TC / RHDF Competition

The Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition seeks the best audio stories produced worldwide.

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated more than 140 extraordinary stories from four continents and has bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past decade-plus.

The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition winners are here!

The 2018 Call for Entries begins April 24, with an early deadline of May 22, and a late (final) deadline of June 19. And we'll announce a new category for single stories told over a limited number of episodes!

ShortDocs Challenge

Third Coast encourages the production of new work via our ShortDocs Challenge. In cahoots with an artistic partner 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 in "creativity through constraint!"

2018 will be a hiatus year for ShortDocs. As we plan for 2019, your suggestions for artistic partners are welcome - just drop us an email at