2022 Audio Championship
This year, one audio competition was held in the News & Features category. The top winners from those 67 entrants qualified to participate in the Hearst National Audio
Championship in San Francisco May 21-26, 2022.
On Saturday, May 21, the audio finalists and judges met for orientation, a critique of the qualifying assignments and a review of the Championship assignment.
For the Championship assignment, the audio finalists were assigned a story about inflation and the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The judges received the completed entries by Tuesday evening for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony Wednesday evening.
The first-through-third place winners were awarded scholarships of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 respectively.
The two finalists earned $1,500 scholarships each.
An additional $1,000 award for Best Use of Audio for News Coverage was selected from the semi-final competition submissions.
The winners and finalists are featured below.