With the aim of recognising the crucial role played by media in promoting the awareness of the audience on major issues such as cultural diversity, religious understanding, tolerance and peace, the World TV Award was initiated in 2004 under the Category Humanity.  "Religious Understanding" and "Conflict Resolution" were the initial topics.  In 2013, these were replaced by "Natural Disaster" and "Children's Rights". The major sponsor for this category is the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

In 2011, AIBD launched the World TV Award, Category Science & Environment in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

AIBD is pleased to announce the opening of call of entry for the AIBD Awards 2018. We are pleased to present this opportunity to all AIBD members and affiliates. Supported by AIBD, this competition will provide the opportunity for television and radio producers to receive international recognition for their work.

The Awards are open in the following two categories:

AIBD TV Award for the Best TV programme on:

Category 1: Youth Mental Health Mental health in youth is becoming a global concern. Social scientists claim that due to drastic changes in cultural norms, lifestyles, technological advancements the situation is getting complex for youth. Stress factors like bullying, technology addiction leading narcissism, early financial pressures, vagueness in life goals are making youth more frustrated worldwide.

This year AIBD awards is focusing on this theme to look at some of the issues in positive context and how media can play a vital role in highlighting the impactful solutions for youth.


Category 2: Netizens (Uplifting society through internet) Internet has become the most powerful communication medium offering great possibilities for social changes. With the evolution of internet in terms of speed, interactivity and accessibility, it is creating its own culture thus rising many opportunities as well as challenges.  

AIBD TV Awards is looking forward for impactful stories that how internet is contributing in uplifting the communities as well as how netizens (internet users) are utilizing it as socially responsible tool to overcome various challenges of cyber world.


AIBD Radio Award and Reinhard Keune Memorial Radio Award for the Best Radio Programme on:

Category 1: Diversity through Sports: Sports has always contributed towards the unification, integration and cohesion in the societies. With our world becoming a global village, it is necessary to understand that sports is one significant way to gather different communities under one flag, learn from each other’s culture to promote cultural diversity.


AIBD Radio awards is seeking interesting and positive stories with a concept of ‘inclusion for all’ in sports thus minimizing the cultural/societal gaps.


Category 2: Uplifting communities through Sustainable Tourism: Traveling and Tourism industry is becoming a huge part of economy for many countries, not only as the significant contributor for their GDP but also in respect of uplifting the communities residing within them. Sustainable tourism in its purest sense is about making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income, employment, and the conservation of local ecosystems.We are pleased to present this opportunity to all AIBD members and affiliates. Supported by AIBD, these Awards will provide the opportunity for your television and radio producers to receive international recognition for their work.


“The Prize” consists of US$500.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award topic.Winners and runners-up will be announced during the 44th Annual Gathering / 17th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings, to be hosted by Sri Lanka in August 2018.Please note that producers can submit one programmeper topic (limit of four submissions for the four topics) and the deadline for programme submission is 12 July 2018.

Winners and runners-up will be announced during the 44th Annual Gathering / 17th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings, to be hosted by Sri Lanka in August 2018.Please find the relevant information on criteria, regulations and application forms for the AIBD Television & Radio Awards 2018 on our website here.

We look forward to receiving your entries and application forms as soon as possible.

If you have any queries regarding these Awards, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Nabeel Tirmazi (AIBD Programme Manager) at [email protected] .



AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2018.

The World TV Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.

“The Winner Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.

For 2018, the two World TV Awards categories are:

·         Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Immigration or Migration"

·         Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Clean Water for Life"

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in New Delhi, India, from 10 - 12 May 2018, a global gathering of broadcasters.

The deadline for programme submission is 12th March 2018.

Criteria & Entry forms are available under "Form & application"

The World TV Awards 2018 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), France Médias Monde and Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).


The winners and runners-up of the World TV Awards 2017 were announced on the 7 June during the Asia Media Summit which took place in Qingdao, China.

"Driving the Change”, broadcast by EMTV – Papua New Guinea and directed by Mr Marcos Venditti won the Award under Humanity Category for the Best TV Documentary on "Combating Poverty".

Mr Chang Jin, Director of AIBD, and Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, who jointly announced the winner, presented a trophy and certificate to Mr Venditti.

Mr John Maguire, Mr Marcos Venditti, Mr Chang Jin
(From left to right)

"Earth, Our Only Planet – Rediscovery of Po" directed by Mr Chan Seok Heo and broadcast by EBS – Korea was the winner for the best TV Programme on "Sustainable Energy for All", under the category Science/Environment.

Mr Chang Jin and Mr John Maguire presented the trophy and certificate to Ms Hu Mendgie, Marketing Manager EBS – Korea, who represented Mr Chan Seok Heo, who was not able to attend the ceremony.

For each category the winners will receive a cash prize of US$5,000.

Mr John Maguire, Ms Hu Mendgie, Mr Chang Jin
(From left to right)

As the Chairperson of the jury for the World Television Awards 2017, Mr John Maguire, explained the selection process of the Awards during the ceremony.

The runner-up for the category Humanity was “Field Guide to Innovation – Root of Innovation”, directed by Amelia Su and broadcast by Mediacorp Pte Ltd, Channel NewsAsia, Singapore.

“Solar Power: Green Energy for Green Environment", directed by Md Imam Hossain and broadcast by Bangladesh Television (BTV) was the runner-up for the category Science/Environment.

The World TV Awards 2017 were supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), France Médias Monde, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)