RECOGNISING – EXCELLENCE, TALENT, PASSION & ORIGINALITY 

IN BRITISH PODCASTING


LISTENERS' CHOICE VOTING IS NOW LIVE!

The time has come again for you to rally your loyal listeners' and encourage them to get behind your podcast and vote! 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED... 

👉 Promote Listeners' Choice via your podcast and social media

👉 Direct your listeners' to the voting page 

ABOUT THE AWARDS


The Podcast industry is booming. Functioning not only as a platform for creative expression but also as a commercial channel. Now in its 8th year, the British Podcast Awards champions the people both in front of and behind the microphone. Whether you are part of a major studio or a solo podcaster there is a category for you, including the brand new 'Best Host(s)' category. Other categories include, Entertainment, Wellbeing, New Podcast and the publicly voted Listeners' Choice!

The Podcast industry is booming. Functioning not only as a platform for creative expression but also as a commercial channel. Now in its 8th year, the British Podcast Awards champions the people both in front of and behind the microphone. Whether you are part of a major studio or a solo podcaster there is a category for you, including the brand new 'Best Host(s)' category. Other categories include, Entertainment, Wellbeing, New Podcast and the publicly voted Listeners' Choice!

This year the awards is presented in partnership with Campaign, the advertising industry’s leading trade publication, and aims to shine a light on the very best the world of podcasting has to offer across a wide range of topics and formats. 


RECOGNISING – EXCELLENCE, TALENT, PASSION & ORIGINALITY 

IN BRITISH PODCASTING


LISTENERS' CHOICE VOTING IS NOW LIVE!

The time has come again for you to rally your loyal listeners' and encourage them to get behind your podcast and vote! 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED... 

👉 Promote Listeners' Choice via your podcast and social media

👉 Direct your listeners' to the voting page 

ABOUT THE AWARDS


Now in its 8th year, the British Podcast Awards champions the people both in front of and behind the microphone. 

Whether you are part of a major studio or a solo podcaster there is a category for you, including the brand new 'Best Host(s)' category. Other categories include, Entertainment, Wellbeing, New Podcast and the publicly voted Listeners' Choice!

This year the awards is presented in partnership with Campaign, the advertising industry’s leading trade publication, and aims to shine a light on the very best the world of podcasting has to offer across a wide range of topics and formats. 

 2024 AWARDS NIGHT


Last year the BPAs took over Central London at the brand new venue, HERE at Outernet. The evening was a sell out and saw over 500 podcasters come together to celebrate the best in the industry! We are pleased to return to the Outernet this year on 26 September. Tickets will be on sale soon! 

We encourage our audience to use low emission means of transport to travel to the event.

To book your accommodation at preferential rates please call 0845 6123 611 or e-mail [email protected] quoting your dedicated code of HAYA012 24.

 PREMIUM TICKET

The ultimate BPA experience to make for an unforgettable night.

Start your night early and enjoy advanced access as you arrive in style for a walk down the BPA pink carpet to our VIP drinks reception. 

There you will have your photo taken and time to network before taking your seat for the pre-show 2 course meal with wine and soft drinks. You will enjoy a premium position to watch the awards with access to the after party when dessert is served.

£355+VAT

Arrival time 18:30 

GOLD TICKET

Make your night memorable and enjoy a reserved seat on the main floor as the winners are revealed. Tickets include nibbles plus wine, beer and soft drinks pre-served at your seat for the duration of the awards. Guests are welcome to the afterparty following the awards. 

£175+VAT

Arrival time 20:00

 GENERAL TICKET

To ensure the BPAs are accessible for all, we have a general admission ticket available to experience the sights, sounds and energy of the awards ceremony from our mezzanine level. Tickets include a welcome drink on arrival in time for you to grab your spot to watch the show. Guests are welcome to the afterparty following the awards.

Please note there is limited availability in this section and tickets are standing room only. Some stools will be available on a first come first served basis. 

£95+VAT

Arrival time 20:00

BURSARY SCHEME


All of the Rising Stars that have been shortlisted for this year’s awards qualify for one free ticket as part of our bursary scheme. 


In addition to the Rising Stars, the bursary scheme is available to shortlisted nominees to ensure they are able to attend. The scheme is particularly aimed at podcast creators within the independent sector.


All applications will be assessed by the BPA team with the aim to provide support and ensure all parts of the podcast community are able to participate in the event. Please email [email protected] to apply. 

BENEFITS OF ENTERING


The British Podcast Awards is the industry leading podcast awards. We are looking for shows that celebrate the best of the podcast medium, rewarding programmes that create high-quality, episodic content, consumed by their subscribers and podcast app listeners. Here are a few benefits of entering the British Podcast Awards.




REACH NEW AUDIENCES

Increase your podcasts visibility and attract new listeners via our digital channels with a reach of millions 


BE RECOGNISED

Gain acknowledgment and prestige within the podcasting industry


DISCOVER NEW SHOWS

Find amazing new shows to listen to and meet some incredible passionate and like-minded people throughout the process


CONNECT WITH OTHER CREATORS

Connect with fellow podcasters, industry professionals, and potential collaborators

BENEFITS OF ENTERING


These awards celebrate new podcasters and seasoned experts – helping finalists to gain exposure across digital channels, that reached an audience of over 3 million in 2023


REACH NEW AUDIENCES



BE RECOGNISED



DISCOVER NEW SHOWS



CONNECT WITH OTHER CREATORS




CATEGORIES


This year we have a range of categories, each designed to showcase a specific genre, format or personal achievement.

GENRES

Arts & Culture

Business

Climate

Comedy

Documentary

Entertainment

Factual

Fiction

History

Kids

News & Current Affairs

Parenting

Sex & Relationships

Sport

True Crime

Wellbeing

Welsh Language

GENERAL

Daily

Interview

Network or Publisher

New Podcast

PEOPLE & TEAMS

Rising Star

NEW – Best Host(s)

EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS

Not open for entry

Specialist Award

Spotlight Award

LISTENERS' CHOICE

Not open for entry

Listeners' Choice Award

Our public poll involves getting your listeners to vote for you, for free, on our website. Last year over 260,000 individuals supported their favourite podcast, with those with the most passionate fans doing the best. Could that be your show?


Voting opens in June 2024. To qualify for the Listeners’ Choice Award, podcasts must have been available by 1 June 2024 listed in the Apple Podcasts directory.


The winner of the competition will be determined by the total number of valid votes received during the voting period. The winner of the vote will be announced during the British Podcast Awards in September.

GRAND PRIX

Not open for entry

Podcast of the Year

CHAIR JUDGES 2024



LEANNE ALIE

Head of Podcasts, The Partnership Group

Leanne is an experienced podcast producer and project manager, who is passionate about raising the voices of underrepresented groups within audio. Leanne is the creator of Coiled, a 2022 British Podcast Awards winner


SURUTHI BALA and HANNAH MAGUIRE

Hosts, Redhanded Podcast

The dynamic duo who host the True Crime podcast Redhanded, are 2/3 of this year’s British Podcast Awards chair judge trio. The podcast hosts are have taken the trophy for The Listeners' Choice award for the past 3 years!



JUDGING THE BPAs

If you or someone you know would be a good fit to join Leanne, Suruthi and Hannah then read the below. 

Judges will be asked to reward entries with an appreciation of the podcast audience and medium, and that do so consistently. They will consider three areas equally: 

QUALITY - both of the sound and the content. How have you used sound to tell your story in the best possible way? Is the content interesting, entertaining or engaging and delivered well?

IMPACT - engage our judges with your best work. Does it stand out in the category? Judges will ask themselves: would this content motivate me to listen to this show on a regular basis?

NEW PERSPECTIVES - podcasting is a medium with low barriers to entry, and with longer engagement than most online media. So we’re looking for treatments, guests and stories that aren’t represented in other media, perspectives that you couldn’t hear anywhere else and specifically material tuned to the podcast listening experience.

2024 CHAIR JUDGES


LEANNE ALIE

Head of Podcasts, The Partnership Group


SURUTHI BALA and HANNAH MAGUIRE

Hosts, Redhanded Podcast

JUDGING THE BPAs

If you or someone you know would be a good fit to join Leanne, Suruthi and Hannah then read the below. 

Judges will be asked to reward entries with an appreciation of the podcast audience and medium, and that do so consistently. They will consider three areas equally: 

QUALITY - both of the sound and the content. 

IMPACT - engage our judges with your best work. 

NEW PERSPECTIVES - podcasting is a medium with low barriers to entry, and with longer engagement than most online media. 

KEY INFORMATION


The British Podcast Awards are looking for shows that celebrate the best of the podcast medium, rewarding programmes that create high-quality, episodic content, consumed by their subscribers and podcast app listeners.

DATES 


LISTENERS' CHOICE VOTE OPENS: 03 JUNE


AWARDS CEREMONY: 26 SEPTEMBER



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