Monday, March 4, 2013

AWR Annual DX Contest 2013 - Focus on Africa

The big 2013 AWR Annual DX Contest, Focus on Africa - 06:19
            As Adventist World Radio enters into its 42nd year of international radio broadcasting, we take pleasure in announcing our annual “Wavescan” DX contest, which comes to you under the title, “Focus on Africa”.  In short, you are invited to check your collection of QSLs from shortwave stations in Africa, and to log AWR programming on shortwave to Africa during the month of July 2013. 
            Here now are the details of our 2013 “Focus on Africa” DX Contest:-

A. African Shortwave QSLs
            You are invited to make a list of what you consider to be the 5 top QSLs in your collection of QSL cards & letters from shortwave stations in Africa.  These QSLs can be from any shortwave broadcasting station or any shortwave communication station located in any country on the African continent and/or on nearby associated islands.  Amateur stations nor CB stations are not valid for this contest.  Please state very briefly the reason why you consider these 5 QSLs to be your best from Africa.

B. Photocopies
            You are invited to provide a photocopy of each of the QSLs that are on your list in Part A.    Preferably, these photo copies should be in color, though black & white copies may be acceptable.

C. African QSLs Wanted
            You are invited to make a list of what you consider to be the 5 top shortwave stations in Africa from which you do not hold a QSL, but you would like to add to your collection.  Please state very briefly the reason why you consider these 5 shortwave stations to be your most wanted.

D. AWR Reception Reports
            You are invited to prepare three reception reports for the broadcast on shortwave of any AWR programming beamed towards Africa.  These broadcasts from Adventist World Radio may be from shortwave stations located anywhere in Africa or on nearby African islands; or AWR programming beamed into Africa on shortwave from other countries.

E. Three Radio Cards
            Where possible, you are invited to include three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection with your contest entry.  These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, or picture cards of radio stations, etc.  (Not valid for this contest are amateur cards nor CB cards.)
Other Contest Details
            Well, there you have it, the details for our Wavescan 2013 “Focus on Africa” DX Contest.  This contest will run through the month of July 2013, and all contest entries should be postmarked at your local post office anywhere in the world on any date up to the end of the month of July, and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of August 2013.
            Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis, remembering that neatness and preparation, will all feature in the judging procedure.  Due consideration will also be given to the area of the world in which the contestant lives. 
            Return postage in the form of currency notes in any international currency, or mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be welcome.  Where possible, a self addressed return envelope, business size or half quarto size, would also be welcome; or your address label.
            The awards for the AWR 2013 “Focus on Africa” contest will be similar to all previous contests.  There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2014 for each continental winner.  In addition, there will be other special awards as well as AWR souvenirs and radio curios for many participants. 
            You can remember that all AWR reception reports will be verified with a specially endorsed AWR QSL card.  Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2014, to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be processed. 
            The only address for the “Focus on Africa” 2013 DX Contest is:-
                        “Focus on Africa” DX Contest
                        Box 29235
                        Indiana 46229 USA