We are very happy to present to you the winners of the first European Podcast Award for 2008 / 2009, including videos and photos from the award ceremony.
From left to right our winners 2008 / 2009: Jose Antonio Gelado (Communicando Podcast), Annik Rubens (Schlaflos in München), Mark Pentleton (CoffeeBreak Spanish) and Diana O’Carroll (The Naked Scientists)
A short video from the ceremony (look further down for a longer one plus interviews)
Chosen from ten participating countries across Europe and over 750 nominations, the panel of judges awarded the first European Podcast Award to five winners from Germany, UK and Spain. The award seeks to promote audio podcasters across Europe and to encourage the continuation of first-rate achievements. All this has been made possible exclusively by Olympus Audio Systems.
The invitation to attend the ceremony in Hamburg was reason to celebrate for the award-winners. The award was topped off by an elegant glass trophy and the high-end LS-10 mobile audio recorder from Olympus.
David Prest, English member of the panel of judges, says: “The award does a much needed job all over Europe in recognizing excellence in podcasting. These podcasts are clever, creative, imaginative and extremely valuable programmes with high production values. Event organiser Michel Mertens from the German “Initiative European Podcast Award” continues: “Without the innovative support of Olympus across Europe this would not have been possible.”
Using online voting and with the help of a panel of judges, all the nominated podcasts were judged according to comprehensive assessment criteria. This marked out the national winners and then the European front-runners. The biggest surprise of all was the Spanish contingent, with the country ranking at number 3 after Germany and England due to its number of nominations.
The European Podcast Awards of the year 2008/2009 go to:
- “Schlaflos in München” [Sleepless in Munich] / Germany
- “The Naked Scientists” / United Kingdom
- “Communicando Podcast” [Communicating Podcast] / Spain
- “CoffeBreak Spanish” / United Kingdom
Special prize: European Podcast Excellence Award
Honored with a special “European Podcast Excellence Award” where living legends Wolfgang Rudolph and Wolfgang Back from the “ComputerClub 2″ / Germany.
Thumbs up and the “European Podcast Excellence Award”. Wolfgang Rudolph, Award-Speaker Nicole Simon and Wolfgang Back (left to right)
Videos and Interviews from the Award Ceremony in Hamburg
Diana O’Caroll, The Naked Scientists
Mark Pentleton, CoffeBreak Spanish
Annik Rubens, Schlaflos in München
Wolfgang Rudolph, ComputerClub 2
Nicole Simon, Speaker European Podcast Award
Dave Wallies, Manager Olympus Audio Systems Europe
What about next year?
Looking forward to the next edition of the EPA? So are we! After a short break we will start again in June with the EPA for 2009/2010, including some new features. Stay tuned for more information about this years edition and subscribe to the newsletter if you like to be one of the first to know about it: