The People’s Choice Podcast Awards are an annual set of awards given to the best podcasts as voted on by listeners. In 2011, FairMormon’s podcast, called “The Mormon Fair-Cast,” won the award for Best Podcast in the Religion Inspiration category. In 2012, we were again nominated. Over 9 million votes were cast and over 5,000 shows were nominated. The 50 podcasts in each category that received the most votes were reviewed by a 44-member committee that took a variety of factors into account in order to narrow the finalists down to 10 in each category. The total number of votes a podcast received accounted for only 40% of the grading, with the quality of the website’s design (15%), quality of sound (15%), quality of deliverance and show format (10%), and relevance of content (20%) also being considered.
Although we were selected as one of the ten finalists, the top award went to an atheist podcast last year. We’d like to change that this year and retake the top spot!
You may nominate other shows in other categories and you may only vote once during the nomination process. Nominations close on October 15. The Podcast Awards Ceremony will be held at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas on Jan 5th, 2013.
Please spread the word by telling your friends. Even if we don’t win the voting, we hope this will raise awareness of the great resources we have. If we do win, it is even better. You can post a link with instructions on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.