The Charles Parker Prize 2017 submission date was 6 March, and there has been a good response. After judging, FIVE features will be shortlisted. If your entry is shortlisted you will be invited to the awards ceremony at the annual celebration of the radio feature, past, present and future – the Charles Parker Day 2017 in Sheffield on Friday 7 April.
The Charles Parker Prize is awarded each year for the Best Student Radio/Audio Feature and is open to any student studying radio at a UK College or University. The feature should in some way reflect an essence of Parker’s own work – for example, story led documentaries (or short features) that bring life to the stories and concerns of ordinary people through creative radio production techniques.
The prize was introduced in 2005, and since 2010 three prizes have been awarded – Gold, Silver and Bronze. You can listen to some of the winning entries on the dedicated website for the Charles Parker Prize set up by one of the 2012 prizewinners.