The Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) are organised by Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA). These prestigious national awards encompass 51 categories and cover all areas of radio broadcasting and digital audio. 
Each year, judges donate countless hours of their time to select the ACRA finalists and winners. 
Each award has been grouped into one of the six categories:

  1. Entertainment, Music and Talent
  2. Talk, News and Sports
  3. Production
  4. Sales and Marketing
  5. Podcasts and Digital
  6. Specialist Awards
The judging involves two rounds:
Round 1: Finalist vetting
Each category is judged by a panel of radio peers who review all applications and determine the finalists.
Round 2: Winners judging
Executives and specialists from each area representing the CRA members, determine the winners from the finalists.
This year, each category also has an independent judge who will also, in the case of a tie, be the arbiter.
There are three additional group of judges:
  • The CRA Board - judging award: Hall of Fame.
  • People / HR Group -judging award: Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Music Group - judging award: Music Director of they Year, Best Music Feature, Australian Music Champion - The Gudinski

No judge can be involved in a vote for a person they have a close personal tie to – family, partner or close personal friend.