I announce the slate of podcast that made the cut this year for the Podcast Awards. I also share my Podcast State of the Union.
The 2010 Podcast Award Nominations are open and the audiences are off to the races. This is always a time for me to see what kind of engagement shows have with their audiences. If you are a content creator make sure you tell your audiences to nominate your show. For my fans this show is not eligible to be nominated.
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I decided to pull the trigger and go ahead with the 2010 Podcast Awards which will be the 6th Annual. The work involved to do the awards is significant, fortunately I have had a number of folks step forward and volunteer to help this year.
We kick off nominations on November 7th and run for two weeks. We will start voting in early December and hold the awards during my 24hr Podcast to be held about a week before Christmas. As always we are looking for sponsors for the 2010 event.
The number of sponsors we get will determine if we have trophies in 2010, as last year I had to cover about 30% of the cost of the trophies and I really cannot do that two years in a row.
The 2009 People’s Choice Podcast Awards Nomination period gets underway on Oct 4th 2009. Podcasters have had over a month to prepare their audiences for the 14 day nomination period. As the founder of the awards my show is not eligible, but it brings me joy to recognize the nominees and ultimately the winners of the 22 categories.
The bags of ice are ready for the servers because in just a few short days the site will go from a sleepy 5000 hits a day to over 300,000 hits a day.. It’s pretty amazing to watch. Lots of opportunities for podcasters that get their audiences nominated. I look forward to moving through the stages..
We are still looking for some more sponsors as well take a look at the advertising opportunities! Finally I want to wish all the shows good luck.
It is Podcast Awards Season again and for many of you that helped me in 2008 you know how much hard work it is to put this event together. I had contemplated not holding the event this year. But the number of emails that I have been responding to convinced me to go ahead and get the ball rolling.
We will follow the same rules as 2008 and will be looking for sponsors to provide some great prizes for all of our winners. Last year we were able to give away more than $5000.00 in prizes to all of the award winners.
Nominations open on Oct 4th, 2009 at 2100 EST. Details are on the Podcast Awards website. We will be putting the site into pre-nomination mode tomorrow when our good friends from One Technologies login and get the site ready for the 14 million visitors over the next 60 days.
Last year the servers nearly melted we will see if we can actually bring it to it’s knees this year.
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The 2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards Ceremony is this coming Saturday December 6th at 1pm PST. I will be awarding these trophies and prizes. I will also announce the People’s Choice and Best Produced Winners.
See you on Saturday at 1pm PST!! Todd…
I personally want to thank those in my audience that volunteered to do the review. It was a huge amount of work in fact for a few of our reviewers it was more than they bargained for and I had to solicit some alternates.
The slate looks pretty impressive and I look forward to making the announcement on Sunday. The announcement will take place via a live streamed event starting at 4pm Pacific @ PodcastAwards.com
Every year at the end of the Podcast Awards I do a pretty big study on the shows that are nominated. I have a whole laundry list of things I look at. I had some extra time tonight and did a real quick look at about a 187 shows.
When the Podcast Awards is over I will look at the 3000 plus shows that will be nominated for a Podcast Award. You would think that shows that are looking to win the biggest award in the podcasting space would have done their homework and had their sites ship shape.
Well like always I am pretty disappointed in what I have found so far. Plus I am giving podcasters plenty of heads up so maybe for the first time ever people will clean their sites up. Read my Quick Look Here.
The first nominations have already started to come in. In fact 92 seconds after we opened the nominations up we started getting submissions!
The challenge now will be to see if the server can hang as we were recording about 300,000 hits a day during the nominations last year. Pretty good load and my fingers are crossed.
Go nominate your favorite shows now!! www.podcastawards.com