Siren Awards revamped after two decades


After 20 years the Siren Awards are to be revamped.

Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) is taking a new approach, aimed at reflecting excellence across all audio platforms, reaching a broader audience and maintaining its support of new creative talent entering the ad industry.

The Siren Award 2024 will be presented at the well established B&T Awards for the Best Use of Radio/Audio, as the award moves away from a standalone program.

CRA Chief Commercial Officer Jo Dick says CRA is also partnering with Advertising Council Australia (ACA) to support AWARD School 2024, as presenting partner for the Audio Week brief.

“The Sirens have been encouraging excellence in audio creative for two decades, and this refresh will ensure the initiative keeps up with our fast-evolving industry.”

“Our partnership with B&T will take the Sirens to a broader audience, across the creative community, media agencies and marketers, while we are also expanding the scope of the award to reflect excellence across all audio platforms – not just radio.”

“And by teaming up with ACA to support AWARD School, we will be encouraging new and emerging creative talent to embrace audio.”

Sirens founder, Eardrum’s Ralph van Dijk, has backed the move: “It’s the end of an era, but also the start of a new one, and I’m excited to see how the Siren’s partnership with Advertising Council Australia can help foster the next generation of creative excellence in audio.”

Thinkerbell’s Adam Ferrier also welcomes the decision: “The Siren Awards have been an important creative initiative for two decades, and this move will carry it into the next 20 years.”

The Siren for the Best Use of Radio/Audio category will be presented at the annual B&T Awards in November. Entries will be open mid-2024. Previous Sirens judges will be invited to judge the category.

AWARD School has commenced for 2024 and participants will today receive their Audio Week brief from tutor David Fraser of BMF, which won the 2023 Siren Award for its work with ALDI.

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