Here at The Webby Awards, we honor dozens of the smartest, most authentic podcasts every year. Since launching our first podcast categories in 2017, we’ve seen the proliferation of audio; it’s everywhere. And as the global honor for excellence on the Internet, the world’s best creators and companies in podcasting stake their claim on the global stage. Winning a Webby shows fans, new and old, subscribers, and potential advertisers that your podcast is the one to listen to. More importantly, snagging the inaugural Podcast Company of the Year title puts your podcast or media company in a class of its own.
That’s not all. Take a look below to learn how participating in The Webbys can push your show to the next level.
To enter the 27th Annual Webby Awards, submit your work by the Extended Entry Deadline on February 10th!
1. Win the Inaugural Podcast Company of the Year Honor
For the first time, the 27th Annual Webby Awards will honor one company that achieves the most success across our podcast categories as the Podcast Company of the Year. The inaugural winner of this special achievement award will join the ranks of other companies that exhibit outstanding excellence in their fields, including R/GA, 2022 Webby Agency of the Year; National Geographic, 2022 Webby Media Company of the Year; DEPT®, Webby Network of the Year; Media.Monks, and 2022 Webby Production Company of the Year.
2. Earn New Business and Massive Exposure
As the internationally recognized symbol of Internet excellence for nearly three decades, a Webby Award is an asset you can use in external communications to show prospective subscribers and advertisers worldwide that your work is best in its field. 80% of winners attribute their Webby honor to helping win new business.
3. Be Featured in Apple Podcasts’ “Award-Winning” List
In addition to being showcased in our Winners Gallery + Index, all Webby Winners will be featured in Apple Podcasts’ “Award-Winning” list, alongside other podcasts that exemplify excellent audio storytelling! This is a huge benefit for you, as more people will come across your work and listen. They will also align your work as setting the standard for great audio storytelling.
4. Take Your Place on The Podcast Industry Index
When you win big at The Webby Awards, it shows the world that your team creates the best podcasts for audiences everywhere. Annually, we set out to learn which companies are setting the bar for audio storytelling and showcase them in The Webby Podcast Industry Index. Part of a larger series, the index rounds up the companies that received the most recognition across our podcast companies. Just by entering, your team has the opportunity to make next year’s index!
5. Celebrate Your Team and Attract the Best Talent
Entering The Webby Awards is a great way to honor your team’s dedication and hard work. It shows that they deserve recognition for their work, and can compete with the industry’s best creators. Winning a Webby shows the world that yours is the team to work with—that’s major for morale, and for attracting new talent.
6. Share the Story Behind Your Work, Year Round
Every season, we publish a series of interviews with select Webby Winners in an effort to celebrate the best of the Internet. We love to share behind-the-scenes looks at our Winners’ craft, process and ingenuity for our community to engage with year around. Take a look at profiles showcasing past Webby-winning podcasts, including Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley, California Love , and more.
7. Join Us on The Webby Podcast
Hosted by David-Michel Davies, CEO of The Webby Awards, The Webby Podcast features the story of the Internet, in more than five words (a nod to our signature acceptance speeches.) We love inviting Webby Award Winners onto the show, to share their stories, inspirations and more. Listen to episodes featuring past Webby-winning podcast creators, like LeVar Burton, Adam Scott, Add to Cart’s Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak, The Meteor’s Cindi Leive, and more.