Submission details 2022

Submission Details International Sound Awards 2022


Please find here an overview of relevant information for the International Sound Awards 2022.
You can also download a PDF with the information.

Entry to the International Sound Awards is open to companies, nonprofit organisations, individuals, universities and students and everyone who wants to make the world sound better.

To submit your project for the International Sound Awards 2022, please read the Submission Details, the Terms & Conditions and fill out the Application Form.

Key dates

  • Submission period: from 3 February to 15 May 2022. All submission material must be entered by 14 May 2022.
  • Judging: May/June 2022
  • Publication of Better Sound awards in the online gallery: end of June/beginning July 2022
  • 15 September 2022: revealing of Winner and Grand Prix awards.

Evaluation Procedure

All correctly and timely submitted applications will be presented to the jury. The jury consists of internationally known experts from the categories listed for the award. Overall criteria for the judges are: Smart, innovative or useful sound solutions and concepts, whereas sound is understood in a broad sense.

Each project is rated by at least 4 jurors on a scale of 1 to 10 points. The median of the juror’s ratings defines the result per project. Starting at 5 points, the project receives the Better Sound award. From 7 points one can call herself a Winner and from 9 points upwards the project gets the highest award, the Grand Prix.

Entrants will receive a written notice on the results. The jury’s decision is final.


Submission fee: 300 Euros

Early Bird: Until 15 March we offer 20% discount on submission fees.

Entries can be submitted in more than one category. For every additional category a fee of 100 Euros will be charged. (Transportation and travelling expenses must be carried by the applicant if, in exceptional cases, a submission must be sent for assessment). Following services are included:

  • Examination of the submitted material
  • Advice in preparing submission material
  • Preparing material for the jury
Better Sound Award (regardless of number of categories): 500 Euros

The honouring with a Better Sound Award comprises following services:

  • Entry in the online gallery
  • Better Sound badge for own communication
  • Entry in the Yearbook
  • Better Sound certificate
  • Mentioning in communication channels like press releases, newsletters, facebook, twitter, etc.
Winner Award per category: 500 Euros

The honouring with a Winner Award comprises following services:

  • Winner ISAbell trophy
  • Entry in the Winner online gallery
  • Winner badge for own communication
  • Winner certificate
  • Mentioning in communication channels like press releases, newsletters, facebook, twitter, etc.
Grand Prix Award per category: 700 Euros

The honouring with a Grand Prix Award comprises following services:

  • Grand Prix ISAbell trophy
  • Entry in the Winner online gallery
  • Grand Prix badge for own communication
  • Grand Prix certificate
  • Mentioning in communication channels like press releases, newsletters, facebook, twitter, etc.


We give discounts on submission and winner fees for nonprofit organizations and mere student projects (only involving students). The submission fee is 100 Euros regardless of categories entered. Fees for a Better Sound Award are waived. The fee for a Winner Award is 200 Euros per category.


All fees are subject to VAT if applicable. Submissions are valid and admitted for judging only after payment has been received. Payments can be made by wire transfer, PayPal, TransferWise or similar payment services. Credit cards are not accepted.

General requirements

  • Projects must have been put into practice
  • Category Research & Development: Studies should be substantially completed. Development should have reached prototype status with proof of concept
  • All submissions must be entered online
  • Submission material must be in English

Submission material

  • Abstract (max. 350 characters including spaces)
  • Project description (max. 3,000 characters including spaces)
  • Detailed information on outset, idea, concept, solution procedure, results:
    1. Why is your project innovative, smart and useful? What makes it special and why does it deserve an award?  (max. 1,500 characters including spaces)
    2. Which problem does your project solve? How did you solve it? (max. 3,000 characters including spaces)
    3. Outcomes and benefits
  • Credits
  • Presentation images (landscape and portrait)

Optional, but highly recommended:

  • Case film (max. 120 seconds). The film will be shown to the jury and will be published in the online gallery.
  • Award film (max. 30 seconds). The film may be shown at the award show.
  • Further supporting material (formats: PDF, MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG4, AVI, PNG, JPEG, TIFF)
Application form
Terms & Conditions

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