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australianot Podcast prices, powered by iHeart, will return in 2022 – celebrating the best of Australia’s top podcasting and podcasting talent to emerge and gain fandom over the past year.
More than 90 judges listened to nearly 1,000 submissions in 2021, awarding gold to 29 top podcasts in categories ranging from True Crime to Comedy and Sex & Relationships.
The Australian Podcast Awards 2022 now has 33 award categories. There are also new awards, including the Podcast Climate Award and Best parenting podcast.
This year, the awards will also make it easier for independent BIPOC, qand yourans audio creators to participate, thanks to a partnership with the Serious podcastingIy Funds which provides repayment for the entries of the members of these communities.
News of the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards comes as Australia officially overtakes the US as the world’s biggest podcast listening nation.
Matt Degan, Ddirector of the Australian Podcast Awards, said: “Australia is not only the biggest podcast listening nation in the world, it is also at the forefront of producing amazing podcasts.
“We’re thrilled to bring back the industry’s most recognized and prestigious podcasting awards for its sixth year. The 2022 Australian Podcast Awards promise to discover, spotlight and champion the best of the best in Australian podcasting.
“We welcome podcasts big and small and look forward to another year of groundbreaking podcast content.
The Australian Podcast Awards also announced their first wave of partners, including Gold Partners iHeart, LISTNR, Nova, Campaign, Podfollow and Podnews.
The Australian Podcast Awards launched in 2016 as a means of showcasing the podcast talent and content that Australia has to offer. It also hosts an annual conference, Podcast Day 24 on October 4 in Sydney, which shares content, search and podcast industry trends.
Submissions for the Australian Podcast Awards are now open.Nominees will be selected by a panel of industry experts before category winners are announced in November.
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