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Young Arias 2019

British radio industry kicks off the search for audio stars of the future with Young ARIAS

The inaugural Young ARIAS awards open for entries today, Monday 4th February 2019

The British radio industry has today started its search for a range of audio stars of the future with entries opening today for the Young Arias - a new annual awards event celebrating radio and audio created by under 18s at school radio stations, local projects and as individuals.

Young Arias Launch Team

With BBC Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson and Mollie King and KISS FM’s new Breakfast team Tom Green and Daisy Maskell on board as ambassadors, the Young ARIAS aim to widen the talent pool coming into British radio and provide an opportunity for young people to access the industry.

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

The winners and the institutions that support them will also be offered money can’t buy prizes, such as the opportunity to guest host on a national radio show, mentoring and special school assemblies. The Young ARIAS will showcase and nurture talent and will be promoted nationally on some of the UK’s biggest radio stations.

The full list of categories and details of how to enter free of charge from February 4 are available on and @theyoungarias.

Matt Edmondson Quote

Click here to enter the Young Arias today.


School Radio Sponsors Awared


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School Radio are proud to announce that we will be supporting the inaugural Young Arias by sponsoring the Best Use For Education award. 

This award is for the most impressive use of radio/audio production toward an educational outcome.  It could apply to any subject in the curriculum, at any age, and any scale of achievement – the most important thing is that it demonstrates how student learning and development can be improved by the use of audio production.

Entrants should include:

  • A 10-minute audio compilation, highlighting the best bits of the initiative (feel free to add additional audio commentary, if this helps to explain the initiative)
  • A Tracklisting of what you’ve included in the audio compilation
  • A 300-word statement from a teacher or staff member to support the entry
  • A 150-word statement written by the student(s) who participated in the initiative

You can enter for free so what are you waiting for? Click here to enter.