The Ambies
About the Awards
The Ambies celebrate excellence in podcasting and elevate awareness and status of podcasts as a unique and personal medium for entertainment, information, storytelling and expression.
These annual awards of merit are conferred upon those deemed to be most worthy by their industry peers. 


There are two types of award categories. Show Recognition categories (1-16) and Talent Recognition categories (17-24). 

Show Recognition awards (1-16) are presented to the creator or producer of the respective podcasts (an individual, or a company). For these category-specific podcasts (eg Sports), submitters are invited to select the category most appropriate to their podcast, as generally understood by their peers.

You are welcome to enter the same show to multiple categories among these 16 awards, not to exceed three.
Talent Recognition awards (17-23) are presented to individuals or teams, to recognize excellence. There is no limit to the number of Talent Recognition categories you may enter.  
  1. Podcast of The Year
  2. Best Documentary Podcast
  3. Best Interview Podcast
  4. Best Comedy Podcast
  5. Best News Podcast
  6. Best Sports Podcast
  7. Best True Crime Podcast
  8. Best Business Podcast
  9. Best Fiction Podcast
  10. Best History Podcast
  11. Best Knowledge, Science or Tech Podcast
  12. Best Society and Culture Podcast
  13. Best Politics or Opinion Podcast  
  14. Best Entertainment Podcast
  15. Best Personal Growth / Spirituality Podcast
  16. Best Wellness or Relationships Podcast
  17. Best Podcast Host 
  18. Best Reporting
  19. Best Scriptwriting, Fiction 
  20. Best Scriptwriting, Non-Fiction 
  21. Best Production and Sound Design 
  22. Best Original Score and Music Supervision
  23. Best Performer in Audio Fiction
  24. Governors’ Award
    To be bestowed by the Governors of The Podcast Academy
Production companies, individual producers/creators, and distributors of a podcast series which published at least 3 episodes during the period from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020 are eligible for consideration.
Any ongoing podcast can enter, and any miniseries podcast can enter so long as they published episodes in 2020.
If you are NOT a production company, individual producer/creator, or distributor, you must get written permission from the production company to submit (proof of permission will be requested with your entry).
English language entries only, at this time.

Entry Fee
The entry fee for members is $100, and non-members is $175. Consider becoming a member today.

Who Votes
Regular Members of The Podcast Academy in good standing will vote. Members will be eligible to vote for the best of their peer group and the best of a general excellence category.
October 19th -- Nominations are accepted
December 15th -- Entry period closes
February, 2021 -- Nominees are announced
March 28th, 2021 -- Awards ceremony will be held

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