The Charles Parker Prize is awarded each year for the Best Student Radio Feature. The prize was introduced in 2005 and is open to any student studying radio production at Further or Higher Education establishments throughout the United Kingdom. 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.
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.
There is an online entry system so that students can easily submit their entries. The closing date for the 2017 competition was 6 March, and the winners were announced at the Charles Parker Day at Sheffield Hallam University on Friday 7 April.