It's great to see this celebration of success taking centre stage in so many broadcasters and production companies around the world...in this seventh year of the AIBs, we're looking forward to a remarkable crop of entries from factual programme makers around the world who want to see their work highlighted internationally.
The awards do not overlook important related areas - there's a category for marketing (after all, the audience needs to be enthused to consume output) and for technology (we need to keep pushing technological boundaries to keep broadcasting fresh and up-to-the-minute).
AIB also rewards on-air talent with our international personality of the year category - one for radio, one for television.
So make sure you get your entries together and into AIB no later than 1 July 2011. See how to enter online at http://www.aib.org.uk/AIBs2011/entrybook.html.