The AIBs are the international awards for factual video, audio and interactive productions.

2017 marks the 13th year of these independent, influential and respected awards.

"The AIBs are some of the most intelligent, thoughtful awards in the industry"

The AIBs 2017 | supporting .radio

2017 is a big year for radio. A new Top Level Domain (TLD) name – .radio – is being launched for the radio community that will progressively change the way people are reaching internet resources linked to radio.

.radio can be used for web and email addresses and will be managed by the EBU with the support of the other world broadcasting unions, including the Association for International Broadcasting.

Exceptionally for the internet world, this project is a Community TLD, run for the benefit of the whole radio industry as well as amateur enthusiasts and people and companies with active interest in the radio sector.

The World .Radio Advisory Board (WRAB) provides guidance on the administration of the domain. The AIB’s chief executive, Simon Spanswick, chairs the WRAB.

More information is available at register.radio.

The AIBs 2017 | open to productions in every language

Key information in selected languages

Closing date extended | You have until 14 July 2017 to submit your work!

The AIBs 2017 - categories

How to enter

Video

Breaking news report
Continuing news coverage
News feature
Short documentary
Science, technology and nature
Human interest
Politics and business
Arts and culture
International affairs
Sport
Children’s and youth
Presenter of the year

Audio

Continuing news coverage
News feature
Arts and culture
Investigative
Human interest
Presenter of the year

Cross-media/Interactive

Interactive

Impact

AIB Impact Award

Entries for the AIBs 2017 are now open for entry 

You can read the entry book online here

The online entry form is here. You must complete one entry form and pay one fee for each entry you make.

You can also enter your submission in the new AIB Impact Award category. There is no fee for this. Full details on page 15 of the entry book.

The closing date for entries is 14 July 2017.

The AIBs 2017 - sponsors

The Association for International Broadcasting is delighted to welcome the inaugural sponsors of the AIBs 2017.

You can learn about our sponsors by clicking on their logos.

To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring the AIBs, look at the panel below.

Sponsor the AIBs 2017

With unprecedented global reach over nine months of constant marketing, the AIBs provide the perfect opportunity to gain brand exposure among executives, producers, journalists, editors, technologists and other media leaders in over 150 countries. 

Read our new partnership brochure in digital page-turning edition that explains about the AIBs, our marketing plan, and sets out some ideas of how your company can support this influential and highly respected competition.

You can also download the brochure in PDF format here.

The AIBs 2017 Advisory Group

The Association for International Broadcasting has made sure that the radio and audio sectors are well represented in our Advisory Group that has helped to shape this year's awards.

 

The first meeting of the Advisory Group took place on the 10 March and included radio professionals from the USA, Malaysia, Romania and the UK alongside colleagues from television.

The Association for International Broadcasting thanks the Advisory Group members for devoting their time to helping make this year's awards even more relevant than ever.

Al Brown – Head of Film and Television – VICE UK
Dorothy Byrne – Head of News and Current Affairs – Channel 4, UK
Jo Clinton-Davis – Controller of Factual – ITV, UK
Eugen Cojocariu – Head of Radio – Radio Romania International
Phil Critchlow - CEO - TBI Media, UK
John Lippman - Deputy, Language Programming - Voice of America
Paul Martin – Founder – MediaZones, UK
Greg Moyer – CEO – Blue Chalk Media, USA
Andrew O’Connell – VP Development & Production - Discovery Channel, UK
Carla Sapsford Newman - Management - Business FM 89.9, Malaysia
Will Saunders - Creative Director, Digital - BBC Studios
Ben Taylor – Director – Snappin’ Turtle, UK
Anders Thomsen – Commissioning Executive, Documentary - DR1, DR3, Denmark
Steve Titherington – Senior Commissioner – BBC World Service

Watch highlights of the AIBs 2016

The AIBs 2016 were hosted by Mark Barton, presenter on Bloomberg Television, and attended by guests from over 20 countries.

The AIBs 2017 open for entry on 3 April, with the awards event taking place in London on 1 November. 

Full information on this year's competition will be published on this website.

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