FAQs

When do 2021 ACRA entries open?

Entries for the 2021 ACRAs closed in May.

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

What date do entries close?

Friday 14 May 2021

What are the valid dates for entry?

All entries into the award categories for 2021 must have been broadcast and/or active during 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2021. However, entries into the categories of Best Station Sales Achievement, Best Agency Salesperson and Best Direct Salesperson are judged on the past two calendar years (1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020), due to the cancellation of the 2020 ACRAs as a result of COVID-19. 

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 2021 awards will be announced at the 32nd ACRAs on Saturday 30 October 2021. 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 Commercial Radio Australia 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.

There isn’t enough room on the Special Entry form for my response to the criteria?

The 2021 ACRAs has moved online. Please view the category descriptions and submit your entry online at http://entry.acras.com.au/

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.

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 2021 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 Helen Fiddler (Events Manager, CRA) and provide as many details as possible so we can try to resolve the problem you’re experiencing as quickly as possible.