Sound Walk September Awards

The Sound Walk September Awards celebrate the skills of those composing audio, listening, and sound walks.

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. In addition, all participating events held during this year’s Sound Walk September is eligible.

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, walk · listen · create abstracts a short-list of walking pieces, which is announced soon after the end of September. From this shortlist the Sound Walk September Advisory Board chooses the winners of the Sound Walk September Award, based on a loosely defined set of criteria.

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.

Previous winners and honourable mentions

Curious about previous winners? Check out who walked away with prizes in 2019 and 2020.