4th Annual


Sunday, July 12, 2020 Noon at PopCon

Podcast Submission

Submit your podcast by April 30, 2020 to be considered for an award. There are 20 genre awards, 4 technical awards and 3 top awards. It is free to enter your show and you do not have to be present at the awards ceremony to win.

Voting Begins

After the submission period ends our judges will vote on the podcasts using predetermined criteria. We try to be as fair as possible by finding unbiased judges, but tastes are always subjective.

Awards Ceremony

Each year we announce the winners at an awards show during PopCon. Podcasters and fans of the shows represented are all invited to come and partake as part of the ceremony.

Show Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Noon

Podcast Awards Submission Criteria

We welcome all creators of podcasts to submit their work for our annual awards ceremony. IT IS FREE TO SUBMIT.

Please find submission criteria below:

  • Must have published a minimum of five episodes.
  • Content to be submitted should be a single episode of your podcast from the last 12 months (specific timeframes are not exact in this, we trust those submitting that the content is recent).


As part of the application process we will need:

  • Contact information
  • Genre category your podcast best fits
  • URL to your best episode
  • Permission to publish your submission
  • Permission to use audio from your submission during the awards ceremony as necessary

Awards Categories

  • Art & Culture Podcasts
  • Audio Drama
  • Branded Podcast or Segment
  • Business, Marketing and Tech
  • Comedy
  • Family & Kids
  • Food & Beverage
  • Games & Hobbies
  • Health & Wellness
  • History
  • Horror & Paranormal
  • LGBT
  • Mature 18+
  • Pop Culture
  • Politics & News
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Science, Medicine & Education
  • True Crime
  • TV & Film

Technical Awards

  • Best Intro
  • Best Mixing
  • Best Sound Effects
  • Best Cover Art

Top Awards

  • Winer Award for Podcasting Excellence
  • Best New Podcast
  • People’s Choice Award
2019 Award Winners

2019 PopCon Podcast Award Winners

2019 Winer Award
for Podcasting Excellence

Infamous Indy

2019 Art Winner

Female Filmmakers Fuse

2019 Education Winner

Come Fly with Me

2019 Food & Beverage Winner

Shift Drink

2019 Gaming Winner

Tales from Mauxferry

2019 Health & Wellness Winner

Lucid Cafe

2019 Best Intro Winner

Spark of Madness

2019 Best Editing & Mixing Winner

Edge of the Web

2019 Best SFX Winner

Alphabet Drippings

2019 Best Cover Art Winner

Shadow Nation

2018 Award Winners

2018 PopCon Podcast Award Winners

2018 Smithie Award Winner
for Podcasting Excellence

Victims and Villains

2018 Art/Music Winner

On the Radar

2018 Audio Drama Winner

The Yarn Stories

2018 Comedy Winner

The Conversation Hat

2018 Family Winner

Ever After Once Upon a Time

2018 Food & Beverage Winner

Shift Drink

2018 Religion Winner

The Secular Perspective

2018 Sci-Fi Winner

Next Stop Dr Who Podcast

2018 Sports Winner

Something to Wrestle

2018 TV/Movie Winner

Cult Cinema Cavalcade

2018 Best Editing and Mixing Winner

Alphabet Drippings

2018 Fan Vote Winner

Midnight Grab Bag

2017 Award Winners

2017 PopCon Podcast Award Winners

2017 Smithie Award Winner
for Excellence in Podcasting

The Brassy Broadcast

2017 Comedy Winner

The Two Elles

2017 Comics Winner

Punisher: Body Count

2017 Family Winner

Your Gal Friday

2017 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Winner

Geek by Night

2017 Gaming Winner

The Frozen Joke

2017 Misc. Winner

The Brassy Broadcast

2017 News Winner

The Secular Perspective

2017 Sports & Rec Winner

Dave Dynasty Show

2017 Tech & Business Winner

Edge of the Web

2017 TV & Film Winner

Cult Cinema Cavalcade

2017 Best Opening Music Winner

Rancor's Brothel

2017 Best Sound and SFX Winner

Alphabet Drippings

2017 Best Mixing and Editing Winner

Cult Cinema Cavalcade

The PopCon Podcast Awards, now in it’s 4th year under PopCon, was created to recognize the talent and efforts of podcasters from across the globe. 

Originally created by John Graham, of the INDYpendent Creator Show, who felt that podcasters were underappreciated for all their tireless work.

PopCon stepped in, after two successful years, to take the awards to the next level expanding the categories and moving beyond the original scope of Indiana.