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2020 Kaleidoscope Award Entry
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2020 Kaleidoscope Award Entry

1/20/2020 to 6/6/2020
Where: United States
Contact: Kate McGarrity

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RTDNA honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity with the Kaleidoscope Awards.

As part of RTDNA's commitment to diversity in newsrooms and in news coverage, the Kaleidoscope Awards are presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve.

The awards recognize excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Enter your radio, television or online news organization to showcase your ongoing commitment to covering diversity issues, earn recognition for news team demonstrate credibility to your audience.

Find complete rules here.

How to Enter

  • Entries may be a single story or a compilation of work.
  • A written description is required and should include a list of material on the entry and a brief explanation of the news organization’s philosophy related to the coverage of diversity issues.
  • Entries may be edited and must not exceed 60 minutes (all commercial breaks must be removed).
  • Voice-overs or narratives are permitted only if they were part of the original piece.
  • All material (link, written work) must be submitted through the online entry portal at the time of entry.
  • All entries must have appeared between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.


  • Small/Large Market Radio
  • Network Radio
  • Small/Large Market TV
  • Network TV
  • Digital News Organization ("Pure Play" digital organizations. No portion of digital entries should have been broadcast.) 

If you are entering an audio category, the corresponding media should be audio. If you are entering a video category, the corresponding media should be video. If you are entering as a Digital News Organization, any corresponding audio or video should have first appeared online.

Winners will be announced in July.

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