The Voice Arts™ Awards is an open competition voted upon by experts within the various fields that constitute the entry categories. Two votes: one to determine the initial nominees and a second to determine one nominee to be designated the winner in each entry category. Several special awards (lifetime achievement, etc.) will also be awarded. Some awards will be presented during a live Voice Arts™ Awards Gala which will be open for ticket sales to the public.
The purpose of the Voice Arts™ Awards is to provide international acknowledgement of the extraordinary skill and artistry that goes into the voiceover acting and the associated roles and to hold up a best-in-class standard of achievement to which the voiceover industry can continually aspire.
Voice Arts™ Awards will honor and acknowledge the voice actors, creative directors, copywriters, casting directors, talent agents, directors, producers, audio engineers, account executives, equipment manufacturers, podcasters, bloggers and others who create and sustain the highest levels of achievement within the voiceover industry.
As one program among many under SOVAS, a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation, — the Voice Arts™ Awards works to connect job seekers to the best sources of training, education, mentoring and employment opportunities within the voiceover community.
The inaugural presentation of the Voice Arts™ Award was made to Keith David on August 17, 2013 at the Directors Guild of America as part of That’s Voiceover! The award was designed in partnership with R.S. Owens Company (the same manufacturers of the Oscar®, Emmy® and MTV Music Awards®, among many others).
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Aug. 25, 2014