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C31 Melbourne and Geelong Announce Antenna Awards Return for 2021

Announcement posted by C31 Melbourne and Geelong 16 Feb 2021

Return of the Antenna Awards for 2021, recognising outstanding achievements in community television production


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C31 Melbourne are pleased to announce the return of the Antenna Awards for 2021, recognising outstanding achievements in community television production. Entries open February 15 and can be submitted online via the Antenna Awards portal. Nominees will be announced from April 16 with the award ceremony taking place at Deakin Edge on May 29 with COVID-safe plans in place.

Nominations for the awards are accepted from producers, presenters, and other volunteers within the sector. Programs must have first aired between July 1 2019 and March 19 2021 and have been distributed with a licenced community television station in operation during that period – including C31 Melbourne, Adelaide 44, West TV or Indigenous Community Television, or on Foxtel’s Aurora channel.

There will be special consideration for programs which were not broadcast within the eligibility period but are completed and ready for broadcast at an agreed future date (between March 20 and June 30 2021).

 The Antenna Awards recognise outstanding achievement in both technical and creative fields. Past Antenna Awards winners include Mitch McTaggart (SBS Viceland), Logie award winner Sarah Barton (Fertile Films), and Oz African TV. Nominees are selected by a panel of industry experts with judges for the 2021 awards including Laura Imbruglia (Music Victoria), Dave Houchin (Triple R) and Britt Aylen (7 News).

The categories are:


Outstanding Direction in a Program

Outstanding Sound in a Program

Outstanding Editing in a Program

Outstanding Camera Work in a Program

Outstanding Technical & Creative Ingenuity in Lockdown

Outstanding Theme Song in a Program



Best Non-Factual Program (Comedy/Narrative/Sketch/Art)

Best Music Program

Best Factual, Current Affairs or Interview Program

Best Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Program

Best Special Interest or Lifestyle Program

Best Sports Program

Best Seniors Program

Best Outdoor or Recreational Program

Best Live and/or Outside Broadcast

Best Journalism in a Program

Best Youth Personality

Best Personality in a Seniors Program

Personality of the Year

Outstanding Contribution to Community by a Program

Outstanding Creative Achievement In A Program

Best Performance in a Non-Factual Program

Program of the Year



Shane Dunlop

General Manager, C31 Melbourne

0418 395 926


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