Parsec Awards

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Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga & Tracy Hickman founded The Parsec Awards in 2006 to celebrate Speculative Fiction Podcasting, under the banner of Farpoint Media.

Podcast shows are nominated by fans, and finalists are chosen by a yearly steering committee. Those finalists are then voted on by an independent panel of judges from outside of podcasting. Awards are given in several categories ranging from content to audio quality.

HOW ARE THE FINALIST PODCASTS SELECTED?

Podcasts were nominated by listeners and then evaluated by that year’s Parsec Awards Steering Committee and volunteer assistants. The finalists’ audio or video sample showcasing the best of their podcasts were then submitted to a group of independent finalist judges.

HOW WERE THE WINNERS DETERMINED?

The finalist judges looked for excellence in audio/video quality, production, presentation, and sheer entertainment value. They weighed the nominees on a scale of 10 to 1 point, 10 being the best. The results were tallied, adding together all of the points, and the podcast with the most in each category was the winner.

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