Community media recognised in awards

September 28, 2021

Multicultural football TV show panel in the studio being filmed
The talent, passion and commitment of community broadcasters around Australia has been recognised in recent local and international awards.

Congratulations to everyone honoured in the 2021 Antenna Awards and the Bilby Awards which recognise outstanding contributions to community television and radio. Both these awards are supported through our Development & Operations grants.

Antenna Awards 2021

We’re particularly proud to have supported the following people and projects through our Content grants.

Best Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Program Award

Multicultural AFL Football TV Panel Show

A national weekly television program features football news, reviews and previews is remixed for a radio in seven language and also available as a podcast. (NEMBC)

Outstanding Creative Achievement in a Program

The People’s Festival: 60 Years of Adelaide Fringe

30-minute documentary looks at the historic importance of the Festival and how it began. (C44)

Outstanding Direction in a Program

Transcending The Gender Narrative

Web series investigates how we can shift our conversations from an us/them or he /she perspective to an inclusive approach where getting the best fit for a role is what counts, not your gender. (C44)

Best Performance in a non-factual program

Flunk – Kelsie Adelaide

LGBTIQ+ teen drama series that explores sexuality, substance abuse and identity. (C31 Melbourne and Geelong)

Outstanding Contribution to Community by a Program

Broadcast Radio Australia (SA)

Nine-part documentary series showcases the different community radio stations within South Australia and is based on the show produced by C31 Melbourne and Geelong. (C44)

Outstanding Camera Work in a Program

Just 4Me Bake Club – Rebecca Dunker

Caroline Rowe’s online cooking school for those who love to bake just for themselves. (C44)

Bilby Awards

We’ve also proudly supported the following stations and broadcasters based in South Australia in recent years.

Triple Y

  • Community Engagement Award – 30 Hour Marathon for Men’s Mental Health
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Graham Johnston
  • Small Station of the Year – Triple Y, Whyalla
  • Local Music Award – Local & Loud

Radio Adelaide

  • Youth Contribution Award – Sam Andersen
  • Station ID, promo, program promo Award – 49th Birthday Party

Lofty Community Radio

  • Sports Broadcast Award – The Huddle
  • Interview Award – Kimberley Franklin

Fleurieu FM

  • Outside Broadcast Award – Live from the Steam Ranger Cockle Train

Fresh 92.7

  • Sponsorship announcement Award – Bedford


  • Can’t Get Out Of The Car Award – Quiz Your Pants
  • Best Radio Program Award – Dave’s Video Graveyard, Dave McLennan

Other awards

Tina Quinn, 2SER was one of 30 emerging radio and audio stars to win the 30 under 30 radio Awards. (Announced 21 September 2021)

MainFM’s Allie Hanly has been shortlisted in the international Jackson Wild Media Awards for her Saltgrass podcast. (Announced 20 September 2021)

Two episodes of the CBAA’s ‘From the Embers’ series and 2SER’s documentary Think: Sustainability have been shortlisted in this year’s New York Festivals Radio Awards. (Announced 12 October 2021)

In early September, Christian community broadcasters were also recognised for their outstanding contributions at the Christian Media & Arts Australia’s Excellence Media Awards.

Won an award? Let us know!

If  your work in community media has won an award or you’ve been recognised in other ways, let us know. We love to celebrate and amplify your success!

Photo: The Multicultural AFL Football TV Panel Show panel in the studio in 2018.

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