Podquest is a contest for podcasters (who fit the qualification criteria). “If you’ve got an idea, a story, or you’re a brilliant story teller – then Podquest is for you.” Record your podcast and share your story.
The winning podcaster will receive 5k cash plus studio and production time, and help from industry experts to bring their podcast series to life. Podcasts will be judged by a panel of internal and external industry experts in content, sales, and marketing. There may also be judges who are well renowned podcasters.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
Originality – Has anyone else done a similar podcast?
Narrative – What are you like at telling a story?
Hosting – Are you any good as this podcasting “thang”?
Commercial Viability – Podquest describes this criteria as: “Let’s face it, in the long run, it would be nice to quit your job and become a full time podcaster.”
Audience – Who could the possible audience be?
Each entry should demonstrate how the story will live as a series. They are not looking for a sample of your best work. Ideally, your entry should run for up to 20 minutes. You can upload your podcast file to the Podquest website. They want an MP3 that is at a maximum of 30 MB. The website also has an entry form for podcasters to fill out.
As always, it is worth taking the time to view the view the Terms and Conditions. Nova Entertainment is the promotor of the contest. In March, NOVA launched the Nova Podcast platform, a portfolio of podcasts, including optimized show content, original productions in non-radio podcast categories, and podcast series specifically created for brands.
The contest entry period started on April 7, 2017, and will end on May 19, 2017. Eligible entrants include all Australian residents from NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA. Entrants under the age of 18 are required to get express permission from their parent/guardian before entering the contest.
Up to 10 finalists will be selected. Those podcasters will be contacted to let them know they made the finals. Speaking with a promoter does not automatically mean the podcaster has won the contest. One podcast will be selected as the winner.