8th Annual Podcast Awards Ceremony Announcement

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.

 

2010 Podcast Awards Winners

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

2010 Podcast Awards!

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?

2009 Podcast Awards Winners

People’s Choice
ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football

Best Produced
Best of the Left

Best Video Podcast
This Week in Tech

Best Mobile Phone Formatted Podcast
AppSlappy

Best Produced
Best of the Left

Business
NPR Planet Money

Comedy
Daily Giz Wiz

Cultural / Arts
Imprint

Education
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Entertainment
MuggleCast

Food and Drink
Munchcast

Gaming
4Player Podcast

General
This American Life

GLBT
Feast of Fun

Health / Fitness
Quackcast

Mature
The Adam Carolla Podcast

Movies / Films
Spill

Podsafe Music
Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Political
The Young Turks

Religion Inspiration
Reasonable Doubts

Sports
ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football

Technology / Science
Security Now

Travel
WDW Radio