2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition


The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.

Listen to all the 2017 Third Coast/RHDF winners, below! And get to know this year's TC/RHDF Competition Judges here

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated the best audio storytelling produced worldwide. We've honored over 130 extraordinary works from four continents, and bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers in radio & podcasts.


Los Cassettes del Exilio

For much of Dennis Maxwell’s childhood, his father was living in exile, communicating with the family via cassette tapes. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best Documentary: Foreign Language Award.

Quiet Revolution

It’s sometimes said you’re never too old to learn something new but is that really sensible advice? Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best New Artist Award.

S-Town

S-Town is hard to describe. It’s a podcast that starts as a traditional investigation into corruption and wrongdoing in rural Alabama. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Directors' Choice Award.

The Discussion

For some friends there's no subject too secret, or content too confronting. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best New Artist Award.