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12th Podcast Awards Summer 2017

The 12th annual Podcast Awards has come with big changes, with a complete rules re-write! A new 2 month registration period and a one month extended nomination period. Plus a whole new process on picking the winners! The Podcast Awards comittee is very excitted about the changes, and look forward to all podcasters having an equal chance to win a Podcast Award

Podcaster registration is open from 5-1-17 to 7-31-17 with listener nominations opening on 7-1-17. Podcasters need to register and pay the $10 registration in order to participate in the 12th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards.

Update: 5-3-17 Podcaster registrations are coming in at a brisk pace. We have had a handful of sponsor discussions. The feedback on the new rules has been encouraging. One specific group is not happy with the changes but the large majority of podcasters have provided positive feedback.

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Past Winners

Legacy Shows

Legacy Shows are podcasts that we honor for their excellence in podcasting and who have won a podcast award category a minimum of five times.

Legacy Shows that have never won in the People's Choice Award category are still eligible for that distinction and are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category and are not required to register.

The following podcasts have been honored in their primary categories, those categories have been renamed in honor of their shows. There shows are no longer eligible to be nominated for a Podcast Award.

The People's Choice top Award has been renamed to honor the Podfather of Podcasting.

The Adam Curry People's Choice Award

  • Coverville - Podsafe Music Category
  • ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football - Sports Category
  • Feast of Fools / Fun - LGBTQ Category
  • Free Talk Live - Politics & News Category
  • Manager Tools - Business Category
  • Rob Has a Podcast - Entertainment Category
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe - Science and Medicine Category
  • This American Life - Arts Category
  • This Week in Tech - Technology Category
  • WDW Radio - Travel Category
Credit to PodVader for coming up with this simple solution to honor our legacy shows.

Podcast Awards reserves the right to rename any category in the future to include if the show is no longer in production or asks to no longer be recognized.

Sponsorship Options

We have 4 levels of Sponsorship

  • · Corporate Donations
  • · Independent Podcaster Donation
  • · Hardware Donation
  • · Individual Donation
Questions on Sponsorships and special promotions should be directed to Todd Cochrane @ podcast@podcastconnect.com