2021 BBC World Service International Podcast Competition to People living in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
Deadline: January 22, 2021.
The BBC World Service is a major player in the global podcast industry, with award-winning podcasts like 13 Minutes to the Moon, about the Apollo space missions, and Death in Ice Valley, which investigated the mysterious death of a woman in Norway in 1970. In 2020, the BBC World Service launched The Comb, a new podcast for young listeners in Africa, presented by Zimbabwean journalist Kim Chakanetsa, which combs through a different story each week from across the continent.
A podcast is an audio show, but you can download it and listen whenever you like. Podcasts are free from the restraints of traditional radio programmes: they can be any length, and they often have quite a personal, intimate tone, as many people like to listen to them on their own with headphones. They can be about anything, and any format – from discussion and debates, informal chats to investigative journalism and documentaries.
I. For 2021, it’s open to people living in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
II. To enter, you must be 18 years old or over, not already a professional in broadcast media or podcasting, and the idea you submit must not already exist as a podcast.
III. They’re looking for the most creative, interesting and original podcast idea, which can be a success around the world.
IV. They’re particularly interested in ideas that resonate with women.
The winning idea will become a BBC World Service podcast. You will produce it with the support of a BBC production team.
To apply, you will need to complete an online application form with a summary of your original podcast idea and upload a 2 minute piece of audio in which you describe what makes it distinctive.