The Prix Ex Aequo is an international children's and youth radio drama festival organized every two years by Radio and Television Slovakia in cooperation with the EBU.
The aims of the Prix Ex Aequo Festival are to promote:
This year, the Prix Ex Aequo will be held online, starting with online listening of the entries and voting by the nominated jury members from 10 October to 4 November 2020 and ending with announcement of the winners on 6 November 2020.
Owing to a smaller number of competing entries in this year´s edition, the previous categories of radio fairy tales for children and radio plays for youth have been merged into one competing category only.
Each participating organization should nominate, by 8 October 2020 at the latest, one representative in the field of radio drama as a jury member to take part in the adjudication of the competing entries.
The international jury will be working online from 10 to 30 October 2020 (online listening and adjudication). Each jury member will receive, from the Festival organizer at their email address, the access details to the dedicated FTP server with text and audio files of all competing entries.
By 30 October 2020 all jurors must have submitted via email their proposals for:
Prix Ex Aequo for the best radio play
Prix Ex Aequo for the exceptional performance of a radio play
as per instructions given by RTVS as organizer of the Festival.
Each juror shall have one vote at their disposal, to be submitted to ONE programme from all competing entries, but they are not allowed to vote for the programme submitted to the competition by their broadcasting organization. The entry having received the highest number of votes will be declared the winner of the competition.
In case of a tie, the winner shall be decided upon in a second round of jury voting, to be held on 4 November 2020.
The winners shall be officially announced in a dedicated live radio transmission on RTVS, Radio Devin channel, on 6 November 2020. There will be no in-person award ceremony this year. Prizes will be sent to the winners by end-November 2020.