Enter The Vovos
Deadline for Entries Friday October 12
How to submit a contribution for a VoVo Award Category
Anyone can enter the VoVo’s!
You can be a working voiceover professional, an engineer, a producer, or an agent.
The only proviso is that we’re able to contact either the client or the person featured to obtain their permission to play the material on the night.
*In all cases, the judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
If you do wish to enter, please supply the clip on an MP3 with the name of the Vo Artist and the Number Code for the category on the file
A note on the VoVo Categories
Categories are not set in stone. Some categories may have many contributions for nominations. Some may have none. If you have material for a category not mentioned here, please let us know - click here.
For submissions to the Lifetime Achievement & Booth of Fame Awards - Click Here.
For General Award Categories - enter using the form below:
The Vovos Categories
C1 Hardest word or phrase to pronounce
Sometimes, just when we least expect it, there’s one word, or a string of them, that gives us trouble
C2 Most Difficult Script to get through
We all want to get it just right! That’s our job, but sometimes, the script throws up challenges, a word or a phrase. Sometimes the ridiculousness of what we’re saying just sets us off. Anyway, it can be hard to recover can’t it?
C3 Most Distasteful Subject Matter or Topic
VoiceOver Pro’s know how to read any copy, but sometimes the script is about a subject we’d rather not mention. Hey, that’s what we get the big bucks for. How do we make those unpleasant medical issues sound divine?
C4 Most expletives during the recording of a single commercial
We all love to swear. Well, swearing is language, language is expressive and a few well positioned expletives can really let people know how we feel.
C5 Lowest note from a male
Yes, the big male voice will always be valued and loved. Just how low can they go?
C6 Most loved performances in a radio campaign
Writing great radio campaigns is an art. Casting it brilliantly is a must. This category is for a campaign with multiple scripts and a variety of voice actors.
C7 Most excellent ensemble cast in a single commercial
We spend most of our time alone in the studio. How brilliant is it when we get to work with others to bring the copywriting to life? This category is for a single script with three or more actors.
C8 Most successful character transformation
We get to bring all manner of quirky moments to life. The ability to jump into someone else’s shoes and be unrecognizable is one of the skills that make us unique.
C9 Most Emotionally Powerful Delivery
It’s not all a barrel of laughs. Sometimes the subject matter is meant to move us, to inspire us to take action
C10 Most Engaging Storytelling
Lifting copy ‘off the page’ to tell a story brilliantly is a great skill whether it’s a radio or T V Commercial, documentary or something from the non-broadcast world.
*Please edit the clip to around 25-30 seconds.
C11 Most Convincing Energised or Retail Read
The ability to cut through clutter and get a message out to a half-listening radio or TV audience is one of the things we’re best at. Let’s celebrate it.
C12 Most natural read
Sounding like a ‘real person’, especially when it’s wrapped around ‘ad’ words, isn’t easy.
But for some it just comes naturally. Let’s celebrate that.
C13 Book Narration
To be a great book narrator, you need to be able to inhabit the story. This requires buckets of skill, intelligence, stamina and great voice.
*Please edit the clip to around 25-30 seconds
C14 Longest Disclaimer
Ah, yes, the disclaimer. A necessary evil, but requiring skill all the same.
From The Vault
Memorable audio clips from the past. Many of you will have experienced sessions that were memorable for many reasons. This is not an award, just designed for us to celebrate what came before. If you have any material that fits this criteria, please let us know.