2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

Best Documentary: Gold

Dear Birth Mother

After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) and experiencing years of fertility treatments, Suzanne, a single woman in her 40s, decides to adopt an African-American baby.

Best Documentary: Silver

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices is a compelling and adventurous exploration of languages on the verge of extinction.

Best Documentary: Bronze

Mandela: An Audio History

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

A Map of the Sea

For centuries, Newfoundland fisheries were hailed as the greatest in the world. Then, in 1992, their main export, the codfish, disappeared.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

My Struggle With Obesity

Fifteen-year-old Rocky, a Palestinian American, lives with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of his siblings' jokes and insults.

Best New Artist

Just Another Fish Story

Ten years ago, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with an unpleasant surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.