Thank you again to all our brave contestants. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!
We want to thank our AMAZING panel of celebrity judges (seriously, this list was stacked!), who listened carefully to each of the top ten finalists, and rated each story based on four main criteria: Creativity, Storytelling, Technical Skill, and Incorporation of the Theme. They also noted if and how effectively the Bonus Element was used.
Here are our juges (with links to their Twitter page): Alex Chadwick, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, Benjamen Walker, Bob Carlson, Colin Hanks, Gustavo Arellano, Guy Raz, Jennifer Ferro, John Barth, John Biewen, Lea Thau, Lu Olkowski, Madeleine Brand, Scott Aukerman, Roman Mars, Tracy Wahl and host of KCRW’s Bookworm, Michael Silverblatt.
Now let’s get to it.
Here are our WINNERS:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $1,000 contract for piece to air on KCRW’s UnFictional, one-year PRX Producer Account, Soundcloud Premium account, KCRW T-shirt
TEAM MEX FACTOR: Cristina Parry from Kidlington, UK
TEAM MIC & IKE: Eric Drachman & Albert Dayan from Venice, CA
STATE OF OVERWHELM
TEAM THUNDERBOLT: Olga, Erin & Max from London, UK
FIVE FINGER DISCOUNT
MOST LIKED AWARD:
TEAM MARFAUX: Alice Quinlan, Megan Detrie & Paige Phelps from Marfa, TX
SHAKE THE DUST
Please let us know if you or your local station covered your participation in the Radio Race. We are loving the stories behind the stories. Keep them coming! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on the Facebook event page.
Hope to see all of you next year for the 2nd Annual KCRW Radio Race! Until then, keep making great radio stories!