International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland


The HearSay Prize 2017

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 went live on Friday 12th November.


We want to make the Prize accessible to all so you can enter by our EARLYBIRD deadline of the 15th December 2016 to avail of a 30% discount on the entry fee. The FINAL (extended) deadline for entries is the 2nd March 2017 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 contact@hearsayfestival.ie



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.



2nd MARCH 2017

24:00 hours IST

Closing Date: 

EARLYBIRD 15th December 2016


Both at 24:00hrs Irish Standard Time


Judges: Find our  Jury here.


Awards 2017: 9 Awards in total


2 Overall Awards

HearSay Create Award (Overall winner - for NEW audio work)


HearSay Celebrate Award (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

Entry Fees HearSay Audio Prize 2017


The entry fee for the HearSay Prize 2017 has been kept the same as 2015. We've also made Prize entry more accessible this year by introducing a special EarlyBird Entry Fee which offers a 30% reduction on the Entry Fee for those who submit their entries by December 15th 2016.


EARLYBIRD ENTRY FEE  (before 15th December 2016)

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 16th December 2016 to 2nd March 2017)

Euro 65.00 EUR

US Dollar 72.00 USD

Sterling 55.00 GBP

Canadian Dollar 95.00 CAD

Australian Dollar 95.00 AUD


STUDENT (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