Please join us in congratulating the winners, runners-up and finalists of the 25th Radio And Production Awards! We have several newcomers to welcome to the Winner’s Table! First time trophy winners include Jay Helmus, Elisabeth Hart, Warren Cargill, Gary McClenaghan, and Langley Gerrard.
And welcome back for return visits, Colin McGinness who picks up his second trophy. Chris Pottage pick up number six, which moves him into a tie with John Masecar at third place. And pulling away from Joel Moss (9 trophies) with the most trophies is none other than Ross McIntyre with trophy number eleven. Wow!
Note: we keep track of the trophy count for the producers only, simply because this is how it started 25 years ago. But it goes without saying that the copywriters and VO talents are key to the success of these entries, and they are winners as well; and many of these copywriters and VO talents have also made return visits to the Winner’s Table. That’s why we offer every individual involved in any of the 41 entries on this list a chance to purchase their own trophies, plaques and/or certificates. Congratulations to all!
Best Feature Production – All Markets
WINNER: Ghosts of War - 100th Anniversary of WW1. UKRD, Bristol, UK. Producer: Colin McGinness; Copywriter: Colin McGinness; Voice Talent: Gerard Fletcher, Cat McKenzie, Emma Vane, Nick Blood
1st Runner-up: 2014 Recap. Krash Creative, Raleigh, North Carolina. Producer: Chadd Pierce; Copywriter: Chadd Pierce; Voice Talent: Chadd Pierce
2nd Runner-up: Top 103 of 2014 Intro Mashup (Z103.5). Evanov Radio Group (Z103.5). Producer: Azeem Haq; Copywriter: Azeem Haq; Voice Talent: Steve Stone, Rachel McGrath, Lil Jon
Finalist: Robin Williams Tribute. UKRD, Bristol, UK. Producer: Colin McGinness; Copywriter: Colin McGinness; Voice Talent: Robin Williams
Finalist: P Jack Bruce Interview Clip Montage. Benztown, Burbank, California. Producer: James Stodd; Copywriter: Bill Royal; Voice Talent: Jim Merkel
Best Imaging – All Markets
WINNER: Work Day. Bell Media, Calgary, Alberta. Producer: Gary McClenaghan; Copywriter: Gary McClenaghan; Voice Talent: Gary McClenaghan, Jamie Watson
1st Runner-up: CFOX - Christmas Carolers. The World Famous – CFOX, Vancouver, British Columbia. Producer: Jamie Ellard; Copywriter: Ronnie Stanton; Voice Talent: The Christmas Revelers
2nd Runner-up: Z953 - Father's Day. Newcap, Vancouver, British Columbia. Producer: Jay Helmus; Copywriter: Chris Leitz; Voice Talent: Rachel McGrath
Finalist: 991 Fresh FM's "Halloween In Winnipeg". Corus Entertainment, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Producer: Evan Surminski; Copywriter: Casey Norman; Voice Talent: Jamie Watson
Best Commercial – Large Markets
WINNER: Honey Gifts - Discreet Tractor. Newcap, Vancouver, British Columbia. Producer: Jay Helmus; Copywriter: Chris Leitz; Voice Talent: Ken Allen Jr.
1st Runner-up: Dead Air (Don't Drink and Drive). ROCK 101 (CORUS Entertainment), Vancouver, British Columbia. Producer: Marlin Brown; Copywriter: Rob Birk; Voice Talent: Rob Birk, Michelle Mclean, Eric Chapman
2nd Runner-up: Sobieski Vodka – Ikseibos. Rogers Radio, Toronto, Ontario: Producer: Chris Shapcotte; Copywriter: Dave Calvert; Voice Talent: Bob Magee
Finalist: A Professor's Thoughts of Handel's Messiah. Moody Radio Network, Chicago, Illinois. Producer: Lee Rugen; Copywriter: Lee Rugen; Voice Talent: Lori Neff, Michael Rydelnik
Finalist: Cowell Auto Group - Language of Love. Newcap, Vancouver, British Columbia. Producer: Jay Helmus; Copywriter: Melanie Last