2021 TC/RHDF Competition Fees


For an overview of the entry process, check out How to Enter, or go back to the 2021 Call for Entries landing page. Ready to send in your work? Enter now.

Collective Pricing Philosophy

Throughout Third Coast programming, we use a community-conscious pricing philosophy — what we call our Collective Pricing Model which allows our community to determine the rate that’s right for them. This model invites folks to consider what resources they currently have access to, and what they’re able to pay, in relation to the rest of the audio community — all with the goal of making access to our programming that much more equitable.

How Collective Pricing works varies by program; within the Third Coast/RHDF Competition, we ask that folks determine their entry fees by the length of their work, the institutional support & individual resources they have at their disposal, and their geographic limitations. In other words: What support do you have, and what support are you able to provide?

Before you enter the Competition, take a look at the recommendations below to determine which rate(s) work(s) best for you. (You'll be prompted with these same recommendations on the entry form itself.)


2021 Third Coast/RHDF Entry Fees

FOR WORK SHORTER THAN 75 MINUTES

Early Bird (Before March 30)

  • True Cost ($80): Recommended for submissions paid for by non-profit and public media employers, individuals with means, or those that grant-funded
  • Access Rate ($40): Recommended for individuals paying for their submission without institutional support
  • For-Profit Rate ($120): Recommended for submissions paid for by for-profit institutions or organizations

Regular Rate (After March 30)

  • True Cost ($105): Recommended for submissions paid for by non-profit and public media employers, individuals with means, or those that are grant-funded
  • Access Rate ($70): Recommended for individuals paying for their submission without institutional support
  • For-Profit Rate ($140): Recommended for submissions paid for by for-profit institutions or organizations

FOR WORK LONGER THAN 75 MINUTES

Early Bird (Before March 30)

  • True Cost ($225): Recommended for submissions paid for by institutions, individuals with means, or those that are grant-funded
  • Access Rate ($100): Recommended for individuals paying for their entry without institutional support

Regular Rate (After March 30)

  • True Cost ($275): Recommended for submissions paid for by institutions, individuals with means, or those that are grant-funded
  • Access Rate ($125): Recommended for individuals paying for their entry without institutional support

FOR WORK OF ANY LENGTH

  • Pay It Forward Rate ($250): Recommended for entrants who want to cover the cost of entries for others, or who have significant access to financial resources

FOR INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS

  • If you are an international entrant from a country not included on the list of top 20 countries by wealth per capita, you will be given the option to select a sliding-scale discount of 10%, 25%, 50%, or 75% from your total entry cost.

Countries not included in this list are: USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Netherlands, Taiwan, Sweden, Japan, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, UK, Australia, Israel, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Spain.

For more information, see page 7 of the Allianz Global Wealth Report, Net Financial Assets Per Capita.


If you have concerns about your ability to afford an entry fee, please email us at competition@thirdcoastfestival.org.