Early-bird pricing for entry submissions to this year’s British Podcast Awards is set to close today, with limited time remaining to secure the reduced rate for submissions.
Entry fees for the awards are charged on a tiered basis according to companies’ annual turnover, starting at £35 plus VAT for organisations turning over less than £100,000 per year.
Independent audio producers from BIPOC, Queer, and Trans backgrounds may be eligible for financial support with their application through The Podcast, Seriously awards fund, which supports more than 200 awards submissions for independents annually.
Podcasters seeking to submit entries for this year’s awards, which will be taking place 28 September, have until midnight tonight to put their submissions in at the current pricing, after which point the entry fee will rise by an additional £95.
“Everyone leaves it to the last minute,” British Podcast Awards co-founder Matt Deegan said. “When I looked at entries last year, over half of the entries came in on the last day.”
Submissions must contain an audio entry comprising highlights of a podcast’s best work, supported by a text entry. Podcasters or publishers who wish to submit nominations can download an entry kit from the British Podcast Awards website. Those who miss the window for early-bird entry will still have three weeks to submit their entries before the final deadline, with submissions set to close 18 May.
This year’s awards presentation ceremony will be taking place at HERE at Outernet, a cutting-edge venue located within the Outernet entertainment complex on London’s Tottenham Court Road. The show will be sponsored by BBC Sounds and Global, who have joined as headline partners for this year’s British Podcast Awards.
The British Podcast Awards are powered by PodPod, under Haymarket Media Group, after the company acquired the title from founders Deegan and Matt Hill last year. PodPod is also supporting the Irish Podcast Awards and the Australian Podcast Awards, both of which are currently open for early bird entries.