International Year of Sound 2020-2021


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IOA’s soundscape competition for secondary schools

This school competition is for a small team of students to produce a map of their local area, indicating the different sounds that can be heard at different places. Students can be from different years and classes, however they need to be from the same school. You may like to use an existing map as the backdrop or sketch your own map to use. The map should cover an area of approximately 1 km x 1 km, so that the walk you do when exploring the soundscape is no more than 2 km in length. Your map should be accompanied by a supporting description of at least 5 different places (e.g. road junction, park, playground), a list of what sounds that can be heard at each of the different places and photographs or drawings of the different sound sources making up the soundscape at each place.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Responsible: Institute of Acoustics
  • Location: UK (National)
  • Start date: 5 June 2021
  • End date: 31 July 2021
  • Contact person: IOA-UK (
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