2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition


The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.

Listen to all the 2017 Third Coast/RHDF winners, below! And get to know this year's TC/RHDF Competition Judges here

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated the best audio storytelling produced worldwide. We've honored over 130 extraordinary works from four continents, and bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers in radio & podcasts.


The Traffic Stop

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Gold Award

On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over by Officer Jeronimo Yanez for a broken brake light. 74 seconds later, Yanez fired seven shots.

The Accidental Gay Parents, Episode 5

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

After adopting their niece and nephew, Trystan -- a transgender man -- tells his partner Biff that he wants to expand their family and conceive a baby together. Which they do.

Los Cassettes del Exilio

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary in a Non-English Language Award

For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes.

Quiet Revolution

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award

It’s sometimes said you’re never too old to learn something new but is that really sensible advice?

S-Town

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Directors' Choice Award

S-Town is hard to describe. It’s a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama.

Standing Out From the Crowd at a Trump Rally

Winner of the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best News Feature Award

As the Iowa caucuses approached in February of 2016, Donald Trump’s political campaign was gaining traction with voters. One major theme became clear: fear.