BEST FACTUAL PODCAST

CATEGORY OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a factual podcast series on any audio platform in the field of news and/or current affairs.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
Open to a broadcaster or journalist (s) during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, engaging and creative audio and demonstrating effective use of the podcast medium. The podcast may cover any subject or theme.

This category is for NZ produced podcasts consumed by New Zealanders for the period 1 January - 31 December 2021.

Any podcast with a minimum of 4 published episodes is eligible to enter. A one-off podcast does not qualify. A link to the full podcast series is allowable.

The podcast may be entered in Best Factual Podcast or Best Entertainment Podcast, but not both. Branded & radio show podcasts are not eligible for this category.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes and must be a compilation of highlights from episodes across the series.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

A short description should be included (no more than 200 words) describing the background to the podcast, it’s target audience, why it was created and why it has achieved a significant level of audience engagement and or listenership. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used i.e. IAB certified NZ downlowds. No non-IAB certified data can be submitted.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS
Audio evidence of the podcast content quality, demonstrating effectiveness in engaging and or entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
The podcast concept, creativity & originality.

C - 10 POINTS EFFECTIVENESS
The total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST

CATEGORY OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a podcast series on any audio platform to recognise entertaining excellence.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
Open to a broadcaster during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, entertaining, engaging and creative audio and demonstrating effective use of the podcast medium. The podcast may cover any subject or theme.

This category is for NZ produced podcasts consumed by New Zealanders for the period 1 January - 31 December 2021.

Any podcast with a minimum of 4 published episodes is eligible to enter. A one-off podcast does not qualify. A link to the full podcast series is allowable.

The podcast may be entered in Best Entertainment Podcast or Best Factual Podcast, but not both. Branded & radio show podcasts are not eligible for this category.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes and must be a compilation of highlights from episodes across the series.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

A short description should be included (no more than 200 words) describing the background to the podcast, it’s target audience, why it was created and why it has achieved a significant level of audience engagement and or listenership. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used i.e. IAB certified NZ downlowds. No non-IAB certified data can be submitted.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS
Audio evidence of the podcast content quality, demonstrating effectiveness in engaging and or entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
The podcast concept, creativity & originality.

C - 10 POINTS EFFECTIVENESS
The total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.

BEST BRANDED PODCAST

CATEGORY OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a podcast series on any audio platform to recognise entertaining excellence and is for commercial brand associated podcasts that are produced in response to a client brief.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
Open to a broadcaster during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, entertaining, engaging and creative audio and demonstrating effective use of the podcast medium and commercial success for the client. The podcast may cover any subject or theme.

This category is for NZ produced podcasts consumed by New Zealanders for the period 1 January - 31 December 2021.

Any podcast with a minimum of 4 published episodes is eligible to enter. A one-off podcast does not qualify. A link to the full podcast series is allowable.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes and must be a compilation of highlights from episodes across the series.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

A short description should be included (no more than 200 words) describing the background to the podcast, it’s target audience, why it was created and why it has achieved a significant level of audience engagement and or listenership, commercial success and a short testimonial from the client. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used i.e. IAB certified NZ downlowds. No non-IAB certified data can be submitted.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS
Audio evidence of the podcast content quality, demonstrating effectiveness in engaging and or entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
The podcast concept, creativity & originality.

C - 10 POINTS EFFECTIVENESS
The total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.

BEST PODCAST BY A RADIO SHOW

CATEGORY OBJECTIVE
To recognise and celebrate creativity and originality in outstanding radio delivered as a podcast series by a radio show on any audio platform to recognise entertaining excellence.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
Open to on-air broadcasters during the award period that can showcase high-quality production, entertaining, engaging and creative audio and demonstrating effective use of the podcast medium. 

This category is for NZ produced podcasts consumed by New Zealanders for the period 1 January - 31 December 2021.

Any podcast with a minimum of 4 published episodes is eligible to enter. A one-off podcast does not qualify. A link to the full podcast series is allowable.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AUDIO
Audio duration maximum is 10 minutes and must be a compilation of highlights from episodes across the series.

WRITTEN DEMONSTRATION

Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

A short description should be included (no more than 200 words) that demonstrates the thinking and the approach behind the podcast, its target audience, what it does to enhance the listening experience and why it achieved a significant level of audience engagement and/or listenership, plus examples of how it was promoted across the radio station/network's various assets including social media, on-air etc. Provide evidence of the total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used i.e. IAB certified NZ downlowds. No non-IAB certified data can be submitted.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A - 20 POINTS
Audio evidence of the podcast content quality, demonstrating effectiveness in engaging and or entertaining the audience.

B - 20 POINTS
The podcast concept, creativity & originality.

C - 10 POINTS EFFECTIVENESS
The total number of downloads and total plays per series. A verifiable data source must be used.