Field Recording Competition – a question?

From my point of view the field recording competition was a lot of fun, so my question to you: would you be keen if I made it a monthly event? For example, each month I choose a prop (with your suggestions welcome) and anyone can submit a single field recording of it. Then at the end of each month I will choose say five favourite recordings & provide a HISSandaROAR library as a prize.

If enough people are keen I will start it as a monthly event, so please comment to encourage the idea (note new commenters your comment wont appear until I approve it the first time)

I think the constraints are valuable as a learning tool, and it is fascinating to hear what people manage to capture AND to read their thoughts on the process…

What do you think?

40 Responses to Field Recording Competition – a question?

  1. Toddi L. Adair says:

    YES! Please make it monthly!

  2. Great! we’re keen to contribute. Go for it.

  3. MikeQuell says:

    I think it’s a great way to get the community involved!

  4. Tom Todia says:

    Without a doubt, i want a chance to join in! Please continue it, I just told my audio students about it. 🙂

  5. Steve Urban says:

    Didn’t have the time this round, so making it a regular deal would be great! Plus, monthly recording inspiration! Sounds like a win all the way around.

  6. I think you should definitely do this. I missed the last one and was peeved.

  7. The idea of a monthly competition is great!!

  8. DanielRezz says:

    Yes! It’s a great to get me to think outside the box!

  9. Ben Sinclair says:

    Yes please! The winning ones this time around were really inspiring.

  10. Chaitanya says:

    Monthly! Monthly! Monthly!

  11. Kai says:

    Yes! The best thing about the contest was the prop restriction, it really forced a lot more creativity out of me.

  12. bassling says:

    Good idea!

    One suggestion, can you get entrants to include a little blurb about their process and gear? That would be a great way to learn techniques.

  13. ConMV says:

    Yes please!

  14. Stefan Kovatchev says:

    I would love to continue to participate, the first one was a lot of fun!

  15. Jim Ollivier-Berthou says:

    Good idea but a prop/a month, I think it’s enough. More props in a month will be difficult to follow.

  16. Felix says:

    Great idea ! One prop a month is perfect.

  17. Even though I’ve never took part on your competitions, this monthly would really make me try it every other month or so 🙂

    +1 on yes please!!!

  18. Will S. says:

    Yes! Be a fun thing!

  19. Andrew I says:

    I agree with everyone else here. Do it!

  20. Richard Savery says:

    Sounds great. Also like the idea of it being just one prop this time, I’d be much more likely to enter every month if it’s just one.

  21. tim says:

    I wonder if maybe one prop and every second month might be best – so everyone has one month to record & submit, followed by one month where I check everything & decide winners (& also work out the prop for the following months recordings)

  22. tim says:

    oh yes! Just thought of a perfect very common prop with lots of potential for the first new competition!!! Just you wait 🙂

  23. Tomas Bilek says:


  24. Definitely yes, very inspiring and and thought provoking.

  25. Ozan Kurtulus says:

    Yes Yes Yes 🙂

  26. Absolutely. I’d love to participate again and/or observe how other recordists approach various props and constraints. I found all of the winning entries surprising and wonderful – techniques and results alike.

  27. eduardo says:

    this is a greeeeeat idea!!! please do that!

  28. Jocelyn Reyes says:

    I think your idea about having a break in between (giving us a month to submit) is a good idea. That way we aren’t rushing and you can fit it in your schedule.

  29. Nolan McNaughton says:

    I would love for this to become a monthly competition 🙂 I missed the first round unfortunately

  30. Nolan McNaughton says:

    This would be great as a monthly competition!! Enjoyed listening to the winners very inspiring!

  31. Yes, I think it would be great as a monthly thing! I was sorry to miss this one and more opportunities to participate would be just brilliant.

  32. Michel Marchant says:

    I’m In for the next one!!

  33. monthly, why not… maybe the public can suggest some props as well.

  34. Francesca says:

    Kind Tim,
    yes, please, it would be great

    best regards to you all, sonic people!


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