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Making Audio Waves with the Podcast Trailblazer Award

A unique custom acrylic trophy, capturing a must-listen moment.

Custom Acrylic Trophy

The Podcast Show is the biggest international festival for the business of podcasting, and this years’ show was a feast for the ears and the eyes. Attended by over 250 speakers and major names across the industry, the Podcast Show is the place to be for emerging broadcasters, seasoned audio experts and all those interested in the creator economy.

2023 saw the first ever Podcast Trailblazer Award, hosted pre-Show as part of the highly anticipated Preview Night. Not only did attendees get a first glimpse of the show floor, they had the opportunity to network and celebrate all things podcasting. The award presented one well-deserved winner with a custom acrylic trophy, designed and manufactured in-house at Gaudio. The award recognises a global impact made on the podcast industry.

Presented at the Podcast Show 2023

The evening was hosted by Nihal Arthanayake, UK radio veteran and a much-loved staple on BBC radio for over 20 years. This prestigious award was presented by industry great Fearne Cotton – broadcaster, author, and founder and host of Happy Place. Her 2017 book ‘Happy’ launched a chart-topping podcast with over 100 million downloads, a book club and festival.

Winner of the International Podcast Trailblazer Award is Ashley Flowers, CEO of Audiochuck LLC, a podcast network specializing in the intrigue of true crime. She hosts the Crime Junkie Podcast and launched nonprofit Season of Justice to provide grants for DNA testing on cold cases. More recently, Flowers published her NYT best-selling debut novel All Good People Here, with details inspired by her research into true crime.

The Podcast Show social media, website and in-person signage showcases striking colours and lively graphics, reminiscent of swirling audio waveforms. Embracing the feeling of movement with dynamic curves and swirls, everything about the Podcast Show brand is visually exciting for a show experience that draws the eyes and entertains the ears.

Bespoke Award Design

The final custom trophy took shape as an acrylic tablet. A simple statement piece, perfect for display, an acrylic tablet offers plenty of space for printed detail.

Gaudio prints custom trophies in-house, and UV-print is colour-matched. Creating an event experience often spans beyond the event itself, it’s a consideration of what attendees, speakers, sponsors and even potential attendees see pre-event and post-event. This might be broadcast, in traditionally published media and on social media, and it’s where branded elements can shine. This custom acrylic trophy is freestanding and the perfect blank canvas to let the brand sit front and centre.

The final print includes the distinctive logo with a contemporary overlapping style, the winners’ name and the title of the accolade.

Personalised Awards

A custom acrylic trophy offers nearly endless possibilities for design and acrylic tablets are an example of how print can completely change the look and feel of a trophy to suit the event.

Whatever the occasion, a custom acrylic award is tailored to suit your brief, brand and budget.

When you know winners’ before the event, we can individually personalize printed acrylic tablets at no additional cost. If you’re presenting one custom acrylic tablet trophy or one hundred, individual names are included in the cost of the initial print. Personalisation elevates each bespoke award, making it not only a well-earned business accolade, but a personal keepsake.

Bespoke Awards, Tailored To Your Brand

Get in touch with a member of the team to get event-ready in 2023


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