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 200 hundred extraordinary stories from four continents and has bestowed over $250,000 in cash prizes to some of the most innovative producers of the past two decades.

The 2018 Call for Entries is closed, thanks to all who entered!

Stay tuned for the winners, which will be announced here (in alpha order) on September 12, and by award (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best New Artist etc) at our ceremony on October 6 in Chicago on the final night of the Third Coast Conference.

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