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The International Women's Podcast Awards

Awards to be held Thursday September 23rd 2021
Allbright, London, UK

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Celebrating the best

podcasting moments worldwide

The joy of podcasting lies in its intimacy. In the atmosphere created between the host, guest and listener. In the moments of incredible sensitivity, humour or honesty that keep people engrossed.

The International Women’s Podcast Awards celebrate these intimate moments of podcasting brilliance, and the women that make them happen. You might not be the biggest name in podcasting, or have the largest audience, but if you’ve captured a delicious piece of audio that sums up you, your guest or your audience to perfection, we want to know about it.

Our inaugural awards will recognise the work of those who identify as women or non-binary behind the mic and behind the scenes, from podcast hosts and writers, to editors and producers. Eight award categories will celebrate brilliant moments from podcasting in the previous 12 months, while one extra category will recognise outstanding achievement in podcasting.

Celebrating the best podcasting

moments worldwide

Every woman in podcasting deserves the opportunity to be seen, heard and applauded, so entry to the International Women’s Podcast Awards is open to anyone involved in podcasting who identifies as a woman or non-binary.

Nominations are now open and will be accepted in eight categories of ‘Moments’:

  • Moment of Comedy Gold
  • Moment of Raw Emotion
  • Moment of Cliff-hanger Drama
  • Moment of Touching Honesty
  • Moment of Entrepreneurial Inspiration
  • Moment of Badass Business Advice
  • Award for Changing the World One Moment at a Time
  • Moment of Behind-The-Scenes Brilliance

It doesn’t matter what overall genre your podcast fits into, if you’ve created a special moment on your show in the past twelve months that fits the description of the one of the eight categories above, we want to hear it.

You don’t need to be a stand-up comedian to produce a moment of comedy gold, or a broadcast journalist to produce a moment of cliff-hanger drama (although if you are, you are also welcome!) – whether you’re a new podcaster or a seasoned pro, we’d love to hear your work.

It also doesn’t matter what the format of your podcast is. You might write short monologues, conduct insightful interviews, produce a fantastic documentary series, write incredible stories or shoot the breeze with your co-hosts about topics that are important to you. We want to see variety in the entries we receive, and we would love to hear the stand-out moments you’ve produced on your show.

The first seven categories are for podcasts hosted or co-hosted by at least one person who identifies as a woman or non-binary. The Moment of Behind-The-Scenes Brilliance category recognises the work of editors, writers and producers behind the scenes. If that’s you, or someone you know, we want to reward the unseen hard work put into many of the most successful and brilliant podcasts. In this category only, the podcast may be hosted by anyone, but the person nominated must be a woman, and must have been involved in the making of at least 5 podcast episodes, including the audio entered for the award.

Finally, and most importantly, you can nominate yourself. In fact, you SHOULD nominate yourself and your podcast. Women are notoriously bad at putting themselves forward, but go on…we’d love to hear from you!

Before entering, please read the terms and conditions for entry which can be found here. Each entry must consist of a single MP3 of a maximum of 10 minutes of audio taken from one podcast episode. You will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and condition of entry as part of your submission, so please do!


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