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- Chicago, Illinois
Champions and challenges
Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition
Now accepting entries through July 10th!
Each year we honor the best new stories produced around the world for radio and the Internet, through our Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated nearly 100 extraordinary stories from seven countries/four continents and has bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past decade.
Besides awarding exemplary already-produced stories, once a year we change it up and encourage the production of new work via our ShortDocs Challenge. In cahoots with a different artistic partner each year, we design a set of rules and invite everyone - producers and radio fans alike - to submit short audio works that follow these rules. Ah, the possibilities inherent in finding "creativity through constraint!"
The 2013 ShortDocs Challenge, presented in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, is no longer accepting submisisons, but you can sink your teeth (!) into hundreds of stories about "appetite," over at our Radio Potluck.
Or check out submissions from previous years, in our audio library.
Suggestions for future ShortDocs collaborators are welcome - just drop us an email.