Your Guide to Joining the Celebration

Nominating for the APVA Awards 2024

As the calendar flips to the 27th and 28th of September 2024, the APVA Awards will once again illuminate the stage to celebrate the remarkable talents of African podcasters, voice artists, and spoken-word maestros. Eager to be part of this grand celebration? Here’s everything you need to know about nominating your favorite audio creatives—or even stepping into the spotlight yourself.

Nominations are Closed!!!

Eligibility and Nomination Details

Open to All

Whether you're part of the APVA family or cheering from the sidelines, your nominations are welcome. Yet, a little tip: being an APVA member sprinkles some magic on your nomination. Not a member yet? Join the family by becoming a memberships - it’s free!

No Limits on Nominations

Feel free to nominate across the board or focus on specific categories that resonate with you. And yes, multiple nominations per category are encouraged!

Alignment is Key

Ensure your nominees truly embody the spirit and excellence of the categories you’re nominating them for. This celebration is exclusive to the vibrant world of podcasters, voice artists, and spoken word artists.

Returning Champions

Last year’s winners? They’re welcome back on the nomination list. After all, excellence knows no bounds.

Confidentiality Assured

Every nomination is our little secret until the big reveal. Complete the form in full for your nomination to take flight.

Filling Out the Nomination Form

  • A sneak peek is always helpful. Download the preview form sample [here] to gear up for your nominations.
  • Made a typo or had a last-minute epiphany? Edit away until you hit ‘done’—then, your masterpiece is set in stone.
  • While you can’t print a summary post-submission, we’re just an email away at for all your nomination queries.

Timeline & Process:

  • Nomination Window: Sharpen those pencils (or, well, flex those typing fingers) from April 21st to June 30th, 2024.
  • Judging and Public Voting: Our blend of expert judging (70%) and your votes (30%) will crown the category kings and queens. Judging spans from July 8th to July 26th, 2024, evaluating structure, originality, and the sheer brilliance of content and sound.

Remember, the deadline for nominations is 12:00 am GMT on June 30th, 2024. Let’s make this year’s APVA Awards a beacon of Africa’s audio excellence, creativity, and resilience. Together, we celebrate the voices that shape our world, today and tomorrow.

Nominations are Closed

Awards Categories

Podcast Categories
  • Podcast of the Year
  • Podcast Art of the Year
  • Diasporan Podcast of the Year
  • Rising Talent of the Year
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Fiction
  • Finance
  • Crime
  • Sports
  • Society and Culture
  • Music
  • Relationship
  • Arts
  • News and Current
  • Affairs
  • Education Career and Entrepreneurship
  • Personal/Self-development
  • Advocacy and Social Change
  • Children’s Podcast
  • Spirituality Podcast
  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology and Innovation
Voice Over Category
  • Rising Talent of the Year – Voice over Category
  • Voice over Artist of the Year
  • Voiceover Service Provider of the Year
  • Best Commercial Performance – TV
  • Best Commercial Performance – Radio
  • Best Corporate/Explainer Performance
  • Best TV Promo
  • Best Radio Imaging
  • Best in Narration
  • Best Jingle
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary Performance
  • Best Audio Book Perfomance
Spoken Word Category
  • Spoken Word Artist of the Year
  • Rising Talent of the Year
  • Best Album
  • Best Spoken Word Record
  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Spoken Word Video

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