The nominees to find the next radio star have been revealed

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The search has narrowed to find radio and podcast stars of the future.

The Young Audio Awards, the “Oscars” of radio and audio for under 18s, celebrate amazing young talent across the UK has seen hundreds of kids and schools get involved this year, and the nominees are in.

Announced live on the Fun Kids breakfast show, those up for the gongs come from all across the country including Glasgow, Torbay and Leeds. There’s all sorts of categories including Rising Talent, School Station of the Year and Best Podcast.

Those nominated have the chance to win some pretty cool prizes including: a show on national radio, mentorship with big radio presenters and even a new radio studio for a lucky school. The Young Audio Awards ceremony will see the industry’s biggest names hand out awards, including Greg James plus there will be a performance from a huge surprise music star. The ceremony will be on March 27 at the iconic BBC Radio Theatre, hosted by the award’s ambassadors Matt Edmondson and Mollie King, from BBC Radio 1, and KISS FM’s Swarzy and Tyler West.

The judging panel, which comprises experts from across the radio and audio industries, including those who work behind the scenes and on-air talent, were looking for passion, enthusiasm, and in-depth knowledge from entrants, as well as skills including script writing, presenting, news-gathering, and editing and producing. Awards will also be given out for educational and technical achievements.

 The full list of nominees is below:

BBC Sounds Rising Talent Award (8-11)

DAISY LLOYD

INARAH ALI

WILLIAM UGWUNZE

 

BBC Sounds Rising Talent Award (12-15)

FINN BOYES

TIA BRADY

ZEINA ADDADAHINE

 

BBC Sounds Rising Talent Award (16-18)

BECCA BEAVINGTON

HARVEY KING

WILLIAM OELRICH

 

Arqiva Award for Technical Excellence

JOHN SHAW – Steeple Claydon – Scouts internet radio

OLLIE ANDERSON – Endeavor FM, Boston – Community

KAI RANDLES – Global Academy

 

Best in Music

OLI HACKETT

OLLIE ANDERSON – BEST IN MUSIC ENTRY 2020

TYLER SELBY

 

Best News, Sport & Documentary (supported by BBC Young Reporter)

GRENFELL – HOW THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER

THE STORY BEHIND SERIES

THE BOOT ROOM

 

Achievement within the Community

OCEAN YOUTH RADIO

THE 4PS RADIO TRAINING COURSE

THE VIBE INVESTIGATES

 

School Radio Station of the Year (Primary School with Fun Kids)

NEWINGTON TRIPLE A RADIO

NPL ROCKIN’ RADIO STATION

TRINITY RADIO

 

School Radio Station of the Year (Secondary School)

ROUNDHAY RADIO

WORKINGTON ACADEMY RADIO

YOUTHS CHOICE FROM GLOBAL ACADEMY

 

Best Use for Education (sponsored by School Radio)

EDUCATION 360 – ACADEMY FM FOLKESTONE

NEWINGTON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL: TRIPLE A RADIO: REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

TRINITY RADIO

 

Most Innovative Team (sponsored by Broadcast Bionics)

NEWINGTON TRIPLE A RADIO

ROUNDHAY RADIO

YOUTHS CHOICE @ GLOBAL ACADEMY SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL TEAM

 

Best Podcast

AIYLA ASHAJ AND SHANZAY WAHID

HOPE RADIO

NEWINGTON TRIPLE A RADIO

 

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