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Sound Design Awards
30. MUSIC, AUDIO AND SOUND DESIGN
Compositions, Generative Music, Audio Designs, Sound Designs, Sound FX, Soundtracks and More.

Introduction
The A' Music, Audio and Sound Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both published and unpublished audio works designed by professional and young sound designers, sfx artists, music composers and other business in this industry worldwide.

The A' Design Award for Music, Audio and Sound Design is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. Winning the A' Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, an important milestone in your career. Having the A' Award attracts the eyes of design oriented companies worldwide, winners will be able to find better and higher profile leads, get a step ahead in their commercial life.

The winners of the A' Music, Audio and Sound Design Award are provided extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services to promote the success of winning the A' Award. Furthermore, the winning designs appear on the A' best designs book which is available worldwide, this book is furthermore distributed to the high-profile magazine editors, design oriented companies and relevant parties. The winning designs are also exhibited at our museum, and the best designs will be picked for the permanent exhibition. The winners appear on magazines, newspapers, webzines and many other publishing mediums.

For concept stage audio pieces, the A' Award is an early indicator of success which lets young designers and studios to register and patent winning products for commercial value generation, furthermore the A' Award connects young designers and design companies to a large industry base and setups the links between the audio designers, design companies and the producers. The winners ideas becomes reality.

For realized projects, having the A' Award gives added value to your products and separates them from the rest of commoditized projects, it is an excuse to communicate your product to the media, a reason for press releases. Each winner design receives the trophy, published online and at our best designs book, receives a certificate and sticker templates to be attached to the products, the A' seal of design excellence is also included in the winners package, this seal is valid for the entire product lifecycle without yearly fees.

The Jury is composed of both Academic and Professional participants worldwide, such as chief executive officers or head designers of companies and faculty heads or professors. In addition, the A' Award features the focus group jury, which is composed of ordinary people to normalize the scoring by eliminating the bias on aesthetics and form sections, the votes of Professional, Academic and the Focus Group are weighted to determine the final result.

What to Present?
When submitting to the Music, Audio and Sound design competition, it is important also to send a 45 seconds sampler submitted as a part of video file. Furthermore, a representative image should be submitted for the purposes of publishing in the print media.

Awarding Criteria
The best designs are selected according to aesthetical and emotional aspects of the audios; for example creative use of the sound effects, how the soundstracks support the video, structure and form of the sounds, and are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, originality and impact in addition to ease of listening.

No Further Fees
Unlike some other design awards and competitions, you are not obliged to make any further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winners benefits will be provided free of charge.

Aims and Visions
The Aim of the Music, Audio and Sound FX Design Award is to attract the attention of media, magazines, and industry leads to your business by means of creating publicity and dissemination and also to separate you from the rest of the actors in the music industry by honoring your institution with a prestigious award. The award also aims to create buzz, to attract people and to create awareness of your brand, and your creations.

Benefits
Learn more about the winners' benefits here. To learn more about winners' services here. And check the contents of the winners pack here.

Primary Sub Categories: Sound FX Design Award, Audio Design Award, Sound Design Award
Award winners will be able to use a title that matches their nomination category: Such as "Sound FX Design Award Winner".
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Submission Requirements:

  Dimensions Format Notes
Main Image* 3600 x 3600 pixels JPEG An image or visual representing the sound, audio or music, or a photograph taken while producing these sounds, audios or music.
Optional Image #1 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG Another image or visual representing the work, or the photograph of yourself or your team while producing these sounds, audios or music.
Optional Image #2 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG Another image or visual representing the work, or the photograph of yourself or your team while producing these sounds, audios or music.
Optional Image #3 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG Another image or visual representing the work, or the photograph of yourself or your team while producing these sounds, audios or music.
Optional Image #4 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG Another image or visual representing the work, or the photograph of yourself or your team while producing these sounds, audios or music.
Documentation Max. 40 x A4 Pages PDF A technical / informative document that explains how you come up with the sounds. Highly optional.
Video File* Max. 10 MB. 45 Sec. AVI Upload your sound file as a part of a video. Images are in most cases optional, however must be accompanied for Sound FX and relevant cases.
* Required.
 
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