pdf n Prix CIRCOM 2014 Jury Report


BBC regions dominated the announcement of the winning entries in the Prix CIRCOM 2014, for regional programmes and other skill categories. NRK Norway also won two awards.

The BBC collected four of the top awards – winning categories for Sport, Minorities in Society, Investigative Journalism and Video Journalism. The BBC was also commended in another category.

Other star winners were from Norway (Rising Star and Most Original), Bulgaria (Drama), France (Magazine and News Magazine) and The Netherlands (Documentary). In addition, a special category for co-production on European “citizenship” was won by Belgium.

There was a record entry of 228, including the co-production items. This included no fewer than 50 documentaries and 35 magazine programmes. There were 34 entries from Poland and 30 from the UK and in all 22 countries entered.

The awards werel presented at the CIRCOM Regional conference in Cavtat, near Dubrovnik, Croatia, on Thursday 8 May as part of a gala TV show transmitted by host broadcaster HRT.

Each category award offers prize money of 2000 euros, a trophy and a travel and accommodation bursary to attend the conference. In the case of the Rising Star award, the cash award is dedicated to supporting a short internship at another regional broadcaster in Europe. In the case of the special co-production award, the value to the winner is 1000 euros. In all categories there is also a “commended” entry which receives a travel and accommodation bursary for the conference.

The announcements were made after judging by 14 TV professionals from 14 different countries in Sofia, Bulgaria, as guests of the national broadcaster BNT.

On the gala TV show, the “best of the best” - the Grand Prix – was announced. The Grand Prix went to RTV Oost, The Netherlands, for the documentary Does God Love Women?


Prix 2014 Gala video blog, made by HRT's VJ Ivica Grudiček




winner: BNT (Bulgaria) for The Fourth Estate
commended: TVP3 Wroclaw (Poland) for The Orchestra

winner: RTV Oost, The Netherlands, for Does God Love Women?
commended: Georgian Public Broadcaster for I Am A Little Georgian

Most Original: 
winner: NRK Hordaland (Norway) for National Knitting Eve ~ Meet the winner 
commended: TVR Bucharest for Flag-osaurus ~ Meet the commended 

Investigative Journalism: 
winner: BBC London for Inside Out London: Racism in Housing ~ Meet the winner 
commended: SVT Orebro (Sweden) for Lind Volley ~ Meet the commended 

Magazine and News Magazine: 
winner: France 3 Basse Normandie for Littoral: The Seafarers’Magazine
commended: BBC London for BBC London News ~ Meet the commended 

Minorities in Society: 
winner: BBC London for Inside Out: Grooming Special ~ Meet the winner 
commended: TG4 (Ireland) for Assimilation ~ Meet the commended 

Rising Star: 
winner: Line Jansrud of NRK Trondelag (Norway) ~ Meet the winner 
commended: Ondrej Havlik of Czech TV Ostrava ~ Meet the commended 

winner: BBC Midlands for Late Kick-Off
commended: NRK Trondelag (Norway) for Can Anyone Be Best?

Video Journalism: 
winner: Phillip Norton of BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire ~ Meet the winner 
commended: Philip Bromwell of RTÉ Ireland ~ Meet the commended 

CIRCOM Citizenship Co-Production
winner: RTBF (Belgium) for Disabled People’s Sexuality ~ Meet the winner 
commended:TVR (Romania) for Bradet




The category sponsors who have made these awards possible are thanked by CIRCOM and are:

Grand Prix
sponsor: SES
  pof ses
sponsor: Dutch Cultural Media Fund
  pof dutch media fund
sponsor: TG4 Ireland
  pof tg4
Investigative Journalism
sponsor: Council of Europe
  pof coe
Magazine and News Magazine
SVT Sweden
  pof svt
Minorities in Society
sponsor: FTV France
  pof ftv
Most Original
sponsor: RTVSLO Slovenia
  pof rtvslo
Rising Star
sponsor: TVR Romania
  pof tvr
sponsor: TVP Poland
  pof tvp
Video Journalism
sponsor: BBC UK
  bbc logo
Special Award for Citizenship Co-production
supported by the European Parliament
  pof eup