The Scottish Soundscape Prize Student Competition at Inter-Noise 2022

The Scottish Soundscape Prize Student Competition at Inter-Noise 2022

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Alex Shaida
Updated Mon, 11/07/2022 - 16:21

As part of the theme, Inter-Noise 2022 would like to invite UK based students to enter submissions into a soundscape competition to create an experience that makes a difficult acoustic space in the SEC more pleasant, engaging, relaxing and restorative.  A shortlist of submissions will be exhibited throughout the conference, and a winner and runner up will be chosen by a panel following judging its performance from within the space.

The winning submission will receive an award presented by the conference chair, an invitation to the conference dinner on Tuesday 23rd August, £500 from the prize sponsor Sustainable Acoustics Ltd plus electronic accolades for their exclusive use.  

The runner up will be awarded a certificate and a prize of £250.   All shortlisted submissions will gain exposure to a wide range of international delegates and companies representing elements of the acoustics sector across the world.

Competition Brief

It is not always possible for people to escape the noise of the city to a more natural environment so creating sound environments for wellness is an essential nutrient for sustainable cities.  This soundscape should aim to make a noisy and reverberant space more relaxing and restorative to support the wellbeing of the listener.

The main theme of the piece should be inspired by Natural Scotland but from the perspective of Glasgow, with this context providing an anchor and sense of place, drawing from the rich human heritage of the area. The piece should embrace and explore humanity’s fundamental reliance on our natural world, providing a journey for the listener.  

The soundscape should be accompanied by a video track using material selected from images and video of your choosing, but inspired where appropriate by our partners the Scottish Wildlife Trust (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SDxOy-F3gs).  The piece should be between 5 and 10 minutes duration. 

Find out more about this Student competition.