The Young ARIAS are the new UK awards for 8 to 18 year olds and schools who love making audio. If you’re involved in radio, podcasts or audio projects, then we want to shine a spotlight on your talent.

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Young ARIAS,

the home for new audio talent.

can't buy

Win 'money can’t buy' prizes. Winners and nominees will receive priceless opportunities which will help you learn more about media and open doors for your future career. Prizes include industry mentorship, VIP studio tours and a show on a national radio station.


The Young ARIAS are supported by both commercial and BBC radio, in fact you may have already heard about us on-air. We're working with lots of well-known presenters, to make some noise about our big new awards. If you're nominated you might get to meet some of them at our awards event at the prestigious BBC Radio Theatre.

is free

There’s no Young ARIAS entry cost for schools or under 18s, it’s completely free for everyone.
Entries have now closed for 2019's Young ARIAS.
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