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Top-quality nominations for the European Podcast Award

09-08-2008 04:39 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Initiative European Podcast Award

/ PR Agency: Initiative European Podcast Award PR

Europe sounds good!

Over 600 audio podcasts from 11 nations have already been nominated for the European Podcast Award. According to an announcement made by the initiative hosting the contest with the support of Olympus Audio Systems, most of the podcasts are of very high quality. Proposals for nominations are still being accepted until 20 September.

The award has "reached" almost every podcast producer in Europe in just a few weeks and is being much talked about.

The European dimension of the award is new and unique. "The podcasts offer an impressive variety of languages and creativity, and it's simply fun listening to Europe," explained social media expert Nicole Simon, who oversees the official EPA blog (

Nicole Simon has been blogging and podcasting for years and has noticed a "quiet boom" in podcasting internationally: "Audio is quick and flexible to produce, especially using high-quality, affordable, mobile recorders. Podcasts can be listened to almost anywhere and also in the background – no other medium offers this combination." Universities, institutes and associations in particular have realised this and are already reaping the benefits.

Votes for the award can be cast online for all podcasts nominated at As an extra incentive, voters will have the opportunity to win a brand new Olympus-LS-10 high-end PCM recorder, which is already being named the "pocket studio" and has wowed audio experts around the world.

Awards will finally be given to the podcasts by a panel of experts, who will be judging the candidates on content, creation, continuity and presentation.

About Audio Podcasting
As a digital audio insider tip, podcasting is developing into the lifestyle trend in leaps and bounds. Because: … - a podcast informs you and entertains you at the same time – whether you are in the underground, out jogging or in the fitness centre, in the car or in the air. A million PCs and mobile MP3 Players are fed with these audio magazines day by day. At the same time the range in the Internet is growing rapidly, there are thousands of podcasts in existence throughout Europe for every possible target group.

The Initiative European Podcast Award is a European project that promotes European thoughts and the cultural diversity. The Initiative EPA was founded in December 2007 in Hamburg, Germany.

Michel Mertens
Initiative European Podcast Award
Phonebox: +49 (0) 700 929 63638

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