HOW TO ENTER
Entry into the Siren Awards is FREE
Commercials must have aired at least 10 times on Australian commercial radio during the round dates. If your entry reaches the final stage of judging, you will be required to provide a post-campaign report to prove the commercial/s were broadcast (paid spots) at least 10 times during this period.
There are three categories open for entry in each round:
Radio Single & Radio Campaign:
The Radio Single & Campaign categories have been designed to provide important recognition for writing innovative creative for radio. When faced with a radio brief a creative has the opportunity to make an ad which both cuts through and attracts notice, as well as using creativity to engage the listener and draw them in.
A Radio Campaign entry consists of no less than three different commercials.
The Craft Award will recognise the quality of Craft as demonstrated in either the production process, or the technical execution of Radio ads. This might take into account the quality of the scriptwriting or acting performance, the skilful use of music or sound design, or the best use of Radio as a Medium. The idea behind the execution in relation to the client or brand should be of little or no consideration, accepting, of course, that it is often integral to the ad and cannot be ignored completely.
If the ad gives a pleasurable or memorable experience, regardless of the subject, product, client or idea, then it may succeed in the Craft category, even if it is not awarded in the Single or Campaign categories.
The judges will consider the level of the emotional bond with the work and whether the craft of the work adds something to the idea and pushes the execution.
You may enter your commercial in all three categories but a separate entry form must be filled out for each entry.
The 2018 Rounds are divided throughout year as follows:
Round 1 : 1 March 2017 – 6 May 2017
Round 2 : 7 May 2017 – 8 July 2017
Round 3 : 9 July 2017 – 9 September 2017
Round 4 : 10 September 2017 – 11 November 2017
Round 5 : 12 November 2017 – 10 February 2018
Final Call: 11 February 2018 - 28 February 2018*
*Final Call gives entrants the chance to submit work previously not entered into the 2018 Siren Awards, or to re-enter work that did not win and was not Highly Commended in any of rounds 1 to 5, provided that such work fulfils the eligibility criteria.
NB: Any commercial entered into the 2018 competition must not have aired for the first time prior to March 1 2017.
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