The Young ARIAS

The Young ARIAS are new awards for 8-18 year-olds and schools who love creating audio.

The awards look to widen the talent pool coming into British radio and provide an opportunity for young people to access the industry.

The awards are broad and diverse, covering all elements of audio with categories like: Rising talent, Best in Music, School station of the year (Primary & Secondary), Best use for education and Most Innovative Team.

Open to school radio stations, podcasts, homemade audio projects, community radio contributors and DJs, the young audio talent will be provided with a chance to gain exposure to, and a better understanding of, the radio and audio industry.

You can stay up to date on Young ARIAS 2020 here: Young ARIAS awards.

Below is some of the amazing audio content created by the 2019 nominees:

The Best of BBC Sounds Rising Talent - Hear the best bits from the BBC Sounds Rising Talent Young ARIAS nominees
Youth In Politics - Teenager William King investigates the relationship young people have with politics.
The Best of Young ARIAS school stations of the year - Hear the best bits from the school station of the year Young ARIAS nominees.
Living China Doll – A beautiful piece of prose on what it’s like living with bipolar. Written and performed by teenage girls.
Newington Community Primary School – Award winning fun from one of the best school radio stations in the country. Be prepared to smile.

 

Classroom Resources

To inspire your pupils and provide them with the production skills they might need to succeed, we've created this collection of BBC Teach resources all about making media.

How to write a radio news report
Filming our Greatest Generation
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Live Lessons

BBC Radio 1's Academy - Live Lesson
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BBC 5 live Young Commentator - Live Lesson
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