International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



The HearSay Prize 2019

Special Category Awards

All Entries to the CREATE and CELEBRATE Streams are eligble to enter the appropriate Special Category Awards.



All Entries to the CREATE Streams are eligble for the Gold Overall Award.


Entries in a language other than English are eligible for the XXX Award.

See Guidelines, Terms & Conditions and our Prizes page for more details.


All Entries to the CELEBRATE Stream are eligble for the Gold Overall Award.


Entries in a language other than English are eligible for the XXX Award.



The submission button for entries will go  live on Friday 12th October 2018.


We want to make the Prize accessible to all so you can enter by our EARLYBIRD deadline of the 14th November 2018 to avail of a 30% discount on the entry fee. The FINAL (extended) deadline for entries is the 10th January 2019  at 2400 hours IST. (see below for entry fees).


We use Submittable as a submission portal.


You'll need to sign up for a free Submittable account and once you're logged in you'll be able to fill out our Entry Form, upload your audio and if necessary your optional transcript.


If you have any questions drop us a line to



Our  Jury - Your work

From commissioning editors, to sound artists, writers to feature makers, some of the finest ears in creative audio from around the world will be listening to your entries


You can find out all the details on our Judges' page.


14th November 2018


10th January 2019

Both at 24:00 hours IST

Entry Fees HearSay Audio Prize 2019


The entry fee for the HearSay Prize 2018 has been kept the same as 2015 and 2017/ We've also made Prize entry  accessible this year by keeping the special EarlyBird Entry Fee which offers a 30% reduction on the Entry Fee for those who submit their entries by November 14th 2018.


STUDENT/Under-21  (Any time)

Euro  25.00 EUR

US Dollar 28.00 USD

Sterling 20.00 GBP

Canadian Dollar 36.00 CAD

Australian Dollar 36.00 AUD


EARLYBIRD ENTRY FEE  (before 14th November 2018)

Euro - 45.00 EUR

US Dollar 49.00 USD

Sterling  39.00 GBP

Canadian Dolla 65.00 CAD

Australian Dollar 65.00 AUD


FULL ENTRY FEE (From 15th November 2016 to 10th January 2019)

Euro 65.00 EUR

US Dollar 72.00 USD

Sterling 55.00 GBP

Canadian Dollar 95.00 CAD

Australian Dollar 95.00 AUD




Closing Date: 

EARLYBIRD 14th November 2018

FINAL 10th January 2019 

Both at 24:00hrs Irish Standard Time


Shortlists Announced 

5th February 2019 at 3pm IST


Prize Ceremony

5th April 2019


Judges: Find our 2017 Jury here. 

(The 2019 Jury is revealed on HearSay)


Awards 2019: 9 Awards in total


2 Overall Awards

HearSay CREATE Award

(Overall winner - for NEW audio work)



(Overall winner - for EXISTING work)


2 Awards for Work in a

Language other than English

HearSay Create Ganbearla Award

HearSay Celebrate Ganbearla Award


5 Special Category Awards

Best Irish-Produced Award

Best Student Award

Sound/Radio Art Award

True Story Award

Audio Fiction Award