The entries for the 2020 Audio and Radio Industry Awards are now open – click here to enter.

There are 22 categories to enter your content in, and we are also seeking your nominations for Moment Of The Year.

Entries are open until 5th November and they are currently available at the Early Bird price of £35+VAT (increasing to £45+VAT on 8 October).


Earlier this year we announced that the ARIAS will take place in London’s West End in early 2020. The ceremony will see 23 awards handed out, with recognition for presenters, production teams, podcasts and radio stations.

These will include the inaugural John Myers Award for Local Radio Station of the Year, named after the visionary pioneer of local radio, who died suddenly earlier this year.

For the first time, the ARIAS will also include a public vote category for Moment Of The Year. Radio Academy members will be invited to nominate their favourite pieces of audio, and a shortlist of ten will be put to the general public ahead of the ceremony.

Entries for the ARIAS will be open from 1st October to 5 November and entrants in the first week will benefit from a special reduced early bird entry fee. Tickets for the awards will go on sale shortly afterwards.

Check out the categories for the 2020 ARIAS

Breakfast Show dates

For the Breakfast Show categories, we have determined a specific date that extracts must be taken from (and two backup dates that may be used under very specific circumstances):

The main date, Date 1 – Thursday 12th September 2019 – MUST be used if the regular team were presenting on that date.

The backup date, Date 2 – Thursday 5th September 2019 – should only be used if the regular team were absent on Date 1.

The final backup date, Date 3 – Thursday 29th August 2019 – should only be used in extremis, if the regular team were absent on both Dates 1 and 2.

No other dates are allowable for these categories, in order that meaningful and fair comparisons of competing breakfast shows can be made.

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.

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