Europe's Sixth Student 3D Audio Production Competition and virtual Finals are held Oct. 2022

We happily announce the call for Europe's Sixth Student 3D Audio Production Competition, and IEM Graz will host the event via live internet stream, globally distributed academic live breakout venues, in cooperation with vdt, ORF musikprotokoll (Fri Oct 7th) to award, honour, and present the final ranks of the finalists in a public ceremony around in the evening of Saturday, Oct 8th 2022, see for details

IEM calls for students' works to be submitted to Europe's Sixth 3D Audio Production Competition that is going to be hosted at IEM in Graz, with vdt, ORF musikprotokoll, and audiomostly as partners. The call is issued for the three production/composition categories:

(1) contemporary / computer music

(2) audio drama / documentary / soundscapes

(3) music recording / studio production.

The required format to deliver is a 5th order Ambisonic track as multi-channel file in .WAV or .CAF that comply with the AmbiX format (SN3D, full 3D, ACN channel ordering). Below you find a Reaper template project, which already has all the necessary settings and routings to create content for the competition.

Note that while the submission length is still max. 4min for categories (2) and (3), in the contemporary category (1) submission lengths of up to 11min will be accepted that fit common contemporary composition formats.

Please also note that it is important for us to be given a CC-by license by you to enable the competition, its awards, and the virtual appearance of the nominated finalists on We are working on the opportunities to present these finalist works prior to the awards ceremony at audiomostly; and for category (1) at ORF musikprotokoll and in Austrian contemporary/classic radio program (ORF OE1) around the finals.

See for details

For more details, view the official call [pdf].

Submission deadline will be June 30th 2022. The submission deadline has been extended to July 17th 2022.

The link to the submission portal is [link-to-easychair]

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email:


Official call for Europe's Sixth Student 3D Audio Production Competition

Link to easychair submission system

Navigate to easychair, create a login, and submit title, download link and abstract, as well as documentation pdf of your work! Good luck!