AUDIES COMPETITION 2014
APA is now accepting entries for Audiobook of the Year and Distinguished Achievement in Production
APA is pleased to present these two special awards which highlight outstanding achievements in audiobooks.
The Distinguished Achievement in Production Award is presented to an audiobook that demonstrates excellence in all areas in 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 audiobook industry.
Click here to view a Do's and Don'ts Guide for Audiobook of the Year submissions
Click here to download the entry form for Audiobook of the Year
Click here to download the entry form for Distinguished Achievement in Production
It's easy to participate in the Audie Awards® Competition
The majority of categories for the 2014 Audies Competition will continue to be managed digitally. This process is much more efficient for publishers and judges alike, so we thank Audible.com for helping make this possible.
Call for Entries - Submit your titles now!
First: Download the official 2014 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.)
APA is still accepting entries for the Second Wave
Audiobook titles issued from August 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013 will be eligible for submission during this Second Wave. All Wave Two entries must be submitted by October 18, 2013. We will still accept Wave One entries; however, a late fee will be assessed for any entries that should have been submitted during the First Wave.
Check before you submit.
Do you plan to submit your titles digitally? Please visit www.Audible.com to confirm your title is up before selecting "digital" as your submission format. A missing title interferes with the judges' listening time (which is already tight).
Which categories are not going digital?
Entries into the following categories will still be submitted as CDs:
- Package Design
- Multi-Voiced Performance
- Audio Drama
- 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 2014 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 2014, 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 on May 29, 2014. Two special
awards highlight outstanding achievements: The Distinguished Achievement in
Production Award goes to an audiobook that demonstrates excellence in all areas
of publishing, 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 2014 Audies
Gala. We invite you to join us in this celebration of the spoken word!