I Love Student Radio Awards


ILSRThe I Love Student Radio Awards supported by Communicorp UK, is held annually at the National Student Radio Conference and aims to celebrate the commitment and contributions of individuals to student radio. It is those people and stations who go the extra mile, putting in time effort and creativity behind the scenes, and whose commitment to student radio is unprecedented.

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Eligibility

To enter the I Love Student Radio Awards you must meet the following criteria:

  • Stations must be members of the Student Radio Association
  • Individual nominees must be students currently studying at, or have recently graduated within the last thirteen months from a member station.
  • Individuals may not nominate themselves for individual awards.

Enter the Awards

  • Entries shall be submitted through the Student Radio Awards website: http://studentradio.awardsplatform.com
  • If you entered the #SRAs, your profile still exists and you should be able to use it to enter this time around too.
  • Entries do not need to all be submitted at one time as these can be saved and updated at any time.
  • All entrants are required to create an account to enter the awards. This is done when first visiting the awards system. Multiple accounts for the same person must not be created.
  • It is essential to enter all information accurately when creating an account. The Student Radio Association cannot be held responsible for any issues occurring due to incorrect information input during this process.

Important Dates

Questions? Any More Information?

For any questions about the I Love Student Radio Awards, email enter@studentradio.org.uk.

Categories:

Outstanding Contribution to a Student Radio Station

Who Can Enter: Individuals

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This is for an individual who has made the most difference to their student radio station and continually strives to go the extra mile for their station. They do not necessarily have to be on committee, but they are the person that the station would not be the same without, or the person that’s always around to help.


Best Training Initiative

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This award will go to the station that offers their members an outstanding training scheme or programme. This could be a station that regularly offers masterclasses with the industry, or perhaps have got a member of their committee who is excellent at organising training days or a training programme.


Most Improved Student Radio Station

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 1000 words + photos

This is the station that has made the biggest improvement over the last year – it has beaten the odds, completely reorganised themselves, made a leap in an aspect of the stations programming, or recruited more members than ever before. They’ve radically changed and improved over the last year.


Best Audience Initiative

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos

This new award recognised the efforts of stations in trying to spread the word of student radio and getting people tuned in to their local station. It celebrates the most creative and effective approaches to gaining new audiences – from a clever marketing idea to an incredible event this award recognises the hours that a station has put in to publicise student radio.


Best Outreach Project

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos

This is for a station that has created the best project to reach out to those around them – this can be a community project, either locally or within their university, or for a station that has helped raise awareness of a cause and taken a lead in fundraising for it. This could be anything from working with a local school to a mammoth fundraising broadcast.


Most Committed Committee Member

Who Can Enter: Individual

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This is for somebody who has led from the front, and been able to motivate their team to achieve great things, no matter whatever stood in their way. They are an invaluable go-to person, and are a fantastic champion for student radio.


Student Radio Team of the Year

Who Can Enter: Individual

Criteria: 500 words + photos

This award recognises the outstanding efforts of a particularly area of a radio station, be it a particularly improved team that has made real progress over the last 12 months, or a sub-team that without their efforts a particular area of the station would be much worse off. For example, this could be a sports team broadcasting university and community events, a newly formed tech team getting to grips with a studio, a playlist team that has started weekly playlist meetings, or an events team that have created standout ventures on or off-air (e.g charity fundraisers).


Hero of the Moment

Who Can Enter: Individual

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This award is for a person who has been outstanding at a particular event or at one specific moment during the year. They could be part of a technical team who stayed up all night to fix the studios when they went down, or they could be someone who lead a particularly successful event or marketing campaign.

People can be nominated for multiple individual events, but these should be stand alone nominations and will be considered separately. For those who wish to nominate someone for continued efforts to be considered together, please use the Outstanding Contribution or Most Committed Committee Member, as appropriate.


Best Station Culture

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

Culture is incredibly important to any organisation to create a conducive and successful environment, allowing the best work to be done. Stations that offer psychological safety, collaborative team spirit, and that are fun to be a part of, give so much more back to their members. You might describe these stations as friendly and welcoming, diverse and inclusive, and filled with a positive attitude. University is about a lot more than just the degree, so this award recognises the stations that give people the chance to grow and foster a desire to be a part of it.


Collaboration of the Year

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This award will recognise the collaboration between two or more student radio stations in working together on a particular project, or with other student media elements at the same institution. This could be joint reporting for Varsity or a fundraising project undertaken collectively, a factual investigation conducted jointly or working together to solve a tech issue; anytime that multiple media outlets collaborate, there’s the potential for something great to happen.


Most Supportive University or Students Union

Who Can Enter: Stations

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This award recognises the organisations that provide support for their student radio station, whether that is through additional resources and finances, providing a bigger platform or playout, or by encouraging the station by helping to promote them. Universities and Unions play a big role in the success of a student radio station and the Most Supportive University or Students Union will have helped their station in working towards their goals, however that may be.


The Spirit of Student Radio Award

Who Can Enter: Individuals

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

This award is for the person who most represents the values of student radio. It is for someone who is trying new things or encouraging others to do so. They approach everything with a smile and can create solutions to any problem they face without a fuss or a big budget. It could be someone on the exec, someone who is a constant presence in the studios, or someone who doesn’t have much free time but dedicates that to their show and their station. Creativity and passion are at the centre of this award.


Student Radio Moment of the Year

Who Can Enter: Individuals

Criteria: 500 words + photos (if applicable)

There are so many brilliant things that happen across a year of broadcasting; this award is for those magical moments that really stand out. It could be what happened when a stretch goal was met in a fundraising event, or the moment when your university won the local Varsity day; perhaps it was when your tech team solved a huge issue that got your station back on the right track, or the launch event for your new schedule. Whether it was on-air or off-air, this award is to find those moments that make Student Radio so special and worth it.


Region of the Year

Who Can Enter: Regional Officers

Criteria: 3 page PDF

The Region of the Year award, submitted by your Regional Officer, is for the region in the UK that has made the largest overall contribution to student radio this year. The Regional Officer will be looking to highlight what the region has done throughout the year, how stations have worked together to support each other, and showcasing why their region has done the most to further student radio.