The AIBs are now closed

At the Association for International Broadcasting, everything we do is designed to support our Members and the wider industry. This includes our annual awards – the AIBs – which celebrate and reward journalism and factual productions across TV, radio and digital platforms.

But don’t take our word for it. Hear what some of our entrants say about the AIBs and what the competition means to them in this short video.

The entry date has been extended until the 23 July 2021.

Please see below entry requirements for the different categories.

For a programme that you would like to be considered for the impact award we will require a statement of up to 1000 words detailing the impact that your programme has had.

Please note if you are entering from a UK company all fees are subject to vat at 20%

TV and video categories

Arts and Culture

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

 

Human Interest

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Natural World

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Science and Technology

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Domestic Affairs

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

International Affairs

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Investigative

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Politics and Business

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Short Documentary

 

The programme and a synopsis

Minimum duartion 5 minutes

Maximum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Single News Report

 

The report and a synopsis up to 400 words

 

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Continuing News Reporting

 

A compilation up to 30 minutes

A synopsis up to 400 words

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Radio and audio categories

Arts and Culture

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £120

 

Human Interest

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £120

 

Investigative

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

Minimum duration 20 minutes

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £120

 

News Reporting

 

The news report

A synopsis up to 400 words

 

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £120

 

Podcast

 

One episode or programme

A synopsis up to 400 words

 

Entry fee: Member £40, non-member £60

 

Other Categories

Media Freedom

 

The programme or a link to online coverage

A statement up to 1000 words

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £120

 

Channel of the Year

 

A compilation up to 60 minutes

A statement up to 1000 words

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

News Agency of the Year

 

A compilation up to 60 minutes

A statement up to 1000 words

Entry fee: Member £120, non-member £170

 

Young Journalist

 

A showreel up to 30 minutes

A biography and peer statement

Entry fee: Member £80, non-member £100

 

Supporters of the AIBs 2021

 

Category sponsor

Science and Technology and Natural World

 

2021 will continue to be a year with challenges as COVID-19 around the world is restricting travel between many countries.
The AIBs competition will still go ahead. Never has telling stories to audiences across the world been more important, ensuring that the public has the facts that matter to them, ensuring that citizens are constantly informed. Reporting the news accurately, fairly and without sensationalism, combined with considered analysis and insight, is vital in these extraordinary times.
We are conscious that journalists and programme makers are under immense strain as they rise to the challenge of keeping citizens at home and abroad informed, often working with reduced resources from locations without the usual facilities and support. The AIB continues to pay tribute to you all.

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