We are super excited to kick off the celebrations for this year's International Podcast Day with the Hubhopper Podcast Awards 2023.
The Hubhopper Awards is an annual online competition celebrating the power of podcasts by giving accolades & recognition to the best of shows curated in India. Themed 'Podcastination,' the awards celebrate the loudest and most influential voices in India.
Hubhopper Podcast Awards Categories
This year, Hubhopper Podcast Awards will be a grand affair. We have 8 exciting categories for the community to bag. Check out what PODCASTARS we are looking for this year!
Best Business & Entrepreneurship Podcast
Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business geeks. Podcasts that reflect the diversity of ideas, backgrounds, and industries and are educational, inclusive, and innovative.
Rising Star Award
Calling out to all the new creators who stepped into podcasting this year! The Rising Star Award is an accolade for creators who launched their podcasts in 2023. If you are one of them and are doing great things, we would like to hear your story. To nominate your podcast for this category, your podcast must be published in 2023 and should have 7+ episodes.
Best Documentary & News Podcast
This category is for non-fiction shows with either a documentary or a news format. If your podcast has an excellent scripted narration, field recordings/interviews, and top-notch sound design, or your show brings sought insights from the world of news, then this category is for you!
Best Self-Love & Motivation Podcast
This category is for podcasts that promote self-love and social aspects.
Best Health & Fitness Podcast
Podcasts that showcase positive physical and mental health.
Best Storytelling Podcast (Fiction)
This category is for fiction podcasts that engage in storytelling through production that suits the story/stories and sound design.
Best Interview Podcast
Podcasts that have an interview format or have guests on the majority of episodes. This category is to discover and appreciate the finest, most compelling, incisive conversations produced.
Best Family Podcast
Podcasts that entertain children with storytelling or focus on parenting themes.
Hubhopper Podcast Awards Procedure
All podcasts, irrespective of hosting platforms, are allowed to take part. To submit your podcast under any of the Hubhopper Awards categories, your podcast should meet the following eligibility criteria:
- It should have at least 7 episodes
- The latest episode is to be after January 1st, 2023 (Note: For the Rising Star category, your entire show should be published after January 1st, 2023)
- A podcast can only be nominated for a single award category
- Podcast Youtube links will not be accepted
Podcast nomination and voting
All eligible podcasters can nominate their show through our online portal. Our internal team will verify your application and see if the eligibility criteria are met. You will be notified of your application status over mail.
Once the nominations are closed, you will be provided the voting link that you can share with your fans and network. Nominees must get as many votes as possible before the deadline.
The top 3 podcasts with the highest votes in each category will qualify for the final round, where our jury members will examine them under the following criteria:
- Content quality
- Audio production
Each jury member will cast their votes to choose a winner from each category.
Winner’s will receive:
- Podcast promotional benefits across Hubhopper & partners
- Recognized as one of the top podcast of the year 2023
- Award trophy & goodies
- PR benefits across print & digital news outlets
Hubhopper Podcast Awards 2023 Timeline
- Nominations open on September 1st
- Nominations close on September 9th
- Voting begins on September 13th
- Voting closes on September 20th
- Winners will be announced on September 30th
Find out FAQs about Hubhopper Podcast Awards 2023 here.