Introducing the European Podcast Award 2011

The European Podcast Award team is searching for the cream of European podcasters. Podcasters and podcasting fans can now nominate and vote for their favourite internet audio shows at the European Podcast Award website:

Liverpool, United Kingdom, July 18, 2011 --( The third European Podcast Award (EPA) - the only Europe-wide award honouring the region’s favourite audio podcasts - has now launched.

Both producers of podcasts and their fans can nominate and rate shows on the EPA’s website at

The EPA team is delighted to announce Olympus Audio Systems will once again be supporting the award as its official sponsor.

Due to the growing popularity of podcasting the Initiative Europe Podcast Award team is expecting more nominations than ever before. Last year the EPA welcomed votes for more than 1,500 podcasts from ten European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Denmark and Poland).

Nominations are now being accepted in the categories of Personality, Non Profit, Business and Professional.

After podcasters and podcast listeners have nominated and rated their favourite shows, a specialist editorial jury in each country will announce the winners.

The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2011. In February 2012, winners of each category will be selected from each country represented by the EPA. Judges will select four as European Podcasts of the Year, with the outright winner crowned with the European Podcast Excellence Award.

This year's coveted top prize will once again be the brand-new Olympus LS-11 mobile audio recorder which features the Cubase 4 LE production software from Steinberg.

The official EPA blog featuring updates and highlights from the nomination process is now live at The EPA is also represented on Twitter at @EPA_eu and on Facebook at

Editors Notes

About audio podcasting
Podcasting is rapidly becoming an essential way to communicate with communities across the world - and listen to the very latest news that matters to you. Podcasts educate, entertain and inspire millions of commuters, gym bunnies, office workers and people looking for a personalised radio experience on PCs, MP3 players and smartphones. Throughout Europe there are thousands of podcasts from a broad variety of providers, covering a plethora of specialist genres and catering for a wide range of target groups.

About the Initiative European Podcast Award
The "Initiative European Podcast Award" is a European project that promotes a European mindset and cultural diversity. The Initiative EPA was founded in December 2007 in Hamburg, Germany.

Further resources
Promotional banners and audio clips for the European Podcast Award are available. Please contact our EPA representative below for more information.

Press Contacts
Dave Thackeray
UK Ambassador - Initiative Europe Podcast Award
Tel.: +44 (0) 7931 517640

Myriam Held
Olympus Europa GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 237 73 5867

European Podcast Award
Dave Thackeray
0044 7931517640