2019 Audio Production Awards

The AudioUK’s Audio Production Awards , sponsored by Audible , are open for entry. Now in their tenth year, the awards uniquely recognise and celebrate the production skills of radio and audio producers.

All the details you’ll need are on the entry site at: https://audioproductionawards.awardstage.com

Please read the guidance and category details carefully, as there are some changes from last year, including an increase in the entry length to **20 minutes **, based on your feedback.

The fees have been held at last year’s rate of £35+VAT for members of AudioUK. And this year entries to the Grassroots Production Award are free of charge, to recognise the work of those identifying, nurturing or mentoring new and diverse talent to the audio industry.

Entries close on Friday 20th September at noon. Dig out your best work - and put Thursday 28th November at the BFI Southbank in your diary now!

The press release regarding the awards is below:

APAs to mark ten years of celebrating audio production talent

This year’s Audio Production Awards , sponsored by Audible, will take place in a gala evening at the BFI Southbank on 28th November .

The night will mark ten years since the awards first began and will once again recognise the very best in UK production talent in the world of radio, audiobooks and podcasts.

The 20 award categories are designed to recognise the creativity of individuals, and in a few cases teams, organisations and companies, involved in the craft of audio production. The awards are open to anyone producing great audio, from podcasters and community stations to BBC and commercial radio across the whole of the UK, as well as production companies working across all forms of audio, including audiobooks, podcasts and radio.

Kellie While headshot
Awards are judged based on examples of work across twelve months, submitted from several productions, or an exceptional single programme or series. Entries will open on Monday 19th August at noon and close on Friday 20th September at noon with nominations announced in late October.

Award entry prices have been held at last year’s rates of £45+VAT (£35+VAT for AudioUK members). This year, for the first time, entries for the ‘Grassroots’ category will be free to ensure entry is accessible for producers, teams and organisations working close to their communities.

As part of AudioUK’s support for the new Multitrack scheme , those awarded Fellowships will be given free tickets to attend the awards evening. In addition, a bursary scheme will be in place again this year, to ensure attendance from nominees at an early stage in their career in the audio industry.

Kellie While [above] Chair of audio producers’ trade association AudioUK, which organises the awards, said: “ We’re looking forward to seeing a really wide range of entries from people all across the UK, working at every level of the rich and wonderful audio sector. Our awards have come a long way since they were first held in 2010, and we’re delighted to be celebrating the tenth anniversary with the terrific support of Audible.”

Tracey Markham , Country Manager for Audible, UK, said: “The APAs reflect our dynamic and changing audio landscape and we are delighted to be sponsoring the awards again this year. Online audio distribution continues to grow, offering new and exciting opportunities for the incredibly talented people working across the industry. We are thrilled to help recognise the talented producers and presenters as well as shining a light on the technicians and voices that help to bring these shows to life.”