ABC content has proven itself to be world class with ABC screen programs taking home a number of wins including five gold awards at the 2023 New York Festival Awards.
Factual programs and our in house creative agency ABC Made were the big winners with Catalyst specials taking home three awards and our ABC 90 Years campaign awarded two gold awards.
The two-part Catalyst special Keep on Dancing was awarded a gold in the Health/Medical Information category. The Heart-warming special formed part of our ABC Your Move programming and followed a group of over 65’s as they attempted to slow the effects of ageing through dance.
Catalyst’s Miracle Babies: Operation Hope was awarded gold in the Health/ Medical Information category. The program took an intimate look at the awe-inspiring world of foetal surgery in a story of hope and trailblazing medicine as parents face agonising decisions about their baby’s future.
Creative National Science Week Catalyst special Australia’s Favourite Tree was awarded a silver award in the Environment and Ecology category. The program profiled Australia’s unique tree species and saw 270,000 votes cast to determine which tree was Australia’s favourite.
The latest iteration of the incredibly successful social experiment, Old People’s Home for Teenagers also took home a gold award in the Social Issues category adding to the programs impressive run at home and on the world stage.
This season saw the uplifting series swap pre-schoolers for teenagers to see if they could transform the lives of older people and teenagers amid an epidemic of loneliness.
Of the awards, Richard Huddleston, ABC Acting Head of Factual and Culture said “I am delighted to see our content being recognised at such a prestigious global event. These awards are a testament to the quality of Australian storytelling and an acknowledgement of the creativity and passion that our teams pour into their work.”
The ABC’s brand campaign for our ABC 90 celebration was awarded two gold awards in the Station/Image Promotion and Station/Network ID categories.
Produced in-house by the ABC’s creative agency ABC Made, the campaign was filmed in four locations across Australia with ninety people in each location performing the iconic Bruce Woodley AO and Dobe Newton song, I am Australian.
ABC Director Audiences Leisa Bacon described the campaign as; “A true celebration of our commitment to connecting Australians for the last 90 Years.”
The New York Festivals Radio Awards saw podcasts Pink Diamond Heist, Let Us In! and Beauty Queens Who Want to Save the World all recognised as finalists.
New York Festivals Awards form part of the prestigious New York Festivals which honour screen and audio content from around the world.