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Sound Design & Use of Music Jury

  • D&AD Awards 2024

The application of sound and the composition of music for commercial design, gaming and advertising projects.
Judges will prioritise craft over idea in this category.


Have a look at the subcategories below and download the entry kit for more information.
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You can enter your work in the following subcategories.

  • 2901 - Sound Design

    Sound created for film, audio and gaming projects, where the design concept and craft bring the idea to life.
  • 2902 - Original Composition

    Original music that has been specially composed for film, audio and gaming projects. Where the composition is informed by the piece it was commissioned for.
  • 2903 - Existing Music

    Existing music that's been applied to film, audio and gaming projects and works perfectly with the picture.
  • 2904 - Adapted Music

    An adapted, re-recorded or remixed version of an existing piece of music applied to film, audio and gaming projects.
  • 2905 - Audio Composition

    The use of complementary audio elements, and the craft of bringing them together, to create a cohesive whole. Includes mixing and use of voice, sound editing, sound design and music.
  • 2906 - Artist & Brand Collaboration

    A creative partnership between an artist or producer and a brand, who collaborate to develop and integrate a distinctive audio identity, including music and sound elements and/or sonic logos, into the brand's marketing campaigns, products, or overall identity.
  • 2907 - Social & Experiential

    Sound design, soundscapes, or music created specifically for social and immersive experiences such as brand activations, installations and pop-ups.
  • 2908 - Sonic Identity

    The use of specific sounds or musical backgrounds that create a brand identity. This includes creating a consistent audio experience across different touchpoints, such as websites, mobile apps, gaming or advertising.

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