The deadline for our 2017 awards has now passed

Shortlisted applicants for the Funding and Audio Recognition Awards will be announced on April 10th

Shorlisted Applicants for the Sage Award and RAFA will be announced on April 26th

See more detail about our Awards and then head over to our Apply page to enter.


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May 23, 2017 @ 1:42pm
We have decided to respectfully go ahead with our pitch event today at #RADFEST17 with the utmost respect to the victims & their loved ones
May 23, 2017 @ 1:19pm
We are devastated by the violence in Manchester last night and send our hearts out to the victims & their families #standtogether
May 22, 2017 @ 10:02pm
Tomorrow is the big day, the Big Pitch & the big awards announcement at @radioacademy #RADFEST17 Good luck to all our finalists & pitchers!
May 21, 2017 @ 11:45am
Only 2 days until our Big Doc Pitch at #RADFEST17. Which excellent audio doc idea will win our £5k top prize? Excited


Alan left a very generous legacy for the promotion of curiosity in programme making.

He wanted to stimulate and empower talent that might otherwise never find its place in the is highly competitive industry. His foundation launches at a time when television funding for documentaries is at an all-time low and yet interest in the form is growing a pace in cinemas across the country.