The Third Annual Podcast Awards kick off on July 1st with the first 15 days dedicated to having your users nominate your podcast at http://www.podcastawards.com
We have changed things up considerably this year.
- 1st your Audience member only need Nominate your Show one time multiple nominations will be rejected
- 2nd We will expand from 5 to 10 the number of shows that will be put on the slate in each category
In January 2007 I recruited 36 people with 3 people assigned to each category to review nominations. Podcasters that are nominated will have their websites inspected and graded by the reviewer. Some of the things on the grading sheet that the reviewer will be looking for. Site Branding, RSS Feed Prominence, RSS Feed Validation, Visible Link to Media in Show Notes, Show Notes Quality, Consistency of Production, Content Quality, Ease of finding Podcast on Websiye. Combining the graded worksheet information with the number of nominations each show gets will determine the break out of the 10 shows in each category.
After the nomination review process and posting of the slate of shows to be voted on a two week voting period will commence.
Top Winners will be announced at the Podcast and New Media Expo Awards Ceremony.
Last year we gave away over $8000.00 in cash and prizes, sponsors and podcasters nominated received over 8 million site impressions in 2006-2007.
This year we will be running the same promotion we were last year where you put a link code on your website and every time someone clicks on the banner your site will be in the running for free advertising on the website three 120×120 banner spots will be awarded. To get a graphic for your site visit http://tinyurl.com/2a4dev