Before you start:
Entries to the Publisher Podcast Awards are free, but to be considered for any of the below categories, please note that the following criteria must be met first.
- Must be from a publisher* that releases content regularly and primarily in at least one other medium - print or online.
- Will have been available for download/streaming for at least eight weeks prior to entries closing in March, with plans to continue (unless a planned limited series).
- Must have published a new episode between December 2022 and December 2023.
We welcome entries from all over the world as we believe podcasting should be celebrated globally, but for the purposes of judging, we can only accept English-language podcasts.
Entries close on March 8th 2024.
*B2B or B2C organisation of any size whose primary purpose is to publish editorial content to an audience across print or online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept entries from blogs or companies whose primary business is not publishing at this time.
Once entries have closed and judging is complete, a shortlist will be announced in April 2024. The shortlist will be judged by leading media and publishing figures from around the world to determine a winner for each category. A full list of judges can be seen on our website. The exception to this is the ‘Publisher Podcast of the Year’ category, which will be chosen from among the winners of other categories by the Media Voices team and announced on the night.
About the event:
The event itself will take place on June 12th 2024 in London. Please keep an eye on your emails and the website for further details as we plan around current restrictions. Tickets will go on sale in April 2024.
The event will be open to everyone, and we’d love you to join us to celebrate the best publisher podcasts, whether shortlisted or not. If you can't attend, that will in no way affect your entry, which is judged by an independent panel of experts. We won't swap out a winner just because they couldn't make it.
How to enter
Select the first category you wish to enter from the list below, and click ENTER NOW. You will be able to choose further categories after you have started your first entry. You will need to register on the platform before you can complete your entry.
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Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year 2024
Have you got someone in your publishing business driving your podcast strategy forwards, or someone in the wider industry who has inspired your podcasting efforts? Nominate them for Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year!
Best Commercial Strategy
As podcasting matures as a medium, its importance to publisher's revenue streams will be crucial for future sustainability. We want to know if you're having success with monetising your own podcasts, and want to reward you for it with this award.
Best Podcast Launch
We love launches. Tell us about why you've decided to launch a podcast for your publishing business, and what key need it addresses for your audience to be in with a chance of winning the Best Podcast Launch award!
Best Video Podcast Strategy
Video podcasts are growing in importance as a way of broadening audiences and aiding discoverability. Whether you have a killer audiogram strategy on social or have seen success with video podcasts on YouTube, we want to hear about it.
Please note podcasts entering this category don't have to have full video - if you've got a smart strategy involving logos, cards or more output as a video, that also qualifies.
Publisher Podcast of the Year 2024
The best of the best, this podcast will be the one that stands head and shoulders above all other podcasts. This category isn't open for entry, but will be chosen from among the winners of the other categories.
Best B2B Podcast
Calling all Business-to-Business publishers! Whether your podcast is about a global or a niche industry, if it's for a B2B audience, this is the category for you.
Best Entertainment & Culture Podcast
From cinema to TV, celebrities, culture, books, gaming and more, this category is for podcasts which bring the entertainment genre into their audience's ears.
Best Family & Lifestyle Podcast
This category is for podcasts looking to help their readers live their best lives, through improving their finances, careers, relationships, skills, family life or more.
Best Food & Drink Podcast
If you've got a podcast talking about food and/or drink, we want to hear it! Whether you're discussing making the perfect roast potatoes or bringing inspiration to bakers in lockdown, enter this to tickle our judge's tastebuds.
Best Health & Wellbeing Podcast
Health - both physical and mental - has never been more important. Whether you're fronting a fitness podcast or bringing mental wellbeing tips to your audience through audio, we want to recognise your efforts with this category.
Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast
This award celebrates podcasts that are targeted at specific interests and hobbies, from entertaining a niche audience with gardening tips to bringing a specialist topic like stargazing to a wider listenership.
Best Investigative Podcast
This category recognisies the depth of reporting and quality of storytelling publishers are presenting as part of deep-dive investigative podcasting. Whether it's for a short run of episodes or a full podcast series, enter your investigative podcasts here.
Best Limited Series
Whether you've produced a season dedicated to a specific topic or have written an outstanding fictional audio series, this category is to celebrate your efforts.
N.B. To qualify for this category, the series must have run for a minimum of three episodes and a maximum of 12.
Best Local & Community Podcast
Like publishers, podcasts have an important part to play in reaching and engaging local communities. If you've got a podcast that fits the bill, enter it here.
Best News Podcast
For podcasts keeping audiences up-to-date with the latest news, whether that's daily breaking news updates or deep dive analysis of world events.
Best Political Podcast
In a year which has seen the most extraordinary political shifts across the world, we've decided to give these podcasts a category of their own to recognise the unique work that goes into building podcasts that cover the political landscape.
Best Partner Podcast
This category is for podcasts or episodes that are developed alongside a parter, either as part of a commercial relationship or for audience reach. A perfect opportunity to show off your partnership.
Best Science & Medical
This category is for podcasts that deal with science and medicine. Everything from breaking down complex scientific concepts for a consumer audience, to deep dives for professionals can enter here.
Best Sport Podcast
As the industry gets back on its feet, we've seen plenty of examples of publishers feeding their audience's thirst for sports through audio. Tell us all about it here.
Best Technology Podcast
From deep dives into technical topics to consumer-focused tech trends, this is the category for all technology-themed podcasts.