The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences has crowned another group of champions at the annual Voice Arts Awards. If you’re on social media it’s hard to miss the messages of glowing winners, and posts from losers who were simply honored to be nominated.
While I understand it’s nice to put on a tux or evening dress and celebrate the accomplishments of colleagues in a stylish setting, are these various award shows an essential part of our industry? Are the credits awarded to the winners, accolades worth having?
Do you think these awards are based on a meritocracy where talent is the ultimate determining factor, or should money be a barrier to entry?
How transparent and impartial is the judging process, and how transparent are the organizations behind the awards? Who should be judging the entries, and based on what?
If you’re going to VO Atlanta next year and you have a strong opinion on voice over awards, let’s talk!
I will be moderating a panel about VO Awards, and I’m looking for four brave people who represent a diversity of opinions.
If you’ve been a judge for one of these awards, let me know.
If you have won one or more awards, get in touch.
If you’ve been nominated and lost, send me a message.
If you think VO Awards are irrelevant or essential, contact me.
I may ask you to join me on stage at VOA 2023.
Even if you don’t want to be on a panel but you have a strong opinion, I’d like to hear from you. That way I can incorporate your ideas into my questions.
Please send me a direct message, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much, see you in Atlanta, and happy holidays!