2020 International Year of Sound, "my world of sound" International Competition

“We must guarantee to the world that the Year of Sound is not cancelled by the virus and that right after this difficult period, the beautiful “sound of the world” will be heard again by everyone.”
Sergio Luzzi

The International Year of Sound 2020, extended until 2021 in view of the health measures currently in force, organised by the International Commission on Acoustics (ICA) is a global initiative to highlight how the sound environment is a key element in the balance of all human beings, in their relationships with others and with the world, in its economic, environmental, societal, medical, industrial and cultural dimensions.
This event is naturally an important contribution to the UNESCO Sound Charter, Resolution 39 C/59 25 September 2017 on "The importance of sound in today's world": Promotion of best practices".

In this framework, a competition coordinated by the ICA Steering Committee is offered to primary and secondary school students worldwide, linked to the melody "We are the sounds of our world" and its refrain, which has as its subject : "my world of sound"

The music database can be downloaded here

The competition offers two categories according to the age of the candidates:

- primary school students (approximately 5 to 12 years old);
Pupils are invited to produce hand-made drawings, pictures, patchworks, collages, etc., related to their world of sound, inspired by the motto of IYS2020 "Importance of sound for society and the world" and, possibly, by the melody and refrain of the song "We are the sounds of our world".

- Secondary school students (approximately 13 to 18 years old).
Pupils are invited to write a stanza of 4 verses in their mother tongue and/or in English, inspired by the melody and refrain of the song "We are the sounds of our world" and the motto of the International Year of Sound 2020 "Importance of Sound for Society and the World".

Participants can compete individually, in groups or in whole classes. They will be considered as representatives of their school.

Rules and registration form on the following link: click here.

Deadline for returning applications: upcoming date
The deadlines for the submission of the proposals for the students competition is postpone to the end of the year 2020. The evaluation of the proposals will be done in the beginning of the 2021 and the announcement of the winners will be in 2021 in association with a major international acoustics meeting in 2021
Each scanned entry must be sent by e-mail to the National Society representative of the student's country (http://sound2020.org/about/orgcomm/#coordinating) in PDF and A4 format, together with the completed participant form with the data and a brief description (maximum 50 words) of the article. The size of each file submitted should not exceed 5 MB.