Podcast Connect is very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with New Media Expo to host the 8th Annual Podcast Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas Nevada at a evening event Jan 6-8. New Media Expo has also agreed to make it nearly impossible for a nominee not to attend.
A free exhibits pass or 50% off Content Creator pass for every finalist
A 50% off exhibits pass for every nominee
Special speaking and live podcasting opportunities!
This is a great opportunity for a corporate sponsor to step up and support the venue activities. If you are interested in becoming an awards sponsor, please email me and I will connect you with the New Media Expo team.
This past Saturday we held the 6th Annual Podcast Awards and recognized all of the shows that were nominated and those that won. With well over 3 million people submitting votes this year the competition was fierce. In the end 22 shows broke out in their respective categories. Congrats to the winners. For more details visit PodcastAwards.com
Peoples Choice – Tell ‘Em Steve Dave!
Best Produced – Radiolab
Best Video Podcast – TED
Business – Career Tools
Comedy – Tell ‘Em Steve Dave
Cultural/Arts – Decoder Ring Theatre
Education – The History of Rome
Entertainment – The Fringe Podcast
Food and Drink – Beer Download
Gaming – 4Player Podcast
General – The Survival Podcast
GLBT – Savage Love
Health/Fitness – QuackCast
Mature – WTF with Marc Maron
Movies and Film – Doug Love Movies
Music – Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
Politics / news – Free Talk Live.com
Religion Inspirations – Atheist News Podcast
Science – The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Sports – The BS Report
Technology – This Week in Tech
Travel – WDW Radio Show
As I sit here in early July I have to start thinking about the 2010 Podcast Awards. Honestly the past couple of years the event has been exhausting. It takes up well over 100 hours of my time each year to pull off.
Last year was the first year that we did not break even financially, after paying all expenses and increased trophy costs. I had about a $1000.00 in additional expenses that came out of Podcast Connects pockets. The goal is break even not loose money!
So the question I am asking myself should the awards continue. I am also irritated that last year we went to all that work and less than half of the winners were willing to come on the awards show. Plus Ustream.tv even though we warned them multiple times, got blown out when we went over 4000 people on the live stream.
While I will likely punish myself maybe it is time to bring in some podcasters to help. What do you think?