2020 WINNERS & SHORTLISTS

AS ANNOUNCED ON BBC RADIO 3

SOUND OF THE YEAR

'A SOUND THAT CAPTURES 2020'

BEST NATURALLY
OCCURRING SOUND

'A SOUND THAT OCCURS WITHOUT HUMAN IMPACT AND WAS CAPTURED IN 2020'

DISAPPEARING SOUND

'A SOUND THAT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HEARD IN THE FUTURE, BUT THAT IS WORTH SAVING' 

BEST LISTENER

'AN AWARD TO RECOGNISE SOMEONE, SOMETHING, OR SOMEWHERE THAT IS A GOOD LISTENER'

SOUND INNOVATOR

'AN INDIVIDUAL, TEAM, OR COMPANY WHO HAS DONE PARTICULARLY INTERESTING WORK WITH SOUND IN 2020'

BEST SOUND TOOL

'A PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY OR TOOL THAT HAS MADE CAPTURING SOUND PARTICULARLY ENJOYABLE IN 2020'
 

BEST FIELD SOUND RECORDIST

'SOMEONE WHO HAS SHOWN EXCELLENCE IN CAPTURING INTERESTING SOUNDS OUTSIDE OF A RECORDING STUDIO' 

BEST STUDIO SOUND RECORDIST

'SOMEONE WHO HAS SHOWN EXCELLENCE IN CAPTURING INTERESTING SOUNDS IN A RECORDING STUDIO' 

WORST SOUND

'A SOUND THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MADE OR THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BETTER'

BEST ARTIFICIAL SOUND

'A SOUND CREATED OR MANIPULATED TO SOUND LIKE SOMETHING IT ISN'T'

BEST SOUND IN A TV SHOW, FILM, OR GAME

'AN EXCELLENT INDIVIDUAL SOUND CREATED OR RECORDED FOR A TV SHOW, FILM, OR GAME'

COMPOSED WITH SOUND

'AN AWARD TO CELEBRATE A COMPOSITION THAT HAS BEEN MADE PREDOMINANTLY USING RECORDED SOUND RATHER THAN MUSICAL OR ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS'