A newly launched celebration of everyday sound (not music) in all its forms presented by The Museum Of Sound in partnership with The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and others. It is a UK-based awards ceremony this year but submissions are encouraged from around the world.
The awards aim to highlight the rapidly-expanding international community of sound professionals and enthusiasts.
There will be an awards ceremony in 2021.
Alannah Chance - Reduced Listening
Bernie Krause - Wild Sanctuary
Cheryl Tipp - The British Library
Chris Watson - Natural History
Rana Eid - db Studios
Tony Gayle - The Audio Cartel
Trevor Cox - Professor of Acoustic
Matthew Herbert - Chair of Judges
THE MUSEUM OF SOUND
Sound of the Year
A sound that has been the most extraordinary, revealing, pleasurable or surprising in the past 12 months. It could be a publicly occurring sound, or something nobody has heard before
A sound that should never have been made or that should have been designed better
Best Naturally Occurring Sound
A sound that occurs without human input and was captured in the last 12 months
Best Artificial Sound
A sound created or manipulated to sound like something it isn't
A sound that is unlikely to be heard in the future, but that is worth saving
Best Sound in a TV Show, Film or Game
An excellent individual sound created or recorded for a TV show, film or game that was released in the last 12 months
Best Field Sound Recordist
Someone who has shown excellence in capturing interesting sounds outside of a recording studio this year
Best Studio Sound Recordist
Someone who has shown excellence in capturing or creating interesting sounds in a recording studio this year
An individual, team or company who have done particularly interesting work this year with sound
Best Sound Tool
A bit of technology or tool that has made capturing sound particularly enjoyable and was released this year
An award to recognise someone, something or somewhere that is a good listener
All sounds must have been heard, recorded or created between 1st December 2019 and 1st December 2020
You can enter as many sounds as you like in as many categories
You can nominate yourself, your team or someone else in the relevant categories.
You should always credit the sound recordist where known
We’re not as interested in musical instruments or voices.
A recording is not mandatory but the judges need to be able to experience it somehow.
Anyone over the age of 16, living anywhere in the world can enter.
All submissions must be in by 18.00hrs on the 31st January 2021.