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Step up your radio storytelling game and produce a national feature.

Apply to take part in the National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers heard on community stations all around Australia. 

Open to all producers based at community radio stations around the continent, the National Features & Documentary Series has been mentoring producers to create radio stories since 2013.

Training and mentoring is provided by the Community Media Training Organisation, and the series is distributed by the Community Radio Network.

This year you can submit your application either as text, video or audio - it's up to you!

Selection Criteria

Selected applications will:

  1. Demonstrate thorough planning, with confirmed interviewees.
  2. Present an original idea or story
  3. Demonstrate high potential for creative use of sound
  4. Be relevant to audiences nationally 
  5. Benefit from the training and mentoring opportunity

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be endorsed by a licensed Australian community radio station
  • Group applicants are accepted with one primary contact required
  • Applicants must not have participated in previous years series
Click here to see the full Terms & Conditions.

This year, applications for the National Features and Documentary Series are a little different. We want you to submit text below, or upload an audio or video file answering just three questions: 

  1. What is your idea for a Story?
  2. Who are the people you will talk to for your story? Tell us their names and how you will connect with them. 
  3. What do you want to get out of the training and mentoring?

If uploading video or audio, your file will be uploaded when you hit 'Submit'. Unfortunately there isn't a status bar, so just give it a couple of minutes. For best results, make sure your file is less than 15mB. Still having issues? Call 02 9310 2999 or write to

Time to submit!

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of entry.