Entries have now closed for 2018. Make sure you keep in touch via our website and newsletter for details on how to enter next year. Thank you for your support and interest in the Australian Podcast Awards. See you at the Awards Ceremony! 5 May at the Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne.

How do I enter?

To enter your podcast into the awards, you need to complete a submission form below. Each category has a separate entry form. To help you decide which category - or categories - to enter, each form has a detailed description of the category at the top. Do the best you can - we understand that podcasts can be difficult to categorise. Contact us with any questions.

How are podcasts judged?

As in important part of the submission process, you will upload a single episode audio file. This episode must have been released some time between 1 February 2017 and 1 February 2018. Judges will listen to this episode as an important starting point for their reviews. Other factors will be considered, such as previous episodes, overall body of work, and ways you engage with and provide value to your community of listeners, as perceived by the judging panel.

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes. Any podcast that enters one of our judged categories can also enter the Popular Vote. If your podcast is branded, you need to enter the Branded Podcast category. You may also enter the topic-based category your podcast fits into. If documentary style format and techniques are a dominant features of your podcast listeners' experience, you need to enter the Documentary Style Category. You may also enter the topic-based category your podcast fits into.

My podcast is linked to my business. Does that mean I should go into the Branded Podcast category?

We get that there is often a connection between a business owner's podcast and their business, but this does not mean that they have to enter the Branded Podcast category. The Branded Podcast category is more intended for medium-to-large businesses and corporations who commission podcast producers to create content that achieves their brand goals.

Judging Criteria Here

More FAQ:

Can I produce an episode especially for the awards?
What is the difference between a 'podcast' and an 'episode'?
What if I enter the wrong category?
What if my podcast is new? Can I still enter the awards?

Let us know if you have any more questions. Good luck!

Missed out on being involved this year? Let us know you exist and we'll keep you in the loop when it comes time for submissions to open next year.

NOTE: Filling this form out doesn't mean you are entering the 2019 awards, it just means you're registering for updates.