About the Irish Podcast Awards

The Irish Podcast Awards is dedicated to celebrating brilliant Irish podcasts. Whether you make your show in the kitchen or you’re a charity, a production company, a broadcaster, a publisher or even an Instagrammer, we’re here to champion great shows and help them grow their audience.

The IPAs judges are from across the Irish audio and media sector and podcast companies from across the world. We’re an independent awards, not aligned to any particular company, and will treat everybody the same.

The IPAs work closely with the British Podcast Awards and Australian Podcast Awards to share best practice, and all have similar aims to grow awareness of podcasts from their home countries.

We opened for entries in April 2022, with nominees announced on 26th July 2022. The first ceremony, in Dublin, will be on Friday 16th September 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

As well as our main judged awards, we also have a Listeners’ Choice category – a free public vote – where listeners can vote for any Irish podcast. This opened on 26th July and closes at 23:59 on Sunday 11th September.

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Bronze Laurel

Bronze winners can use these laurels on any of their own material – their social media, their website, or even their Podcast Square, that appears on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. It’s a great way to show potential new listeners that you’ve been recognised for great quality. Download: Bronze text version on transparent background (png)Bronze text version…

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Listeners’ Choice Nominees

The Irish Podcast Awards, which takes places this Friday (16th September) at Liberty Hall, Dublin, has announced the shortlist for its final category – the Listeners’ Choice – voted for by Irish podcast listeners. Earlier in July, the Irish Podcast Awards announced the main awards shortlist for over 20 categories, which had been selected by…

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Awards Entry Deadline Extended

The inaugural Irish Podcast Awards has extended its entry deadline until Monday 23rd May at Midday. Hundreds of Irish podcasters have already submitted their entries for the first Irish Podcast Awards, but as awareness has been growing, more shows have got in touch to ask for an extension to the deadline (which was originally Friday…

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Irish Podcast Awards Open for Entries

The inaugural Irish Podcast Awards have opened for entries at theirishpodcastawards.ie. The awards are designed to reward excellence in content and production, and are also looking for entries that offer podcast audiences fresh perspectives, innovative formats or presentation and give a voice to those underrepresented in traditional media platforms. A range of categories are open…

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Join the Judging Panel

We’ve been busy preparing for the Irish Podcast Awards, which will open for entries on Monday 11th April 2022. To get ready for the launch we’ve been building a panel of judges that reflect today’s Ireland. However, we would still love to hear from people all across the Irish audio sector about joining the panel….

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Irish Podcast Awards Launches

Today, Wednesday 1st December, a new independent Irish Podcast Awards (IPAs) is announced. The IPAs will celebrate the rich diversity of Irish podcasting from kitchen podcasters to radio broadcasters and from non-profits to large publishers. The purpose of the Awards is to drive awareness of brilliant Irish podcasts and help the sector grow and prosper. The IPAs will be open to…

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