In 2014, the inaugural HearSay Prize attracted incredible entries from five continents. The adventurous spirit of HearSay infused the many pieces submitted. They were, by turns, sonically experimental, exquisitely simple, deliciously intimate, and above all inspirational. Our winners were veterans and novices, sound artists, film-makers and documentary makers from all around the world.
The HearSay Prize 2015 builds on that wonderful beginning… This year, we’re keeping the focus on short form audio, but we are expanding the types of work that can be entered for the awards, creating new special prize categories, adding fantastic prizes and encouraging the entry of pieces not in the English language.
The CREATE Stream is the home of brand new work, created especially for entry to the HearSay Prize 2015. The openness of the criteria (all forms, any content) balanced with the constraint of time (maximum 7 minutes) provides the perfect creative challenge. If you fancy a chance to flex your creative muscle this is the stream for you.
The CELEBRATE Stream aims to recognise brilliant audio created prior to August 2015 – but, in a twist, the work can be submitted as created, performed, broadcast or it can be reworked, extracted, or reimagined to suit the short format. If you have a piece of work that’s remarkable in its present short form or needs a little reimagining this is the stream for you.