Welcome to the Queen City PodQuest

WFAE is proud to present the Queen City PodQuest, the search for the next great podcast from residents in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Everyone has a story to tell. Join our PodQuest for a chance to tell yours and to win a cash prize or podcast development deal in the process.

Submissions Are Open!

The Queen City PodQuest is now accepting podcast submissions until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Submit your podcast idea in the entry form below.

How It Works:

There are four steps to this Queen City PodQuest. Here’s how we’ll get from step 1 (podcast submissions) to step 4 (announcing the Queen City PodQuest winner).

1. Submit your podcast idea in the entry form below. WFAE will then screen these submissions to ensure they meet the content requirements under the Official Rules (a.k.a. Terms and Conditions).

2. Public voting of submissions to determine the final five submissions (a.k.a. finalists).

3. One-on-one mentoring with the five finalists. This mentorship will involve podcast and public media coaching from hosts, producers and editors from WFAE and others.

4. Live event where the five finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, who will select and announce a third-place, second-place and first-place winner that evening. A “Fan Favorite” prize will also be awarded by an audience vote.

Our advice: Make sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section before submitting your podcast idea.

See the Official Rules for complete details.

Entry Form