Contest – Phonurgia Nova
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Once a year, by means of numerous European radio partners, Phonurgia Nova Awards distinguishes authors who explore reality and imaginary through sound

The Phonurgia Nova Prizes will be awarded this year for the 28th time. Born in 1986, the festival is the oldest and most prestigious event in the field of creative radio, sound art and podcast in France.

Dominique Petitgand, Chantal Dumas, Bernadette Johnson, Hanna Hartman, Alessandro Bosetti, Sébastien Dicenaire, Joaquin Cofreces, Félix Blume, Sophie Berger, have made the fine days of this Prize, while the list of those who reveal themselves each year is impressive. The event brings together authors from all over Europe and beyond. Sharing a burning desire to tell stories with and through sound, these adventurers renew the concept of phonography, which is considered here as a medium for interpreting reality. In line with its 27 past editions, the 2023 jury will reveal authors who renew listening to the world and others : soundscapes, spoken word pieces, radio experiments, found sound, innovative approaches to radiodrama and documentary, and challenging new projects. During the festival, the submissions will be auditioned and reviewed by a live jury.

Awards 2023

Registrations are closed since July 30th midnight. 357 productions from 30 countries are in the running. We invite you to discover the nominated works in competition at the  Centre Wallonie Bruxelles de Paris during the festival on 2, 3 and 4 November where the discussions of the works being considered are shared openly.

5 prizes will be awarded : documentary, fiction, sound art, field recording and young creation (artists under 30). The 4 best projects (submitted as written proposal) will share 4 creative residencies in 2024 hosted by the GMEM, Euphonia, Art Zoyd, and AVATAR.

Discover the complet list of the nominated works and take the opportunity to be a jury member of the phonurgia nova Awards 2023 and vote online for your favourite projects.

Public Vote

Take the opportunity to be a jury member of the phonurgia nova Awards 2023 and vote for your favourite project.
Listen to the selected pieces

On line broadcast

There will be no online broadcast this year but the debates are recorded and will be shared soon on our You Tube channel.

Discover the complet


Festival / 2023 November 2-3-4

Centre Wallonie Bruxelles de Paris, 46 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris

Come at the Festival and attend public listening and deliberation days.