Antetn GrandPrixNova 2022

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

Grand Prix Nova - International Radio Drama and Short Forms Festival, Bucharest

14th- 18thJune, 2022


The festival is aimed to be held as an in-person event in Bucharest, but it might be organized online should the COVID-19 pandemics conditions impose.

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

  • PRESELECTION

    The entrant must download the REGISTRATION FORM 2022 and resend it (as *.doc file) to grandprixnova@gmail.com by

    1st April 2022 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 2ndMay , 2022.


Notice! In the Registration Form 2022 each entrant must designate the author/producer or any other person involved in the production to participate in person to the Festival, in Bucharest. In case there is no representation, the production will be automatically disqualified.

  • FESTIVAL

    • B1. The 10th Grand Prix Nova festival begins on 14th June , 2022
    • B2. If COVID-19 pandemics conditions impose the festival will be organized online. În that case 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 June 18th, 2022 .

C. Regulations

  • C1. ELIGIBLE PERIOD

    All professional radio drama programs are eligible for entry in the 2022 awards competition, provided that they:
    1. Were produced or first broadcast after September 1st , 2020
    2. Programs submitted at previous editions are not eligible for new submission.
    3. Conform to the categories listed below

  • C2. CATEGORIES

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

  • C3. NUMBER AND LENGTH OF ENTRIES

    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;

  • C4. JUDGING AND AWARDS

Programs will be judged by a Jury.

The Jury will be formed by the representatives of all selected productions in the contest. For this purpose, every producer will designate a jury representative and will support his/her participation costs in Bucharest. The jury representatives will be authorized to co-judge all the other productions in the section in which their productions compete, and to uphold their countries' productions in the debates sessions. The jury will be chaired by two judges, internationally reputable professionals who will be invited in person

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 Diplomas.

  • 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.

D. DISPOSITION OF ENTRY/ERRORS & OMISSIONS

Entries and materials submitted may be displayed, shown, duplicated, published or reproduced for educational and/or promotional purposes aș 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 2022 Festival implies full acceptance of all these rules and requirements.