4th Annual Canadian Podcast Awards Open for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Canadian Podcast Awards; the only award show for outstanding podcasts produced by Canadian podcasters, editors, and producers.

“We are once again excited to bring attention to the ever growing podcasting industry we have here in Canada with the fourth installment of the Canadian Podcast Awards. We love having the opportunity to focus on amplifying Canadian voices and their unique artistry within a community of their peers.” John Leschinski, Chair of Podcamp Toronto.

31 categories are open to nominations including Outstanding News & Current Affairs series, Outstanding Society & Culture series, Outstanding Documentary series, and People’s Choice. Entries are free and open to podcasters from across the country who meet the eligibility criteria. Nominations close April 30, 2021.

Awards will be adjudicated by Canadian podcasters registered with the awards website between May 3 and May 28, 2021. Winners will be announced online in June, 2021 and will receive a 1-year license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro courtesy of Hindenburg.

One-hundred and sixteen podcasts were nominated for awards in 2020. Winners included The Gravy Train, Dark Poutine, Diabetes Canada Podcast, and On a Dark Cold Night.

“Being recognized for a Canadian Podcast Award comes with a sense of pride that your peers, the community you lookup to, feel that you deserve to be here for the work you do.” Said Lauren Marinigh of Somebody Date Us, winner of Best Adult Podcast, 2020. “To now walk away with a win hits on such a deep level and there’s nothing more definitive than that.”

For Canadian Podcast Awards nomination submission guidelines, check their website.

Canadian Podcast Awards 2020 Nominations Closes Soon!

The Canadian Podcast Awards 2020 Nomination period will close on December 29, 2019. In order to nominate a podcast, you must login to the Canadian Podcast Awards website.

The 2020 Nominations include the following categories:

  •  Outstanding Adult Series
  • Outstanding Arts Series
  • Outstanding Branded Series
  • Outstanding Business Series
  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Debut for a Series
  • Outstanding Documentary
  • Outstanding Education Series
  • Outstanding Fiction Series
  • Outstanding Foreign Series
  • Exceptionelle Francophone Series
  • Outstanding Health & Fitness Series
  • Best Host in a Series
  • Outstanding Indigenous Series
  • Outstanding Kids & Family Series
  • Outstanding Leisure Series
  • Outstanding Music Series
  • Outstanding News & Current Affairs Series
  • Outstanding Personal Series
  • Outstanding Science Series
  • Outstanding Society & Culture Series
  • Outstanding Sports Series
  • Outstanding Technology Series
  • Outstanding Television & Film Series
  • Outstanding True Crime Series
  •  The Goytche Award – Named after the late Bob Goytche, a key figure in the Canadian podcasting community, this award recognizes podcasters who’ve made an impact and helped grow the community.
  •  People’s Choice – The People’s Choice Award is open to the top nominated podcasts across all categories and will be awarded to the audience favorite as voted by you.