Your chance to be on national radio!

A brand new annual competition to celebrate under 18s who are making radio and audio in the UK is asking for your entries from today (Mon 4 Feb) to win the chance of being on national radio.

Whether you’re a DJ or contributor on school radio, hospital radio, community or local radio, whether you make your own podcasts or you create your own audio at home for fun, then the Young Arias - supported by BBC Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson and Mollie King and KISS FM’s new Breakfast team Tom Green and Daisy Maskell - want to hear from YOU.

BBC Radio 1’s Mollie King said: “Being a presenter on BBC Radio 1 is literally my dream job, so I’m so excited to support an awards which will help young people get into radio and audio and give them a chance to follow their dreams too. I just hope no one’s too good, Matt and I quite like our breakfast show slot!”

As well as the chance of winning a shiny Young ARIAS award, you’ll get prizes that money just can’t buy, including the chance to guest host on a national radio show, tours of national radio studios, mentoring from top radio talent, work shadowing and invaluable advice about how to break into the radio industry.

The Young ARIAS which has been created by the radio industry bodies The Radio Academy and Radiocentre, in tandem with the senior ARIAS (ARIA stands for Audio And Radio Industry Awards) to widen the talent pool coming into British radio and provide an opportunity for young people to access the industry.

The full list of categories and details of how to enter free of charge from February 4 are available on

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