British Podcast Awards entries are now open for 2022

If you have a podcast then now is the time to gather your best bits and send them to the British Podcasts Awards as entries are now open.

The awards ceremony will be returning with an outdoor summer festival from 22nd to 24th July 2022.

The weekend will also include a new, one-day event aimed at new podcasters. GROW, curated by The British Podcast Awards, will take place on Friday 22nd July.

Returning again will be the public vote – the Listeners’ Choice – supported by Acast+. With over 150,000 votes last year, it’s the category that gets podcasters campaigning for votes on their shows and through social media.

Joining Audible, and Acast+, the partners for the 2022 British Podcast Awards include BBC Sounds, Amazon, Wondery, Podbible and Podfollow.

Matt Hill, co-founder of the British Podcast Awards, said: “GROW will bring together podcasters who want to grow their podcast audiences, revenue and impact. We’ve brought together the best brains in the business to share their advice – and best of all, it’s free to podcasters who enter our Best New Podcast category.”

This year, The British Podcast Awards also introduces ‘The Climate Award’ which will celebrate the incredible work happening in podcasting to address the biggest challenge of our age.

Matt Deegan, co-founder of the British Podcast Awards, said: “We’re working with The Feast Collective to champion great initiatives both behind and in front of the mic. This isn’t just about green podcasts that are preaching to the converted – although their work is important – but also the comedy, current affairs and fiction series that are addressing these issues at their audiences too.”

As part of its ongoing diversity and outreach initiatives, the British Podcast Awards will continue to discount fees for independent and non-commercial podcasts – which make up the majority of the sector – and, for the first time, have teamed up with the Podcasting Seriously Fund, who will refund entry fees from independent BIPOC, Queer and Trans audio producers.

The Listeners’ Choice supported by Acast+ will open for votes in June, with the winner crowned, alongside all other winners at the award ceremony on Saturday July 23rd.

The deadline for the British Podcast Awards, Powered by Audible, is Tuesday 11 April at midday. See more at britishpodcastawards.com.

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Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2022 at 1:24 pm by RadioToday UK

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