2017 competition

The winning entry for 2017 is Waru, from Coel Healy.

The two runners-up were Penelope Bartlau (with Darius Kedros and Patrick Humbert) with The Sound of Cancer, and Melanie Thomson (with Nick Henderson of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives) for Queer Histories Australia

Named for the Martu word for fire, the winning pitch was for a proposed six-part podcast series about Australia's unique relationship with bushfires. The judges were impressed by Coel's clear, focussed idea, its uniqueness and its potential for development into a richly imaginative, soundful body of work.

So You Think You Can Pod 2017 was judged by Eric George (Australian), Kate Montague (Audiocraft) and Julie Shapiro (Radiotopia, USA), alongside Sophie Black and Jon Tjhia from the Wheeler Centre. Shortlisted entrants were invited to join us on Tuesday 5 December to argue their case. (The event also featured Julie Shapiro in conversation.)

A podcast of the event is available here.

Supported by Hindenburg Systems.