2020 WINNERS & SHORTLIST

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 recorded 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 something or someone 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 record sound rather than musical or electronic instruments