The Podcast Awards has announced The Ambies, which celebrates excellence in podcasting and elevated awareness and status of podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression. These annual awards of merit are confirmed upon those deemed to be most worthy by their industry peers.
There are two types of award categories:
Show Recognition awards are presented to the creator or producer of the respective podcasts (an individual, or a company). For these category-specific podcast (eg Sports), submitters are invited to select the category most appropriate to their podcast, as generally understood by their peers.
Show Recognition categories are:
- Podcast of The Year
- Best Documentary Podcast
- Best Interview Podcast
- Best Comedy Podcast
- Best News Podcast
- Best Sports Podcasters
- Best True Crime Podcast
- Best Business Podcast
- Best Fiction Podcast
- Best History Podcast
- Best Knowledge, Science or Tech Support
- Best Society and Culture Podcast
- Best Politics or Opinion Podcast
- Best Entertainment Podcast
- Best Wellness or Relationships Podcast
Talent Recognition awards are presented to individuals or teams, to recognize excellence.
Talent Recognition categories are:
- Best Podcast Host
- Best Reporting
- Best Scriptwriting, Fiction
- Best Production, Non-Fiction
- Best Production and Sound Design
- Best Original Score and Music Supervision
- Best Performer in Audio Fiction
- Governors’ Award – To be bestowed by the Governors of The Podcast Academy
The entry fee for members is $100. The entry fee for non-members is $175. Nominations are being accepted now. The entry period closes on December 15, 2020. Nominees will be announced in February of 2021. Awards ceremony will be held on March 28, 2021.