Nominations for podcasts are now being accepted for an annual awards show held in December, officials said; It is sponsored by ListenNotes.com. Podcasters can now submit their shows to the GOLDEN CRANE Podcast Awards program, co-founder Andy Wang said. The deadline for submissions is December 7th, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.
“It will be great to continue to showcase the work of podcasters with the GOLDEN CRANES this year, especially since there are new categories this year,” Wang said.
Awards will be given out for the following genres, some of which are new categories: Business/Finance, Wellness/Self-Improvement, Sports/Hobbies, Entertainment/Movies/TV, Society and Culture, Audio Drama, Mental Health, Production, Student-Age-Run Podcast, and Asian Culture Stories and Experience, co-founder Lee Uehara confirmed.
“Winners from last year’s GOLDEN CRANES continued to use their shows to, in some cases, raise awareness and create social impact, from across the globe,” Uehara said. “We look forward to boosting showrunners and to showcasing the work of podcasters everywhere this year, too.”
“We are still the only awards show which acknowledges podcasters who are of student age,” Uehara mentioned. “Podcasting is one of the few content creation vehicles where there is no age limit, and we’re always glad to encourage our younger colleagues.”
Winners of the Golden Cranes will be announced in a black-tie, live, virtual ceremony on December 21st. Students: $15 with proof of matriculation; AAP members, $25; non-members: $50. Joining AAP is free, for now. The Asian American Podcasters Association is a non-profit organization.