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BBC World Service International Podcast Competition.

Introducing the BBC World Service’s first ever international podcast competition. For 2021, it’s open to people living in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.


• 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.

• they’re looking for the most creative, interesting and original podcast idea, which can be a success around the world. We’re particularly interested in ideas that resonate with women.

What’s the prize?

The winning idea will become a BBC World Service podcast. You will produce it with the support of a BBC production team.

How does it work?

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.

Find out how to enter the BBC World Service International Podcast Competition by visiting their online entry form.

The competition opens 5 January and the closing date for submissions is 1300 GMT, 22 January 2021.

Before you enter, please read their terms and conditions.

Please also see their privacy notice.

What is a podcast?

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.

For any queries, please contact podcast.comp@bbc.co.uk – but please note that entries will not be accepted via email.

For more information visit BBC World Service International Podcast Competition.

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