2015 Winners


Best Male

This category is for a male student radio presenter who deserves particular recognition for their overall presentation style and skills, including production and rapport with their audience.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of your best on-air output. Maximum audio entry length is 4 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 500 Words about you and your show.

Maximum Audio Duration: 04:00
Word Limit: 500


Sammy James Best Male

James Lewer

Harry Whittaker

Best Female

This category is for a female student radio presenter who deserves particular recognition for their overall presentation style and skills, including production and rapport with their audience.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of your best on-air output. Maximum audio entry length is 4 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 500 Words about you and your show.

Maximum Audio Duration: 04:00
Word Limit: 500


Urban Express

Anna Louise Walter

Laurie Charlesworth

Best Newcomer

This category is for a member of a student radio station who has been involved for less than one year in student radio as a whole. They deserve particular recognition for their overall contribution to the station and not necessarily their presenting efforts. This award is open to students who can provide details of their achievements not only on air, but also off air as well. The written description from the entrant should include information for the judges about how they got involved in the station.

Your entry should include:

Audio (if applicable): There is no audio for this category.
Written: A maximum of 2 pages in PDF format about everything you have achieved this year, both on and off air (1 page from the individual applying, 1 page to be written by your station manager or similar).

Audio Duration: There is no audio for this category
Written Entry: 2 pages PDF (one from student, one from station manager)


Rebecca Saw Best Newcomer

Louisa Fox - Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer SRA Entry- Bethany Bartley-Jeacock- Leeds Student Radio

Best Interview

This category recognises ONE outstanding interview. Interviewees, for example, could be: MPs, celebrities, bands or university/students' union staff.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A single interview including the voice of the interviewer. Maximum audio entry length is 4 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 600 words about how the interview was executed with particular emphasis on the way it was arranged, researched, presented and produced.

Maximum Audio Duration: 04:00
Word Limit: 600


Emma Pearce interviews Mike Buchanan

Michael does Wagner

Mental Health Issues in Sport - An Interview With Martin Ling

Best Entertainment Programme

This category recognises programming that forms part of the station's entertainment output with a particular emphasis on the items and links within, acknowledging the person or persons responsible for devising, writing and producing them. An example of the genre would be a breakfast programme.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme(s). Maximum audio entry length is 7 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 600 words about how the programme is presented and produced with particular emphasis on how ideas are created, developed and incorporated into the overall programme.

Maximum Audio Duration: 07:00
Word Limit: 600


The Harry Whittaker Show

Ben Bason

The Paul Jones Show

Best Journalistic Programming

This category is designed to recognise programmes that form part of the station's news, sport or current affairs output. One-off special features or programmes will be considered as well as regular programmes and services. Special consideration will be given to programmes that are targeted at the student audience. This category is for programmes that are 'aimed to inform'.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme(s). Maximum audio entry length is 7 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 1000 words about how the programme was presented and produced with a particular emphasis on how stories and information were gathered, developed and compiled into an informative broadcast.

Maximum Audio Duration: 07:00
Word Limit: 1000


The Pulse

Nick Slater - Podcast Series

Scratch Radio Best Journalistic Programming - Hardeep Kaur Dhadda

Best Speech Programming

This category recognises the creation of speech programming that is aimed to entertain. This can include comedy or scripted dramas, panel shows and programmes designed to make listeners laugh as well as shows containing fictional, story-based content or readings.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme(s). Maximum audio entry length is 7 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 600 words about how the programme is presented and produced with particular emphasis on the preparation and scripting process.

Maximum Audio Duration: 07:00
Word Limit: 600


Both Sides Of Dying

Nick Slater - Podcast Series

SeaBurn

Best Event or Outside Broadcast

This category is for programmes which were produced outside of the station's studios. Judges will be examining the way in which entries captured the essence of the event and how the OB connected with both the audience at the event and the audience listening to the programme. Your entry should clearly detail how technical difficulties were overcome in producing the broadcast. You should also use your written entry to tell the judges how you used technolgoy to bring this broadcast to air.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme(s). Maximum audio entry length is 4 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 400 words about how the event/OB was planned, co-ordinated and executed with particular emphasis on where, why and how this coverage was achieved. (The written submission can include images of the event).

Maximum Audio Duration: 04:00
Word Limit: 400


The Welsh Varsity 2015

URY - Election Results Night

Shock Radios Three Peaks Challenge

Best Technical Achievement

This category celebrates a technical development that has improved your student radio station. You have identified a need and designed and developed a practical, successful engineering or IT based solution to fulfil this need. You should show the judges the usability of your product, and how the project was managed. Entries score highly here when a project shows a particularly high level innovation and originality. Be sure to include additional material by way of uploaded content.

Your entry should include:

Audio (if appropriate): Maximum audio entry length is 4 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 1000 words about how and why the innovation was designed, developed, how work was carried out and how it impacted on the way the station operates. (up to 4 diagrams, images and illustrations may be uploaded as jpg, gif, png or pdf - but the main written entry should be submitted through the web system).

Maximum Audio Duration: 04:00
Word Limit: 1000


Visualisation Rebuild & URB Digital

Roses mini OB kits

OB1 - Universal Outside Broadcaster

Best Specialist Music Programming

This category is designed to recognise programmes that have a specialist music policy that is more tightly focussed than the station's main playlist. Judges will consider one-off documentaries or specials but programmes must display a passion for music.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme. Maximum audio entry length is 7 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 600 words about how the programme was presented and produced with particular emphasis on how specialist music has been sourced and programmed.

Maximum Audio Duration: 07:00
Word Limit: 600


Pop Up Folk

Urban Soul

Friday Nights on FlyFm w/Ore

Best Multiplatform Initiative


#SpiceUK!

Student Leader Elections 2015

Spark Election 2015 - Multiplatform

Best Sports Programming

This category is designed to recognise programmes that form part of a station’s sport output. One-off specials such as Varsity or live match reporting will be considered as well as regular sport or panel shows. The entry must display a knowledge and passion for sport at the level it is covered. Your entry should include:

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation of the programme(s). Maximum audio entry length is 6 minutes.
Written: A maximum of 600 words about how the programme is presented and produced, with a particular emphasis on the structure of the show, as well as the planning and research process.

Maximum Audio Duration: 06:00
Word Limit: 600


URN Sport - Thursday Sport

Varsity Basketball 2015 - Live from the Capital FM Arena

Boxing Varsity 2014

Best Student Radio Station

This is awarded to the station that has made the biggest impact with its audience in the last year. They've achieved everything they aimed to do with flair and attitude, whilst having a lot of fun. Something a bit like your station's "business plan "

Audio: A compilation of the best of your station's output. It should include output from across the schedule. Maximum audio entry length is 15 minutes.

Written: A maximum of 8 sides of A4 (submitted digitally) that include the following: The station's aims, objectives and programming policy. Highlights and achievements during the 2014/2015 academic year. Details of hurdles encountered (if any) in fulfilling remit and how these were tackled. Diagrams and images highlighting the above where appropriate.


Smoke Radio

University Radio Nottingham

107 Spark FM

Best Marketing & Station Sound

This category recognises stations with an increased awareness of on-air, off-air and online branding. Entrants understand about the balance between on- and off-air station imaging and how the station communicates its image and values in order to attract and retain listeners. This category is where any marketing tools used throughout the year should be discussed, including social media.

Your entry should include:

Audio: A compilation capturing how the station's brand/image is represented on-air. Maximum audio entry length is 7 minutes.


Written: A maximum of six sides of A4 submitted digitally about how the marketing/branding of your station was developed and how it raised awareness of the station to your listeners. (The written submission can include images of events / publicity material)

Maximum Audio Duration: 07:00


University Radio Nottingham

Leeds Student Radio

CSR Station Sound and Marketing

The Student Radio Chart Show Award

This is a special award presented by the Student Radio Association to honour the station deemed to have best hosted the Student Radio Chart Show. The award will primarily be judged on the presentation skills and production values demonstrated by the stations when they hosted the show, although the winning station must also have shown professionalism and consistency in being a part of a the syndication. Any station who hosted the SRA chart can enter this category - however you must produce a 3 minute audio 'best of' for your show.


URB - SRA Chart

Fly FM - Student Radio Chart Show

Leeds Student Radio - Best Chart Show (Sammy James and Lissie Day)

The Kevin Greening Creativity Award


BIRSt.co.uk

Farsity

Matt Curtis