Judging for the 2022 Radio Today Podcast Awards begins

Hold on to your hats, the judging period for the Radio Today Podcast Awards 2022 has officially begun. 

Entries officially closed this weekend with over 300 entrants, leaving the judges with their work cut out for them.

The judging period will last from this week until Sunday, August 7th, with an all-star panel of judges deciding who will be crowned the winners on August 15th. 

The judging panel includes internationally acclaimed talent coach Valerie Geller, Head of Digital at CRAJaime Chaux and Head of Radio at AFTRSFyona Smith

Stay tuned as the finalists for all categories will be announced on Monday, August 8th, one week before we find out who has taken out the top spots. 

See the full list of categories below.

Individual Categories

  • Podcast Executive Leader of the Year
  • Podcast thought leader of the year
  • Podcast host or presenter of the year
  • Podcast sales executive of the year
  • Podcast executive producer of the year
  • Podcast series producer of the year
  • Podcast audio producer of the year

Organisation Categories

  • Podcast Company of the Year
  • Podcast publisher of the year (major)
  • Podcast publisher of the year (indie)
  • Podcast network/platform of the year
  • Podcast hardware/ software of the year
  • Australian podcast of the year
  • Branded podcast of the year (Presented by Pro Podcast Production)
  • Radio show podcast of the year

Key Dates:

  • Entries Closed: Sunday, July 24 at 11.59pm AEST
  • Judging Period: Monday, July 25 to Sunday, August 7
  • Finalists Announced: Monday, August 8
  • Winners Announced: Monday, August 15

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Judging Process:
• The awards have a specially curated judging panel, formed by mixing peers with those elsewhere in the value chain, to make sure that the judgement is informed and considered from all relevant sides of the industry
• Radio Today will publish the full list of judges during the entry period
• Judges will be required to score each submission against specific criteria
• This system makes sure that each and every judge will score every allocated entry, and allows the editorial team to identify any potential bias or inconsistencies
• Judges are able to recuse themselves from entries if necessary. The process is designed to be transparent and fair to all parties.

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