2010 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition


This year we honored the best audio work in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention), Directors Choice, Best New Artist, Best News Feature, Radio Impact.

Winners were celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony in Chicago, and their stories featured in Best of the Best: The 2010 Third Coast Festival Broadcast .


Best Documentary: Gold

An Interior Life

A meditation on love, loss and loneliness in south London, An Interior Life tells the story of Bernard, an 86-year-old gay man who has been alone since the death of his long term partner.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

The Lonely Funeral

Every year up to twenty people die completely alone in Amsterdam. They are illegal migrants, drug mules, or simply people who cut off all social contacts.

Directors' Choice

The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

British writer and radio presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli remembers the loneliness of being a goalkeeper, the player who spends 90 minutes looking at his colleagues' backs.

Best New Artist

The Sleeping Fool

Art museum security guards spend their days in uniform, speaking quietly or not at all, surrounded by works of irreplaceable art.