THE CAST AWAY PHILOSOPHY IS DEDICATED TO RECOGNISING ALL FORMS OF AUSTRALIAN PODCASTING. OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE PODCASTERS SOMETHING TO ASPIRE TOWARDS, BRING THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER AND RAISE THE PROFILE OF PODCASTING IN AUSTRALIA.
The 2017 Cast Away awards attracted over 200 podcast entries from across Australia. With 23 judges reviewing podcasts across 10 different categories, a Popular Vote category attracted over 150 entrants, who managed to glean over 5,000 votes from all over the world. On 1st April, the Cast Away Awards event at Giant Dwarf in Sydney welcomed over 200 podcasters, their fans, and podcast and radio industry. The pre-event red carpet was hosted by indie television legend Maynard, while the country's leading marketing speaker (and podcaster) Timbo Reid emceed the event. With between 3-5 finalists in each category, see who came away with the trophies.
How do I enter my podcast?
Stay tuned for official entry details in coming months.
The 2017 judging process was detailed in this article from Bello Collective. You can get to know our 2017 judging panel here. Our 2018 judging process, including judging criteria, and what you can do to best prepare to enter the awards, will be outlined on this website in coming months.
What are the categories?
2018 Categories TBC. 2017 Categories were:
Comedy & Entertainment
Literature, Arts & Music
Political, Social & Cultural Affairs
Documentary & Storytelling
Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Tech, Science & Gaming
TV, Film & Pop Culture
Lifestyle, Health & Wellness
Is my podcast eligible?
Eligibility Guidelines TBC
Dave Gertler is a podcaster and social media professional who loves tennis, TWITTER and helping people create things. After hosting A podcast SINCE 2013, HE DECIDED TO step up HIS involvement in an industry that MEANT SO MUCH TO HIM. And so, THE CAST AWAY AWARDS WERE born!
Audio Technica Australia
Audio Technica creates high-performance microphones and headphones for podcasters, and generously supported Cast Away and the podcast community in 2017.
Hindenburg Journalist is a multitrack audio editor designed for podcasters, audio producers and radio journalists. Hindenburg Systems generously supported Cast Away in 2017.
Podcast Movement 2017
In August, the world's largest gathering of podcasters will converge on the Anaheim Marriott in California for the 4th annual Podcast Movement. Podcast Movement generously supported the 2017 Cast Away Awards.
2018 Partnership Opportunities
Cast Away engages with passionate members of the Australian podcast community year-round, and we are eager to see our awards grow. Please get in touch if you'd like to help us make the 2018 awards event better than the 2017 installment!
Register Your Podcast
This could all be yours! The submissions for 2018 Cast Away Awards haven't opened yet, but make sure you register your podcast for updates.
Founded in 2014, Podmatcher is an online platform powered by the podcast community. As well as being Cast Away's primary sponsor in 2017, Podmatcher officially launched their service at the Cast Away Awards. T
THE AUSTRALIAN PODCASTING COMMUNITY IS AN INNOVATIVE, creative space, PUSHING a NEW MEDIUM FORWARD. PODCAST FANS KNOW HOW REWARDING A MEDIUM IT IS, AND IT’S A HUGE PART OF MANY PEOPLE'S LIVES. OUR GOAL IS TO BRING PODCASTERS AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM TOGETHER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Join us in 2018
Whether you are a podcaster, a fan or supporter, someone from the industry, make sure to be a part of the 2018 Cast Away Awards.