The team from Radio Wanno including representatives of HMP Wandsworth, Media for Development and Kensington and Chelsea College joined other award winners honoured at the 8th annual IVCA Clarion Awards which recognises excellence in communicating the importance of CSR, diversity, sustainability, community development, ethical, health and welfare issues in the public, charity, social enterprise and corporate sectors.
Radio Wanno were winners in the Radio Category of which they were nominated twice with ‘The Safety In Custody Documentary’ as the category winner and ‘An Interview with Stephen Fry’ picking up a Highly Commended Award.
The Safety in Custody Documentary aims to engage and increase awareness and make information about help services more accessible, while reinforcing the message that support is available to vulnerable prisoners and those with mental health issues through an access point via the radio station.
This year the ceremony, held at the British Film Institute, Southbank in London was attended by leading representatives of the corporate communications industry, the media and leading commissioners and clients. Radio Wanno was delighted to scoop the winning award in the Radio category in recognition of the work at HMP Wandworth.
Kevin Field, Project Manager of Radio Wanno commented “These awards say so much for the Radio Wanno project. The Safety in Custody Documentary is an ideal example of a prison radio station doing what it should, linking in to its community and providing information for the opportunity of change. It is a real achievement to qualify in the first place, but then to go on and win is the perfect recognition for all involved”.
HMP Wandsworth is the largest prison in Western Europe; Governing Governor David Taylor said “I am very pleased that the IVCA Clarion Awards have recognised the vital support Radio Wanno provides in both communicating to and supporting vulnerable prisoners at the establishment”
Marco Forgione, IVCA Chief Executive commented “This years’ IVCA Clarion Awards winners have once again demonstrated the high levels of creativity, innovation and best practice in ethical and inclusive communications which are a true inspiration to all of us in the visual communications industry. Congratulations to all of those who were shortlisted and of course many congratulations to Radio Wanno for their excellent and much deserved winning entry.”