Submissions open for the 2021 Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards, presented by HD Radio

The 2021 edition of the Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards, presented by HD Radio, open for submissions today.

When we founded our inaugural awards program last fall, affectionately dubbed “The Howards” after our publisher emeritus Howard Christensen, we wanted to recognize the great radio borne out of a challenging time for the industry, compounded by the pandemic. A year later, we find ourselves still emerging from that uncertainty and carrying on in the new reality of remote work life, recovering advertising revenue, and a slow return to in-person events.

Responding to an overwhelming number of entries in our talent and production categories last year, we’ve expanded the 2021 awards to 22 categories, including establishing several new awards for commercial and imaging production, and creating separate solo and on-air team hosting honours. We’ve also added a specific category recognizing Campus & Community Radio, and established the Sound of Success Award, in conjunction with Radio Connects, recognizing radio’s ability to drive business.

In an unprecedented partnership with FYI Music News, we’ll additionally be launching the Canadian Radio Emerging Artist of the Year, presented by FYI Music News, nominated, and voted on by radio Program Directors and Music Directors.

Learn more about this year’s awards program here:

We look forward to seeing your entries and will reveal this year’s jury of industry professionals in the coming weeks.

The Canadian Radio Awards are FREE TO ENTER, which wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our first-ever title sponsor, HD Radio, and our Sponsors and Supporters.