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 and submitted to the walk · listen · create website, is eligible. From the SWS24 Awards onwards, pieces have to be created in the current, or previous year. So, for SWS24, pieces created in 2023 and 2024 are 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.
From 2024 onwards, the general public, you, also play a role in the selection process; the submission with the largest number of hearts (likes), which is not already selected by the Online Jury for inclusion in the shortlist, is also included in the shortlist. So, vote for your favourite sound walk to make sure they make it to the shortlist.
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.