Australian Podcast Awards announces 2020 partners
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The Australian Podcast Awards (APAs) has announced its list of 2020partners, showcasing the growing support for premium Australian audio-on-demand contentboth locally and globally.
Supporting podcasts big and small, eight Gold Partners have joined this year’s event, includingpodcast industry leaders Acast, iHeart Podcast Network Australia, Nova Entertainment, OmnyStudio from Triton Digital, PodcastOne Australia and Spotify; podcast production house PiccoloPodcasts; podcast marketing platform Podfollow and podcast industry news publicationPodnews.
Matt Deegan, Director at the Australian Podcast Awards, said: “While it’s been a tough yearfor the creative industry, podcasting content and listen numbers continue to skyrocket. Theoverwhelming support shown by our Award partners is testament to the strength of the industryand its faith in Aussie-made content. We cannot wait for this year’s awards – an opportunity tocelebrate some of the best and brightest local podcasting content and talent there is.”
The Australian Podcast Awards launched in 2016 as a way to showcase the amazing podcasttalent and content Australia has to offer. Now in its fifth year, the awards continues to recognisethe local industry’s most listened to, innovative and emerging podcast content with over 20award categories.
Submissions for the Australian Podcast Awards are now open. Nominees will be selected by ajudging panel of industry experts before the category winners are announced at a virtual eventin November.
About Australian Podcast Awards:
The Australian Podcast Awards is an annual celebrationof the quality and breadth of Australian podcast content. Entries are self-nominated, and over 20 categories are judged by a panel of experts selected from across the podcast industry,alongside a public vote - the Listeners’ Choice. Entries come from independent podcasters,broadcasters, the business community and well as students and non-profit organisations.
In 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has meant the Australian Podcast Awards moves to a virtualevent, but is still committed to celebrating the best Australian podcasts. It also appointed Sophie Harper to be the Chair of Judges and started working alongside the team to share bestpractices and resources.
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