International Year of Sound 2020

Sound and Society

Sound is omnipresent in our lives. Some sounds are useful, some are enjoyable. Some sounds are intrusive, some are hazardous

MY WORLD OF SOUNDS

An International Competition for students of Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools from all over the world

The competition is structured in two categories:

  • Competition for students of Primary and Middle Schools (approximately from 5 to 12 years old);
  • Students are asked to produce hand-made drawings, pictures, patchworks, collages and similar, related to their world of sounds, inspired by the the motto of IYS2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World” and, possibly, by melody and refrain of the song “We are the sounds of our world”.

  • Competition for students of Secondary Schools (approximately from 13 to 18 years old).
  • Students are asked to write a stanza of 4 verses in mother tongue and/or in English, inspired by the melody and the refrain of the song “We are the sounds of our world” as well as by the motto of IYS2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World”.

Participants can be students: as individual or organized in groups and whole classes, considered as representatives of their school.

You can find the competition details in this document: IYS-2020_Competition-Regulations-rev-12-11-2019.pdf.

The song “We are the sounds of our world” will be available soon. Check back here.

If you would like the banner (shown to the right), you can download it from this link: Poster_IYS2020 (4.5 MB).

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