The AIBs 2013 are open for entry!
Our ninth annual search for the world’s best factual content on TV and radio has started.
We are looking for the best live journalism, current affairs documentaries, investigative reporting, children’s factual, live sport coverage, science and more.
We are also searching for the international personality of the year for TV, and for radio.
Remember – we are searching for content in all languages…
You may enter as many programmes, in as many categories, as you like.
Remember – AIB members receive a discount on all entry fees.
Your entries must reach us by 5 July 2013.
We will short-list during the (northern hemisphere) summer.
Our international panel of judges will cast their votes in October and the winners will be announced during our gala dinner in London on Wednesday 6 November 2013.
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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