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  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60611-3509

Champions and challenges


Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

The 2014 Call for Entries is closed, thanks to all who entered!

Each year we honor the best new stories produced around the world for radio and the Internet, through our Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated more than 130 extraordinary stories from seven countries/four continents and has bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past decade-plus.

Looking for inspiration? Listen to the winners of our 2013 Competition! 

ShortDocs Challenge

Besides awarding exemplary already-produced stories, once a year we change it up and encourage the production of new work via our ShortDocs Challenge. In cahoots with a different artistic partner each year, we design a set of rules and invite everyone - producers and radio fans alike - to submit short audio works that follow these rules. Ah, the possibilities inherent in finding "creativity through constraint!"

The 2015 ShortDocs Challenge is ON! And inspired by the mighty curiosity of Studs Terkel. All the rules, incentives, faqs, here

Looking for inspiration? Sink your teeth (!) into hundreds of stories about "appetite" from our 2013 SD Challenge over at our Radio Potluck. Or check out submissions from previous years, in our audio library

Suggestions for future ShortDocs collaborators are welcome - just drop us an email.

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