The Sound Walk September Awards celebrate the skills of those composing audio, listening, and sound walks. Winners get awarded with cash prizes of up to 1000 euros.
Deliberately left as open as possible to encourage creativity, any walking piece of any duration created during the previous 12 months, after the end of the previous year’s Sound Walk September, and submitted to the walk · listen · create website, is eligible.
Did you create a fantastic walking piece that’s not a soundwalk? We’ve got you covered, fam. Submit your work to the Marŝarto Awards.
Work can include a variety of formats, approaches, and subjects, from a wide range of creative disciplines, including arts, heritage and history, health and wellbeing, social practices, journalism, performance, literature and theatre, ecology, tourism, and more.
The selection process
From the body of submitted work, an Online Jury abstracts a short-list of walking pieces, which is announced soon after the end of September. From this shortlist, the Grand Jury chooses the winners of the Sound Walk September Awards, based on a collaboratively defined set of criteria.
Who are the members of the juries? Check them out.
What do winners get?
Soundwalks that make it to the shortlist get bragging rights. Winners and honourable mentions receive a physical award. In addition, winners receive a cash prize of 250 euros, honourable mentions receive a cash prize of 100 euros.
We facilitate a membership program, which operates like a crowdfunding campaign. When we reach certain thresholds in support, the cash prize for winners can grow to 1000 euros, with the cash prize for honourable mentions can grow to 400 euros.
Check out our membership program today.
Previous winners and honourable mentions
Curious about previous winners? Check out who walked away with prizes in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
How to submit
Check out our archives, where you will find a ‘Submit’ button, or head over to the submission form straight away.
You will need to register and log in to submit.
But wait, there’s more
In 2021 an additional Climate Sound Walk Award has been proposed by Josh Kopecek, creator of Echoes. We are seeking funding or sponsorship partners to enable us to distribute micro-grants for sound walk creatives.
Interested? Learn more about the Climate Sound Walk Award.