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British Podcast Awards 2021

The 2021 British Podcast Awards entries closed on the 31st March 2021! (Sorry if you missed this year). 

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What are the British Podcast Awards?

The British Podcast awards were created by Matt Hill and Matt Deegan in 2017 to celebrate British podcasters and also offer a new way of discovering new British podcasts to podcast lovers.

The best part? Anyone can enter their podcast for a chance of winning an award: whether start or seasoned podcaster. (The only catch is you have to be a British podcaster ofcourse.)

Award winning host and TV and radio presenter Remel London, host of The Mainstream UK podcast will be one of the judging the British Podcast Awards this year. Remel’s podcast interviews Black British talent discussing the value and importance of representation in mainstream media: particularly in TV and media.

Previous guests include the likes of George the Poet, comedian Mo Gilligan, radio host Clara Amfo, actress Bukky Bakray and more.

When are the British Podcast Awards 2021?

The dates of the 2021 British Podcast Awards haven’t been announced yet but, we’re excited to see who will be nominated.

This year’s awards will be sponsored by Amazon music with support from BBC Sounds, Acast, Spotify to mention afew supporters.

The event, now in its fifth year, has attracted thousands of podcast lovers and last year alone the awards attracted a whopping 11,000 views. What a turn out!

With the world opening up this summer, we’re anticipating there to be high demand for tickets to this year’s award show.

What are the categories for the British Podcast Awards?

  • Best Arts & Culture Podcast
  • Best Branded Podcast supported by Acast Creative
  • Best Business Podcast supported by Wondery
  • Best Comedy Podcast supported by Stitcher
  • Best Current Affairs Podcast
  • Best Daily Podcast supported by Spotify
  • Best Documentary Podcast (NEW!)
  • Best Entertainment Podcast supported by Amazon Music
  • Best Family Podcast
  • Best Fiction
  • Best Interview
  • Best Lockdown Podcast (NEW!) supported by Amazon Music
  • Best Network or Publisher
  • Best New Podcast supported by Audible
  • Best Radio Podcast
  • Best Sex & Relationships Podcast
  • Smartest Podcast
  • Best Sport Podcast
  • Best True Crime Podcast
  • Best Wellbeing Podcast
  • Best Podcast In The Welsh Language

Diversity in Podcasting

The British Podcast Awards team champions diversity and representation not just on the forefront by encouraging podcasters from varying backgrounds to apply. But they also promote diversity and representation by recruiting and collaborating with judges who are under represented in podcasting (namely women, Black British podcast hosts and other ethnic podcasters). 

“We ask our judges to compare entries based on not only their quality and impact, but on their ability to give a voice to others.” – British Podcast Awards.

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How can I submit my entry for the awards in 2022?

The 2022 awards haven’t been planned as of yet but once those details are available, we’ll be sure to update you. For now, below are the rules for submitting your podcasting for the British Podcast Awards. 

Full rules are here, but the audio you submit must be:

  • a single MP3

  • up to a maximum of 15 minutes long (except Best Fiction, Interview, Documentary – see rules)

  • including (up to) a maximum of 5 clips,

  • from at least 3 different episodes (except Best Fiction, Interview, Documentary – see rules)

  • be taken only from material first published between 1st February 2020 and 31st January 2021 inclusive.

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