Antenna Awards

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Antenna Awards
Current: 2021 Antenna Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in community television production
CountryAustralia
First awarded2004;18 years ago (2004)
Website c31.org.au/antennas
Television/radio coverage
Network C31 Melbourne (2004–2010; 2014; 2019; 2021)

The Antenna Awards is an Australian awards ceremony which recognises outstanding achievements in community television production. First held in 2004, the ceremony is produced by C31 Melbourne, and is broadcast by terrestrial community television stations (colloquially known as Channel 31) across Australia.

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Nominations are accepted from producers, presenters and other volunteers within the sector for programming produced within the eligibility period of each ceremony. Entries are judged entirely by a panel decided by the event organisers; previously, the Viewers' Choice Award allowed for Channel 31 viewers to nominate their favourite programs in a given year.

Between 2004 and 2010 the awards were held annually – first at RMIT University's Storey Hall, and later at the Deakin Edge at Federation Square. In 2014, the awards were revived to honour 20 years of community television in Brisbane and Melbourne, [1] and were held again in 2019 to honour 25 years of C31 Melbourne.

Original run

2004

2005

2006

2007

[3] * Best Living and Learning Program : No Limits

2008

The 2008 awards ceremony were held at the BMW Edge theatre, Federation Square on Thursday, 24 April, and broadcast on Sunday, 27 April at 7.30 pm.

2009

2010

In 2010, C31 Melbourne Antenna Awards were held on Sunday 27 June at BMW Edge from Federation Square, Melbourne.

Revivals

On 1 July 2014, C31 Melbourne announced the return of the Antenna Awards for 2014, to mark 20 years since the first broadcasts of C31 Melbourne and 31 Digital Brisbane. [7] Following the success of a Pozible crowdfunding campaign, the 2014 Antenna Awards were held on 1 October 2014 at the Deakin Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne, with 13 Antennas awarded.

On 4 July 2019, C31 Melbourne announced a second revival of the Antenna Awards, marking 25 years since the channel's first broadcast. [8] The 2019 Antenna Awards were held on 5 October 2019, [9] with 24 Antennas awarded.

On 1 February 2021, C31 Melbourne announced a third revival of the Antenna Awards. The 2021 Antenna Awards will be held on 19 June 2021, instead of 29 May 2021, [10] and will mark the 10th time the awards have been held since their inception in 2004.

Awards

As of the 2019 Antenna Awards, awards are given in 23 categories: [9]

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