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Third Coast Festival Winners Announced

That’s some great audio.

At last! The 2015 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition winners have been announced.  For the unfamiliar, each year Third Coast Festival recognizes “the best new stories produced around the world for radio and the Internet (in English), through [the] Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.” The award, which has been around since 2001, has bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to winners. You can read a description of each award category in our article on the nominees from earlier this month. Without further ado, the winners are:

Best Documentary: Gold Award
Sight Unseen (USA)
Produced and edited by Jad Abumrad with Soren Wheeler and Jamison York for Radiolab


Best Documentary: Silver Award
Sounds Up There (UK)
Produced by Colin McNulty, with executive producer Kevin Dawson, and studio manager Gareth Iles for Whistledown Productions and BBC Radio 4.


Best Documentary: Bronze Award
Structural Integrity (USA)
Produced by Joel Werner and Sam Greenspan with editor Roman Mars for 99% Invisible


Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award
695BGK (USA)
Produced by Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge for Criminal


Directors’ Choice Award
The Living Room (USA)
Produced by Briana Breen with editing, mixing and scoring by Brendan Baker for Love + Radio


Best New Artist
Mayday Mayday (UK)
Produced and directed by Becky Ripley with editor James Cook for BBC Radio 4


Britney (USA)
Produced by Starlee Kine with Eric Mennel, Melinda Shopsin, and editor Eli Horowitz for Mystery Show


Radio Impact
Betrayed by Silence (USA)
Reported and produced by Madeleine Baran and Sasha Aslanian, with editor Mike Edgerly and project director Chris Worthington for Minnesota Public Radio News


Best News Feature
Burma’s Rohingya: Easy Prey for Traffickers (USA)
Reported by Axel Kronholm with editor Mia Lobel and producer Rob Sachs for America Abroad

About the Author

Eric McDaniel is the founder of Audiologue, where he covers 99% Invisible. Right now, his favorite shows are Mystery Show and Cortex. Find him on Twitter @ericmmcd, or by email at eric@audiologue.xyz.

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