning programs (and their producers!) will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in Chicago and heard by a national audience this fall in Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast, distributed by

Other outstanding entries from the competition may be presented on the weekly radio show Re:sound (on WBEZ, Chicago), on the Third Coast Web site, and at public listening events in Chicago and beyond. Entrants will be compensated if/when their work is featured.

Important Dates:

  • Call for Entries opens: Monday, May 3
  • Early deadline: June 23rd at noon PST
  • Late deadline: June 23rd after noon PST through July 14 at noon PST
  • Winners notified: Early September
  • Awards Ceremony: October 30 in Chicago

via Third Coast International Audio Festival :: COMPETITIONS :: TC/RHDF Competition.

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