The Audio and Radio Industry Awards

The ARIAS 2021

The ARIAS will take place in May 2021, and will be open for entries from 4 Jan to 8 Feb.

The Category Rubrics for the ARIAS 2021 are now available - take your time to read them and think about which categories are best for you.

Read the blog post by Chair of Judges, Phil Riley, all about the changes and the new categories for this year.

About The ARIAS

The Audio & Radio Industry Awards are about recognising the talented individuals and teams in the UK audio and radio sector, who excel at their craft and produce the very best body of work in the world. Our categories cover the most diverse range of genre, talent and output from public service radio, commercial radio, podcasters, community radio, student radio, independent production, audio books and beyond. The ARIAS are the Oscars of UK radio and audio and are open for all UK based content creators.

Previous Years


The ARIAS 2020

Moving from October to March, The 2020 ARIAS were held at The London Palladium hosted by Greg James, with Golds for Dotty, Elis & John, Kane Walker, Forest 404, talkSPORT and Forth 1.

See the winners and photos


The ARIAS 2018

Hosted by Pandora and Melvin from KISS FM, with Golds for Ronan Keating, Griefcast, Emma Barnett, Mylo & Rosie, Edith Bowman, Fi & Jane, Jamie Cullum, and BBC Radio 1.

See the winners and photos


The ARIAS 2017

Hosted by Scott Mills, with Golds for Christian O'Connell, Andrew Flintoff, Iain Lee, 5 Live Breakfast, Annie Mac, Key 103, Frank Skinner and BBC Radio 1Xtra.

See the winners and photos


The ARIAS 2016

Hosted by Sara Cox, with Golds for Greg James, 606, BBC Radio York, Chris Evans, Mistajam, Stephen Nolan, Audioboom, Hallam FM and BBC Radio 2.

See the winners and photos