About The ARIAS

The ARIAS are the UK audio and radio awards presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding shows and the teams behind them.  Judged by over 200 senior audio and radio practitioners, drawn from all sectors of the industry, it is a huge accolade to be nominated.

The ARIAS are a celebration of the very best of UK audio and radio.  They are open to all UK-based content creators who are members of The Radio Academy. The Radio Academy is the UK’s charity that supports people in audio and radio.  We aim to highlight the personal and social impact that audio has with our listeners and to celebrate all the incredible people who make it possible. 

The ceremony took place at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 7th May 2024. Read our full news story on it here and check out our winners' list in full.

Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund

The Radio Academy was delighted to partner again with Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund, to help make an ARIAS award entry as accessible as possible to our members. The fund reimburses the cost of entering audio awards for independent audio producers of colour and those that identify as LGBTQ+. For more information on the fund, or to donate, please visit their website.

Editorial Independence at The ARIAS

Since 2023 we have worked with an independent editorial advisor at the ARIAS, to offer guidance and recommendations to judges. They do not have executive decision making, which remains uniquely with the judges, but may offer recommendations and context as appropriate.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at The ARIAS

Inclusivity is an integral part of The Radio Academy’s Values: we strive to be representative of the sector and the UK population in all that we do. In 2024 we will be working with an independent EDI consultant to offer support and guidance to ensure that equity is embedded at the heart of the ARIAS. This includes offering insights into best practice and highlighting the impact of, for example, unconscious bias when judging entries.

Watch our guide to fair and equitable judging.

At The Radio Academy, we are committed to advancing equity, and to an accessible, inclusive and safe industry. We welcome feedback and collaboration, please get in touch here.

Hear highlights from 2024 show

The best bits of the show, edited into two bite-sized podcasts. Available here to listen now.

Behind the Scenes 2024

Come with us behind the scenes on the Red Carpet and enjoy our highlights reel.

See the 2024 ARIAS winners list

Find out the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in our full list here.