KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race is a whirlwind day of high-stakes storytelling for journalists, radio makers, and daring creatives of every experience level. In last year’s contest, hundreds of producers, working in five countries and 22 U.S. states, produced 101 fantastic radio pieces in a single day — and we know you have what it take to join them.
Here’s how it works: on the morning of Saturday, August 2, contestants will receive an email announcing this year’s theme. They will then have just 24 hours to produce a four-minute, nonfiction radio piece in response to that theme. On the morning of Sunday, August 3, finished pieces must be uploaded to SoundCloud, where they’ll be evaluated by a team of celebrity judges.
Three winning pieces will be broadcast on a special episode of UnFictional, KCRW’s popular weekly program. Winners will also receive cash prizes of up to $1,000 and one-year memberships to the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and SoundCloud. This year, there will also be two new awards: the UnFictional Award, given to the personal favorite of program host Bob Carlson, and the Social Butterfly Award, to the team who makes the best use of social media during the Race.
Sign up for the Radio Race as a solo participant, or with a team of friends. Registration is $10 per team, and can be found here. You can also contact KCRW’s Independent Producer Project with any questions. Find them on Twitter, Facebook (KCRW’s Independent Producer Project) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on Game Day!
This was a guest post by KCRW.