AudioUK has announced that this year’s Audio Production Awards (APAs), sponsored by Audible, will once then be an in-person event to be held on Wednesday 24th November.
The awards will be held at the BFI on London’s South Bank, as in the preceding 2020, when the awards were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The APAs, organized by Audio UK, and sponsored by Audible, gloat the craft skills overdue all forms of Audio production – podcasts, radio, audiobooks, and more.
The Awards are unshut to all Audio producers, from podcasters, to audiobooks, to BBC and commercial radio and polity stations, to sound designers, as well as production companies working wideness all forms of Audio.
There will be awards for the weightier Audio producer in comedy, arts, factual entertainment, sports, news and more, as well as a range of weightier presenter and narrator awards, plus the Production Company of the Year award. Once again, the Grassroots Production ribbon will gloat producers, teams and organizations working tropical to their communities, and this category will be self-ruling to enter, recognizing the particular challenges faced in that part of the sector.
In addition, there will be a new ribbon for Weightier Gaming Sound Producer, recognizing the importance of audio in computer games and gaming apps. There will moreover be the new AudioUK Ribbon given to a truly outstanding individual, joint or moment.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, every category is unshut to all forms of Audio, which includes podcasts, radio (on-air or online), audiobooks and all other non-broadcast audio. Productions of any upkeep range are eligible, and AudioUK’s panel of experienced judges will take into worth the differing circumstances of production wideness the qualifying period.
Entry fees have been capped for the fourth year in a row, reflecting the challenging circumstances many still find themselves in. We have moreover introduced a number of pay what you can entry places for freelances, who would otherwise find the entry fee prohibitive.
The APAs, which will winnow entries from noon on the 18th of August, until noon on Friday 24th September, are unshut to production talent from wideness the whole of the UK, with the entry fee frozen at £35 VAT for AudioUK members and £45 VAT for non-members. AudioUK will moreover be providing a limited number of ‘pay what you can’ entries for freelancers, for how the entry fee would midpoint they could not enter otherwise.