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JBF Partners with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's ShortDocs Challenge

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JBF Editors

March 18, 2013


The James Beard Foundation is partnering with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's 2013 ShortDocs Challenge

Here at JBF, we're all about the sense of taste. But thanks to Chicago's Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF), we're about to start putting our ears to work, too.

A weekly radio show, audio library, podcast, and public listening series all rolled into one aural package, TCIAF curates sound-rich stories from around the world and helps them reach as many ears as possible. They also run the ShortDocs Challenge, an annual competition that invites anyone and everyone to create a short radio piece based on a unique set of rules and a partnering organization. This year's partner? Yours truly.

More specifically, the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge is inspired by the theme of the 2013 JBF Food Conference: appetite. As the TCIAF's website puts it, "We encourage you to interpret 'appetite' broadly, from the literal to the figurative. Consider stories of hunger and obesity, craving and satiety, profit and desire."

If you're interested in participating, you have until May 6 (extended from April 30) to enter your work. Once all of the submissions have been received, we'll help select the winner. We're also inviting some of the finalists to feature their entries at our conference this fall.

You can read the rules, entry instructions, and fine print for the competition here. Got other questions? Read their FAQ here.

Good luck to all of this year's entrants. Appetite has never sounded so sweet.