The Audio Production Awards 2022 close for entry on Sunday 25th September

Organised by AudioUK (the trade body which champions and supports independent audio production businesses in the UK), the Audio Production Awards, sponsored by Audible, return for their twelfth year. The Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in audio production across a huge range of audio content: podcasts, audiobooks, sound design, radio, presenting; and are open to production talent across the UK.

In 2021, AudioUK introduced a Pay What You Can Scheme, to enable those who would find the cost of entry or cost of a ticket for the Awards a barrier to doing so. This year, AudioUK is partnering with Amazon Music & Wondery on the scheme to help it grow and to reach even more people across the UK. The scheme is key to ensuring inclusive and equal accessibility within the industry – an ambition shared by Amazon Music, Wondery and Audio UK.

The new deadline for entry is: Sunday 25th September at 11:59PM.

There are awards for Best Producer in Factual, Drama, Arts, Music, Comedy, Sport, Audiobooks, Sound Design and more, plus a range of on-mic talent awards, and the special AudioUK award – last year won by the legendary Annie Mac. In addition, there are four brand new categories:

  • Best Lifestyle & Society Producer
  • The Sustainability Award
  • Publisher or Network of the Year
  • Producer of the Year

Once again, the Grassroots Production category will celebrate producers, teams and/or organisations working close to their communities, and this category will be free to enter, recognising the particular challenges faced in that part of the sector.

Entry fees have been frozen at 2018’s prices of £35+VAT for AudioUK Members and £45+VAT for non-members. The Pay What You Can scheme, supported by Amazon Music & Wondery, will run for a second year.

Key Dates:

  • Sunday 25th September: Entries close
  • Monday 31st October: Shortlist Announced & event tickets on sale
  • Wednesday 23rd November: Awards Ceremony at the BFI, London, Southbank
  • Thursday 24th November: Winners Announcements

Here’s the full list of all the Audio Production Awards categories for 2022:

  1. Best Factual Producer
  2. Best Drama & Fiction Producer
  3. Best Arts & Culture Producer
  4. Best New Producer
  5. Best Sports Producer
  6. Best Sound Design Producer
  7. Best Narrator
  8. Best Audiobook Producer
  9. Best Music Producer
  10. Grassroots Production Award
  11. Best News & Current Affairs Producer
  12. Gethin Thomas Award for Best Comedy Producer
  13. Best Entertainment Producer
  14. Best Lifestyle & Society Producer (NEW)
  15. Best Presenter
  16. Best New Voice
  17. Best Ensemble Cast
  18. Best Branded Sound Producer (previously titled Best Station Sound Producer)
  19. The Sustainability Award (NEW)
  20. Producer of the Year (NEW)
  21. Publisher or Network of the Year (NEW)
  22. Production Company of the Year

Plus the special AudioUK Award.

All category descriptions and eligibility criteria can be found here:

You can find out more about joining AudioUK here: