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This is a Mormon Fair-Cast news flash announcement. For the fourth year in a row, The Mormon Fair-Cast has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Best Podcast in the Religion Inspiration category.
The People’s Choice Podcast Awards are an annual set of awards given to the best podcasts as voted on by listeners. Each year, millions of votes are cast and thousands of shows are nominated over a 15 day voting period in February. There were about 6,000 shows nominated for awards this year. Four judges in each category took a variety of factors into account in order to narrow the finalists down to 10 in each category. The total number of votes a podcast received accounted for only 40% of the grading, with the quality of the website’s design (15%), quality of sound (15%), quality of delivery and show format (10%), and relevance of content (20%) also being considered. Ten shows were chosen as nominees in each of 22 different categories. Daily voting for the winner starts March 3rd. Which is today and on this auspicious occasion, fans can begin voting every day for their favorite podcast in each category at www.podcastawards.com. Voting will be open every day for 22 days, and FANS CAN VOTE ONCE EACH DAY in every category. Winners will be announced at the Podcast Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas on April 14th, 2015. To vote, go to the podcastawards.com and find the Mormon Fair-Cast entry. It is listed under the Religion Inspiration category, which is near the bottom of the page on the right. It is the third category up from the bottom. Click on the Mormon Fair-Cast entry. Then scroll down and enter your name and email address. Click on the button that describes you best (Listener, Podcaster, or Both.) For most of you that will be “Listener.” Then click on the submit button on the right. You will then receive a reply from the People’s Choice Podcast group that will asking you to verity your vote just to make sure you are a real person and not just some spam address.
The Mormon Fair-Cast won the award for best religious podcast in 2011 and 2013, but lost in 2012 to the Ardent Atheist podcast. This year, let’s be more ardent than the atheists! Please spread the word by telling your friends. Even if we don’t win the voting, we hope this will raise awareness of the great resources we have. If we do win, it is even better. We face stiff competition this year from a few atheists and ex-Mormon podcasts so your vote is essential to bring the work we do at FairMormon to the forefront. You can post a link with instructions on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. If you use an iPad or Android phone set a reminder in your calendar to vote each day. Each vote counts. If your one of those like me and have a calendar on the frig write in “vote FairMormon today” on every day to the 24th and remind your friends to vote each day, and thank you for your continued support of FairMormon! We appreciate your time.