If you read my list of 10 Story Podcasts That Inspire Creative Writers With Unique Story Ideas,“you have probably deduced that I am a big fan of podcasts. I have even considered launching a series on storytelling or something like that.
If you’re like me, you’ll probably be excited to know that Google has just published an open call for podcast ideas from around the world. This billion dollar tech giant will be giving teams:
- US $40,000,
- Mentorship opportunities
- And 20 weeks of training. in Boston and virtually at scheduled intervals.
Isn’t this amazing?
Anyway, the training is slated to commence July 29, 2019 and end around December 9, 2019.
Deadline for applications is 23:59 ET on April 14, 2019. This means you have less than two weeks to apply. Start brainstorming.
To increase your chances of success, study this paragraph in the press release:
It’s an exciting time in podcasting, whether you live somewhere with a thriving podcast industry or a place where people are just starting to learn about podcasts.
However, to be successful, it takes more than just a good idea. You need a strong sense of who you are making your podcast for, why you are the right person or team to do it, and a clear-eyed understanding of the work it takes to keep it going. Your responses will be essential to the selection process. “
So now that you know what they want, it’s time to learn more about the application criteria.
How to apply for the Google Podcast Creators Program Contest (Awards: US $40,000, Mentorship And 40 Weeks of Training)
- Read the FAQ and recommended blog post on the Google Podcast Creator Program submittable page
- Click to fill and submit the form on the Google Podcast Creator Program submittable page
Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st of May 2019.