What are the ORCAs?
Outstanding Radio Creativity Awards
Run by The Radio Bureau, the ORCA programme rewards creative teams for their outstanding creative work on radio commercials, campaigns and promotions. If it's on radio and it's advertising a product or service - it's in to win!
Entries are judged by a rotating panel of judges, selected from creative agencies and radio stations around the country. Judging is based on the following criteria:
Monthly ORCA winners get $500 cash and hold on to our designer Trophy by local industrial artist Martin Horspool - until a new winner takes it off them!
And if, in a given month, a winner isnít chosen - the cash prize jackpots to the next month!
Entries that narrowly miss out on winning, but which the judges still rate highly, will awarded a Merit. Both ORCA and Merit winning ads go through to the annual Grande ORCA and People's Choice Awards.
Grande ORCAs & People's Choice
At the end of the ORCA year, Grande ORCA winners get to keep the Trophy forever (Martin will make a brand new one for the next year) and they also receive a trip for two to the Cannes Lions in the South of France!
People's Choice winners (voted for by the radio and advertising industry public) receive comedy giant cheques and a real cheque for $2000!
A creative way to get free advertising
And the winning clients don't miss out Ė monthly client winners get a $5000 radio schedule* and Grande ORCA winners get a schedule to the value of $50,000!*
* See Conditions of Entry for details