Enter your work before the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, May 10th, 2024 to receive preferred pricing.

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.

Podcasts offer a refuge from the chaos of our media landscape, providing a haven where we can escape the deluge of meaningless snippets and immerse ourselves in the tranquil depths of ideas and expertise. Podcasters distinguish themselves through authenticity, approaching their craft with a sense of purpose, awareness, and discernment. Knowledge is acquired, minds are opened, motivation thrives– and culture is changed. 

In that spirit, we are launching a new slate of categories dedicated to the Podcasts That Shape Culture: Curators Shaping Culture, Athletes Shaping Culture, Artists & Designers Shaping Culture, Business People & Entrepreneurs Shaping Culture, and Comedians Shaping Culture. These new categories will offer the opportunity to recognize the immense influence that authentic storytelling and discussion can have on our culture at large.

Entering The Signal Awards is a chance to honor your work and have it recognized alongside past winners like Audible, Team Coco, Atlas Obscura, Turner Classic Movies, Al Jazeera Digital, Trixie Mattel & Katya Zamo, National Geographic, and many more.

As ever, our Awards are overseen by The Signal Academy, a judging panel composed of the podcasting industry’s brightest luminaries and leaders from companies like Vox Media, HBO Max, Pod People, Reductress, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and Campaign Zero

Some of our featured 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

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at signalaward.com for up-to-date news, interviews, and updates about forthcoming Signal events. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X for the latest information.

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. 

You can find a detailed breakdown of our award categories here

The Signal Awards team is here to answer any questions you have about our entries and judging process, potential category suggestions for your entries, and upcoming events. For answers to any of your questions, please contact me at annalee@signalaward.com or by phone at (212) 675-3555. 

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