AUDIES COMPETITION 2015
APA is now accepting entries for the 2015 Audies Competition!
In response to publisher requests, we have added a new category this year. The Judges Award - Science & Technology honors audiobooks that highlight advances and/or creativity in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Last year's Judges Award, Erotica, has been added as a regular category.
Please read the category descriptions carefully, there are some changes. We've made an effort to clarify some categories with descriptions, e.g. Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal; also we've combined History/Biography, and added Autobiography/Memoir as a separate category.
It's easier than EVER to participate in the Audie Awards® Competition
In order to reduce handling expenses for everyone, the majority of categories for the 2015 Audies Competition will be managed digitally. With continued appreciation to Audible for generously providing service and support for this initiative, the Audies will continue becoming more efficient for publishers and judges alike.
Call for Entries - Submit your titles now!
First: Download the official 2015 Call For Entries to review the guidelines and category descriptions for this year's Audies.
Then: Click here to enter your submissions online. (Please note that you may pay by credit card or check when submitting entries online.)
Which categories are not going digital?
Entries into the following categories will still be submitted as CDs:
Audiobook of the Year
Distinguished Achievement in Production
What if my title is not available through Audible?
If you are submitting a title that is not currently available on Audible, please continue to submit your titles as CDs, regardless of the category.
About the 2015 Audies Competition:
The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is
the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction
in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through The Audies award
competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for
recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected and, from that group of finalists,
one winner is awarded. Finalists will be notified in March 2015, and showcased on
the APA website, to the press, and in APA materials. Winners will be recognized
at the exciting Audies gala in New York City in May 28, 2015. Two special
awards highlight outstanding achievements: The Distinguished Achievement in
Production Award goes to an audiobook that demonstrates excellence in all areas
of production, while the Audiobook of the Year recognizes the audiobook that,
through quality, innovation, marketing and sales, has had the most significant
impact on the industry. Separate Calls for Entries will go out for these awards
in September and the recipients will be announced at the 2015 Audies
Gala. We invite you to join us in this celebration of the spoken word!