• Third Coast Festival
  • Navy Pier
  • 848 East Grand
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60611-3509

TC/richard h. driehaus foundation competition

Hear the 2013 winners

We'll announce the 2014 Call for Entries on May 6th.

The Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition seeks the best audio work produced worldwide in the following categories:

Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Directors' Choice, Honorable Mention), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, and Best News Feature

Winners will celebrated at Third Coast Awards Ceremony on October 20 in Chicago. Their winning stories will be featured in Best of the Best: The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, distributed to public radio stations nationwide by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) this Fall.

Winning producers will receive: 
- Prizes ranging from $1000 to $4000
- A license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro editing software
- A free pass to the 2013 Third Coast Filmless Festival, October 19 & 20 in Chicago

Other outstanding entries may be featured:
- on our weekly radio show Re:sound (on WBEZ, Chicago)
- on this website, in the Third Coast library spotlight
- at public listening events in Chicago and beyond.

Entrants will be notified and compensated when applicable, if/when their work is featured.

All who enter: 
Everyone is eligible for a discounted year's membership with PRX.org.

Competition entries are judged by highly accomplished audio producers and editors from aorund the world. Judges consider the degree to which the entries - of all styles, lengths and subject matter - relate their stories successfully. Story choice, technical quality, editorial integrity, creativity, writing and use of sound all factor into the selection of winners.

All decisions are final.


Entry Guidelines
Upload your entry


Call for Entries announced: May 15

Early deadline: 
June 19, noon PDT

Late deadline: 
July 10, noon PDT

Winners notified:
late August

Winners announced:
October 9

Awards Ceremony: October 20 (Chicago, IL)

The 2013 Awards Ceremony is sponsored by:

The 2013 TC/RHDF Competition is supported by:


Each winner will receive a license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro editing software.


Entry Guidelines
Upload your entry



Email us or call 312-948-4682.


Email PRX or call 617-576-5455.

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