International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



The HearSay Prize Winners 2019

After 158 entries from 28 countries we are thrilled to announce the HearSay Audio Prize 2019 Winners featuring entries of new work and existing work via two separate streams:


CREATE is the home of brand new work, created especially for entry to the HearSay Prize 2019.


CELEBRATE aims to recognise brilliant audio that already has been made but may be re-imagined for the HearSay.


All entries to both streams were also eligible for Special Category Awards. Scroll down to see our winners.

Closing Date: 

EARLYBIRD 14th November 2018

FINAL 10th January 2019


Shortlists Announced 

5th February 2019 at 3pm IST


Winners Announced

12th February 2019 at 3pm IST


Prize Ceremony

5th April 2019


Judges: Find our 2017 Jury here. 

(The 2019 Jury is revealed at HearSay19)


Awards 2019: 9 Awards in total


2 Overall Awards

HearSay CREATE Gold Award

(Overall winner - for NEW audio work)


HearSay CELEBRATE Gold Award

(Overall winner - for EXISTING work)


2 Awards for Work in a

Language other than English

HearSay Create Ganbearla Award

HearSay Celebrate Ganbearla Award


1 Award to recognise emerging audio makers (Full-Time Student and/or under age of 21) 

HearSay Rising Award


4 Special Category Awards

Best Irish-Produced Award

Sound/Radio Art Award

(true) Story Award

Audio Fiction Award

CREATE - Gold Award

Overall Award for work created especially for the HearSay Prize 2019


Das Lied der Salatschleuder (A Salad Spinner's Song) by Johanna Fricke (Germany)


CREATE - GanBéarla Award

For new work in a language other than English


Das Lied der Salatschleuder (A Salad Spinner's Song) by Johanna Fricke (Germany)


CELEBRATE - Gold Award

Overall award for pre-existing/re-imagined


Last Requests by Hannah Dean (United Kingdom)


CELEBRATE - GanBéarla Award

For pre-existing work in a language other than English


Helene by Joyce de Badts & Wederik De Backer (Belgium)



Encouraging audio creativity for those in full time education and/or under 21yrs.


Summer Is Gone by Ping Zhao (China)



Selected from all entries submitted to CREATE / CELEBRATE




A Simple Act by Helene Thomas (Australia) 




Sirmadamsir: Oriented Performativity by Amy Hanley (Australia)




Row-Cub by Neena Pathak (USA)



Created by a producer normally resident on the island of Ireland


Fence, River, Driúillín by Ultan O'Brien (Ireland)

The Winners...

A huge congratulations to our prize winners! Each recipient receives flights to Ireland from anywhere in the world, an Invitation to HearSay 2019, a creative residency and much more.


There will be a very special Awards Ceremony on Friday 5th April during HearSay International Audio Arts Festival 2019 for all our prize winners.

The 2020 HearSay Prize

opens for entries 30th September

Deadline for entries is

18th November 2020 .

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