Entrants had up to 10 minutes to wow the judging panel in any of the following categories.
There’s no restriction on what genre or ‘type’ of podcast can enter each category – as we often say, you don’t have to be a comedy podcast to create a hilarious moment of podcasting gold.
Fiction, non-fiction, narrative, interview, panel discussion, investigative journalism or anything else: all are welcome, and we always look forward to hearing the work submitted.
Moment of Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance
Who are the unsung heroes of your podcast? We’re looking for brilliant moments of audio where those people really shone for you, audio that showcases the writers, producers, editors and podcast professionals out there.
Moment of Comedy Gold
Make us laugh. That is all. You don’t need to be a comedian to produce a hilarious bit of comedy gold – if you’ve had a moment on your podcast where you cried laughing then let us hear it!
Moment of Compelling Storytelling
So many of you out there are incredible storytellers, and so much of what we love about podcasting is woven around our love of hearing and telling stories.
What’s the best story you’ve ever told? We love a story too, and we’d love to hear it.
Moment of Dramatic Tension
Dramatic tension can be leaving your listener on a cliffhanger, or it can be subtle and carefully built. Fiction or narrative non-fiction, interview or storytelling, this is the category to showcase your best moments of drama and suspense.
Moment of Entrepreneurial Inspiration
This category is for moments from the world of business, startups and entrepreneurship. Running your own business can be really hard, and failure is common, so inspire us with tales of success from those who are making it work.
Moment of Insight From a Role Model
Here we’d like to hear the moment from your podcast that you’d choose to play to a class full of young people. Who on your pod have you considered a role model and why? We want to hear their insights, and their pearls of wisdom.
Moment of Podcasting Panache in a Language Other Than English
This year, we want to encourage an even wider range of podcasts from across the world to enter the awards, so we’re opening a category for podcasts in languages other than English. There is so much talent out there and we’d love to hear what you’ve been putting out into the world. Any genre of podcast can be entered here, as long as the audio isn’t in English – we just want to hear your very best work and the most memorable moments from one of your episodes from the last year. We will also need an English language transcript alongside the audio that you enter so our judges can read along as they listen to your entry.
Moment of Raw Emotion
According to Brené Brown, there are at least 87 human emotions out there. We’re after incredible audio moments of emotion reflecting the human experience of emotion, be that joy, curiosity, resilience, fear, empathy, heartbreak or any other – it’s your choice.
Moment of Touching Honesty
This category is for those intimate, touching audio moments of searing truth, the moment when as a host or producer you knew you’d reached the very heart of an honest discussion. It can be exposing to be so honest. It’s sometimes difficult to let your guard down as a host or to make a guest or contributor feel comfortable enough to do so. We love to reward that bravery.
Moment of Visionary Leadership
We love women who lead, and we want to hear about the women and folk of diverse genders on your podcast who’ve shown outstanding leadership and shared their secrets about it. They might be a CEO, the figurehead of a community, or another person with valuable leadership experience that they’re willing to talk about.
Award For Changing The World One Moment At A Time
We believe that podcasts have the power to create change in the world, and we know there are people out there using audio as part of a wider message. This category is for moments with purpose, moments that say something profound about the world we live in, and what people are doing to change it for the better.