International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Sound and Society

Sound is omnipresent in our lives. Some sounds are useful, some are enjoyable. Some sounds are intrusive, some are hazardous

Past Announcements

7 August 2021

Student Competition Update

Winners will be announced by 15 September 2021

The IYS 2020-2021 student competition has reached its final stage!

For the final assessment in the competition, entries for both categories (Category I – drawings, Category II – stanzas) were received from 16 countries: Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and USA.

For category I (primary schools), 39 drawings were selected as finalists from among more than 650 entries sent to the national representatives. For category II (middle and secondary schools), 33 stanzas were selected as finalists from among more than 50 items sent to national representatives. Moreover, 23 additional contributions, in terms of video and audio tracks, were submitted. Many of the finalist entries will be featured in a video which will be an ongoing record of the outstanding innovative and creative ideas from students around the world on “My World of Sounds”.

The IYS Competition Office, for the whole duration, of the competition has maintained contact with the 39 national representatives and the IYS steering committee.

The Students competition is sponsored by the Head-Genuit foundation and was coordinated by Sergio Luzzi assisted by a team of experienced colleagues.


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