18th August 2021
Submit your own podcast or your favourite podcast to be considered for this year's awards. You can enter more than one podcast category. Full list of categories can be found here
10th September 2021
Deadline for Nominations
Submit your podcast by the deadline and our judges will shortlist their top podcasts in each category. If you miss the deadline, you can still enter the Listeners Choice Awards.
6th October 2021
Deadline for Submissions
Podcasts shortlisted in each category will be invited to submit a highlight reel from their show along with a short interview about their Podcast production. EXTENDED TO 13TH OCTOBER
7th October 2021
Listeners Choice Vote
This is the big one and voted for by listeners. We're looking for New Zealand's favourite overall podcast. Voting will be open until the 30th October and the Podcast with the most listener votes will be crowned champion.
Deadline for Votes
Final day for fan votes is on the 5th of November, so make sure you've done everything you can to secure as many votes as you can from your listeners. They can still vote until midnight.
The moment you've been waiting for. Time to announce the winners of the inaugural New Zealand Podcast Awards. There will be a gold, silver and bronze award for each category and Listeners Choice.
The New Zealand Podcast awards was set up to recognise the amazing work done by independent and professional Kiwi podcast producers across the country and abroad.
We're here to promote your shows, help you reach new listeners, reward quality content and celebrate our growing industry.
There are several ways to enter. You can submit a podcast for a specific category and our judging panel will shortlist their top five in each category, before announcing a winner in October.
There's also a listeners choice award which all category podcasts will automatically be entered into, with a fan vote determining the winner.
Below are the list of categories for the inaugural New Zealand Podcast Awards. You can enter as many categories as you like and all entries will automatically be entered into the listeners choice awards which will go to a public vote.
Best Science & Environment
Recognising podcasts in the realm of science and the environment.
Best True Crime
Investigative and narrative podcasts that explore true crime.
Best Current Affairs Podcast
Recognizing the best Kiwi podcast covering current affairs.
SIGN UP FOR 2022
Voting has now closed for 2021. The Listener's Choice award, brought to you by rova, will be announced on the 11th of November.
Register below to hear about next year's awards.