The AIBs 2014
We will shortly be launching The AIBs 2014, the tenth year of these highly successful global broadcasting awards that celebrate the best of factual programming – news, current affairs, sport, science, children’s programmes, short documentaries and transmedia together with the technology and personalities that bring them to life.
Watch out for details of how to have your productions judged against the best from throughout the world and showcased to the international media industry.
To find out about the opportunities for associating your brand with this prestigious event and gaining exposure with key media industry executives globally, please phone Edward Wilkinson at the AIB on +44 20 7993 2557 or email him here
The AIBs 2013 – Winners and Highly commended
The winners and highly commended entries for the AIBs 2013 were announced at our gala dinner on Wednesday 6 November which was attended by nearly 200 people from media companies all over the world, including many senior executives, reporters, producers and editors.
As usual a 30 second clip of each short listed programme was played which gave the audience a taste of the wide range of impressive entries which were moving, inspiring, exciting, fascinating, disturbing and innovative. See the winners and finalists book with comprehensive details online here.
The highlight of the evening was the “In conversation” piece. Giles Duley was interviewed by Simon Spanswick about what first caused him to take up photo-journalism and what now drives him to continue despite the appalling injuries he suffered in Afghanistan. His moving and motivational story and the way he uses his high profile to highlight the suffering of civilians in war zones received two standing ovations from the assembled audience.
The AIBs 2013 – short list
Congratulations to all the entrants who made it through to the short list for this year’s AIBs in the toughest competition in the nine year history of this international festival. The short listed entries come from 25 countries, demonstrating the global significance of this influential competition.
See the short list here.
“At the AIBs Media Awards gala, to be chosen the winner by an international judging panel amongst many outstanding broadcasters from around the globe was an honour beyond expectations. As always, the AIBs gala was a most fantastic evening: we, together with colleagues from a number of countries, were able to make new friendships and valuable connections with colleagues working in the same profession. Receiving a prize for the work we had submitted also meant receiving international acknowledgement – which is valuable in the marketing of our programmes and channels.” Fredrik Graesvik, Editor, TV 2 Norway ‘Best specialist programme’ category winner 2012 with “Dining with the Enemy”
The AIBs celebrate creativity and reward success in factual programming. Now in their ninth year they are unique in the field of international media for being judged by an independent panel of respected media industry professionals. Each year the Association for International Broadcasting searches for the most inspiring story-telling across radio, TV and online.
We’re platform agnostic. AIB aims to show-case the very best in inspiring creativity from established broadcasters and independent producers around the world.
Winning an AIB Award really means something. It brings peer recognition for the producer and respect to those who commissioned the work. Past winners have found it has generated interest in their work from all over the world, as well as generating interest in their home news media.
Winning an AIB award confirms that your programming and content is really working, delivering the very best to audiences.
Focus on factual
The annual AIBs have always focused on factual programming.
AIB believes that entertainment programmes already have their own festivals to celebrate excellence in fiction. Engaging an audience in a factual narrative requires different skills. Investigative journalism is difficult, especially in an age of austerity and spin-doctors. But powerful storytelling can command large audiences.
The AIBs showcase the best current affairs and documentary productions across a wide range of genres. We want to make sure we are comparing like with like.
Having the best on-air talent is essential for any broadcaster and the AIBs recognise personalities on-screen and behind the radio mike. Judges look for engaging, creative people who relate both to their audience and to the story they are telling.
Technology is vital, too
The AIBs also reward excellence in production technology. All kinds of new tools are helping journalists and broadcasters discover new stories, whether they are hidden in mountains of data or through tapping wisdom within the crowds.
The AIBs are judged by a panel of independent, international jury members. The constantly changing panel consists of producers, editors, journalists, writers and critics.
Wider than English
AIB recognises that 90% of the world’s population does not speak English as a first language. We actively encourage entries in all languages.
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The celebration in November
The AIBs this year will be presented at our gala evening in London 6 November 2013.
We will once again return to LSO St Luke’s in the heart of London’s TechCity where programme makers, executives, technologists and marketers from all over the world gathered for an inspiring evening of celebration, networking and more