PopCon Podcast Awards Ceremony

PopCon was founded by a group of geeks from Indianapolis, In. They celebrate the culture of the creators and fans who love them. The 2018 PopCon Podcast Awards will be held in June.

The second annual PopCon Podcast Awards will be held Friday June 8th at 8pm at the Indiana Convention Center. The ceremony is open to anyone that is an attendee of Indy PopCon (Friday or Three Day Badges).

You can purchase tickets to PopCon through the PopCon website. The page about the PopCon Podcast Awards says that attendance is not required to win. The awards are to recognize the hard work and dedication of creators of podcasts. Podcasts from more than two dozen categories will be honored.

Podcasters are asked to read the PopCon Podcast Awards Criteria and Submission Process. Submission criteria includes:

  • Must have published a minimum of ten episodes.
  • Content is to be submitted from the last 12 months
  • The submission audio must be between 5 minutes and 15 minutes
  • Audio submission recording should include: names of producers/hosts, name of the podcast, where you are located, brief synopses of your podcast (elevator pitch), and description of what they are about to hear. You can submit either a segment of a single episode or a compilation of highlights from one or more episodes.
  • The intro and outro of the podcast (only if you wish to apply for that artistic award)

There are several categories for entry. Pick the one that you feel best fits your podcast. A full list of the categories, as well as additional details about submitting your podcast, can be found on the PopCon website.

Awards to win:

  • Smithie Award: Best-of chosen by fellow podcasters
  • Audience Award: Best-of chosen by general audience
  • Category Award: Chosen by independent PopCon Podcast Awards judges. Each category will have 3 to 5 finalists.
  • Technical and Artistic Awards: Intro and Outro, Editing and Mixing, Sound/Special Effects

Submissions to the PopCon Podcast Awards must be completed by April 30th at midnight EST.

Submit Your Podcast to PopCon Podcast Awards

PopCon was founded to celebrate all aspects of pop culture, rather than just hyper-focusing on a specific genre. Podcasters have just a few more days to submit their podcast to the 2017 PopCon Podcast Awards. The event takes place on July 7-9, 2017, in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

PopCon covers gaming, comics, cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and more. They have a section that focuses on “Internet”. It is described this way:

The landscape of entertainment and pop culture is changing. Where previously a celebrity or star needed to be “discovered”, today’s new breed of celebrity simply needs the drive and motivation to self-publish. YouTube Star and Podcaster Extraordinaire are now legitimate titles for a business card.

Podcasters have just a few more days left to submit their podcast to the 2017 PopCon Awards. They are only accepting podcasts that are produced in the state of Indiana for this first awards ceremony. (The submission says: “Future years will likely extend beyond Indiana”.)

To submit a podcast, you must fill out the submission form. Chose which Podcast Category you believe best fits your podcast. PopCon might reassign or merge categories if existing submission pool warrants it to better facilitate an effective and entertaining award show.

Next, provide a short description of who you are as a podcast. This description will be used to describe your podcast at the ceremony. Provide a maximum of 15 minutes of your podcast in MP3 format, and give PopCon a link to your podcast’s website.

In addition, PopCon will have an Internet Alley which will feature podcasters, YouTube channel creators, and Twitch.tv streamers. Podcasters, YouTubers, and Twitch streamers will have an opportunity to participate in PopCon’s Live Podcast and Let’s Play stages. Read the PopCon website for information.