Who can enter?
Entry to the awards is open to all full and temporary licensed community radio stations in the Republic of Ireland. Only stations can put forward entries for the awards.

Why enter?
The purpose of the CRAOL Achievement Awards is to give your community radio station the opportunity to rise to the challenge of being the best community radio station you can be. The awards give your station an opportunity to showcase your achievements and to be acknowledged by the CRAOL network of Community Radio Stations.
This is not a competition between community stations. You are asked to submit programmes from your schedule which deal with certain themes selected by CRAOL. There are five Categories in 2018, two repeating Core Categories, plus three Rotating Categories which may not appear again for several years. This type of Award will enable your station to highlight such endorsements in grant applications, in local publicity etc.

What are the categories for 2018:
Core Categories
Social benefit Talk or Music programme
Commissioned programmes

Rotating categories
Community participation
Volunteer team
Technical production values

How many entries can be made by our station

  • Full licensed stations can submit two entries
  • Temporary licensed stations can submit one entry.

What is the deadline for entries?

Entries must be made via the application form on the CRAOL website by September 21st 2018

How are the awards judged?

Adjudication is by an independent panel nominated by the Craol Coordinating Committee. All entries will be considered as ‘Stand Alone’ efforts. There will be no overall winner. This is not a competition, stations are challenging themselves to excel and showcasing their excellence. Entries will either receive bronze, silver or gold award.

When and where is the award ceremony?

The 2018 Craol Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of the 12th October in the Shamrock Lodge hotel, Athlone as part of the CRAOL 2018 Féile.

To enter, please fill out the application form below for each entry.

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