2015 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 Skylarking.

Winners were celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony in Chicago, and their stories featured in Best of the Best: The 2015 Third Coast Festival Broadcast.


Best Documentary: Gold

Sight Unseen

In December of 2009, photojournalist Lynsey Addario was embedded with a medevac team in Afghanistan. After days of waiting, one night they got the call - a marine was gravely wounded.

Best Documentary: Silver

Structural Integrity

When it was built in 1977, the 59-story CitiCorp Center had a fatal flaw that could have caused the building to collapse, and take out the entire mid-town Manhattan skyline with it.

Best Documentary: Bronze

Sounds Up There

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón presented Glenn Freemantle with a challenge - to create authentic sound design in the vacuum of space.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

695BGK

Police officer John Edwards was patrolling a quiet neighborhood in Bellaire, Texas, when he saw an SUV driven by two young African-American men.

Director's Choice

The Living Room

Diane's new neighbors never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.

Best New Artist

Mayday Mayday

During the dying minutes of April 2003, as the Cornish town of Padstow celebrated the coming of summer, actor Tristan Sturrock broke his neck falling off a wall.

Skylarking

Britney

Andrea is a writer who no one reads. Her second novel bombed. She never saw anyone reading it. That is until 2008.

Radio Impact

Betrayed by Silence

Betrayed by Silence takes listeners inside the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to find out how and why three archbishops protected priests who sexually abused children.