2021 WINNERS & SHORTLISTS

Listen to this mix, featuring all of the shortlisted submissions playing at once, by Matthew Herbert:

All 2021 Shortlisted Sounds Played at OnceMatthew Herbert
00:00 / 07:49

WINNER ANNOUNCED ON 18TH APRIL ON BBC RADIO 4 

SOUND OF THE YEAR

'A SOUND THAT CAPTURES 2021'

BEST NATURALLY
OCCURRING SOUND

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

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DISAPPEARING SOUND

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

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BEST DESIGNED INDIVIDUAL SOUND

'AN EXCELLENT INDIVIDUAL SOUND CREATED OR RECORDED FOR A TV SHOW, FILM, GAME, OR OTHER MEDIA, THAT WAS RELEASED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS'

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MOST UNPLEASANT SOUND

'A SOUND THIS YEAR THAT HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DISTRESS'

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BEST INNOVATION IN A SOUND TOOL OR TECHNIQUE

'AN AWARD FOR A TOOL OR PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS IMPRESSED THIS YEAR, AND HAS MADE WORKING WITH SOUND RESULT IN A GREATER EXPERIENCE.'

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BEST SOUND INNOVATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE

'RECOGNISING A NEW TECHNOLOGY, APPLIANCE OR TECHNIQUE MADE PUBLIC IN THE LAST YEAR, THAT HAS IMPROVED HOW THE SOUND OF SOMETHING IS EXPERIENCED IN EVERYDAY LIFE'

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COMPOSED WITH SOUND

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

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BEST IMAGINED SOUND

'AN AWARD FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN DESCRIBE A COMPELLING SOUND THAT DOESN'T EXIST YET'

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BEST CLASSROOM SOUNDSCAPE

'INVITING CLASSES OF CHILDREN TO IMITATE, USING THEIR VOICES, BODIES, AND MATERIALS AROUND THEM, AN AUDIO RECORDING HOSTED ON A SOTYA COLLECTION ON THE MINUTE OF LISTENING WEBSITE'

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