The Prix Bohemia Radio festival contains three competition categories and these are presented on individual days – Documentary on Monday, News Report on Tuesday and Drama on Wednesday.
A report on current events – an authentic eyewitness account of an important event which relies on description, narration, interview and documentary audio techniques to inform about and interpret the current event.
A radio report with a maximum duration of 10 minutes, broadcast between January 1, 2017 and January 15, 2018 by a broadcasting entity in any of the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland) or in the service area of invited broadcast stations from Romania, Austria and Germany.
A radio documentary made in the Czech Republic, with a maximum duration of 60 minutes, broadcast by a Czech broadcasting entity between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
An original radio drama, adaptation or dramatization made in the Czech Republic, with a maximum duration of 60 minutes, broadcast by a Czech broadcasting entity between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
The following prizes will be presented in each category:
Prix Bohemia Radio 1st prize
Prix Bohemia Radio 2nd prize
Prix Bohemia Radio 3rd prize
Student jury prize
Works in each competition category will be evaluated by a jury appointed for that category which will be composed of five members. Before the main competition, juries will pre-select the programmes and decide which ones should proceed to the main competition. In the main competition, votes for the best programmes will be cast through a secret ballot, once all entries have been heard.
The jury will be expanded to include an independent student jury. This jury can hand out student prizes for any entries, regardless of whether they were included in the pre-selection by the expert jury or not.