SINGAPORE, Jan. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Podcast Festival returned with a roaring success to close out 2022. More than 150 participants attended the conference, workshops and awards and many more have viewed the content online. The event, which took place from 3-4 December 2022, aimed to elevate the podcast industry by promoting thought leadership, regional collaboration, and content diversity. In its second edition, this was the first time where the Asia Podcast Festival attendees participated in-person at *SCAPE Singapore.
“We started Asia Podcast Festival in the midst of pandemic lockdown so as to provide podcasters with a sense of community and emotional support during tough times. Asia Podcast Festival is a celebration as well as a recognition of podcast excellence in Asia. By bringing together the best in the industry and providing a sandbox for emerging talents to grow and experiment, many conversations were sparked during the event. We were heartened to note how this resulted in the exchange of ideas and the forging of partnerships and friendships.” said Jayce Tham, Co-Founder of CreativesAtWork.
Held on 4 December as part of the event closing ceremony. The Asia Podcast Awards 2022 also recognized and awarded the industry’s most innovative talents and content creators to cap off the successful event.
“The Asia Podcast Festival and Awards remains the one and only leading industry podcast event and competition in the region,” said Raven Lim, founder of MeaVox Live and the event’s co-organizer.”We have witnessed how the standards have progressively increased over the years. We offer heartfelt congratulations and are excited to welcome our latest batch of winners and finalists, from a diversity of countries, cultures and languages.”
The Awards honored industry excellence in six categories:
Best in Science, Technology or Business Podcast:
Inside China: Shanghai lockdown special
Best Comedy, Entertainment, or Lifestyle Podcast
A Brief Case
Best Arts, Society or Culture Podcast
Miss Conduct: A True Crime Podcast
Best Narrative Storytelling or Fiction Podcast
Creepy Twisted Asians- A Horror Anthology Series
Best Podcast Host for 2022
Adulting with Former Children
Best Podcast Winner for 2022
YES 933 Radio Drama 广播故事 – 《1920》
“It’s an honour to have received the award of Best Podcast for MissConduct. We set up IVM Podcasts fully recognising the potential and it’s surreal to watch podcasting grow and get the recognition it deserves. It’s always a collective effort on part of the team and the audiences that support, encourage and enjoy our work. Thank you, Asia Podcast Festival for the honour,” says Amit Doshi, Head of IVM Podcasts.
*SCAPE, Asia Podcast Festival’s strategic partner, also launched Podcast Competition+ aimed at nurturing aspiring podcasters to produce youthful and quality podcast content. Announcing the winners, Ms Ivy Lim, executive director of *SCAPE, said,”We recognise that we need to be at least keeping abreast of what’s relevant to youth, since we serve the youth market. We are very passionate about developing and supporting youth in their aspirations and interests. We want to continue to do that in a relevant way. So we recognise that podcasting is one of the growing genres in content creation. And it’s good to see that there are so many aspiring podcasters and many of them will go on to do great things.
Best Original Content
*SCAPE Rising Star Award
The Glow Pod
What’s next? CreativesAtWork, MeaVox Live, and all the industry experts featured at the Asia Podcast Festival are brewing something more impactful in the coming months. Be on the lookout for their next event in 2023. To know more, visit www.AsiaPodcastFestival.com.
CreativesAtWork is a media agency supercharged by a curated network of freelance media professionals who cover every consumer touchpoint, including digital, social, mobile, broadcast, print, events, and out-of-home. For more information, please visit https://www.creativesatwork.asia/.
About MeaVox Live
MeaVox Live offers podcast solutions to our clients in consulting, training or production. We help our clients launch their new podcasts or pivot their existing shows. We also run workshops and events for Asian podcasters, including the first-ever Asia Podcast Summit and Awards. For more information, please visit https://www.creativesatwork.asia/.