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General News Several new categories added in India Radio Forum Awards
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New Delhi: A total of 46 awards in programming, talent, promotion and marketing, and advertising in radio will be given away by the India Radio Forum 2018.

All submitted material must have been originally broadcast between 16 January 2017 and 15 January 2018. Awards materials must be submitted by 22nd February 2018, 5 pm, otherwise, late fees apply. The last date for submission is 2 March 2018, 12 pm.

The fee for a Single Entry is Rs. 5,800 and for Late Entry: Rs. 7,800. Details and format are available on

The Excellence in Radio Awards was created with the aim of supporting and recognising quality in radio broadcasting in India. The Awards celebrates the very best of Indian radio, honouring outstanding programming, on-air personalities, marketing and promotions and creativity within the industry.

These categories are rewarded with the specially created Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA) trophy, an exclusively commissioned statute befitting the prestige and importance of the awards. The ERA is the benchmark of quality by which radio professionals, consumers and advertisers recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding content and creativity.

The extensive panel of judges is multi-disciplined and are from radio, advertising, television and the creative industry.

Awards Categories for 2018


P01 Best Breakfast Programme (Hindi)
P02 Best Breakfast Programme (Tamil)
P03 Best Breakfast Programme (Telugu)
P04 Best Programme (Non-Breakfast – Hindi)
P05 Best Programme (Non-Breakfast – Tamil)
P06 Best Programme (Non-Breakfast – Telugu)
P07 Best Radio Programme (Bengali)

P08 Best Radio Programme (English) *new
P09 Best Radio Programme (Gujarati)
P10 Best Radio Programme (Kannada)
P11 Best Radio Programme (Malayalam)
P12 Best Radio Programme (Marathi)
P13 Best Radio Programme (Hindi – Non-Metro Station)

P14 Best Radio Sparkler (Hindi)


T15 RJ of the Year (Hindi)
T16 RJ of the Year (Tamil)
T17 RJ of the Year (Telugu)
T18 RJ of the Year (Bengali)

T19 RJ of the Year (English) *new
T20 RJ of the Year (Gujarati)
T21 RJ of the Year (Kannada)
T22 RJ of the Year (Malayalam)
T23 RJ of the Year (Marathi)
T24 RJ of the Year (Hindi – Non-Metro Station)

Promotion & Marketing

M25 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Hindi)
M26 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Tamil)
M27 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Telugu)
M28 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Bengali)

M29 Best Radio Promo - In-House (English) *new
M30 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Gujarati)
M31 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Kannada)
M32 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Malayalam)
M33 Best Radio Promo - In-House (Marathi)

M34 Best Radio Station Imaging

M35 Best Radio Programme/Show Packaging

M36 Best Community Service Award
M37 Best Interactive Idea
M38 Most Creative Campaign
M39 Best Marketing Campaign *revised
M40 Best On Ground/Activation by an FM Station
M41 Excellence in New Media Initiative

M42 Best New Launch *new

M43 * Best FM Network


A44 Best Use of Music/Song/Jingle by an Advertiser in a Radio Spot
A45 Most Effective Use of Radio in an Activation Campaign
A46 Most Outstanding Use of Radio in an Ad Campaign

M43 Best FM Network

Points from the winning and runner up entries of the Programming, Talent and Promotion and Marketing categories are tabulated to determine the winner of the Best FM Network.

In the event that any individual category attracts fewer than the minimum number of entries, the organiser reserves the right to withdraw that category

All relevant permissions and copyrights are assumed to be cleared by the entrant. All entrant agree that the entries may be used at the discretion of India Radio Forum for educational and/or promotional purposes without further reference to the submitting company. Full credit will be given.

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