Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ Announces Opening Of Award Entries For The 3rd Annual Voice Arts® Awards

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Voice actors and content creators of Film, Television, Radio, Video Games, Audiobooks, Podcasts and various digital media will be celebrated for the third year with the opening of entries into the 3rd annual 2016 Voice Arts® Awards**New Annual Award to be announced and presented: ‘Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor’ which was designated and approved months before his untimely death.

James Earl Jones and Don Lemon

Good Morning America says, The Voice Arts® Awards is the Oscars® of Voice Acting.

Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ Announces the 3rd Annual Voice Arts® Awards Opening of Award Entries

The 3rd Annual Voice Arts® Awards, presented by the Society of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™), is an award competition for the voice actors, producers, casting directors, audio engineers, creative directors and others involved in the voice acting industry, to each enter their work for award consideration in their respective categories. Enter at: The Early Bird entry Deadline is June 30, 2016. The Voice Arts® Awards is the only major award competition dedicated to honoring and acknowledging all those who create and sustain excellence in projects where voice acting is a key factor in the final creative. That covers just about every type of digital entertainment, advertising and informational video project! Good Morning America calls the Voice Arts® Awards “The Oscars® of voiceover acting.” Of course, voice acting is only one of several critical elements in a creative collaboration between content creators, marketers, directors, writers, audio engineers, and others responsible for voice industry projects. These professions also have a critical voice in the entertainment industry and the Voice Arts® Awards provides categories for these professionals to enter their work on their own merit. We all have a voice!


  • Expanded Award Categories including Automobile Advertising (TV, Radio and Web); Japanese Language (Commercial and Animation); Radio Imaging (Demos & On-air Production); Outstanding Body Of Work (Tribute); Expanded Spanish language categories**
  • Continuing the tradition of honoring the highest achievement in the field, SOVAS will again honor notable talent with the Voice Arts® Icon Award (to be announced). This award was received by James Earl Jones and William Shatner in 2014 and 2015, respectively. SOVAS™, in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center, has now created a new acknowledgement: the Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor. This honor will go to an individual whose voice, through humanitarianism, activism or personal sacrifice, has made a decidedly positive impact on our national or global condition as a society.
  • The Muhammad Ali Center is an honorary sponsor of SOVAS™ and SOVAS will be encouraging donations on the Center’s behalf.
  • New categories as follows:

o    Automobile Advertising (TV, Radio and Web)
o    Japanese Language (Commercial and Animation)
o    Radio Imaging (Demos and On-air Production)
o    Outstanding Body Of Work (Tribute)

  • We continue to grow Spanish Speaking categories, which have typically received entries from around the world.

Who Can Enter the Voice Arts® Awards?
Individuals or companies may submit work online at An individual may submit his own work independent of the producing company. Companies may submit work on behalf of the voice actor, producer, writer, etc., or the company itself. The individual or company entering the work may list any number of credits to be considered for award eligibility. The judging process determines five final nominees in each category. The winning nominees are announced live at the Voice Arts® Awards Gala, which will be held in Los Angeles California in mid November. As is tradition, the 2016 ceremony will take place on a star studded Sunday night. Notably, the Voice Arts® Award statuette was designed in partnership with R.S. Owens, makers of the Oscar® and the Emmy® awards.

That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo and Conference
The Voice Arts® Awards Gala, is a standalone, red carpet event, that follows the day after the That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo and Conference – a series of interactive workshops and behind-the-scenes career presentations where top casting directors, talent agents and industry buyers come together with voice actors and content creators to forward job creation, training, networking and mentoring, while illuminating the practical steps to establishing and sustaining careers for pros and emerging talent. That’s Voiceover!™ like the Voice Arts® Awards, is maintained under the auspices of The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences and takes place the Saturday before the Voice Arts® Awards Gala ceremony Sunday event.

For more information about SOVAS™, visit .

The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™) is an organization that oversees several programs that connects aspiring voice artists to sources of training, education, mentoring and employment opportunities, acknowledges voiceover excellence through an international awards event, and awards scholarships. That’s Voiceover!™ ties together the multifaceted and multi-billion dollar global industry of voiceover acting across all media: film, TV, toys, video games, audiobooks and robotics. The Voice Arts® Awards is an international awards competition. The open competition features numerous categories and is voted upon by award-winning experts from the various disciplines that constitute the entry categories. Award Entries are now open at Tickets for upcoming SOVAS™ events are also available at

Purpose of SOVAS™
The purpose of the SOVAS™ is to provide educational training, job creation and international acknowledgement related to the extraordinary skill and artistry of voiceover acting and associated industry professions. SOVAS™ encourages a best-in-class standard of achievement to which the voiceover industry can continually aspire. The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS honors and acknowledges the voice actors, creative directors, copywriters, casting directors, talent agents, directors, producers, audio engineers, account executives, equipment manufacturers, podcasters, and others who create and sustain excellence within the voiceover industry.

Judi Durand, DAJDPR, 703-725-6017 (m) / Daryl Williams, DAJDPR, 646-373-6736 (m)

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