2012 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 and Radio Impact.

Winners were celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony in Chicago, and their stories featured in Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast .


Best Documentary: Gold

Teen Contender

Sixteen-year-old Claressa Shields has a dream, to be at the 2012 Olympic finals and hear the announcer call out, "The first woman Olympian boxer at 165 pounds - Claressa Shields!"

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

She Sees Your Every Move

While traditional street photography usually catches strangers passing by in a public space, the photographer Michele Iversen has been catching strangers passing by in their own private spaces, without their permission.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Living 9/11

A decade ago, WNYC's news team spent days, months, and then years reporting on the World Trade Center attacks and their aftermath.

Director's Choice

String

Ever noticed it's the hard decisions that are often the easiest ones to make, and the inconsequential ones that can twist you into a knot?

Best New Artist

Big Ship Diary

Each year, over 100 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone and other products travel through the Great Lakes navigation system on huge cargo ships.

Best News Feature

The Battle Over Billing Codes

There are two main things that happen when you go to the doctor - you deal with your health concerns and you fill out a small mountain of paperwork.