The Radio Production Awards (RPAs), which recognise and celebrate the creative skills of individual producers, are now open for entries. The awards, now in their sixth year, are organised by the Radio Independents Group (RIG) and supported by the Radio Academy.

There are 18 categories, including four new ones announced for this year, among which are ‘Best Nations and Regions Producer’ and ‘Presenter Hero Award’.

While the vast majority of the categories are aimed at individuals only, the hotly contested “Indie of the Year” award is open to companies of all sizes.

So too is the new “Grassroots Production Award”, which will go to an “individual, production company, radio station or community based organisation that has shown extraordinary achievement in identifying, nurturing or mentoring new and diverse talent to the radio and audio industry”

RIG Managing Director Will Jackson said:

“The RPAs are the leading radio awards celebrating the work of producers and we’re looking forward to seeing a large amount of entries from those seeking to get recognition for their great work.”RPA

Producers need to be getting their entries in on or before the deadline of September 24th.

Winners will be announced at a central London ceremony on 24th November.