This is the Semi Final Voting Ballot for the 2023 Audio Verse Awards.

Thank you for taking the time to vote for who you feel is the best in Audio Fiction. As art is subjective we use a preferential voting system to determine the results of these awards. These instructions are to prevent fraudulent voting and abuse. To begin, all voters must be 13 years of age or older, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Showcase: We offer a Nominee Showcase so you may listen and familiarize yourself with the nominees. You are not required to listen to the showcase prior to voting, but it does highlight the breadth and depth of this year’s audio drama and will facilitate informed voting.

Ballots: You are only allowed to cast one (1) ballot. Once you’re done voting, you will receive an emailed copy of your ballot as proof of a successful submission and that your vote was cast. However, we reserve the right to disqualify any ballot if we find evidence of any fraudulent activity such as multiple submissions or the use of automation software. We also reserve the right to collect any information indicating the use of automation or other tools used to submit ballots fraudulently.

If there are any questions about the ballot or something is unclear, contact the AVAs Team at

If you need to take a break from the form, for any reason, please use the save and continue in the upper-right corner. Please hydrate, eat, rest, spend time with your family, listen to more audio fiction or do whatever you need to do. PLEASE. You should receive an email with a link to continue your ballot later. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam folder before reaching out to the AVAs team; we have yet to lose a ballot..

By submitting a ballot in this round you agree to be contacted by the awards about the results and the next round of voting opening.

Voting is open through Saturday, November 11th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Best of luck to all the nominees!

-The Audio Verse Awards team.

Form Transcript

1. Introduction

Welcome to the first round of voting for the 2023 Audio Verse Awards!

How it works
For this round, we’re voting on individual shows that are either New (debuted 1 Oct 2022 to 30 Sept 2023) or Existing (debuted before 1 Oct 2022). 

Voting starts with New Productions and proceeds to Existing Productions. First, you will select productions you would like to rank later in the ballot. Productions are listed alphabetically when selecting. After selecting the productions, you’ll rank them in order of preference. Desktop users will see a ranking grid where they will rank their selections by tapping the radio buttons. Mobile users will see a list to tap their choices in order. Load times may vary: many choices may take a few seconds.

Save and Continue
In the upper right-hand corner, you can enter your email and receive a unique link allowing you to return to the survey later.

We use the Borda Count method for tabulating votes:

If you would like to see the list of nominees and cover art, check out:

The nominee showcase is here:

  • Yes, I agree.

I consent to collect information solely for voting.
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2. Personal Information

Tell us about you!

Please fill out the following information about yourself. This helps us find your ballot if you have questions.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address

In the Audio Fiction community, are you: 

  • Active, helping create audio fiction in one of the many disciplines
  • Passive, enjoying the wonders of audio fiction… for now.

Did you find a new podcast you now enjoy thanks to the awards? 

— Please Select: Yes / No

3. New Production Selection

Please select the New nominees for which you’re interested in ranking.

If you would like to see the list of nominees and cover art, check out:

4. New Production Ranking

Now, please rank those New Production nominees in your order of preference. 

5. Existing Production Selection

Please select the Existing Production nominees for which you’re interested in ranking.

6. Existing Production Ranking

Now, please rank those Existing nominees in your order of preference. 

7. That’s it! Are you ready to submit your ballot?

Thank you for giving us your rankings in the semi-finals!

Your ballot is marked complete if you see this page, but feel free to go back and adjust your votes if you feel like doing so.

Remember, you can save and continue this ballot at any time before voting closes.

While you’re here, we’ve got some completely optional questions we’d like to ask:

Your Age?

  • 13 to 17
  • 18 to 24
  • 25 to 34
  • 35 to 44
  • 45 to 54
  • 55 to 64
  • 65 to 74
  • 75 or older

How many different Productions do you enjoy a week?

Just curious, you don’t have to tell us

From 1  to 99?

What are your Favorite Genres of Fiction Podcasts?

Select all that you enjoy, or not. Up to you.

  • Comedy – I lost my shoe?
  • Crime/Mystery – Where is my shoe?
  • Drama – Did somebody take my shoe?
  • Fantasy – What if my shoe grew wings?
  • Horror – Could my shoe kill me?
  • Science – What if my shoe could walk back to me?
  • Speculative – What if I had a different pair of shoes?