Media Awards

Most of the following awards over the past ten years came about because of team efforts. Therefore, as appropriate, key team members are acknowledged wherever possible. My role has been either as producer/presenter, or in many cases executive producer, working with team members as producers/presenters, and/or as technical producers.

October 2011
Men and Sheds – Broadcast 7 March 2011

Second place in the Radio – Best Current Affairs segment/series, in the 2011 Media Awards, Older people Speak Out. There were 1500 entries into these awards in 2011.

August 2011
Award from the Government of South Australia – Adult Learners Week 2011

“Presented to Tony Ryan, in recognition of your significant contribution to the Adult Community Education Sector. From the Government of South Australia.”

July 2011
The Law Spot
Commendation - Radio Category of the 2009 Archbishop of Adelaide Media Awards

The citation reads: “Tony produced an exceptional body of radio that was informative and enjoyable while tackling serious and often confronting issues for parents, teachers and students navigating through our digital world.”

September 2009
2009 Australian Council of Deans of Education Media Awards
Multi-Media Category

In the 2009 Australian Council of Deans of Education Media Awards, the Learning Works radio and internet initiative was Highly Commended for a series on authentic learning, in the multi-media category.

July 2009
“Let's Talk Secret Codes” and "Mental Health First Aid"
Radio Category of the 2009 Archbishop of Adelaide Media Awards
Adelaide July 2009
Winner
The citation reads: for the promotion of truth, integrity and fairness in South Australia’s media, for a series of programs on mental health first aid and literacy which provide valuable information for some of society’s more marginalized people and those who actively help them.

October 2008
“Hidden Faces Revealed"
Finalist - Media Award – Learning Works – PBA FM

The citation reads: For Excellence in Mental Health 2008 – excellence in promoting positive mental health by reporting illness and mental health in a balanced and respectful way.

November 2007
“Why wouldn’t you feel happy coming here!”
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia National Conference
Melbourne November 2007
Runner Up – Category 14
Best Use of New Media Technology (Learning Works website)

PBA FM’s Tony Ryan interviews Laine Langridge about her volunteering role at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, for Learning Works, a lifelong learning radio and internet initiative.

October 2006 Adelaide
Resilience Revisited - with Anne Deveson AO
Finalist in the Media Category

2006 Dr Margaret Tobin Awards for Excellence in Mental Health - South Australia
A repeat broadcast of an interview recorded exclusively in 2005, for the weekly radio series Learning Works, produced and presented by Tony Ryan and broadcast through PBA FM in Adelaide.

November 2005, Perth
Learn @ Work – Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
Highly Commended in the Best Innovative New Program/Segment Idea category
. For the PBA FM series Learn @ Work, produced for Adult Learners Week 2005
Funding: Adult Community Education Unit, SA Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology.

October 2003, Brisbane
Rural Men – Older People Speak Out National Awards
Winner – Radio Category.
For the five-part Radio Adelaide series Rural Men, planned, produced and presented by Tony Ryan during Adult Learners Week 2002, on older men in rural South Australia.
Funding: Adult Community Education Unit, SA Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology.

October 2002, Melbourne
United Nations Associations of Australia
Media Awards for Environmental Reporting: World Environment Day Awards 2002
Finalist - Wetlands Drylands - Radio Adelaide.

Presented by Dr Rob Morrison, series producer Pam Green, executive producer Tony Ryan.

November 2001, Hobart
Award for General Excellence in Broadcasting, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Annual Conference.
Shared award for a suite of series from Radio Adelaide’s Lifelong Learning strategy in 2001, utilising radio broadcasts, CD production and use of the internet. Various projects, and various funding sources.

November 2001, Adelaide
The Law Spot Series 2
Justice Administration Media Awards

Commendation in the Radio Category. For the twenty-part legal education initiative, on radio and CD. Producers Neil Smart and Annie Hastwell. Executive Producer Tony Ryan.
Funding - The Law Foundation of South Australia.

October 2001, Canberra
Aspects of Ageing, Series 1
Commonwealth Media and Advertising Awards

Finalist and runner-up in the Radio Category. Images of Older Australians. National Press Club, Canberra. Twenty programs for radio and also issued on CD. Producer and Presenter: Tony Ryan. Associate Producer: Don Balaz.
Funding: Office for the Ageing, SA Dept of Health.

December 1998, Adelaide
Brainwaves: So what is an Eco-School?
National Award – Best Spoken Word Program in 1998
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

A professional development initiative for teachers. Program 2 in this series, on environmental education, was awarded the Best National Spoken Word Program in 1998, awarded by the Community Broadcasting Association Annual Conference, Adelaide University. Four live to air one hour radio programs on Radio Adelaide, prepared, produced and presented by Tony Ryan, with assistance from Vicki Butler (DECS) and Dr David Snewin (University of SA). Technical Production Darren Van Schaik.
Funding: Australian College of Educators, and SATISFAC Credit Union.

June 1998, Adelaide
The Law Spot Series 1
Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citation- Special Commendation - Radio

Legal Education series on Radio Adelaide – twenty programs and also issued on cassette. Producers Jo White and Neil Smart; Executive Producer Tony Ryan.
Funding - The Law Foundation of South Australia.

November 1997, Sydney
Keep Yourself Alive – a national youth suicide prevention CME project
National Award Winner - MBF Award

Producer / presenter Tony Ryan from Radio Adelaide, with team members Associate Professor Graham Martin, Dr Sheila Clark and Dr Paul Beckinsale, for the youth suicide prevention radio program Keep Yourself Alive, and CME audio resources in the Keep Yourself Alive training package.
Funding - Commonwealth Department of Health.

October 1997, Adelaide
The Law Spot, Series 1
Special Commendation - Justice Administration Media Awards

Legal Education series – twenty programs on Radio Adelaide and also issued on cassette. Producers Jo White and Neil Smart; Executive Producer Tony Ryan.
Funding - The Law Foundation of South Australia.

September 1997, Adelaide
Keep Yourself Alive – a national youth suicide prevention CME project
State Award Winner - MBF Award

Producer / presenter Tony Ryan from Radio Adelaide, with team members Associate Professor Graham Martin, Dr Sheila Clark and Dr Paul Beckinsale, for the youth suicide prevention radio program Keep Yourself Alive, and CME audio resources in the Keep Yourself Alive training package.
Funding - Commonwealth Department of Health.

September 1997, Hobart
Keep Yourself Alive – a national youth suicide prevention CME project
National finalist - Peter Grieve Award for excellence in medical journalism.

Producer / presenter Tony Ryan from Radio Adelaide, with CME team members Associate Professor Graham Martin, Dr Sheila Clark and Dr Paul Beckinsale, for the youth suicide prevention radio program Keep Yourself Alive, and CME audio resources in the Keep Yourself Alive training package.
Funding - Commonwealth Department of Health.

May 1997, Adelaide
Keep Yourself Alive – a national youth suicide prevention CME project
Winner, The Archbishop of Adelaide’s Media Citation.

Producer / presenter Tony Ryan from Radio Adelaide, with team members Associate Professor Graham Martin, Dr Sheila Clark and Dr Paul Beckinsale, for the youth suicide prevention radio program Keep Yourself Alive, and CME audio resources in the Keep Yourself Alive training package.
Funding - Commonwealth Department of Health.