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The 2024 Independent Podcast Awards Are Open For Entry

The 2024 Independent Podcast Awards Are Open For Entry

Press Release · London, UK ·

The Independent Podcast Awards 2024 are now open for entry, with entry fees held at 2023 prices, and brand new categories added too. The deadline for entries is Friday 31st May which gives indie podcasters two months to get their submissions in.

The Awards were set up in 2023 by whynow Media and Em McGowan from the Verbal Diorama podcast, for podcasts that are truly independent of corporate ties and celebrity hosts. With the aim of highlighting shows that other awards events often pass over, the already-popular awards are open to podcasts in the UK and Ireland.

New categories for 2024 are Branded Content, Lifestyle, The Outdoors & Adventure, and Parenting, taking the total number to 25. This of course includes the overall Independent Podcast of the Year which is chosen from the winners of all the other categories. Due to their popularity, Best Artwork and Best Jingle are also making a return to the lineup.

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Em McGowan, Host and Producer of Verbal Diorama and Co-Founder of the awards said: “I’m delighted the awards are now open for entry, and that indie podcasters once again get a chance to shine alongside their peers. We’ve tried to keep the entry process simple again this year, and to help anyone that may have questions I’ll be taking part in a Growth Labs session with Captivate in the coming weeks, so do sign up for that.”

Emma Turner, Head of Events & Publicity at whynow, Co-Founders of the awards said: “The announcement that the awards were coming back was so well received, with a lot of good feeling towards our first event. I’m really hopeful that we’ll get lots of indie podcasters submitting their shows for our expert panel of judges to listen to this year. We were blown away with the standard of entries we received last year which is a testament to the amount of talent there is in this community.”

The Podcasting, Seriously Fund is back as a Media Partner again this year, offering bursaries for entry fees to those qualifying. Also on board as sponsors for the event are Adelicious, AudioUK, Captivate, Kings Place, Pod Bible, Podnews and Spotify.

Following the previous call for judges many excellent industry experts have signed up to take part this year. The team is still on the hunt for more, so if you think you’ve got what it takes and would like to support this wonderful community email Emma at whynow on

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 23rd October at Kings Place in Kings Cross, London where the inaugural awards were held in 2023.

The deadline to enter is 5pm on Friday 31st May. To find out more information and to submit your entry head to

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