Content Awards

Applications for Content Awards are open to Ordinary and Associate Members of First Nations Media Australia.

The content/stories/programs you’re nominating must have been completed and/or published in the past 12 months.

An accessible sample of the content must be provided with each nomination.

Judging process: Each nomination will be assessed by a group of 3-4 industry peers who will provide a score out of 10 against each criteria question. Scores will be added and averaged, with the award going to the highest scoring eligible nominee.  

Best Short Radio Documentary

This award acknowledges excellence in radio documentary production for projects 30 minutes or less, including low budget and community productions. It recognises the importance of the story selection and develoment, community involvement and local relevance, and the effective use of production techniques. It is for a factual radio documentary of 30 minutes or less in duration.
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Best Feature Radio Documentary or Series

This award acknowledges excellence in radio production for a piece over 30 minutes, podcast or series. It recognises the story selection, research, story development, interview and/or narrative techniques, and post production that go in to making an effective documentary.

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Best Feature Television Documentary - Over $10,000 budget

This award acknowledges excellence in television documentary production, produced with a budget over $10,000. It recognises the research, story development, production, interview techniques, and post production that go in to making an effective documentary.

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Best Community Television Documentary - Under a $10,000 budget

This award acknowledges excellence in community television production for projects produced with a total budget under a $10,000. It recognises the importance the quality of the story, community involvement and local relevance and use of production elements.

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Best Language/Culture Production Award

This award recognises the use of media to convey language or cultural content for knowledge transfer, education, awareness raising and storytelling. It is for content produced across any genre or media type – radio, TV, print, online, multi-media. It recognises the approach, selection of appropriate speakers/ custodians/ sites, abidance by cultural protocols, creative techniques and learning outcomes.

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Best Sports Coverage Award

This Award recognises excellence in sports coverage and commentary across any media. It is for a regular sports program or coverage of a one-off sports event across any genre or media type – radio, TV, print, online, multi-media.

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Best Drama or Comedy Award

This Award recognises the use of drama or comedy to convey a story or message in a creative and engaging way. It is open to drama or comedy production, animation or fiction storytelling across all genres and media forms - radio, TV, print, online or multi-media. It recognises the scripting, characters, performance and production involved in creating drama or comedy.

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Best Low Budget Music Video Award

This award acknowledges excellence in music video production for projects with a total budget under $5,000. It recognises the importance the quality of the story or visual interpretation of song, community involvement and local relevance, and the production elements. It is not awarded to the song or band, but to the producer/production team who created the video.

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Best High Budget Music Video Award

This Award recognises the storytelling mode of music video production in re-interpreting a song or piece of music in a creative and engaging way. It is not awarded to the song or band, but to the producer/production team who created a video with a total budget of more than $5,000.

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Best News or Current Affairs Program

This Award recognises excellence in news and/or current affair programming across any media format (radio, TV, print, online). It recognises the importance of research, story and talent selection, quality journalism, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness in informing and engaging the audience.

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Best News or Current Affairs Story

This award acknowledges excellence in journalism and news or current affairs coverage of a specific story. The story can be in any media form- radio, TV, print, online. It recognises the interview techniques, production standards, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness of the story.

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Best Interview or Oral History

This award recognises an outstanding interview, oral history or spoken word program. The content can be in any media form- radio, TV, print, online. It can be live or pre-produced and must have been produced in the last 12 months.

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Best Photography Award

This award acknowledges excellence in photographic coverage of a news story or event, image of a person or team at work, or for promotion of a sector activity. It recognises the photographic and post-production techniques, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness of the story.

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Best Promo or Station ID Award – Radio

This Award recognises excellence in writing and production of short information campaigns, promotions, station IDs, sponsorship messages or community service announcements for radio.

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Best Promo or Campaign Award - TV, Print or Online

This Award recognises excellence in writing and production of short information campaigns, promotions, sponsorship messages or community service announcements on TV, print or online.

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