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 in at least one other medium - print or online.
- Should have a regular release schedule, or if a limited series, must have run for at least six weeks.
- Will have been available for download/streaming for at least eight weeks prior to entries closing in November, with plans to continue (unless a planned limited series, see above).
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST
Whether your podcast covers the latest film reviews or the hottest game releases, this category celebrates the best in entertainment podcasting.
BEST LIFESTYLE PODCAST
Media organisations focused on helping listeners live their best lives through fashion, leisure, beauty and more - this is the category for you!
BEST SPORT PODCAST
From football to cricket to World Cup specials, if you're making use of podcasting to reach people, we want to hear from you.
BEST TECHNOLOGY PODCAST
Publishers using podcasting as a way to bring technology news, views and analysis to their audience, from updates to deep dives.
BEST HEALTH & WELL-BEING PODCAST
Both physical fitness and mental health podcasts are welcome to apply for this category - anything helping their listeners improve their health and well-being.
BEST B2B PODCAST
This category is wide open on topics, as long as it's for a B2B audience!
BEST SPECIALIST PODCAST
No matter how niche the topic or how small the audience, specialist podcasts deserve to be celebrated. This category is where they will get the appreciation they deserve.
BEST BRAND PUBLISHER PODCAST
Many brands have moved into publishing and content marketing, and this category recognises podcasts that have been created by brands as part of their content strategy.
BEST SCIENCE & MEDICAL PODCAST
Any podcasts on a scientific or medical topic can enter here, whether suitable for the general public or professionals.
BEST LOCAL & COMMUNITY PODCAST
Any podcast focused around a specific community or local area, to serve information needs or entertain a localised group.
BEST BRANDED PODCAST
This category welcomes applications from podcasts of all shapes and sizes, if they're branded or sponsored in some way. It doesn't matter if just one episode has been sponsored or a whole podcast series, just show us what you can do!
PUBLISHER PODCAST OF THE YEAR
We get to pick this one from the entries we have in! We'll choose our favourite overall podcast, and the winner will be revealed on the night.
N.B. Although we welcome entries from all over the world, the podcast must be in English for the purposes of judging. Please be aware for overseas entries that the awards ceremony will be held in London on March 4th, 2020.
*B2B or B2C organisation of any size that publishes editorial content to an audience across print or online.