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.