2022 Voice Arts® Awards
SOVAS is proud to welcome the English-Speaking voice actors of Africa.
The Voice Arts® Awards is uniquely designed to honor the community of performers and craft professionals who perform, direct, produce, cast, engineer, and publish media productions where voice acting is a central creative element of the work. This program is similar to the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys, where the work is entered in various categories, judged and scored by a panel of industry experts, and where the top 5 scores in each category become nominees. A final round of judging determines the winner in each category. The Voice Arts® Awards is an open competition that includes international languages. Several special awards (Voice Arts® Icon Award, Voice Arts® Environmental Award, and the Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor), are also bestowed. Nominees and winners are celebrated at the Voice Arts® Awards Gala, which is where the winners of each category are announced publicly. The gala is a ticketed event that takes place annually and is open to the public.
The purpose of the Voice Arts® Awards is to provide a stage for international acknowledgment of the extraordinary skill and artistry that goes into voiceover acting and to hold up an evolving best-in-class standard of achievement to which the voiceover industry can continually aspire.
The inaugural presentation of the Voice Arts® Award was made to Keith David on August 17, 2013, at the Directors Guild of America as part of the That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo. The award was designed by Rudy Gaskins in partnership with Joan Marie Baker, the R.S. Owens Company, and Patrick Howard Fraley.