ABOUT THE BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS
Podcasting is becoming more important than ever, both as a creative medium and as a commercial channel, and this growth is being driven by the tireless dedication of the podcast community. Now in its 7th year, the British Podcast Awards champions the people both in front of and behind the microphone, giving creators the recognition they deserve.
This year, the British Podcast Awards is brought to you by PodPod, the podcast industry’s leading trade publication, and aims to shine a light on the very best the sector has to offer across a wide range of topics and formats. To keep our categories fresh and relevant we’ve evolved our categories this year to include History, Parenting and Kids, to ensure, as always, we are representing the full scope of the market. Whether you’re part of a major studio or a solo podcaster going it alone, the British Podcast Awards is your chance to showcase your skills.
Our panel of independent expert judges will be looking for the best and brightest the podcast industry has to offer, recognising those standout shows that elevate the medium and help create an industry that we can all be proud of. We’re looking forward to receiving your entries and celebrating the passion and diversity of podcasting with you.
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.
HEAR FROM PAST WINNERS
This year we had a range of categories, each designed to showcase a specific genre, format or personal achievement.
Arts & Culture
News & Current Affairs
Sex & Relationships
Network or Publisher
People and Teams
Calling all new producers and presenters! If you have under two year’s experience in podcasting and doing great things we would like to hear your story. This is a category for individuals rather than a show.
Editors' Choice Awards
The following categories are not open for entry. To find out more, download our entry pack.
Our public poll involves getting your listeners to vote for you, for free, on our website. Last year over 220,000 individuals supported their favourite podcast, with those with the most passionate fans doing the best. Could that be your show?
Voting opens in June 2023.
To qualify for the Listeners' Choice Award, podcasts must have been available by 1 June 2023 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.
Podcast of the Year
The highest honour of the night, with the winner chosen from the Gold winners of the categories above, so anyone who wins their category has a chance of winning this most prestigious of prizes.
Entries in this category will have outstanding presentation, original research or writing, appropriately superb sound design and boundary-pushing material that showcases the very best of what British podcasting can achieve.
CHAIR OF JUDGES
Director of Content and Production at Delphia, and Founder & Creative Director of Palm Tree Island
JUDGING THE BPAs
The British Podcast Awards matter because they are judged by the toughest critics, your peers. Our expert judging panels are made up of leaders from across the sector and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process. Each entry is judged by three to five people and we design it so that different kinds of people hear your work.
Judging is a two stage process. Round one happens online during the month of June where judges are asked to independently mark all entries. These scores are reviewed and form the basis of our shortlist.
For round two, we bring all judges together within their panels to discuss the shortlisted entries and determine the winners.
The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.