AWARDS PLATFORM - ENTRY GUIDELINES

The entry process takes 20-40 minutes. You can save and come back to your entry any time, or even make changes after you've finished your entry, as long as it's before 14th February 2019.

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How to enter the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards

Podcasts need to be self-nominated via this entry platform. Nominations from listeners or friends/family are not accepted as entries. We do not jury-nominate.

What are the steps?

  1. Create an account here, and confirm your email
  2. Once logged in, hit the button that says 'Start Podcast Entry'
  3. Select a category from the dropdown menu (specific information will appear when each category is selected)
  4. Enter your podcast name
  5. Answer some quick questions, and hit 'Save + next', and you'll go to the next tab
  6. Work through the fields in the tabs - if you get stuck, email us for help
  7. When you get to the end of the last tab, hit 'Submit Podcast Entry'
  8. The final step is payment, unless the category is free to enter

Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist.

To save time when entering a podcast into additional categories, you can use the ‘copy’ feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category as required.

Fees

  • From November 1 to November 30, Earlybird Fees apply: $30 for your first entry, and $22.50 when entering that same podcast into additional categories.
  • From December 1 until February 1, Standard Fees apply: $40 for your first entry, and $30 when entering that same podcast into additional categories.
  • From February 1 until February 14, Last Minute Fees Apply: $45 for your first entry, and $33.75 when entering that same podcast into additional categories.

A merchant fee will be applied to entries paid by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. These fees will be added to your total and outlined in the payment summary.

If you opt in to the Popular Vote category during the above process, please know that public voting for the Popular Vote category is not opening until 10 January 2019. It will then be open until 11:59pm (AEST) on 14 February.

Other Free Categories

Once you have entered a podcast into a paid category, there are two categories that you can enter for free. They are Best Audiogram, Presented by Headliner, and Diversity & Inclusion in Podcasting.

Entry Deadlines

  • Entire month of November 2018 - Earlybird entries open
  • 1 December 2018 until 11:59pm (AEST) on 31 January 2019 - Standard entries open
  • 1 February until at 11:59pm (AEST) on 14 February 2019 - Last minute entries open

Public Voting Periods

  • 1 November 2018 until 10 January 2019 - Public voting open for Best Audiogram category
  • 10 January 2019 until at 11:59pm (AEST) on 14 February - Public voting open for Popular Vote category

Other Dates to Diarise

  • 21 March 2019 - Finalists announced
  • Saturday 18 May 2019 - Australian Podcast Awards ceremony