When do 2023 ACRA entries open?

Entries for the 2023 ACRAs open on April 17th.

Email CRA Events (Events Manager) to ensure you are subscribed to the ACRAs e-newsletters to receive the finalists announcement.

What date do entries close?

Friday 30 June 2023

What are the valid dates for entry?

All entries into the award categories for 2023 must have been broadcast and/or active during 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023. However, entries into the categories of Best Regional Salesperson, Best Agency Salesperson, Best Direct Salesperson and Sales Team of the Year are judged on the past calendar year (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022).  

What does it cost to enter the awards?

The cost of entry depends on the location (Country, Provincial and Metropolitan) of the radio station and the award category. Please refer to the ACRA entry forms for more information.

How many times can I enter?

There are no limitations on the number of entries per person/per team.

Will a confirmation be sent?

A confirmation of entry will not be supplied due to the volume of entries received.

Will entries be returned?

No – entries submitted into the ACRAs will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy of all entries submitted.

When will winners be announced?

Winners of the 2023 awards will be announced at the 34th ACRAs on Saturday 14 October 2023. The red carpet event will be held at the International Convention Center at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

How are entries judged?

The judging is conducted in a series of rounds by a panel of suitably qualified professionals selected by CRA from a wide cross-section of the commercial radio industry, advertising agencies, production houses and educational institutions. For more information on judging, head to acras.com.au/Enter/Judging 

What are the judges looking for?

The judges are looking for strong content. Address the criteria and provide evidence of success. Check out the Hints & Tips page about preparing a winning entry for more info on what the judges are looking for at the beginning of this pack.

How should I announce my name and station on my audio submission?

Simply state your name and station only at the beginning of the recording. There should be no music or noise in the background, also no produced stations IDs and the tag should not exceed three seconds.
Please provide any phonetic pronunciations (if possible)

What do I need to include with my entry?

Please check and double check the checklist made available on the category entry forms for what is required. It is essential all criteria is addressed and all support material is included to ensure your entry isn’t disadvantaged.

When will finalists be announced?
Finalists in the 2022 ACRAs will be announced via acras.com.au in August. Ensure you are subscribed to the ACRAs e-newsletters to ensure you are the first to receive the list. 

Can’t find your answer or having a technical issue?

Please contact us 02 9281 6577 or email events@commercialradio.com.au and provide as many details as possible so we can try to resolve the problem you’re experiencing as quickly as possible.