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Rules and Regulations

General

  1. The Canadian Podcast Awards (“CPA”) determines eligibility for the 2019 Canadian Podcast Awards according to the following eligibility criteria. Specific categories may include their own additional eligibility guidelines, which will be communicated within the entry process for the relevant category. Eligibility is determined at the discretion of the CPA.

  2. Podcasts deemed to be potentially: defamatory; unlawful; racist; sexist; misleading or deceptive; inflammatory or inciting hatred or violence, will not be accepted at the discretion of CPA.

  3. Nomination-Round Voting: October 22, 2018 - December 29

    Awards-Round Voting: January 1, 2019 - February 18

    Awards Show: February 23, 2019

Membership

  1. Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or primary residence in Canada.

  2. Must be a involved in the podcast industry as a host, and is responsible for editorial content, or through production or marketing of podcasts.

  3. Must have appeared, been credited, or work on the production of 10 episodes of a single podcast.

Canadian Content Requirement

  1. At least 55% of the team must be Canadian.

    1. A Canadian is defined as a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or primary residence in Canada for at least 6 months prior to nominations opening.

    2. Team is defined as the hosts and those and responsible for editorial content, or production of the podcast.

    3. Podcasts that are a collaboration between people in different countries, including in Canada, are eligible to enter if the Canadian team member is one of the hosts, and is responsible for editorial content, or production of the podcast.

    4. Except where the category specifies.

Nominations

  1. The awards period for 2019 is from January 2019 to December 29 2018.

  2. Podcasts must have public distribution primarily online through an RSS feed to download or stream, free of charge.

  3. Podcasts must be active within the awards period. An active podcast is defined as releasing at least 4 episodes with the awards period.

  4. Podcasts that are only available to paid subscribers or are accessible only behind a paywall are not eligible to enter.

  5. Podcasts that have previously won cannot be nominated in the same category.

  6. All nominated shows will automatically be eligible in the People's Choice Category.

  7. The final decision on whether a podcast is eligible based on its producers’ country of origin and location of production is up to the discretion of the CPA.

Voting

  1. The slate of nominated shows to be voted on will be determined by the number of nominations each show receives during the nomination period in each category. The nomination committee will review the top 5 nominated shows, validate eligibility and certify the slate.

  2. Each category will have up to 5 podcasts to be voted on.

  3. Members will independently review and vote to determine a winner in each category. In the event of a voting tie, the show with the most nominations will be awarded the category.

  4. The People's Choice Category will be determined by the number of nominations each show receives during the nomination period across all categories.

  5. Non-members will independently review and vote to determine a winner in the Peopl's Choice Category. In the event of a voting tie, the show with the most nominations will be awarded the category.

The Canadian Podcast Awards