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Entries are open for The 3rd Annual Signal Awards! 

Whether recording from the basement or in a state-of-the-art studio, with a celebrity or a best friend as co-host, in their first season or their twentieth, the best podcast creators are saying something that matters. Our mission at The Signal Awards is to recognize the podcasts that define culture.

We accept entries from Shows, Limited Series & Specials, Individual Episodes, and Branded Content across a wide range of categories including Best Host; Most Innovative Audio Experience; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Best Video Podcast; News & Politics; Best Editing; and many more. 

By submitting your podcast into The Signal Awards, you can:

Grow your audience

Entering The Signal Awards places your podcast alongside some of the industry’s best producers, talent, and companies, including Audible, Team Coco, Atlas Obscura, Turner Classic Movies, Al Jazeera Digital, Trixie Mattel & Katya Zamo, National Geographic, and many more. Your win will be shared across the web with the world’s podcast community.

Attract great talent

The best talent wants to work on the best podcasts, and winning a Signal Award sends a message that yours is the team to join. Maybe then that guest you’ve been trying to book for months will return your calls?

Celebrate your team 

Pizza parties are out, gold plated statuettes are in! Entering the Signal Awards is a wonderful way to validate your team’s contributions and show them how much you appreciate their hard work– and that others in the industry appreciate them, too.

Help set the benchmark for excellence 

In only three years, The Signal Awards has already established itself as the top honor for podcasting excellence. This year, we’re looking for a new class of podcasts that represent exceptional quality and cultural influence. 

Earn new business 

Stand out in the growing world of podcasts and the companies who produce them: showcase to advertisers, build your profile, expand your sponsor network– and maybe even start another podcast?

Join a thriving community of your podcasting peers 

By entering you join the Signal community full of other podcaster professionals. Plus, think of how fun it will be to come together with other podcasters to celebrate in person at the Signal Awards show!

Have your podcast judged by leaders in the industry 

Our Awards are overseen by The Signal Academy, a judging panel composed of the podcasting industry’s brightest talent and behind the scenes leaders. Some of our featured Signal Academy members this season include:


  • Rachael King, CEO & Co-founder, Pod People
  • Trevor McNeal, Global Social Lead, Podcasts at Amazon Music
  • Anna Hossnieh, Executive Producer, iHeartRadio
  • Michael Gluckstadt, Director of Podcast Content, HBO Max
  • SuChin Pak, Co-host, Add To Cart
  • Maurice Cherry, Creator & Host, Revision Path
  • Sarah Pappalardo, Co-founder & Editor, Reductress


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Prepare your best work before Friday, May 10th to receive preferred pricing at entries.signalaward.com