So You Think You Can Pod

Got a unique idea for a podcast – and need a leg up to make it happen?

We’re all ears. Our annual So You Think You Can Pod competition is back for a third round! Three Australian podcast hopefuls will have their pitches prodded, workshopped and sharpened – live – by our panel of audio producers. The winner will walk away with a Wheeler Centre mentorship and prize pack, worth up to $8000.

The judges

So You Think You Can Pod 2018 will be judged by Slate Podcasts senior managing producer June Thomas (US), comedian and Short Cuts presenter Josie Long (appearing via video link from the UK) and others to be announced, alongside Sophie Black and Jon Tjhia from the Wheeler Centre.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to join us on Wednesday 5 December to present their case and share a morsel of their audio. (The event will also feature June Thomas in conversation.)

The prize

  • Editorial, production and marketing advice and feedback from the team that brought you Better Off Dead and The Messenger
  • Recording time in a professional, Melbourne–based studio
  • A cash prize of $3000
  • Free tickets to all Invasion of the Pod People events in 2019
  • Professional audio editing software (three–year Hindenburg Journalist PRO licences for up to three team members valued at $420 each)
  • A kit of podcaster essentials – including a microphone, headphones and portable recorder
  • Each finalist will receive a one–year Hindenburg Journalist PRO licence (for up to three team members) valued at $120 each.

All valid entries will receive a one–year Hindenburg Journalist licence, valued at $50.

Enter now

As in previous years, it’s free to enter. Other FAQs can be found here and the application form is available below. (If you don’t see it, click here to open a new window.) 

Deadline for entry

Entries will close at 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 14 November, 2018.

Finalists – and the winning entry – will be announced at the same event, on Wednesday 5 December. Finalists will be notified in the week preceding the announcements.

Supported by Hindenburg Systems.

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