Winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Competition

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Third Coast/RHDF Competition!

These eleven extraordinary stories will inspire your ears for months (and years!) to come. Each winning piece pushes the boundaries of audio storytelling in the categories of: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention, Foreign Language), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking, Best Serialized Story, and Directors’ Choice. Learn more about all these categories, the judges and prizes awarded.


Once upon a time, Kai Wright saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared.

The Return

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and his grandparents still live there. But visiting them didn't feel like the home he once knew.


A granddaughter and a grandmother try to communicate across generations, languages and phone lines.