Mumbai: The Radio and TV Advertising Practitioners Association of India (RAPA), which honors outstanding creative work in the radio and television field, has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for the 33rd All India RAPA Awards for Excellence 2007 to 5 April. The extension is due to the enthusiastic response and the public holidays of Eid-e-Milad, Good Friday and Holi scheduled towards the end of the month of March.
The RAPA Awards are possibly the only forum in the country that acknowledges creative excellence in radio. Television was included in the scope of the awards in 1981. The work eligible for nomination for the 33rd version of the RAPA awards has to be telecast/ broadcast between 1 January, 2007 and 31 December, 2007. The telecast criterion is not applicable to documentaries. However, the work should be produced between 1 January, 2007 and 31 December, 2007. And the work has to be produced in India.
RAPA Awards Committee chairman Viresh Chaddha said, "We have already got an enthusiastic response and have extended the deadline in order to accommodate more entries and entrants. The nomination formats have been strictly adhered to. On the judging panel, we shall have several eminent luminaries from the media and entertainment field, many of who are linguists. We are hopeful of getting quality entries that will raise the creative standards."
One can send any number of entries but each entry should be on a separate Audio CD or Video CD or DVD as the case may be. Where there is more than one participant, then it simply means that either of the participants, or both or all the participants can send the entries; e.g., in category number 1, it is mentioned that the Agency and the Producer can send the entry — in this case, the Agency or Producer can send the entry OR the Agency and the Producer can send the entry. In the second instance if the Agency and the Producer have sent the SAME entry and in the event the entry wins an award, than trophies will be presented to both the Agency and the Producer.