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THE AWARDS CATEGORIES

Sports

There are 25 awards categories for podcasters to choose from at the first Sports Podcast Awards.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

The game plan:
introduce listeners to your compelling take on the game - from NFL to high school fantasy football - and win.

BASEBALL

From the majors to the minors, from the little league to fantasy league, this is a category for every baseball podcaster. Submit your winning entry, swap home-runs for re-runs.

BASKETBALL

Whether it’s the NBA, the NCAA or the court in your local park, this category is for podcasters who now have a new hoop dream.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Podcast State U, University of Podcasting, Podcast A&M…if you talk college sports (across ANY sport), let our judges listen.

COMBAT SPORTS

In this combat sport your most potent weapon is the spoken word. Let’s get ready to enter…includes Boxing, Wrestling, Martial Arts, MMA and any other form of combat sport.

CRICKET

Has there ever been so much award-winning writing about just one sport? Now it’s the turn of its podcasters. Enter here.

CYCLING

Imagine there was a yellow jersey for the spoken word. Now there is.

ESPORTS

The world’s fastest growing sports genre. So much to talk about. If you’re into competitive podcasting or talking about gaming in general, we’d love to hear from you.

FITNESS

For podcasters who want to share their breathless passion for any kind of fitness, including running, swimming, triathlon, HIIT and PT.

GOLF

Golf podcasters can argue forever about the perfect swing. In the meantime, our judges are here to decide who’s is the perfect podcast.

MOTORSPORTS

A category (with the chance of a podium finish) for anyone who talks about Formula 1, NASCAR, Indycar, MotoGP, and Rallying.

OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC

The perfect year for a podcast about the Olympic or Paralympic movements. It can be about any aspect of the Games: for example, its values, its history, its sports or any of its great Olympians.

RUGBY

A category for the best of the spoken word from either code, 15, 13, even 7-a-side, max 10 minutes.

SOCCER

The beautiful game deserves a beautiful podcast. Will it be yours?

TENNIS

For a few minutes let’s move the debate on from who is the G.O.A.T. and focus in the G.O.A.P. Greatest of all podcasts - for this year at least.

URBAN & ADVENTURE

From climbing mountains that no-one in their right mind should climb, to insane urban skateboarding, or rowing across the South Atlantic. If it’s adventurous, extreme and now available in a podcast, we want to hear.

WINTER SPORTS

Few things top the adrenaline rush of fresh powder or a puck travelling at 100mph. First winner of a winter sports podcast award? You’ll have to find out.

Sports Plus

EQUALITY & SOCIAL IMPACT

Can a podcast really change the world? If yours promotes equality, diversity, inclusion and the use of sport for social change, we think it can. Even more so if you enter and win.

NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sport today is headline news. This category rewards the best in sports-related news and current affairs. Your podcast can be daily, weekly or monthly and can be sport-specific or about sport in general.

PERFORMANCE & WELLBEING

What are you doing to promote mental and physical well0being or to encourage high performance. Even more if you enter your podcast here.

SPORTS BUSINESS

The business of sport continues to grow. Your podcast can be about any aspect of this boom sector. It might be sport-specific, it might be about your personal journey, or it might be as a mentor to others on how they come out a winner in their chosen field, or court, or ring, or stadium.

SPORTS COMEDY

Sport isn’t just about Olympic gold, it can be comedy gold. An entire category for podcasters who want to be laughed at.

SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

We’re looking for a podcast or series of podcasts that take a compelling, story-telling approach to any factual events from the world of sport. Best story wins.

TEAM

The category for podcasters whose focus is any specific team, from the world’s biggest franchise down to the local village darts team, population 28.

THE BIG HITTERS AWARD

This is the award for those who consider themselves the real heavyweights of the sport podcast space. You’ll need to prove how large your following is as well as wowing the judges with the brilliance of the podcast.

LISTENERS CHOICE AWARD

All podcasts that enter the awards will automatically be entered into the Listeners Choice Award – whether it makes a shortlist or not. Judged by your listeners, the podcast with the most votes, across all categories, will win.

SPORTS PODCAST OF THE YEAR

The ultimate award! The winners of each category battle it out for Sports Podcast of the Year, as chosen by the Awards’ very own star-studded Advisory Board.

 

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