Conch Awards rescheduled for 2012

The future of the Conch Awards has been secured, with ownership passing from trade association UK Screen to media group EMAP, writes Kevin Hilton.
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The future of the Conch Awards has been secured, with ownership passing from trade association UK Screen to media group EMAP, writes Kevin Hilton. The event, which recognises audio professionals, post facilities and film and TV productions with outstanding sound design, has been rescheduled for 30th May 2012 at the Mayfair Hotel in London. The announcement was made on the eve of BVE North (15th November), the new Manchester-based broadcast technology trade show, which is also run by EMAP. The first Conch Awards ceremony was held in 2006 but did not take place this year in its usual September slot because organisers were working to confirm that it would continue to be part of the audio industry’s social calendar. Event Director Charlotte Wheeler comments, “The level of audio talent in the UK is off the scale and we are proud to recognise the people and companies behind the most amazing work of the year.” The advisory board for the 2012 Conch Awards remains the same as in previous years, comprising Dennis Weinreich, Peter Joly and Robin O'Donoghue. Some changes have been made to the award categories. The Fellowship Award has been replaced by Outstanding Contribution of the Year, while there is a new award for Sound Design and Editorial Team. Nominations for the Conch Awards 2012 will open soon, with other categories including: Film Re-Recording Mixer of the Year, Most Promising Newcomer, TV Dubbing Mixer of the Year, Audio on TV Drama, Film Soundtrack of the Year, (over £10 million and under £10 million) and TV Mix Facility of the Year.



Conch Awards not running in 2013

The Conch Awards – the industry show celebrating excellence in sound for film and television – will not be running in 2013. The brand rights-owner, the UK Screen Association, has received notice that The Top Right Group will no longer be producing the event.

Audio highlights at BVE 2012

The 2012 BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) show takes places at Earls Court in London from 14th to 16th February and audio will have a high profile, both on the exhibition floor and in the seminar sessions, writes Kevin Hilton.

The Conch Sound Awards 2008: register your nominations now

UK: The nomination process for The Conch Sound Awards 2008, organised by the UK Screen Association in association with Pinewood Studios, is now underway. Scheduled to take place at London's Mayfair Hotel on September 25th, The Conch Awards recognise "the outstanding contribution made by UK facilities, staff and projects to the art of audio post-production in films, TV and commercials," writes David Davies.

The Conch Sound Awards 2009 shortlist revealed

UK: Staff from Bang Post Production and The Pinewood Studios Group feature among the nominees, writes David Davies. Developed to celebrate "the very best of British audio talent", the awards event will this year take place on September 22 at the new venue of King's Place, London.