The Best Regional TV Programmes and Skills in the Year of COVID

20th January 2021 - Today we start the search for the best programming, content and skills created and displayed by Europe’s regional public service broadcasters and media operators during a most disruptive year.

There seems little doubt that the sadness and stress of the year of Covid-19 will be reflected in what the judges will view when they gather later this year.

But there is hope too. Tragedies and the chaos can offer opportunities for perceptive reporting and opportunities for arts and drama to reflect as well as for factual content inform. There will be evidence of new ways of serving audiences and chances for newcomers to make their mark also. 

More than 45,000 euros are there to be won in a package of cash, trophy, travel and accommodation (when health and safety permit) for winners and commended entries across 11 categories and a Grand Prix for the “best of the best”. As usual, it is also about the honour and prestige of winning.

Entry is free and is restricted to those broadcasters and media operators who are members of CIRCOM Regional’s 230 stations in 29 states of Europe.

Online Entry Form 
The deadline for entries is Friday 19 March 2021 

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It is likely that the judging will be done remotely, as it was in 2020, rather than in Sitgès near Barcelona at the invitation of TV3 Catalonia as planned. A decision will be taken nearer the date.

Hopefully, there will be a CIRCOM Conference in Galway, Ireland, at the invitation of TG4, later in 2021 but it is likely that the winning entries will be announced in an online event shortly after the judging is completed.

 

Categories and sponsors in 2021 are:

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  TVP Poland, sponsor of Grand Prix

 

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RTÉ Ireland, sponsor of Documentary


pof asturias galicia TPA Asturias-TVG Galicia, sponsors of Entertainment and Drama 

pof bnt  BNT Bulgaria, sponsor of Europe 

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 Council of Europe, sponsor of Investigative Journalism

 
 

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 France Télévisions, sponsor of Minorities in Society

 

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  NRK Norway, sponsor of Most Original and Innovative

 

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  TG4 Ireland, sponsor of Music and Arts

 

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 RPO The Netherlands
, sponsor of News Programme

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 SVT Sweden, sponsor of News Report

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BBC UK
, sponsor of Video Journalism

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     TVR Romania, sponsor of Young Onscreen Talent

 

 

David Lowen, President of the Prix and Chair of the Judges, said: “This past year has demonstrated the exceptional value of public media in offering information, advice and community support. It was a year in which broadcasters and staff rose to the challenge. We await the entries with great interest.

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions about the Rules of entry only to:
David Lowen
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Questions about or problems relating to the web-based entry form or server delivery option, or other technical issues to:
Tonja Stojanac
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