Changes for this years Australian Podcast Awards include new categories

The Australian Podcast Awards have announced the categories and entry dates for the Australian Podcast Awards 2020.
There are new categories to choose from, and a new way to showcase work following decisions based on feedback and from looking at similar shows around the world.
The key rules changes are:

  • Audio entries will be compilations of 3-6 clips (there are exceptions for Best Interview, Best Fiction & Moment of The Year)
  • Audio should be taken from episodes released between Jan 2019 – July 31st, 2020 inclusive
  • To qualify, you should have published six proper episodes on your feed, (and they should still available at the end of 2020)

Entries will open on Tuesday 1st September for one month. 

This year there is a new role, the Chair Of Judges, responsible for selecting a judging panel that fully reflects the diversity of Australian podcasting.
Sophie Harper, host of the podcast Not By Accident , will be overseeing an expanded judging panel eager to hear the best work. Details on the panel will be released as entries open.
Judges will be looking for outstanding listens, with ideas, talent, formats and perspectives rarely heard in other media. The best podcasts are ones that engage their audience every episode, not just with a standout clip.


  • Best True Crime Podcast
  • Best Family Podcast
  • Moment Of The Year
  • Best Branded Podcast
  • Best Comedy Podcast
  • Best Arts & Culture Podcast
  • Best Fiction
  • Best Documentary Podcast
  • Best Radio Podcast
  • Best Business Podcast
  • Best Network or Publisher
  • Best Wellbeing Podcast
  • Best Lockdown Podcast
  • Best New Podcast
  • Best Sports Podcast
  • Best Interview
  • Best Current Affairs Podcast
  • Best Entertainment Podcast
  • Best Sex & Relationships Podcast


  • The Creativity Award
  • Best Indigenous Podcast
  • Listeners’ Choice
  • Podcast Champion
  • The Spotlight Award
  • The Bullseye Award
  • Podcast of the Year






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