2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition


ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The 2019 TC/RHDF Competition celebrates the best non-fiction audio stories on radio, podcasts, the internet, and more. Prizes are awarded for the best work in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best Serialized Story, Best News Feature, Best Foreign Language and Skylarking. The winners are chosen by a group of judges, who are each experienced makers themselves. Third Coast selects one standout audio piece—regardless of category—for the Director's Choice award.


Best of the Best: The 2019 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Best of the Best is Third Coast's annual radio special, showcasing the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Distributed by PRX and available beginning on November 15, Best of the Best is played by radio stations nationwide over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. To learn more, email info@thirdcoastfestival.org



The Return

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Gold Award

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and his grandparents still live there. But visiting them didn't feel like the home he once knew.

A Sense of Quietness

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Bronze Award

Four women face the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion.

ROW-cub

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

A granddaughter and a grandmother try to communicate across generations, languages and phone lines.

Price of Secrecy: Hazineh Razdari

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Foreign Language Award

An unexpected turn of events occurs when 15-year-old Tannaz tells the police about being sexually abused by a friend.

Mardi Gras is a State of Mind

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award

A homosexual reflection on an effort to release ourselves from misshapen containers.

Punks

Winner of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Skylarking Award

Once upon a time, Kai Wright saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared.