Australian Podcast Awards return

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 25 August 2021
Credit: Juja Han

The Australian Podcast Awards (APAs) are returning for a fifth year.

The awards feature 31 categories, including four new ones -- the Spotify Rising Star Award, recognising the success of new creators, as well as Best Sales Team, Best Commercial Campaign and Best Marketing Campaign. 

Gold Partners are Spotify, iHeartPodcast Network Australia, Nova Entertainment Podcast Network, Podfollow and Podnews. Omny Studio from Triton Digital is as category partner.

“2020 was the biggest year ever for the Australian Podcast Awards – and we’re committed to making 2021 even bigger," says Matt Deegan, director at the Australian Podcast Awards. 

"We know that people are turning to podcasts now more than ever before, and the content coming out of Australia is truly world-class. We’re thrilled to be launching this year’s awards as a way to further spotlight the incredible talent and content that’s helping push the industry forward.”

In 2020 winners included Bird’s Eye View, Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne, Matt & Alex’s All Day Breakfast, Spotify’s Search Engine Sex, That’s Incredible from Mamamia, The ABC’s Unravel and 7am amongst others.

Prithi Dey, Senior Partner Manager at Spotify: "The Australian Podcast Awards is such a great time to celebrate our diverse local talent from across the country and Spotify is excited to support for a second year."

Corey Layton, Head of Digital Audio for ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia: "Each year the Australian Podcast Awards celebrates the best in our rapidly expanding industry. As Australia’s #1 Podcast Network, we’re proud to again be part of the awards and spotlight the creators doing it best."

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