In addition to supporting the RTDNF bi-national exchange program between the United States and Germany, the RIAS Berlin Commission presents annual awards for excellence in reporting on transatlantic issues. Awards are presented in three categories: Radio, TV and Digital Media. In order to qualify, a report must have been on a German topic aired domestically in the U.S. or on a U.S. topic aired in Germany, or be another local, national or international story of mutual interest, be it on politics, economics, security, social issues, culture or current events and developments.

Entries from recent and former RIAS Fellows are welcomed and encouraged. Below is the 2017 call for entries.

RADIO AND TV AWARDS
Entries must be radio or television stories aired in 2016 and may be single stories or multi-part series. There is no length requirement. All U.S. entries must be submitted electronically, with a URL for the story, and an attached script. Entries must include:

  • your name, title, business address, phone, e-mail,
  • air date(s) of your story and its running length,
  • title and a brief description of your story,
  • a brief description of your role in the production of the story.

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD
This award will honor all kinds of German or American stories posted on the internet in 2016. All entries must be submitted electronically, with a URL for the story, and any additional materials should be submitted as an attachment, along with the applicant’s name and telephone number. Accurate web addresses leading to the website(s) must be transmitted both in print and by e-mail to the RIAS Berlin Commission. Sites must be active and accessible by the RIAS jury at the time of judging, and not require any proprietary information for access. Entries must include:

  • your name, title, business address, phone, e-mail,
  • posting date(s) of your story and its running length, word count, etc.,
  • title and a brief description of your story,
  • a brief description of your role in the production of the story.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: JANUARY 31, 2017
Entries must be received at RIAS Berlin Commission, Berlin or at RTDNF, Washington, D.C., not later than January 31, 2017. All work submitted must be the primary effort of the person or persons making the entry.

AWARDS CEREMONY
The awards ceremony will be held in Berlin in the spring of 2017. Qualified expenses (travel and hotel) will be paid for each award winner attending the ceremony in Berlin.

SUBMIT ENTRIES
U.S. entries including required written details and links should be sent via email to: jon@rtdna.org
You may email with any questions surrounding your submission as well

For further information on any the RIAS Awards program, or any other aspect of our international fellowship program in Germany, please contact:


Jon Ebinger
RTDNF German/American Journalist Exchange Program
529 14th Street NW
Suite 1240
Washington, DC 20045

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