Entries open for 2020 Audio and Radio Industry Awards

Submissions are now welcomed from anyone wishing to take part in the 2020 Audio and Radio Industry Awards.

Suggestions for Moments of the Year also open today. The ARIAS crew are asking for the best bits of radio and audio heard in the last 15 months, with a shortlist of favourites put to a public vote. Radio Academy members can submit as many moments as they like, for free.

There are 23 awards to be won, with the full list of categories below.

The closing date for submissions and entry fees is Tuesday 5th November 2019, and the awards night will be sometime next year (location and date not made public yet).


  • Best New Presenter
  • Best New Show
  • Best news Coverage
  • Best Speech Breakfast Show
  • Best Speech Presenter
  • Best Sports Show
  • Best Coverage of an Event
  • Funniest Show
  • Best Music Breakfast Show
  • Best Music Presenter
  • Best Specialist Music Show
  • Best Factual – Single Programme
  • Best Independent Podcast
  • Best Fictional Storytelling
  • Best Station Sound
  • Best Commercial Promotion
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Best Community Programming
  • Best Local Radio Show
  • The John Myers Award for Local Station of the Year
  • National Station or Network of the Year
  • Moment of the Year

More information on the ARIAS website.