The British Podcast Awards have been created to highlight the best podcasts of the year, made here in Great Britain.

Established in 2017, we showcase podcasts and give you, and the media, another reason to talk about your shows and discover new listeners.

The BPAs welcome all podcast makers to enter: from big brands to bedroom publishers, charities to comedians... anyone who is helping to build an industry in which we can all be proud.

This competition has been created with you in mind: the categories reflect the genres that have evolved from the first years of podcasting; the judges are independent and understand the medium, the rules are designed to make it easy to submit and the whole event is affordable to enter.

The British Podcast Awards are here to promote the great work you’re doing, encourage listeners to try new shows, and provide a space for producers, presenters, sponsors, platforms, writers and performers to have fun.


Matt Hill (@virtualmatthill) has been producing podcasts since 2007. He’s worked for the Guardian and BAFTA, and makes podcasts for Private Eye, The Week and Broadcast Magazine. As the head of rethinkaudio, he is the independent producer of Spark - True Stories, The Modern Mann and For Formula 1’s Sake. As such, all of these shows are barred from entering, which is his one regret with co-founding this thing.

Matt Deegan (@matt) is the Creative Director of the radio and new media firm Folder Media. He's responsible for the children's radio station Fun Kids, is a Director of the multiplex network MuxCo and organises (with James Cridland) the Next Radio conference. Whilst at GCap Media (remember them?) he created the first podcast network for UK radio.