Call for Entry for the 30th Radio Mercury Awards is Now Open

The Radio Mercury Awards are proud to announce that 2021 Call for Entry is now officially open.

Up for grabs are 15 trophies in 12 categories. Judges will also have the option to award a Best of Show.

A new category this year is Purpose-Driven Spot or Campaign, which will go to a radio spot or campaign that promotes actions and efforts towards public good. These entries should also demonstrate how they addressed social, environmental or public health/safety issues.

The Radio Mercury Awards are also introducing a “Thirty Years in Your Ears” campaign produced in collaboration with Chief Judge Robin Fitzgerald and the creative team at BBDO Atlanta. The campaign highlights several of the Best in Show winners from the last 30 years of the competition. It can be viewed on and is featured in digital marketing and social media.

The Call for Entry deadline is August 9, 2021. There is a $30 per entry fee, in honor of our 30th anniversary. (Student entries will be free.) Finalists will be announced in late September and winners will be announced during the 2021 Radio Mercury Awards virtual event on November 17.

For more information regarding entry categories, guidelines, entry fees and deadlines, click here.