Prix CIRCOM 2017: Winners Announced
April 11th 2017 - The results are announced today for the Prix CIRCOM – the best of the programming and skills in regional public service media in Europe.
Denmark, Belgium and the Czech Republic have won two categories each. Serbia, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands provided the other winners. Commended entries are from France, Spain (2), Sweden, Serbia, UK, Romania, Czech Republic and Croatia.
There are 10 category winners with 160 entries, plus a further number from a special category open only to members of a co-production. The judging was by 14 experienced professionals viewing in Odense, Denmark, as the guests of TV2 Fyn during the past week.
David Lowen, President of Prix CIRCOM, said today:
“The judges praised the high quality of entries which they thought stronger than in previous years.”
“There is evidence that regional stations are starting to react better to the demands of their audience and are automatically using relevant content on new delivery systems, trying to reach an audience wherever it can be found. This trend is sure to increase in coming years and the Prix requirements will reflect its importance.”
A new category this year was Entertainment. The Magazine and News Magazine programme award was revised this year to stress audience involvement in creating a news agenda – all part of bringing newsroom and audience closer together and ensuring the news values of the audience impact on news output.
The full list of the winners and commended in all categories is below.
The category winners and the winner of the Grand Prix – the best of the best – will be announced and awarded at the gala awards show in Ponta Delgada in The Azores, Portugal, on 25th May in an event hosted by RTP. The Grand Prix award is sponsored by ORF Austria.
Category winning stations (except Rising Star) receive 2000 euros in cash, plus a trophy, plus travel and accommodation expenses to attend the conference and gala. The Rising Star receives, instead of cash, a similar amount as grant to enable an internship at a regional station in another country.
The judges were: Marian Voicu (TVR, Romania), Christine Schwarz (RTBF, Belgium), Michael Lally (RTÉ, Ireland), Svein Haaland (NRK, Norway), Klaus Unterberger (ORF, Austria), Caroline Ni Dhubhchoin (TG4, Ireland), Stéphane Gaillard (France TV), Marta Gomez (TV Galicia, Spain), Carolina Kållestål (SVT, Sweden), Tim Smith (BBC Yorkshire, UK), Agnieszka Nawrocka (TVP, Poland), Gunnar Henrich (Hessischer Rundfunk, Germany), Elina Ravantti (YLE, Finland), Daria Marjanovic (HRT, Croatia).
The sponsors are: France TV (Minorities in Society), TG4 Ireland (Music), BBC UK (Video Journalism), SVT Sweden (News Programme and Viewer Involvement ), TVP Poland (Most Original and Innovative), TVR Romania (Rising Star), RTÉ Ireland (Documentary ), Council of Europe (Investigative Journalism ), Committee of the Regions (Best News Report on a European Issue), TV Galicia and TVP Asturias – both Spain (Entertainment). In addition, a Special Award is given by the European Parliament for the CIRCOM Citizenship co-production. The Grand Prix is sponsored by ORF Austria.
PRIX CIRCOM REGIONAL 2017: LIST OF WINNERS AND COMMENDED
Winner: Czech Swan (Česká Labuť), ČT, Studio Ostrava, Czech Republic
Commended: The Good Life (La Belle Vie), France 3 Bretagne, France
Winner: King Deer and Harry Hare - the Pigeon is Dead (Kening Hert & Harry Hazze - de do is dea), Omrop Fryslân, The Netherlands
Commended: Railway Station - Episode It's a Bomb (Nádraží – To je bomba), ČT, Studio Ostrava, Czech Republic
Category: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Winner: Grades For Sale (Fusket på högskoleprovet), SVT Göteborg, Sweden
Commended: Fake Jobs – Inside Out London (BBC1), BBC London (Elstree), UK
Category: MINORITIES IN SOCIETY
Winner: Nick and Tanja – After the Accident (Nick og Tanja – efter ulykken), TV2 Nord, Denmark
Commended: Inside Offside: Eat Sleep Eat Sleep (Inside Offside: jedi, spavaj, jedi, spavaj), HRT Zagreb, Croatia
Category: MOST ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE
Winner: The Bird Cliff (Fuglefjellet), NRK Hordaland , Norway
Commended: 25:0 Stories on the Road (25:O Istorie Calatoare), TVR Iasi, Romania
Winner: My Attempt of Masterful Opus - Jan Mikušek vs. Stabat Mater by Tomas Hanzlik (Můj pokus o mistrovský opus – Jan Mikušek versus Stabat Mater Tomáše Hanzlíka), ČT, Studio Ostrava, Czech Republic
Commended: The Legend of the Dove (Legenda o grlici), RTS Belgrade, Serbia
Category: NEWS PROGRAMME AND VIEWER INVOLVEMENT
Winner: TV 2 Lorry 19.30 (TV 2 Lorry 19.30), TV2 Lorry, Denmark
Commended: Blocketbluffarna (Online shopping scams), SVT Väst, Sweden
Category: NEWS REPORT ON A EUROPEAN ISSUE
Winner: Sweden: a Model of Transparency (Suède : Un Modèle de Transparence), RTBF, Belgium
Commended: DNA, Dani Rivas (ADN, Dani Rivas), TVG, Spain
Category: RISING STAR
Winner: Thomas Mignon, RTBF, Belgium
Category: VIDEO JOURNALISM
Winner: Dušan Jemuović, RTS Belgrade, Serbia
Commended: Leonor Suárez Rodríguez, RTPA, Spain
Special Award for CITIZENSHIP CO-PRODUCTION
Winner: Wooden Computer (Drevený počítač), RTVS, Slovakia
Prix 2017 sponsors:
ORF Austria, sponsor of Grand Prix
RTÉ Ireland, sponsor of Documentary
France Télévisions, sponsor of Minorities in Society
SVT Sweden, sponsor of News Programme and Viewer Involvement
TG4 Ireland, sponsor of Music
TVP Poland, sponsor of Most Original and Innovative
TVR Romania, sponsor of Rising Star
Council of Europe, sponsor of Investigative Journalism
BBC UK, sponsor of Video Journalism
European Committee of the Regions, sponsor of News Report on a European Issue
In addition, participating stations in the CIRCOM co-production and co-operation project Citizenship, supported by the European Parliament, will have a Special Award for the best features which attracts a further trophy, award and visit to the conference and awards.