Uncategorized | October 31, 2011

Great news! We’re excited to announce that our 5th annual Audio Competition will be judged in collaboration with Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Ms. Shapiro, whose bio you can read below, will lend us her expertise in documentary and audio production for the final selection of winners.

Julie Shapiro is Artistic Director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and has been with the project since its inception in 2000. Previous to that, she spent years behind record store counters across the country before ending up in North Carolina, where she worked at the the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, helped launch an experimental music/film festival, Transmissions, and produced Storylines Southeast – a survey of seminal literature from the region. These days, Shapiro teaches radio documentary in Chicago and beyond, keeps a blog about sound, and occasionally finds the time to produce stories for the public radio airwaves, including APM’s The Story and the BBC.

TMR will begin accepting submissions for the Audio Competition in December. The postmark deadline is March 15, 2012. For guidelines, categories, and more, see our Audio Competition page.