Entries open for the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards

• Entries close Monday, September 27 at midday AEST

Entries are now open for the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards, powered by iHeart.

The Australian Podcast Awards celebrate the best of Australian podcasting, from the smallest shows to the biggest hits. This year, there are five types of categories for podcasters to enter.

The categories include the Show Awards (usually based on podcast genre), Sales & Marketing Awards, People Awards (for individuals), Listeners’ Choice (chosen by listeners) and Special Awards.

Those eligible to enter must have created at least six episodes of a single podcast before July 31st 2022 – still available to download in podcast form. Submissions must be a single MP3, up to a maximum of 15 minutes long (except Best Fiction & Best Documentary), including (up to) a maximum of 5 clips, from at least 3 different episodes (unless stated), and be taken only from material first published between Aug 1 2021 and July 31 2022.

For full guidelines, head here.

Podcast Awards

Australian Podcast Awards 2020

Entries close Monday, September 27 at midday AEST. The announcement of nominations and the launch of the Listeners’ Choice competition will commence in October, and the awards ceremony will be held in November. 

There are two price bands for each entry in the awards:

• Independent podcasters (where the podcast’s turnover is less than $200,000 per year), educational institutions or charities: $49+GST
• Corporate podcasts (if its part of any business/corporate entity, OR is an independent podcaster that earns more than $200,000 per year): $199+GST.

Fees are paid per entry, per category. Entrants can make as many entries as they wish (up to three per podcast series).

This year’s gold partners are iHeart, LiSTNR, Nova Podcasts, campaign, podfollow, and podnews. 

Last year’s awards were hosted by comedic duo Susie Youssef and Harley Breen. Dating and relationship podcast from Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittney HockleyLife Uncut, took home the Listeners’ Choice Award for the second year in a row, while romantic dramedy fiction podcast, Private Affairs, took home Podcast of the Year. Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own was awarded the coveted Spotlight Award, whereas The Nurse took home the award for True Crime podcast. 

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