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Rules and Regulations

Grand Prix Nova - International Radio Drama and Short Forms Festival ONLINE

1st  – 30th September, 2021

Due to Coronavirus Pandemic evolution, this year the Grand Prix Nova will be hold online.

Rules and regulations

Grand Prix Nova is a festival organized by the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation. The festival is competitive and is open to broadcasting organizations and independent producers.

A. Aim of the festival

Grand Prix Nova aims to attract radio drama productions from all over the world. We are particularly interested in rewarding innovative artistic works that explore new approaches to radio broadcast.

We like to define innovation as the artistic trend that reaches to the new generations by finding more efficient technical and esthetic approaches to deliver its message. That artistic product that „breaks into” the market or society.

B. Deadlines


    The entrant must download the REGISTRATION FORM and  resend it (as *.doc file) to grandprixnova@gmail.com by 15th June 2021 together with

  • The original script translated in English,

  • The recording of the work (Accepted sound format Wave (Microsoft PCM) (*.wav) 44.100kHz; 16 Bit, mp3 min 256kbps) ,

  • Your company logo / picture for freelancers.

For larger files please use a File Transfer Service (ex. https://www.wetransfer.com ).

The preselection results will be announced no later than 15th July , 2021.

Notice! In the Registration Form each entrant must designate the author/producer or any other person involved in the production to participate at the video-conference debates -the online video calls will take place on ZOOM. In case there is no representation, the production will be automatically disqualified.


    • B1. The Grand Prix Nova ONLINE festival begins on September 1st, 2021.
    • B2.The preselected entries will be POSTED ONLINE (WWW.GRANDPRIXNOVA.RO) for the listening sessions at Grand Prix Nova.
    • B3. The Grand Prix Nova ONLINE festival ends on September 30th, 2021.

C. Regulations


    All professional radio drama programs are eligible for entry in the 2021 awards competition, provided that they:
    1. Were produced or first broadcast after September 1st , 2019
    2. Programs submitted at previous editions are not eligible for new submission.
    3. Conform to the categories listed below


    The categories for the Grand Prix Nova are :
    1. Radio drama
    2. Short forms
    3. Binaural  Drama*


    Entrants decide in which category they want to compete and state their decision in the registration form.
    Each entrant can participate with:

    1.  In Radio Drama category - an individual broadcast that may not exceed 60 minutes or maximum of 2 broadcasts, each registered separately, with a total length of up to 100 minutes;
    2. In Short Forms category - a maximum of 2 broadcasts, each registered separately, no longer than 10 minutes per program. ARS ACUSTICA radio pieces are also welcome;
    3. In Binaural drama category – an individual broadcast that may not exceed 60 minutes or maximum of 2 broadcasts, each registered separately, with a total length of up to 100 minutes;


Programs will be judged by a Jury. The Jury is formed by but not limited to prominent radio experts and professionals from stations and companies around the world. Entries are judged for production value, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. A short list will be announced by the jury the day before the awards announcement.

Prizes> The first place in Drama Category will be rewarded with 4000 Euros and a diploma.

The first place in Short Forms and Binaural Category will be rewarded with 2000 Euros each.

The second and third place will be rewarded with a Diploma.

  • C5. For practical reasons, the official language of the festival is English.

  • C6. Programs that have already been presented at other festivals are also welcome.

  • C7. Programs should not contain advertisements.

  • C8. The entrant agrees that the organizer of the festival may use up to three minutes of the program submitted for the purpose of promoting the Festival.

  • C9. The organizer reserves the right to make a preliminary selection according to the following criteria: how the program meets the basic requirements of the festival, quality of the program, entrant's quota and date of receipt.

  • C10. An entrant whose program has not been admitted to the contest will be notified of the decision.

  • C11. All entrants will be officially notified of the decisions of the jury.


Entries and materials submitted may be displayed, shown, duplicated, published or reproduced for educational and/or promotional purposes as Grand Prix Nova deems appropriate. By entering, the entrant agrees to hold Grand Prix Nova exempt from any costs or expenses of any claim arising out of any such use.

Entrants have the option to not have their entry shown in its entirety on our websites by exercising the option listed on the online registration form.

Grand Prix Nova assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information.

Registration of an entry with the Grand Prix Nova # 0nline 2021 Festival implies full acceptance of all these rules and requirements.