Prix Ex Aequo is an international festival aiming to support production and presentation of radio plays for children and youth, as well as the international exchange of theoretical, technical and professional skills and know-how in the field of radio drama.

The competition is organized by Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The festival welcomed its very first participants in 1996 and has been held since then as biennial every two years. Its focus on the radio drama production for children and youth makes it unique within the EBU events.

During the long-term existence of the competition, numerous radio productions from both Europe and beyond, including Canada, Algeria, China, Vietnam or Indonesia, had been evaluated by international juries, set up of experts in children-focused literature and dramatic creation.

Also in 2018 the already 12th edition of this event shall welcome delegates and observers from both Slovakia and abroad. During four days (13-16. November) of the festival the visitors and jury members will have the opportunity to listen in the premises of the Slovak Radio building in Bratislava to radio drama works in two competing categories:

- radio fairy tale for children

- radio play for youth

At the same time, they can take the advantage of the possibility to join professional discussions, as well as of mutual confrontation and using the very best of the high-quality children and youth-targeted programmes produced by the Member and associated radio institutions of the EBU. All listening sessions of the competing plays are open to public. The already traditional highlight of the festival is the festive gala evening associated with announcement of the results and closing prize awarding ceremony.

The prizes will be awarded by Radio and Television Slovakia. Besides prizes in the above mentioned categories, there is also a prize for the best radio adaptation of a literary work. This prize has been awarded by the Slovak Section of IBBY since 2010. The Slovak Section of IBBY represents a national section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), a non-governmental organisation of UNESCO.

Click here to register for PEA 2018. Please read carefully the Festival┬┤s Regulations (see Documents section) before submitting your entry!


 Country   Broadcaster
 Bulgaria   BNR - Bulgarian National Radio
 Croatia   HRT - Croatian Radio
 Cuba   ICRT - Cuban Institute of Radio and Television
 Czech Republic   CR - Czech Radio
 China   CNR - China National Radio
 Finland   YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Company
 Germany   MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
 Hungary   MTVA - Hungarian Public Service Media
 Indonesia   RRI - Radio Republik Indonesia
 Italy   RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana
 Lithuania   LRT - Lithuanian Radio and Television
 Romania   ROR - Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation
 Serbia   RURTV - Public Media Institution RTV Vojvodina
 Slovakia   RTVS - Radio and Television Slovakia
 Slovenia   RTVSLO - Radio Slovenija
 Sweden   SR - Swedish Radio
 Ukrajina   PBC - Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine