Early-bird discount for Irish Podcast Awards ends tomorrow

Podcasters urged to take advantage of reduced entry fees

The deadline for early-bird entries to the Irish Podcast Awards closes tomorrow, giving podcasters and production companies limited time to submit their nominations at a discounted rate.

The awards, currently in their second year, are designed to celebrate excellence within the Irish podcasting industry. Entries are open to podcasts produced in Ireland - or for Irish audiences - that have been published between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2023.

Last year’s winners included The Witness for Podcast of the Year, and The Embodiment Podcast host Mark Walsh for Rising Star, among many other deserving winners across a range of categories.

Entry fees for the awards are weighted based on annual company turnover, with a cost of €45 + VAT for organisations with turnovers under €100,000, €95 + VAT for those between €100,000 and €250,000, and €175 + VAT for companies turning over more than €250,000. These prices include an early-bird discount of €100, which will expire from 24 June onwards. Independent podcasters or producers that identify as BIPOC, Queer and/or Trans may also be eligible for financial support to enter the awards via the Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund.

Entrants that miss the early-bird deadline, however, will still have until 11 July to submit their nominations, with the full shortlist set to be published 14 September. The ceremony will be taking place in Dublin in November. Full details of the venue and ticket sales will be announced after entries close.

The event will be powered by PodPod and supported by headline sponsors Global and Acast, both of whom have been highly active in the Irish podcast market. 

The awards will be judged by an expert panel of local industry figures, which includes PodPod Faces To Watch winners Bobby Temps and Damian Kerlin. Those interested in joining the judging panel can nominate themselves or one of their peers by filling out a short form.

Potential entrants can also learn more about how to craft a winning entry for the awards via PodPod’s miniseries, with guests including the awards’ founders Matt Hill and Matt Deegan.